Austin Chant is creating queer fiction
62

patrons

$261
per month

Who's This?

Hey there, I'm Austin! I'm a queer, trans author of romance, fantasy, and historical fiction. Writing is my favorite thing in the world — I love to nerd out over plot structure, writing mechanics, and how stories are put together. I also love writing the kind of books that would have changed my life if I had read them as a queer teen. If I've learned anything from my publishing experiences, it's that readers are equally hungry for these stories.

My most recent releases are Peter Darling — a queer, trans retelling of Peter Pan — and Caroline's Heart — a spooky, Southern Gothic-inspired trans romance about a cowboy, a witch, and a resurrection spell. Coming up next, I have a sequel to Peter Darling, a secret and very exciting series, and a queer fantasy web serial called The First Singer.

Why Patreon?

Because the more income I make from writing, the more I can afford to write. Peter Darling was written mostly during 20+ hour weekend sprints while I juggled college and a part-time job during the week; I now work full-time to support myself and manage ongoing medical expenses from chronic injuries. My goal is to supplement more and more of my income via my Patreon and book royalties and — eventually — return to full-time freelance work. 

I don't see this as a forever Patreon, but rather a way to help keep my focus on writing during a transitional stage. Support from Patreon will give me the room to breathe I need in order to grow as a creator — and share more stories with you!

If a one-time donation is more your speed, I also have a Ko-fi. <3

Rewards

MONTHLY: At least one Patreon-exclusive story. This could be a substantial section of something I'm working on (i.e. a chapter, character study, or deleted scene from a book) or a standalone piece of fiction. ($5 and up)
Examples: November 2017's excerpt was a chapter of the sequel to Peter Darling, Never-Never Land. December's excerpt was a standalone romantic short featuring characters from a future book series.
WEEKLY: WIP updates and short excerpts from whatever I'm working on! ($1 and up)
FREQUENTLY: Short fiction, audio blogs and readings, book recs, Q&As about writing and/or upcoming releases, and behind-the-scenes samples of my editing process. (Most of these are for the $5 tier, but $1 patrons will be able to read and ask questions for Q&As.)

Plus, opportunities for patrons at higher tiers to prompt flash fiction, audio, and writing tips/editing how-tos!
Tiers
tip your coffee boys
$1 or more per month 24 patrons
At this tier, you get access to the patron-exclusive feed of Q&As, short excerpts, and WIP updates!
be a darling
$5 or more per month 35 patrons
The all-access pass! At this tier, you will get all digital Patreon-exclusive content, including:

· Monthly book excerpts, deleted scenes, and short stories

· Progress updates, WIPs, and Q&As

· Audio blogs and readings

· Book recommendations

· Editing how-tos

· Any future (digital) content based on Patreon rewards, such as chapbooks or free reads

control the weather
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to all other rewards, you can prompt me to create one of the following once per month:

· A short audio blog or reading (5 minutes or less). Have a favorite scene you'd like me to read? Or a topic related to writing, editing, or queer fiction that you'd like me to talk about?

· A short piece of fiction (at least 250 words). This could be an interaction you'd like to see between my characters, a POV swap for a scene from one of my books, or something totally new!

· A behind-the-scenes look at the editing process for 1-2 pages of one of my books. Want to see how I refined a particular scene? Want to stare at my embarrassing early drafts? This is the pledge for you.

out there in the real world
$30 or more per month 3 patrons
In addition to all previous rewards, you will receive a signed and personalized copy of every book I publish in print (including chapbooks/zines). Shipping to US only, alas. 
out there in the real world (international)
$40 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to all previous rewards, you will receive a signed and personalized copy of every book I publish in print (including chapbooks/zines). International shipping OK! 
Goals
$261 of $500 per month
This amount of funding would help me renovate my work environment to make it more ergonomic, a huge boost toward letting me freelance with less pain and risk of injury. As thanks, at this level I'll host a writing workshop exclusively for Patreons.
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Who's This?

Hey there, I'm Austin! I'm a queer, trans author of romance, fantasy, and historical fiction. Writing is my favorite thing in the world — I love to nerd out over plot structure, writing mechanics, and how stories are put together. I also love writing the kind of books that would have changed my life if I had read them as a queer teen. If I've learned anything from my publishing experiences, it's that readers are equally hungry for these stories.

My most recent releases are Peter Darling — a queer, trans retelling of Peter Pan — and Caroline's Heart — a spooky, Southern Gothic-inspired trans romance about a cowboy, a witch, and a resurrection spell. Coming up next, I have a sequel to Peter Darling, a secret and very exciting series, and a queer fantasy web serial called The First Singer.

Why Patreon?

Because the more income I make from writing, the more I can afford to write. Peter Darling was written mostly during 20+ hour weekend sprints while I juggled college and a part-time job during the week; I now work full-time to support myself and manage ongoing medical expenses from chronic injuries. My goal is to supplement more and more of my income via my Patreon and book royalties and — eventually — return to full-time freelance work. 

I don't see this as a forever Patreon, but rather a way to help keep my focus on writing during a transitional stage. Support from Patreon will give me the room to breathe I need in order to grow as a creator — and share more stories with you!

If a one-time donation is more your speed, I also have a Ko-fi. <3

Rewards

MONTHLY: At least one Patreon-exclusive story. This could be a substantial section of something I'm working on (i.e. a chapter, character study, or deleted scene from a book) or a standalone piece of fiction. ($5 and up)
Examples: November 2017's excerpt was a chapter of the sequel to Peter Darling, Never-Never Land. December's excerpt was a standalone romantic short featuring characters from a future book series.
WEEKLY: WIP updates and short excerpts from whatever I'm working on! ($1 and up)
FREQUENTLY: Short fiction, audio blogs and readings, book recs, Q&As about writing and/or upcoming releases, and behind-the-scenes samples of my editing process. (Most of these are for the $5 tier, but $1 patrons will be able to read and ask questions for Q&As.)

Plus, opportunities for patrons at higher tiers to prompt flash fiction, audio, and writing tips/editing how-tos!

Recent posts by Austin Chant

Tiers
tip your coffee boys
$1 or more per month 24 patrons
At this tier, you get access to the patron-exclusive feed of Q&As, short excerpts, and WIP updates!
be a darling
$5 or more per month 35 patrons
The all-access pass! At this tier, you will get all digital Patreon-exclusive content, including:

· Monthly book excerpts, deleted scenes, and short stories

· Progress updates, WIPs, and Q&As

· Audio blogs and readings

· Book recommendations

· Editing how-tos

· Any future (digital) content based on Patreon rewards, such as chapbooks or free reads

control the weather
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to all other rewards, you can prompt me to create one of the following once per month:

· A short audio blog or reading (5 minutes or less). Have a favorite scene you'd like me to read? Or a topic related to writing, editing, or queer fiction that you'd like me to talk about?

· A short piece of fiction (at least 250 words). This could be an interaction you'd like to see between my characters, a POV swap for a scene from one of my books, or something totally new!

· A behind-the-scenes look at the editing process for 1-2 pages of one of my books. Want to see how I refined a particular scene? Want to stare at my embarrassing early drafts? This is the pledge for you.

out there in the real world
$30 or more per month 3 patrons
In addition to all previous rewards, you will receive a signed and personalized copy of every book I publish in print (including chapbooks/zines). Shipping to US only, alas. 
out there in the real world (international)
$40 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to all previous rewards, you will receive a signed and personalized copy of every book I publish in print (including chapbooks/zines). International shipping OK!