Cascade Writers is creating Workshops, Articles, Events and Videos
10

patrons

$53
per month
At Cascade Writers, we're about three things... Creativity, Community, and Contacts. Making it in the writing industry isn't easy, and we want all of our authors to be successful in their careers. Therefore, we provide educational seminars and workshops for the general public interested in writing and publishing original works.

Our speakers and workshop leaders have included pros like Beth Meacham (Tor editor), Claire Eddy (Tor editor), Ellen Datlow (editor), Sara Megibow (KT Literary), Lucienne Diver (The Knight Agency), Jennifer Azantian (Azantian Literary Agency), and authors like John Scalzi, Kat Richardson, J.A. Pitts, Delilah Marvelle, Todd McCaffrey, Tina Connolly, Randy Henderson (who was once an attendee!), and many more. We've also had illustrators like Mark Ferrari and Lee Moyer teach on book cover design and branding.

While we certainly have the creativity side down, the reason for our Patreon account is so we can create more in the way of community and contacts. We'd like to reach authors that can't afford to attend our paid events or that live out of the area. With donations, we were able to fly John Scalzi in and he provided a free and open to the public workshop on writing at the Tacoma Public Library. We'd like to do more like this.

So what will your donations cover? The chance for us to fly in speakers and industry pros to teach, speak, and/or critique our attendees. They will also enable us to give more scholarships to our paid events as well as get content to people that are unable attend. 

Another area your donations will help is getting our pros honorariums for the time they're putting in. Right now we can pay a small amount, but not what the authors, editors, and agents are worth. Your donations will also help us get these amazing pros paid for their time.

We are a registered non-profit corporation in Washington state.
Tiers
Grazie!
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Our sincerest Thank You for supporting our organization and professional community.
Happy Writer
$5 or more per month 4 patrons
You get access to online, written content about writing by pros and authors on the rise!
Joyful Author
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
All previous tiers, plus a written post per month about one of the following: editing, pitching, or author development and branding! 
Ambitious Author
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
All of the lower tiers, plus access to any videos we have from events we put on, and/or information pros provide us to share with you!
Resolute Scribe
$50 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
All lower tiers and a flash edit by a published author! Flash will be no more than 1k words. 
The Big Time!
$100 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
All lower tiers but the opportunity to submit a larger bit of fiction for editing by a pro! Up to 3k words! Pros editing submissions have spoken at our events and/or are industry professionals. 
Goals
$53 of $500 per month
This funding will provide us the means to host more speakers and industry professionals from farther away, to pay speaker honorariums, and to help with the day to day cost of running our organization.
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At Cascade Writers, we're about three things... Creativity, Community, and Contacts. Making it in the writing industry isn't easy, and we want all of our authors to be successful in their careers. Therefore, we provide educational seminars and workshops for the general public interested in writing and publishing original works.

Our speakers and workshop leaders have included pros like Beth Meacham (Tor editor), Claire Eddy (Tor editor), Ellen Datlow (editor), Sara Megibow (KT Literary), Lucienne Diver (The Knight Agency), Jennifer Azantian (Azantian Literary Agency), and authors like John Scalzi, Kat Richardson, J.A. Pitts, Delilah Marvelle, Todd McCaffrey, Tina Connolly, Randy Henderson (who was once an attendee!), and many more. We've also had illustrators like Mark Ferrari and Lee Moyer teach on book cover design and branding.

While we certainly have the creativity side down, the reason for our Patreon account is so we can create more in the way of community and contacts. We'd like to reach authors that can't afford to attend our paid events or that live out of the area. With donations, we were able to fly John Scalzi in and he provided a free and open to the public workshop on writing at the Tacoma Public Library. We'd like to do more like this.

So what will your donations cover? The chance for us to fly in speakers and industry pros to teach, speak, and/or critique our attendees. They will also enable us to give more scholarships to our paid events as well as get content to people that are unable attend. 

Another area your donations will help is getting our pros honorariums for the time they're putting in. Right now we can pay a small amount, but not what the authors, editors, and agents are worth. Your donations will also help us get these amazing pros paid for their time.

We are a registered non-profit corporation in Washington state.

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Tiers
Grazie!
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Our sincerest Thank You for supporting our organization and professional community.
Happy Writer
$5 or more per month 4 patrons
You get access to online, written content about writing by pros and authors on the rise!
Joyful Author
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
All previous tiers, plus a written post per month about one of the following: editing, pitching, or author development and branding! 
Ambitious Author
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
All of the lower tiers, plus access to any videos we have from events we put on, and/or information pros provide us to share with you!
Resolute Scribe
$50 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
All lower tiers and a flash edit by a published author! Flash will be no more than 1k words. 
The Big Time!
$100 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
All lower tiers but the opportunity to submit a larger bit of fiction for editing by a pro! Up to 3k words! Pros editing submissions have spoken at our events and/or are industry professionals.