Chei is creating novels, short stories, essays, and articles.
5
patrons
$19
per month
Hi, my name is Chei! I'm 18 years old and a Jamaican creator who loves prose.

I primarily write fiction, ranging from short 500-word flash pieces to full-scale novels. I am currently on staff at Kerosene Magazine and Ascend Magazine as Prose Editor and Head Culture Editor, respectively. Both magazines are dedicated to highlighting the works of those not often seen in mainstream art, which is what I attempt to do with my own creative projects.

As a creator, I explore themes of racial conflict, displacement, and the inherently violent nature of capitalism -- and often done through a speculative lens. Afro-futurism, dystopian themes, and science fiction feature heavily in my work, more often than not with LGBT characters of color at the helm. I also dabble in academic writing and art journalism, ranging from music reviews to full-scale literary analysis. 

All of my aforementioned work is unpaid. As a low-income student going off to college in August, I am stressed about the gap between my financial aid package and unaccounted for expenses, such as textbooks and transportation costs. Through Patreon and part-time work, I hope to lessen the financial strain on myself, allowing me to further dedicate myself to academics and art.

If you choose to become a Patron, listed below are the kinds of work and creative pieces you can expect from me.


Blackout, a dystopian novel set in 2100s America
Blood River, an apocalyptic coming-of-age centered around a LGBT couple
Jupiter, an anti-capitalist space opera about a sex worker and a budding revolution


Candles in the Sun, a lesbian romance novella
Love, Wax, a short murder mystery

Literature Analysis
Personal Narratives


Art Critiques
In-depth Music Reviews
Art Recommendations

Thank you for supporting me and my creations as I start this new chapter in my life.
Tiers
Lift Off
$1 or more per month 1 patron
 »  visual character boards for projects such as sci-fi dystopian novel Blackout

 »  weekly etymology-based flash fiction

 »  academic essays, including art critiques and literature analysis

 »  early access to flash fiction and journalism pieces


Thank you for supporting me!

In Transit
$3 or more per month 1 patron
»  access to research, on topics ranging from the portrayal of black women in the media to music culture

 »  excerpts and insight into planning lesbian romance novella Candles in the Sun and other smaller-scale fiction projects 

 » prologue from my current apocalyptic, coming-of-age novel Blood River


Thank you for supporting me!

In Orbit
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
 »  in depth character profiles from my fiction pieces, particularly Blackout

 »  excerpts from Blood River

 »  outlines of my journalism pieces

 »  insight into the planning of my fledgling podcast, Cosmic Black Girl

 

Thank you for supporting me!

Captain
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
 »  All $1, $3, $5 perks

 »  By request, I will provide editing and proofreading services. 


Thank you for supporting me!

Goals
$19 of $75 per month
When I reach $75, I will release a collection of Patron-exclusive pieces, including but not limited to short stories, novel-themed playlists, and poetry.
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Hi, my name is Chei! I'm 18 years old and a Jamaican creator who loves prose.

I primarily write fiction, ranging from short 500-word flash pieces to full-scale novels. I am currently on staff at Kerosene Magazine and Ascend Magazine as Prose Editor and Head Culture Editor, respectively. Both magazines are dedicated to highlighting the works of those not often seen in mainstream art, which is what I attempt to do with my own creative projects.

As a creator, I explore themes of racial conflict, displacement, and the inherently violent nature of capitalism -- and often done through a speculative lens. Afro-futurism, dystopian themes, and science fiction feature heavily in my work, more often than not with LGBT characters of color at the helm. I also dabble in academic writing and art journalism, ranging from music reviews to full-scale literary analysis. 

All of my aforementioned work is unpaid. As a low-income student going off to college in August, I am stressed about the gap between my financial aid package and unaccounted for expenses, such as textbooks and transportation costs. Through Patreon and part-time work, I hope to lessen the financial strain on myself, allowing me to further dedicate myself to academics and art.

If you choose to become a Patron, listed below are the kinds of work and creative pieces you can expect from me.


Blackout, a dystopian novel set in 2100s America
Blood River, an apocalyptic coming-of-age centered around a LGBT couple
Jupiter, an anti-capitalist space opera about a sex worker and a budding revolution


Candles in the Sun, a lesbian romance novella
Love, Wax, a short murder mystery

Literature Analysis
Personal Narratives


Art Critiques
In-depth Music Reviews
Art Recommendations

Thank you for supporting me and my creations as I start this new chapter in my life.

Recent posts by Chei

Tiers
Lift Off
$1 or more per month 1 patron
 »  visual character boards for projects such as sci-fi dystopian novel Blackout

 »  weekly etymology-based flash fiction

 »  academic essays, including art critiques and literature analysis

 »  early access to flash fiction and journalism pieces


Thank you for supporting me!

In Transit
$3 or more per month 1 patron
»  access to research, on topics ranging from the portrayal of black women in the media to music culture

 »  excerpts and insight into planning lesbian romance novella Candles in the Sun and other smaller-scale fiction projects 

 » prologue from my current apocalyptic, coming-of-age novel Blood River


Thank you for supporting me!

In Orbit
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
 »  in depth character profiles from my fiction pieces, particularly Blackout

 »  excerpts from Blood River

 »  outlines of my journalism pieces

 »  insight into the planning of my fledgling podcast, Cosmic Black Girl

 

Thank you for supporting me!

Captain
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
 »  All $1, $3, $5 perks

 »  By request, I will provide editing and proofreading services. 


Thank you for supporting me!