Colette Arrand is creating writing that she won't call "Content."
21

patrons

$90
per month
Hey there! I'm Colette Arrand, poet, essayist, critic, and all the other things a writer adds after their name to make them sound busy. If you know who I am, you've maybe seen my work on the internet, in a literary magazine, or on Twitter. Or, more likely than not, you're my friend and you've come to support me and you're the greatest.

I'm taking a risk this year, leaving my PhD program and learning a new trade. The good news is that dropping out has significantly improved my mental health and physical well-being. The bad news is that I'm no longer an employee at the University of Georgia, which is by far the largest employer where I live, and as such I am losing the majority of my monthly income. While I can replace some of that with my work as a transcriptionist and other odd-jobs I pick up around town, it would be great if I could turn the work I do as a writer into groceries or an electric bill.

I'm on Patreon because the majority of the writing that I publish as a poet is unpaid, and most of the work I produce as a critic is subject to the whims and budgets of the few venues that have space for it. Your support will enable me to create more, tour more, and exist independently in a field that doesn't exactly hold the doors open for impolite trans women. I've done a good job of building a platform for myself. If you've enjoyed any of the work that I've done as a poet, as a podcaster, as a blogger, or as a critic, I hope you'll consider supporting that platform.

I've tried to work the reward tiers in a way that will make me do more writing, and in a fashion that's a fair return on what you put in. Think of it as an ongoing commission, where you get to ask me to write something, and I, like Michelangelo painting the Sistine Chapel, try to fit as many dicks into your commission as possible. 

xoxoxo,
Colette
Tiers
First Draft
$1 or more per month 6 patrons
Access to new poems as they're written.
Xerox Machine
$5 or more per month 10 patrons
I make zines, somewhere between 2-4 a year, and I'll send them to you in the mail. A real thing you can hold!
Critic
$10 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
Four times a year, I'll review a movie or a wrestling match of your choosing at Fear of a Ghost Planet. 
Poet
$15 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
Three times a year, I'll write a poem on a subject of your choosing within the realm of popular culture. 
Publisher
$20 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
Two times a year, I'll write you a 16-20 page poetry chapbook or make you a zine on a subject of your choosing. 
Transcriptionist
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
I'll transcribe 30 minutes of audio a month, with any time not spent each month accruing until you use it. (Ex. using 23 minutes in a month gives you 37 the next, or not using minutes for three months gives you 90 minutes, etc.)
Workshop Instructor
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Once a month, I'll take a look at something you're working on—a poem, a short story, or an essay—and workshop it with you. Written comments and a Google Hangout.
Goals
$90 of $100 per month
Given what I eat, this is about a month's worth of groceries.
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Hey there! I'm Colette Arrand, poet, essayist, critic, and all the other things a writer adds after their name to make them sound busy. If you know who I am, you've maybe seen my work on the internet, in a literary magazine, or on Twitter. Or, more likely than not, you're my friend and you've come to support me and you're the greatest.

I'm taking a risk this year, leaving my PhD program and learning a new trade. The good news is that dropping out has significantly improved my mental health and physical well-being. The bad news is that I'm no longer an employee at the University of Georgia, which is by far the largest employer where I live, and as such I am losing the majority of my monthly income. While I can replace some of that with my work as a transcriptionist and other odd-jobs I pick up around town, it would be great if I could turn the work I do as a writer into groceries or an electric bill.

I'm on Patreon because the majority of the writing that I publish as a poet is unpaid, and most of the work I produce as a critic is subject to the whims and budgets of the few venues that have space for it. Your support will enable me to create more, tour more, and exist independently in a field that doesn't exactly hold the doors open for impolite trans women. I've done a good job of building a platform for myself. If you've enjoyed any of the work that I've done as a poet, as a podcaster, as a blogger, or as a critic, I hope you'll consider supporting that platform.

I've tried to work the reward tiers in a way that will make me do more writing, and in a fashion that's a fair return on what you put in. Think of it as an ongoing commission, where you get to ask me to write something, and I, like Michelangelo painting the Sistine Chapel, try to fit as many dicks into your commission as possible. 

xoxoxo,
Colette

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Tiers
First Draft
$1 or more per month 6 patrons
Access to new poems as they're written.
Xerox Machine
$5 or more per month 10 patrons
I make zines, somewhere between 2-4 a year, and I'll send them to you in the mail. A real thing you can hold!
Critic
$10 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
Four times a year, I'll review a movie or a wrestling match of your choosing at Fear of a Ghost Planet. 
Poet
$15 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
Three times a year, I'll write a poem on a subject of your choosing within the realm of popular culture. 
Publisher
$20 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
Two times a year, I'll write you a 16-20 page poetry chapbook or make you a zine on a subject of your choosing. 
Transcriptionist
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
I'll transcribe 30 minutes of audio a month, with any time not spent each month accruing until you use it. (Ex. using 23 minutes in a month gives you 37 the next, or not using minutes for three months gives you 90 minutes, etc.)
Workshop Instructor
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Once a month, I'll take a look at something you're working on—a poem, a short story, or an essay—and workshop it with you. Written comments and a Google Hangout.