Dear Damsels

is creating a publishing platform for women writers

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By supporting Dear Damsels on Patreon with whatever amount you can spare, you’ll be helping us to continue doing what we do – providing a space for women to share their words and stories.

Dearest Damsels

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$4.50
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This tier is for any writers who would like access to extra content from Dear Damsels including:
  • Priority feedback for any submissions sent in for our themes
  • Access to extra writing prompts for each submission theme
  • First to know about to DD events and projects
  • Even more reading recommendations – what Abby & Bridie have been reading online and elsewhere
  • Help us choose our monthly themes

VID (Very Important Damsel)

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$14.50
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This tier is for those who are looking to provide that extra bit of support and receive personalised, regular feedback from the DD team including:
  • Receive editorial feedback on up to 4,000 words every 6 months
  • Patron-only exclusive merch
  • Patron shoutouts in an episode and questions answered on air
You'll also receive the same benefits included in the Dearest Damsels tier on top of this.

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About Dear Damsels



Dear Damsels is a publishing platform sharing the words and stories of women. Since setting up in January 2016, we’ve been giving women the space to come together, use their voice, and get a resounding response back. We’ve published over 400 women writers online and in print, and continue to host regular open submission periods, asking for your words and stories on a new theme every two months.

We know that it’s all too common for women to feel like their voices aren’t worth anything. By offering a platform, we’re giving women writers the chance to have their voices heard and their stories told – whether that’s in print, online, through our podcast, or at one of our events. It’s why we describe DD as your words, your stories, your collective.

We've reached a point with Dear Damsels where our ambitions are no longer aligning with our capacity as two individuals. We love what we do and want to grow as a platform as well as continue to improve on what we currently offer. To do this, we need your help.

Any financial contribution we receive through Patreon will help us to do two things:
  1. Improve our current offering for women writers
  2. Provide a springboard for future Dear Damsels projects and opportunities
Over the past four years, we haven’t stopped in our mission to provide opportunities for women writers. We've held open submissions every month (45 themes and counting) provided personalised feedback to every single submission we've ever received, offered the opportunity for writers to connect with each other both online and at events, and to be published in a print collection. We've provided our own time and professional knowledge of publishing, editorial work and content strategy free of charge to our collective, and have seen this culminate in projects including four issues of the Dear Damsels Annual, sold-out DD Get Together events, the Her Own Words podcast and most recently our crowdfunded paperback, Let Me Know When You're Home. We’ve also seen members of our collective go on to secure publishing deals, launch their own zines and gain huge amounts of confidence.

We always want to be able to create new opportunities for women to share their writing, receive feedback, be published and to connect with other writers, and we already have plans for how Patreon can feed into the future of Dear Damsels and the ambitions that we have for it.

We are passionate about sharing women's voices – and for the past four years DD has been the very definition of a passion project; by supporting us on Patreon you’ll be helping us secure the future of this platform, so that more women can go on to share their words.

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If we reach 75 patrons we'll be able to keep doing everything we're doing while also being able to cover the cost of the work that goes into Dear Damsels (i.e. we'll be able to pay ourselves for doing it).
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