Elliott Dunstan

is creating Ghosts in Quicksilver and Other Columns

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Upon the completion of each 'book'/section of my Patreon-exclusive serial, the chapters will be collated and released to this tier. 

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$5 patrons also get access to Patreon-exclusive writing, such as the Beauty and the Beast drabble series, and the online version of the Patreon serial chapters weekly. 

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$10 patrons also have earlier versions (including rough drafts) posted of the Patreon serial 24-48 hours ahead of the posting for $5 patrons. 

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About Elliott Dunstan

Hi everyone! I'm Elliott Dunstan, a queer speculative fiction writer who writes magical realism, horror, urban fantasy and slipstream. I create a variety of things, but here you'll largely find works that experiment with format and explore things like mental illness, queer identity and mythology/folklore. 

Why support me? I believe very strongly in experimental and accessible writing - pay-what-you-can, crowdfunding, etc. as socialism-in-action as well as us just trying to function within capitalism. That means that I try to make as much of my writing publicly-available or eventually-publicly-available as possible! But for that, I need financial support. Currently, my Patreon funding pays for my Internet, Wordpress domain, meds and a portion of other bills. 

Find me on: Twitter Facebook Goodreads Archive of Our OwnPayhip Storenvy Ko-Fi

I am an autistic, deaf & mentally ill mixed-race trans man, which informs my writing immensely - I'm not sure how it couldn't. I offer sensitivity reads for a variety of things, the full list of which is on my website under Services. (That page includes everything I offer, including fact-checking, research, content editing, proofreading, and commissioned writing.)

My current projects include:

Ghosts in Quicksilver: Free to read online, Ghosts in Quicksilver is a biweekly-updating serial novel following a would-be private detective and reluctant medium as she tries to solve a murder and falls into the supernatural world. Ghosts in Quicksilver is urban fantasy and new adult, which means I recommend it largely for 16 and up. There are no explicit sexual scenes, but mature themes are explored, including the consequences of child abuse and PTSD. The main character is brown (mixed) and unsure of her exact ethnicity; on both the aromantic and asexual spectrum; and identifies as a butch lesbian, with some wacky feelings about gender that she'll get around to. Book 1 is complete; preorder Book 2 Feb 10th-April 15th. Book 3 starts May 1st.

Buy Book 1Read on WordpressRead on Archive of Our OwnDownload epub/pdf/mobiGoodreads

Preorder Book 2 | Read on Wordpress | Read on Archive of Our Own (coming soon) | Download epub/pdf/mobi | Goodreads

After the Rain and Ruin: A Patreon-only weekly-updating poetic/verse serial novel, following Willow Moray and Cassandra Angevin prior to the events of Ghosts in Quicksilver. $2 patrons will get each section released to them in full online as it is completed; $5 patrons get the online version chapter by chapter, and $10 patrons get it released to them 24 hours earlier! 

My complete books include:

Home is Where the Ghosts Are: (2017) A 12-page collection of poetry and prose. The zine contains 7 poems and one short story, straddling the line between fiction and non-fiction in a linked paranormal narrative. The narrator moves into their first apartment and finds traces of the old tenant left behind - both physical and spiritual.

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Post-Traumatic Anatomy: (2017) A 40-page chapbook of original, previously unpublished poetry, centering around PTSD, trauma and borderline personality disorder. Trigger warnings apply, particularly for attempted suicide, self-harm, sexual abuse and hospitalization. 

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The Shining Wire: (2019) A 40-page collection of poetry and prose, exploring what it's like to be partially healed - almost better, but not there yet. The collection includes rabbits, robots, propositional calculus and Russian Roulette as themes. Trigger warnings include ableism, gun violence, domestic violence, attempted suicide and toxic relationships.

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Other projects of mine include:

The Gremlin's Library: I review books both on Reedsy and on my blog - you can find them in this category. All patrons get to see book reviews 24 hours (or more) early, through private Google Doc links. 

Behind The Curtain: I sometimes post my thoughts on online discourse, social patterns, the mechanics of abuse and the craft of writing in longform. Like the reviews, patrons get to see these 24 hours early, and the category is here. 

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When I hit 250$ monthly, patrons can pick one of either the Alkimia Lore Bible (edition one, at least) and the Kanet'valan Dictionary (again, edition one) as a paperback to be shipped to them.
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