Elliott Dunstan

is creating Ghosts in Quicksilver and Other Columns

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For two dollars a month, you get 24-hour early access to new GIQ chapters, columns, and blog posts!

Upon the completion of each 'book'/section of Seven Reasons, the chapters will be collated and released to this tier. 
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For 5 dollars a month you get early access to both my online posted writing content and my crafts! This means that if you see something you really like that I've made, especially one-of-a-kind items, you can call dibs before anybody else gets the chance.

$5 patrons also get access to Patreon-exclusive writing, such as the Beauty and the Beast drabble series, and the online version of the Seven Reasons to Stay Alive chapters weekly. 
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For ten dollars a month, you get everything below - plus, a shiny 10% discount off of everything I offer, including: -tutoring
-commissions
-shop products
-workshops 
(Discount applies before shipping). 

The 10% commission does not carry over from month to month. (Sorry! The math turned out to suck way too hard.)

$10 patrons may also opt into having handwritten watercolour pages of Seven Reasons mailed to them as part of the weekly update.

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About

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 (South Asian) 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; Book 2 begins May 1st.

Buy Book 1Read on Wordpress | Read on Archive of Our Own (coming soon!) | Download epub (coming soon!) | Download pdf (coming soon!) | Goodreads

Seven Reasons To Stay Alive: A Patreon-only weekly-updating poetic/verse serial novel, following Willow Moray from GIQ as she finally goes to therapy. It's a much more slipstream novel than GIQ. $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; $10 patrons can opt in to have the handwritten watercolour chapters mailed to them. Book 1 begins May 1st. 

The Court of StarsA Twitter interactive fiction thread, mostly casual/for fun. I am attempting to get back up to daily updates, but chronic illness frequently interferes. 

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. 

Buy physical copyBuy digital through StorenvyBuy digital through Payhip | Goodreads

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.

Buy physical copyBuy digital through StorenvyBuy digital through Payhip | Goodreads

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. 

Tin Lizzie Crafts: The name is largely just for my own amusement - my shop isn't called that - but my other crafts include jewellery, boxes and art, largely made from upcycled materials and all made by me. My crafts are available here, and $5+ patrons get an advanced look at any crafts I post so they can call dibs on anything that really speaks to them. 

Goals
$50 of $100 per month
When I hit 100 dollars a month, EVERY patron will get ebooks of all currently-released content under my name.*

*Including the limited-release ones! 
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