elisa luna-ady is creating poems, short stories, novels, & more.
16

patrons

$110
per month
Hi! My name is Elisa Luna-Ady and I'm a queer Chicana who loves to make art.

I write fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, but I also love filmphotography, as well as design (I've done volunteer layout work + website design for magazines like Kerosene and Ascend). 

As an artist, I'm most interested in themes of magical realism, self-love, decolonization, lived trauma, and revolution. More than anything, I'm interested in telling stories where LGBT people of color––namely LGBT Chicanxs––are allowed to exist in spaces the mainstream often keeps them from. That means people of color dismantling the dystopian border-wall, rising up against computer technology 300 years into the future, or even donning armor and slaying tyrannical kings.

I'm 19 years old and currently navigating my first year of college. My work has previously appeared in magazines and journals such as TRACK//FOURCosmonauts AvenueThe Blueshift Journal, and more. I'm a designated California Arts Scholar, a 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Silver Medalist, and a Best New Poets, Best of the Net, and Pushcart Prize nominee.

Despite the accolades, I'm not paid for any of the art I create. Patreon is a place for people who have the means to pay to see that art, as well as all the extraneous work I create that wouldn't otherwise see the light of day. 

At any given moment, I'm working towards bringing something new to life. I have a number of projects that I share here. Among them: screenplays about Mexican ghosts, murder mysteries, nonfiction chapbooks, poetry, reading recommendations, and more.

Depending on the amount you pledge, you will receive monthly updates, excerpts, links, and blueprints as these projects evolve and I embark on new creative journeys.

Beyond that, I'd like to develop an intimate artistic community where I can share work, receive feedback from those who’d like to offer it, and discuss writing with people who enjoy what I create.

Other ways to support:
–– Paypal
–– Ko-fi

If you're considering supporting me and my work, thank you so much! It seriously means the world and I'm honored you believe in me and my art enough to pledge money.

If you’re unable to offer support yourself, that’s more than fine! Thank you for your time and consideration!
Rewards
first tier
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
  • access to my patron-only feed.
  • my short story, NIÑAS DEL FUEGO, set in the universe of my current sci-fi novel. 
  • resources and recommendations –– work i am in love with, contests/writing opportunities i stumble upon, a list of lit mags currently taking submissions, writing guides, et cetera. 
second tier
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
  • unfiltered life updates concerning all things writing-related & more. sort of like my newsletter revived, only more private + personal.
  • exclusive unpublished + pre-published writing, including short stories, poems, and essays in various stages of development. 
  • never before seen excerpts and plans from año de los muertos, of which there are many.
  • plus all previous rewards.
god tier
$10 or more per month 9 patrons
  • access to my secret in-progress sci-fi novel featuring a xicana protagonist.
  • rewritten chapters from my old novel Screenwalks, leading up to a free pdf version of it.
  • early access to secret projects––including exclusive kerosene content, chapbooks, a screenplay about 2 girls falling in love, a cyberpunk idea i'm fleshing out, an ancient fantasy novel i'm revamping, & more.
  • plus all previous rewards.
cool goodies tier
$20 or more per month 3 patrons
  • a handwritten letter from me sent to your house, personally thanking you for your support, complete with stickers, doodles, and magazine clippings. you will receive these handwritten letters on a yearly basis and each one will be unique and hopefully very personal.
  • upon request, i can include handwritten quotes/poems/excerpts in the letter for you.
  • plus all previous rewards.
Goals
$110 of $250 per month
This goal is a bit of a stretch, but at this point, I'd be a lot more comfortable working part-time, going to college, and paying rent. All while writing! 

Once hit, I will release an exclusive Patron-only chapbook into the wild for all of you, filled with fragments and poems and excerpts that I love.

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Hi! My name is Elisa Luna-Ady and I'm a queer Chicana who loves to make art.

I write fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, but I also love filmphotography, as well as design (I've done volunteer layout work + website design for magazines like Kerosene and Ascend). 

As an artist, I'm most interested in themes of magical realism, self-love, decolonization, lived trauma, and revolution. More than anything, I'm interested in telling stories where LGBT people of color––namely LGBT Chicanxs––are allowed to exist in spaces the mainstream often keeps them from. That means people of color dismantling the dystopian border-wall, rising up against computer technology 300 years into the future, or even donning armor and slaying tyrannical kings.

I'm 19 years old and currently navigating my first year of college. My work has previously appeared in magazines and journals such as TRACK//FOURCosmonauts AvenueThe Blueshift Journal, and more. I'm a designated California Arts Scholar, a 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Silver Medalist, and a Best New Poets, Best of the Net, and Pushcart Prize nominee.

Despite the accolades, I'm not paid for any of the art I create. Patreon is a place for people who have the means to pay to see that art, as well as all the extraneous work I create that wouldn't otherwise see the light of day. 

At any given moment, I'm working towards bringing something new to life. I have a number of projects that I share here. Among them: screenplays about Mexican ghosts, murder mysteries, nonfiction chapbooks, poetry, reading recommendations, and more.

Depending on the amount you pledge, you will receive monthly updates, excerpts, links, and blueprints as these projects evolve and I embark on new creative journeys.

Beyond that, I'd like to develop an intimate artistic community where I can share work, receive feedback from those who’d like to offer it, and discuss writing with people who enjoy what I create.

Other ways to support:
–– Paypal
–– Ko-fi

If you're considering supporting me and my work, thank you so much! It seriously means the world and I'm honored you believe in me and my art enough to pledge money.

If you’re unable to offer support yourself, that’s more than fine! Thank you for your time and consideration!

Recent posts by elisa luna-ady

Rewards
first tier
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
  • access to my patron-only feed.
  • my short story, NIÑAS DEL FUEGO, set in the universe of my current sci-fi novel. 
  • resources and recommendations –– work i am in love with, contests/writing opportunities i stumble upon, a list of lit mags currently taking submissions, writing guides, et cetera. 
second tier
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
  • unfiltered life updates concerning all things writing-related & more. sort of like my newsletter revived, only more private + personal.
  • exclusive unpublished + pre-published writing, including short stories, poems, and essays in various stages of development. 
  • never before seen excerpts and plans from año de los muertos, of which there are many.
  • plus all previous rewards.
god tier
$10 or more per month 9 patrons
  • access to my secret in-progress sci-fi novel featuring a xicana protagonist.
  • rewritten chapters from my old novel Screenwalks, leading up to a free pdf version of it.
  • early access to secret projects––including exclusive kerosene content, chapbooks, a screenplay about 2 girls falling in love, a cyberpunk idea i'm fleshing out, an ancient fantasy novel i'm revamping, & more.
  • plus all previous rewards.
cool goodies tier
$20 or more per month 3 patrons
  • a handwritten letter from me sent to your house, personally thanking you for your support, complete with stickers, doodles, and magazine clippings. you will receive these handwritten letters on a yearly basis and each one will be unique and hopefully very personal.
  • upon request, i can include handwritten quotes/poems/excerpts in the letter for you.
  • plus all previous rewards.