Fictionist Magazine is creating an independent book magazine!
5

patrons

$16
per month


Do you love books? Us, too.


Fictionist Magazine is dedicated to providing book-related news, reviews, interviews, and more to our readers without being affiliated with a publisher. Our content is just that — our own.

Fictionist was created in mid-March 2017, after a Tumblr post highlighted the need for a neutral YA-focused magazine. A group of bloggers got together to make that dream a reality. Right now, Fictionist is run by a group of around 10 bloggers, editors and designers who are working for free to bring Fictionist into the world. 

Our Goals


Our goal, first and foremost, is to pay our writers and editors! They started out by donating their valuable time to our site, and now we're glad to report that we've started paying a few bucks per article thanks solely to our Patreon donations. We're forever grateful for you all. 

However, we also have other projects and goals, which we'll go into here:

The print magazine


Our plan is to send subscribers a monthly print magazine with exclusive content, excerpts, interviews and more! But the best part is, each package would include useful bookish items and a brand-new book!



The market for a YA book box filled with bookmarks and figurines is fairly saturated. If you want cute YA-themed goody bags, you go to OwlCrate or FairyLoot or one of their many doppelgangers (Like Blue Tome, pictured above).

But what if you want your box to be an experience in itself? What if you don't want tchotchkes that will gather dust on a shelf? Where will you go?

You'll go to us.

Because we are more than a goody bag. Our box is designed to make you want to sit down with a new book. It's designed to relax you, to invite you to take time out of your day to focus on reading. Sit down on your couch with a new pair of soft socks, a hot cup of tea on us, and our book-themed goods meant to be used or worn, not to decorate your bookshelf.

And if the promise of a relaxing reading experience wasn't enough, we are also going to be producing a print magazine for our subscribers — full of print-exclusive content like signed notes of encouragement from our featured authors, letters from book editors about why they chose to publish the month's featured book, quizzes, book-inspired recipes, and more!

Right now, we are planning to launch with three versions: A box that ships with a new YA book, a box that ships with an e-book redemption code, and a box that only includes the magazine and box contents. We may also add a version which includes an e-book and physical book bundle!

So sit back. Put on something comfy, have a cup of tea, and experience a new kind of book box. Your kind of book box.

Sign up to be the first to claim a box here, or contribute to our Patreon!

The Podcasts




Our first podcast, Fiction Forward, is currently on hiatus while a co-host is recovering from illness. In the meantime, here's our pilot episode, and the podcast can be found on both iTunes and Google Play.

Fiction Forward focuses on gender and POC (people of color) representation in YA, and why it's an important topic. Learn more by listening today! If you want to listen to outtakes, "call in" to the show, or get an episode before it airs, make sure to donate and claim your reward!

We're also publishing a new podcast, PageCast, which will focus more on publishing as an industry with news roundups and author interviews about different writing processes like writing flawed characters, fact-checking in book publishing, feminism in romance books, working with time travel, and more! 

Contact Us


You can easily reach us on  TwitterInstagram and Facebook!

Send questions, comments, article ideas, pitches or anything else to [email protected].

If you’re an author or publicist and want to get in contact with us, email [email protected].

For all other inquiries, please email 
[email protected].

How to pledge a one-time donation


We've been asked how Patrons can pledge a one-time donation rather than monthly ones. This is a great question! If you'd like to help us out but you'd prefer to only be charged once, feel free to pledge the amount of your choice (if you'd like to forgo any frills, you can also choose to donate without any perks) and confirm your pledge. Once the charge goes through and is verified, delete your pledge completely via Patreon, and you will not be charged for any subsequent months! We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for helping Fictionist's writers and editors!

Help us outside of Patreon


Head on 
over to Redbubble to purchase vinyl stickers, pillows, phone cases, notebooks, mugs and more to support us! Note: We only get a percentage of these sales, so if you want the money to go directly to us, Patreon may be a better alternative -- Redbubble is great, though, and feel free to buy as much branded merch as you'd like!

Here's a direct link to Redbubble.

We're also accepting ads on our site! We have set prices for all ad sizes, and we'll even design an ad for you! Email us for more details. 

Transparency is important to us! If you have a question about how articles get written or edited, how Q&As are put together, or anything else, connect with us and we'll answer all of your questions!

Tiers
Shout Out!
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
For just $1, we'll give you a personalized Twitter and/or Facebook shout-out as a show of true gratitude. 

Please Note: If you'd like to participate in a Patrons-only giveaway, the minimum is $2.
Giveaway Access (And Shoutouts)!
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
  • This is the minimum donation to allow you to enter any of our Patron-only giveaways! We save the best for Patrons, and we're sure you'll find a giveaway to love. The odds of winning are much better on Patreon than on social media like Twitter or Instagram, so may the odds be ever in your favor!
  • Also: A shoutout from us on Twitter and/or Facebook!
Buy us a cup of coffee (or tea)
$3.50 or more per month 2 patrons
We can't even believe you want to pledge more than $1, but for the equivalent of the price of a cup of coffee, you can help Fictionist pay its writers, editors and hosting fees. We'll give you a shoutout, too!

Also: We will be hosting plenty of book giveaways, and many will be Patreon-only! Our Patreon backers will have a much better chance of winning free books and swag!
Questions for Authors
$5 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons
  • Ask authors questions! We'll send you a list of upcoming interviews and you can ask one author a question of your choice. (Note: questions must be approved by us)
  • We'll also give you a shoutout on Twitter and Instagram!
Also: We will be hosting plenty of book giveaways, and many will be Patreon-only! Our Patreon backers will have a much better chance of winning free books and swag!

You'll also have our unwavering gratitude! Thank you for having faith in us!


PODCAST REWARD: Fiction Forward Outtakes
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Get access to exclusive Fiction Forward bloopers and outtakes not published on our podcast feed!
Also: We will be hosting plenty of book giveaways, and many will be Patreon-only! Our Patreon backers will have a much better chance of winning free books and swag!
Ask two author questions & receive a follow back from us
$10 or more per month 1 of 50 patrons
  • Ask authors questions! We'll send you a list of upcoming interviews and you can ask two authors a question of your choice, or one author two questions.
  • (Note: questions must be approved by us)
  • We will follow you back on either Twitter or Instagram (your choice)
  • Also: We will be hosting plenty of book giveaways, and many will be Patreon-only! Our Patreon backers will have a much better chance of winning free books and swag!
Seriously, thank you! We all have those monthly $10 charges that can add up, and we're beyond blown away by the fact that you'd let us be one of them.
PODCAST REWARD: Choice of call-in or shout-out
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
You get one of the following:
Also: We will be hosting plenty of book giveaways, and many will be Patreon-only! Our Patreon backers will have a much better chance of winning free books and swag!

  • A personalized shout-out on any of our podcasts
  • A chance to 'call in' to the show by recording your name and your question or comment for us! We'll include it on the show and answer it on-air. We do reserve the right to screen these questions, but we welcome both positive and negative feedback! All we ask for is respect. 
PODCAST REWARD: Get podcasts first!
$18 or more per month 0 patrons
From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for your generosity and hope you enjoy your rewards!
Also: We will be hosting plenty of book giveaways, and many will be Patreon-only! Our Patreon backers will have a much better chance of winning free books and swag!

  • You get exclusive access to any of our podcast episodes a full day before they air on iTunes, Google Play or our website! 
  • We'll also give you access to outtakes/bloopers!
Become a contributor!
$25 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons
  • Your name under the "contributor" header on our Staff page! This also allows you to be a part of FIctionist's board. We'll add you to an email list which we'll use to get feedback, ideas and more!
  • Plus, all previous prizes (author questions, shoutouts and follow backs)!
  • Also: We will be hosting plenty of book giveaways, and many will be Patreon-only! Our Patreon backers will have a much better chance of winning free books and swag!
WOW. You're serious? You're going this high? We're that cool to you? THANK YOU SO MUCH. You have single-handedly paid for 90% of Fictionist's hosting fees! You're keeping our website up and our writers paid!
The Fictionist Box Pre-Orders
$40 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons
 ***Please note that our box has not launched yet. If you would like to know as soon as boxes are available for pre-order, sign up at fictionistmag.com/the-fictionist-box/! Until boxes are available, this reward will serve as a pre-order.***  
  • You will receive your very own Fictionist Box! For more information on what this entails, check our our bio!
  • We will also give you a shoutout on social and allow you to either claim a shoutout or a call-in on our podcasts!

We hope you enjoy your box! 

Tips, Articles or Promos
$50 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons
  • We will publish a post, Q&A, quiz, or list written by YOU! This prize is not transferable, meaning you will have to be the author of said post. Plagiarism is not tolerated.
  • Plus, all previous prizes (author questions, contributor listing, shoutouts and follow backs)!
  • Also: We will be hosting plenty of book giveaways, and many will be Patreon-only! Our Patreon backers will have a much better chance of winning free books and swag!
Okay, holy sh**. You are amazing. You're an amazing human being and we can't believe you have this much faith in us! You have single-handedly made sure that we can pay our writers and editors at least a little something!
Everything, plus an ARC copy of your choice
$100 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
  • We will mail you your choice of ARCs in Fictionist's library (we will send you a list). Keep in mind that if a writer is still reading the ARC for a review, there may be a delay in shipping until they're finished. 
  • We may also include a little something extra with your ARC!
  • Plus, all previous prizes (author questions, contributor listing, shoutouts and follow backs)!
  • Also: We will be hosting plenty of book giveaways, and many will be Patreon-only! Our Patreon backers will have a much better chance of winning free books and swag!
You deserve far more than we could ever give you, honestly. We could send you a whole library and it wouldn't show our gratitude. This shouldn't even be an option, honestly. Who on earth would be this generous??
Goals
$16 of $100 per month

Our first $100! 


This will go, first and foremost, toward paying our writers (even if it isn't as much as we want to pay them yet). Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for allowing us to pay our team members!
1 of 4


Do you love books? Us, too.


Fictionist Magazine is dedicated to providing book-related news, reviews, interviews, and more to our readers without being affiliated with a publisher. Our content is just that — our own.

Fictionist was created in mid-March 2017, after a Tumblr post highlighted the need for a neutral YA-focused magazine. A group of bloggers got together to make that dream a reality. Right now, Fictionist is run by a group of around 10 bloggers, editors and designers who are working for free to bring Fictionist into the world. 

Our Goals


Our goal, first and foremost, is to pay our writers and editors! They started out by donating their valuable time to our site, and now we're glad to report that we've started paying a few bucks per article thanks solely to our Patreon donations. We're forever grateful for you all. 

However, we also have other projects and goals, which we'll go into here:

The print magazine


Our plan is to send subscribers a monthly print magazine with exclusive content, excerpts, interviews and more! But the best part is, each package would include useful bookish items and a brand-new book!



The market for a YA book box filled with bookmarks and figurines is fairly saturated. If you want cute YA-themed goody bags, you go to OwlCrate or FairyLoot or one of their many doppelgangers (Like Blue Tome, pictured above).

But what if you want your box to be an experience in itself? What if you don't want tchotchkes that will gather dust on a shelf? Where will you go?

You'll go to us.

Because we are more than a goody bag. Our box is designed to make you want to sit down with a new book. It's designed to relax you, to invite you to take time out of your day to focus on reading. Sit down on your couch with a new pair of soft socks, a hot cup of tea on us, and our book-themed goods meant to be used or worn, not to decorate your bookshelf.

And if the promise of a relaxing reading experience wasn't enough, we are also going to be producing a print magazine for our subscribers — full of print-exclusive content like signed notes of encouragement from our featured authors, letters from book editors about why they chose to publish the month's featured book, quizzes, book-inspired recipes, and more!

Right now, we are planning to launch with three versions: A box that ships with a new YA book, a box that ships with an e-book redemption code, and a box that only includes the magazine and box contents. We may also add a version which includes an e-book and physical book bundle!

So sit back. Put on something comfy, have a cup of tea, and experience a new kind of book box. Your kind of book box.

Sign up to be the first to claim a box here, or contribute to our Patreon!

The Podcasts




Our first podcast, Fiction Forward, is currently on hiatus while a co-host is recovering from illness. In the meantime, here's our pilot episode, and the podcast can be found on both iTunes and Google Play.

Fiction Forward focuses on gender and POC (people of color) representation in YA, and why it's an important topic. Learn more by listening today! If you want to listen to outtakes, "call in" to the show, or get an episode before it airs, make sure to donate and claim your reward!

We're also publishing a new podcast, PageCast, which will focus more on publishing as an industry with news roundups and author interviews about different writing processes like writing flawed characters, fact-checking in book publishing, feminism in romance books, working with time travel, and more! 

Contact Us


You can easily reach us on  TwitterInstagram and Facebook!

Send questions, comments, article ideas, pitches or anything else to [email protected].

If you’re an author or publicist and want to get in contact with us, email [email protected].

For all other inquiries, please email 
[email protected]tionistmag.com.

How to pledge a one-time donation


We've been asked how Patrons can pledge a one-time donation rather than monthly ones. This is a great question! If you'd like to help us out but you'd prefer to only be charged once, feel free to pledge the amount of your choice (if you'd like to forgo any frills, you can also choose to donate without any perks) and confirm your pledge. Once the charge goes through and is verified, delete your pledge completely via Patreon, and you will not be charged for any subsequent months! We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for helping Fictionist's writers and editors!

Help us outside of Patreon


Head on 
over to Redbubble to purchase vinyl stickers, pillows, phone cases, notebooks, mugs and more to support us! Note: We only get a percentage of these sales, so if you want the money to go directly to us, Patreon may be a better alternative -- Redbubble is great, though, and feel free to buy as much branded merch as you'd like!

Here's a direct link to Redbubble.

We're also accepting ads on our site! We have set prices for all ad sizes, and we'll even design an ad for you! Email us for more details. 

Transparency is important to us! If you have a question about how articles get written or edited, how Q&As are put together, or anything else, connect with us and we'll answer all of your questions!

Recent posts by Fictionist Magazine

Tiers
Shout Out!
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
For just $1, we'll give you a personalized Twitter and/or Facebook shout-out as a show of true gratitude. 

Please Note: If you'd like to participate in a Patrons-only giveaway, the minimum is $2.
Giveaway Access (And Shoutouts)!
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
  • This is the minimum donation to allow you to enter any of our Patron-only giveaways! We save the best for Patrons, and we're sure you'll find a giveaway to love. The odds of winning are much better on Patreon than on social media like Twitter or Instagram, so may the odds be ever in your favor!
  • Also: A shoutout from us on Twitter and/or Facebook!
Buy us a cup of coffee (or tea)
$3.50 or more per month 2 patrons
We can't even believe you want to pledge more than $1, but for the equivalent of the price of a cup of coffee, you can help Fictionist pay its writers, editors and hosting fees. We'll give you a shoutout, too!

Also: We will be hosting plenty of book giveaways, and many will be Patreon-only! Our Patreon backers will have a much better chance of winning free books and swag!
Questions for Authors
$5 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons
  • Ask authors questions! We'll send you a list of upcoming interviews and you can ask one author a question of your choice. (Note: questions must be approved by us)
  • We'll also give you a shoutout on Twitter and Instagram!
Also: We will be hosting plenty of book giveaways, and many will be Patreon-only! Our Patreon backers will have a much better chance of winning free books and swag!

You'll also have our unwavering gratitude! Thank you for having faith in us!


PODCAST REWARD: Fiction Forward Outtakes
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Get access to exclusive Fiction Forward bloopers and outtakes not published on our podcast feed!
Also: We will be hosting plenty of book giveaways, and many will be Patreon-only! Our Patreon backers will have a much better chance of winning free books and swag!
Ask two author questions & receive a follow back from us
$10 or more per month 1 of 50 patrons
  • Ask authors questions! We'll send you a list of upcoming interviews and you can ask two authors a question of your choice, or one author two questions.
  • (Note: questions must be approved by us)
  • We will follow you back on either Twitter or Instagram (your choice)
  • Also: We will be hosting plenty of book giveaways, and many will be Patreon-only! Our Patreon backers will have a much better chance of winning free books and swag!
Seriously, thank you! We all have those monthly $10 charges that can add up, and we're beyond blown away by the fact that you'd let us be one of them.
PODCAST REWARD: Choice of call-in or shout-out
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
You get one of the following:
Also: We will be hosting plenty of book giveaways, and many will be Patreon-only! Our Patreon backers will have a much better chance of winning free books and swag!

  • A personalized shout-out on any of our podcasts
  • A chance to 'call in' to the show by recording your name and your question or comment for us! We'll include it on the show and answer it on-air. We do reserve the right to screen these questions, but we welcome both positive and negative feedback! All we ask for is respect. 
PODCAST REWARD: Get podcasts first!
$18 or more per month 0 patrons
From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for your generosity and hope you enjoy your rewards!
Also: We will be hosting plenty of book giveaways, and many will be Patreon-only! Our Patreon backers will have a much better chance of winning free books and swag!

  • You get exclusive access to any of our podcast episodes a full day before they air on iTunes, Google Play or our website! 
  • We'll also give you access to outtakes/bloopers!
Become a contributor!
$25 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons
  • Your name under the "contributor" header on our Staff page! This also allows you to be a part of FIctionist's board. We'll add you to an email list which we'll use to get feedback, ideas and more!
  • Plus, all previous prizes (author questions, shoutouts and follow backs)!
  • Also: We will be hosting plenty of book giveaways, and many will be Patreon-only! Our Patreon backers will have a much better chance of winning free books and swag!
WOW. You're serious? You're going this high? We're that cool to you? THANK YOU SO MUCH. You have single-handedly paid for 90% of Fictionist's hosting fees! You're keeping our website up and our writers paid!
The Fictionist Box Pre-Orders
$40 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons
 ***Please note that our box has not launched yet. If you would like to know as soon as boxes are available for pre-order, sign up at fictionistmag.com/the-fictionist-box/! Until boxes are available, this reward will serve as a pre-order.***  
  • You will receive your very own Fictionist Box! For more information on what this entails, check our our bio!
  • We will also give you a shoutout on social and allow you to either claim a shoutout or a call-in on our podcasts!

We hope you enjoy your box! 

Tips, Articles or Promos
$50 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons
  • We will publish a post, Q&A, quiz, or list written by YOU! This prize is not transferable, meaning you will have to be the author of said post. Plagiarism is not tolerated.
  • Plus, all previous prizes (author questions, contributor listing, shoutouts and follow backs)!
  • Also: We will be hosting plenty of book giveaways, and many will be Patreon-only! Our Patreon backers will have a much better chance of winning free books and swag!
Okay, holy sh**. You are amazing. You're an amazing human being and we can't believe you have this much faith in us! You have single-handedly made sure that we can pay our writers and editors at least a little something!
Everything, plus an ARC copy of your choice
$100 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
  • We will mail you your choice of ARCs in Fictionist's library (we will send you a list). Keep in mind that if a writer is still reading the ARC for a review, there may be a delay in shipping until they're finished. 
  • We may also include a little something extra with your ARC!
  • Plus, all previous prizes (author questions, contributor listing, shoutouts and follow backs)!
  • Also: We will be hosting plenty of book giveaways, and many will be Patreon-only! Our Patreon backers will have a much better chance of winning free books and swag!
You deserve far more than we could ever give you, honestly. We could send you a whole library and it wouldn't show our gratitude. This shouldn't even be an option, honestly. Who on earth would be this generous??