Grimscribe Press is creating VASTARIEN: A LITERARY JOURNAL and other weird publications.
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patrons

$486
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Grimscribe Press is the fruition of editor/author Jon Padgett's longtime dream of creating a publication house dedicated to the work of Thomas Ligotti and the authors who have influenced and been influenced by him.

Issue 1 of the Grimscribe Press' flagship project, Vastarien: A Literary Journal, was released earlier this year to universal praise and fanfare, and issue 2 is also available.

Vastarien is a source of critical study and creative response to the corpus of Thomas Ligotti as well as associated authors and ideas. Its spirit is captured by a key passage from Ligotti’s classic short story “Vastarien,” telling of a special book that embodies an impossible otherworld... "Nightmare Made Normal."

The journal includes nonfiction, literary horror fiction, poetry, artwork, and non-classifiable hybrid pieces. Public interest and support have proved to be intense and widespread: Our Kickstarter campaign earlier this year blew the roof off by bringing in more than three times our stated funding goal. This has enabled us to pay pro rates to our contributors for the first three issues. The third of these issues are currently in the works.

Plans for Vastarien and Grimscribe Press:
  • Create a stable revenue source for the creation of publications in 2019 and beyond.
  • More artwork per issue of Vastarien.
  • Greater promotion of our publications.
  • Ensure that our writers and artists continue to receive pro rates.
  • The creation and publication of additional Ligottian publications, such as Mapping the Darkness Volume 1, a deep-dive analysis of Thomas Ligotti's work, starting from his earliest stories.

This is where we need your help. The aforementioned Kickstarter campaign only covered our costs through the end of 2018, and subscriptions/royalties only pay for so much. Patreon donations will allow Grimscribe Press to continue publishing Vastarien and allow for further growth into 2019 and beyond.

How does Patreon work? You can pledge any amount that you want and once a month Patreon will automatically bill you for that amount. At different reward tiers, you're rewarded with more!
Tiers
Bright Puppet
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you for supporting Grimscribe Press!  You're helping pay for the day to day costs that make great publications like Vastarien possible.
Mystic - VASTARIEN Ebook Subscription
$3 or more per month 10 patrons
 You'll receive a digital download of the latest issue of Vastarien: A Literary Journal (beginning with issue 2) in the electronic format of your choice (ePub, mobi, or PDF).  There are three issues published per year, with plans to add an extra issue if/when budget allows.
Chymist - VASTARIEN Print Subscription
$6.66 or more per month 23 patrons
You'll receive a print edition of Vastarien: A Literary Journal (beginning with issue 2).  Shipping and handling charges are included, regardless of where you live.  You'll also receive special issue previews of art, fiction, nonfiction and poetry before publication.


There are three issues published per year, with plans to add an extra issue if/when budget allows.

Grimscribe - VASTARIEN Print and eBook
$15 or more per month 10 of 20 patrons
You'll receive a print and electronic edition of Vastarien: A Literary Journal (including issues 1 and 2).  Shipping and handling charges are included, regardless of where you live.  You'll also receive special issue previews of art, fiction, nonfiction and poetry before publication.


There are three issues published per year, with plans to add an extra issue if/when budget allows.


You will also be privy to the latest  Grimscribe Press publication previews and will be able to listen to Jon Padgett's readings of an assortment of Ligottian fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

Town Manager
$25 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
You will be listed in the Acknowledgments page of every Grimscribe Press publication and will be listed on our website as a Benefactor.


You'll receive a print and electronic edition of Vastarien: A Literary Journal.  Shipping and handling charges are included, regardless of where you live.  You'll also receive special issue previews of art, fiction, nonfiction and poetry before publication.


There are three issues published per year, with plans to add an extra issue if/when budget allows.


You will also be privy to the latest  Grimscribe Press publication previews and will be able to listen to Jon Padgett's readings of an assortment of Ligottian fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

Cynothoglys
$50 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
You will receive, by mail, original Vastarien artwork prints and other assorted Grimscribe Press-related materials before publication. 


You will be listed in the Acknowledgments page of every Grimscribe Press publication and will be listed on our website as a Benefactor.


You'll receive a print and electronic edition of Vastarien: A Literary Journal  (including issues 1 and 2).  Shipping and handling charges are included, regardless of where you live.  You'll also receive special issue previews of art, fiction, nonfiction and poetry before publication.


There are three issues published per year, with plans to add an extra issue if/when budget allows.


You will also be privy to the latest Grimscribe Press publication previews and will be able to listen to Jon Padgett's readings of an assortment of Ligottian fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

Nethescurial
$100 or more per month 2 of 3 patrons
You will be sent signed copies of all Grimscribe Press publications, including signed copies of original books/chapbooks by Jon Padgett.


You will receive, by mail, original Vastarien artwork prints and other assorted Grimscribe Press-related materials before publication. 


You will be listed in the Acknowledgments page of every Grimscribe Press publication and will be listed on our website as a Benefactor.


You'll receive a print and electronic edition of Vastarien: A Literary Journal  (including issues 1 and 2).  Shipping and handling charges are included, regardless of where you live.  You'll also receive special issue previews of art, fiction, nonfiction and poetry before publication.


There are three issues published per year, with plans to add an extra issue if/when budget allows.


You will also be privy to the latest Grimscribe Press publication previews and will be able to listen to Jon Padgett's readings of an assortment of Ligottian fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

Goals
$486 of $500 per month
At $500 per month, the launch of each issue of Vastarien will be followed by a mailing of exclusive, high-quality art prints to each of our $6.66+ patrons.
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Grimscribe Press is the fruition of editor/author Jon Padgett's longtime dream of creating a publication house dedicated to the work of Thomas Ligotti and the authors who have influenced and been influenced by him.

Issue 1 of the Grimscribe Press' flagship project, Vastarien: A Literary Journal, was released earlier this year to universal praise and fanfare, and issue 2 is also available.

Vastarien is a source of critical study and creative response to the corpus of Thomas Ligotti as well as associated authors and ideas. Its spirit is captured by a key passage from Ligotti’s classic short story “Vastarien,” telling of a special book that embodies an impossible otherworld... "Nightmare Made Normal."

The journal includes nonfiction, literary horror fiction, poetry, artwork, and non-classifiable hybrid pieces. Public interest and support have proved to be intense and widespread: Our Kickstarter campaign earlier this year blew the roof off by bringing in more than three times our stated funding goal. This has enabled us to pay pro rates to our contributors for the first three issues. The third of these issues are currently in the works.

Plans for Vastarien and Grimscribe Press:
  • Create a stable revenue source for the creation of publications in 2019 and beyond.
  • More artwork per issue of Vastarien.
  • Greater promotion of our publications.
  • Ensure that our writers and artists continue to receive pro rates.
  • The creation and publication of additional Ligottian publications, such as Mapping the Darkness Volume 1, a deep-dive analysis of Thomas Ligotti's work, starting from his earliest stories.

This is where we need your help. The aforementioned Kickstarter campaign only covered our costs through the end of 2018, and subscriptions/royalties only pay for so much. Patreon donations will allow Grimscribe Press to continue publishing Vastarien and allow for further growth into 2019 and beyond.

How does Patreon work? You can pledge any amount that you want and once a month Patreon will automatically bill you for that amount. At different reward tiers, you're rewarded with more!

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Tiers
Bright Puppet
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you for supporting Grimscribe Press!  You're helping pay for the day to day costs that make great publications like Vastarien possible.
Mystic - VASTARIEN Ebook Subscription
$3 or more per month 10 patrons
 You'll receive a digital download of the latest issue of Vastarien: A Literary Journal (beginning with issue 2) in the electronic format of your choice (ePub, mobi, or PDF).  There are three issues published per year, with plans to add an extra issue if/when budget allows.
Chymist - VASTARIEN Print Subscription
$6.66 or more per month 23 patrons
You'll receive a print edition of Vastarien: A Literary Journal (beginning with issue 2).  Shipping and handling charges are included, regardless of where you live.  You'll also receive special issue previews of art, fiction, nonfiction and poetry before publication.


There are three issues published per year, with plans to add an extra issue if/when budget allows.

Grimscribe - VASTARIEN Print and eBook
$15 or more per month 10 of 20 patrons
You'll receive a print and electronic edition of Vastarien: A Literary Journal (including issues 1 and 2).  Shipping and handling charges are included, regardless of where you live.  You'll also receive special issue previews of art, fiction, nonfiction and poetry before publication.


There are three issues published per year, with plans to add an extra issue if/when budget allows.


You will also be privy to the latest  Grimscribe Press publication previews and will be able to listen to Jon Padgett's readings of an assortment of Ligottian fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

Town Manager
$25 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
You will be listed in the Acknowledgments page of every Grimscribe Press publication and will be listed on our website as a Benefactor.


You'll receive a print and electronic edition of Vastarien: A Literary Journal.  Shipping and handling charges are included, regardless of where you live.  You'll also receive special issue previews of art, fiction, nonfiction and poetry before publication.


There are three issues published per year, with plans to add an extra issue if/when budget allows.


You will also be privy to the latest  Grimscribe Press publication previews and will be able to listen to Jon Padgett's readings of an assortment of Ligottian fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

Cynothoglys
$50 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
You will receive, by mail, original Vastarien artwork prints and other assorted Grimscribe Press-related materials before publication. 


You will be listed in the Acknowledgments page of every Grimscribe Press publication and will be listed on our website as a Benefactor.


You'll receive a print and electronic edition of Vastarien: A Literary Journal  (including issues 1 and 2).  Shipping and handling charges are included, regardless of where you live.  You'll also receive special issue previews of art, fiction, nonfiction and poetry before publication.


There are three issues published per year, with plans to add an extra issue if/when budget allows.


You will also be privy to the latest Grimscribe Press publication previews and will be able to listen to Jon Padgett's readings of an assortment of Ligottian fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

Nethescurial
$100 or more per month 2 of 3 patrons
You will be sent signed copies of all Grimscribe Press publications, including signed copies of original books/chapbooks by Jon Padgett.


You will receive, by mail, original Vastarien artwork prints and other assorted Grimscribe Press-related materials before publication. 


You will be listed in the Acknowledgments page of every Grimscribe Press publication and will be listed on our website as a Benefactor.


You'll receive a print and electronic edition of Vastarien: A Literary Journal  (including issues 1 and 2).  Shipping and handling charges are included, regardless of where you live.  You'll also receive special issue previews of art, fiction, nonfiction and poetry before publication.


There are three issues published per year, with plans to add an extra issue if/when budget allows.


You will also be privy to the latest Grimscribe Press publication previews and will be able to listen to Jon Padgett's readings of an assortment of Ligottian fiction, nonfiction and poetry.