The Inkharpies are creating Stories
14

patrons

$169
per creation
Hello! 

We're two writers who want to donate more money to causes that are likely to be screwed by recent current events. Organizations that support civil rights, the environment, women's rights, access to health care, native rights, fair voting, the welfare of refugees, LGBTQ rights, immigrants' rights, taco truck proliferation, and so on. To do this, we decided to churn out some stories. 

Anything we earn here, we donate. To earn it, we write. There are some other bits and bobs we offer, too, but foremost is the exudate of literary imaginings, and stuff. We try to keep our costs low so that we can get the most out of this donation project--but check out the rewards, see if anything strikes your fancy.

To get more of an idea of what we're doing, check out Fiction Fights Back.

As far as who we are, as individual people instead of a very attractive polycephalic typing-beast:

One of us is S.L. Huang, author of the Amazon-bestselling Russell’s Attic series. Her short fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, Daily Science Fiction, and The Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy 2016. She is also an MIT graduate, stuntwoman, and firearms expert. 

The other one of us is Maddox Hahn, who, um...has a dog. 

If you choose to become a patron, thank you so much! We couldn't do this without you. 

How It Works

Our pledges are currently set to "per creation." A "creation" will consist of at least 2,000 to 5,000 story words. This might be a few really short stories, one average-sized short story, or an installment of an awkwardly-lengthed novellette or novella. For every $200 in pledges, there will be one story post. You pay nothing unless we write; we write when we have the pledges.

You are able to cap how much you pay per month, so if hell freezes over and we suddenly excrete superhumanly copious creations many times more often than you want to pay, you don't have to worry. See Patreon's FAQ for more. 

Also

Thank you. Really. You're goddamn enchanting. And your hair is great. 
Tiers
Patron
$1 or more per creation 0 patrons
Get to read all the stories!
Grand Patron
$2 or more per creation 9 patrons
Get the stories as well as access to the rest of the activity feed, where we will occasionally be silly and post behind-the-scenes nonsense.
Mega Patron
$5 or more per creation 2 patrons
All of the above + we'll post polls of which charities we're thinking about for each story haul, and you'll help us choose who gets the donation!
Mechagiga Patron
$7 or more per creation 0 patrons
All of the above + we'll sometimes post polls about what kind of stories you want next. A Huang story? A Hahn story?  A *gasp* COLLABORATION? Do you want something in an existing 'verse? We'll list some options and ask you which you want!
Overlord Patron
$10 or more per creation 1 patron
The above, plus: every year you'll get a digital collection of all the stories from that year, in the ebook format of your choice. (This will include any stories that were posted at the $200 level and therefore didn't have a digital download.)
Lord-of-Sweeping-Gossamer-Robes-Full-of-Swords Patron
$15 or more per creation 0 patrons
In addition to all the lower tier stuff, we'll write a brief "DVD commentary" on each story, which you will get access to!
Stardust-Clad Lord-of-Saws-for-Hands Uberpatron
$20 or more per creation 0 patrons
All of the previous rewards, + S.L. Huang will do a live chat every so often and AMA it up with backers at or above this level, answering questions about her experiences with self-publishing and (as she embarks on it) trade publishing. Or the movie industry. Or her navel lint. You know, whatever.
Cave-Hyena-Whispering Nectar-Blooded Neganegalord Patron
$35 or more per creation 0 patrons
All previous rewards, + you'll get to send in suggestions of what doodle M.H.  should do every month, which you'll then get a scanned copy of. 
Master-of-the-Gases-of-Jupiter Grand High Celestial Lord Patron
$40 or more per creation 0 of 12 patrons
Previous rewards stand, plus you'll get one of MH's doodles mailed to you in hardcopy each year. 
Honeyed-Music-Constantly-Emanating-from-Pores-of-the-Skin Heavenly Troubadorine Most-Elevated Excellent Hair Lord Patron
$50 or more per creation 1 patron
In addition to the above, you'll get an audio version of each story from the time you pledge, read by S.L. Huang. This may come out later than the story itself, but it will come.
Gods-Wiggle-in-Enchantment-by-the-Sovereign-Emanations-of-Your-Resplendence Supernova-Crumbling Incredibly Charismatic and Handsome Peacock-Shriveling Emperor Patron
$100 or more per creation 1 of 24 patrons
Well, shucks. We'll give you our unborn children. This works out great for us as we're not going to have any. No, um, we'll Tuckerize someone for you in the stories at least once a year (give a character your name or a friend's -- with their consent of course). No guarantees on the fate of the you...

Oh yes, previous rewards included as well. 
Goals
$169 of $200 per creation
Once we reach $200 total, we will post stories as Patreon posts. Yay!
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Hello! 

We're two writers who want to donate more money to causes that are likely to be screwed by recent current events. Organizations that support civil rights, the environment, women's rights, access to health care, native rights, fair voting, the welfare of refugees, LGBTQ rights, immigrants' rights, taco truck proliferation, and so on. To do this, we decided to churn out some stories. 

Anything we earn here, we donate. To earn it, we write. There are some other bits and bobs we offer, too, but foremost is the exudate of literary imaginings, and stuff. We try to keep our costs low so that we can get the most out of this donation project--but check out the rewards, see if anything strikes your fancy.

To get more of an idea of what we're doing, check out Fiction Fights Back.

As far as who we are, as individual people instead of a very attractive polycephalic typing-beast:

One of us is S.L. Huang, author of the Amazon-bestselling Russell’s Attic series. Her short fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, Daily Science Fiction, and The Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy 2016. She is also an MIT graduate, stuntwoman, and firearms expert. 

The other one of us is Maddox Hahn, who, um...has a dog. 

If you choose to become a patron, thank you so much! We couldn't do this without you. 

How It Works

Our pledges are currently set to "per creation." A "creation" will consist of at least 2,000 to 5,000 story words. This might be a few really short stories, one average-sized short story, or an installment of an awkwardly-lengthed novellette or novella. For every $200 in pledges, there will be one story post. You pay nothing unless we write; we write when we have the pledges.

You are able to cap how much you pay per month, so if hell freezes over and we suddenly excrete superhumanly copious creations many times more often than you want to pay, you don't have to worry. See Patreon's FAQ for more. 

Also

Thank you. Really. You're goddamn enchanting. And your hair is great. 

Recent posts by The Inkharpies

Tiers
Patron
$1 or more per creation 0 patrons
Get to read all the stories!
Grand Patron
$2 or more per creation 9 patrons
Get the stories as well as access to the rest of the activity feed, where we will occasionally be silly and post behind-the-scenes nonsense.
Mega Patron
$5 or more per creation 2 patrons
All of the above + we'll post polls of which charities we're thinking about for each story haul, and you'll help us choose who gets the donation!
Mechagiga Patron
$7 or more per creation 0 patrons
All of the above + we'll sometimes post polls about what kind of stories you want next. A Huang story? A Hahn story?  A *gasp* COLLABORATION? Do you want something in an existing 'verse? We'll list some options and ask you which you want!
Overlord Patron
$10 or more per creation 1 patron
The above, plus: every year you'll get a digital collection of all the stories from that year, in the ebook format of your choice. (This will include any stories that were posted at the $200 level and therefore didn't have a digital download.)
Lord-of-Sweeping-Gossamer-Robes-Full-of-Swords Patron
$15 or more per creation 0 patrons
In addition to all the lower tier stuff, we'll write a brief "DVD commentary" on each story, which you will get access to!
Stardust-Clad Lord-of-Saws-for-Hands Uberpatron
$20 or more per creation 0 patrons
All of the previous rewards, + S.L. Huang will do a live chat every so often and AMA it up with backers at or above this level, answering questions about her experiences with self-publishing and (as she embarks on it) trade publishing. Or the movie industry. Or her navel lint. You know, whatever.
Cave-Hyena-Whispering Nectar-Blooded Neganegalord Patron
$35 or more per creation 0 patrons
All previous rewards, + you'll get to send in suggestions of what doodle M.H.  should do every month, which you'll then get a scanned copy of. 
Master-of-the-Gases-of-Jupiter Grand High Celestial Lord Patron
$40 or more per creation 0 of 12 patrons
Previous rewards stand, plus you'll get one of MH's doodles mailed to you in hardcopy each year. 
Honeyed-Music-Constantly-Emanating-from-Pores-of-the-Skin Heavenly Troubadorine Most-Elevated Excellent Hair Lord Patron
$50 or more per creation 1 patron
In addition to the above, you'll get an audio version of each story from the time you pledge, read by S.L. Huang. This may come out later than the story itself, but it will come.
Gods-Wiggle-in-Enchantment-by-the-Sovereign-Emanations-of-Your-Resplendence Supernova-Crumbling Incredibly Charismatic and Handsome Peacock-Shriveling Emperor Patron
$100 or more per creation 1 of 24 patrons
Well, shucks. We'll give you our unborn children. This works out great for us as we're not going to have any. No, um, we'll Tuckerize someone for you in the stories at least once a year (give a character your name or a friend's -- with their consent of course). No guarantees on the fate of the you...

Oh yes, previous rewards included as well.