Jasper Sanchez is creating stories in advance of a better world
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$9
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Hi.

I’m Jasper Sanchez, a transmasculine author of queer fiction. I’m bi, Jewish, and 100% in favor of punching Nazis. I recently traded the picturesque hills of the California Wine Country for the equally picturesque evergreens of the Pacific Northwest, and no, I don’t remember what the sun looks like anymore.

I write across many genres, often smudging the lines between them. I’ve been known to write speculative fiction, literary fiction, romance, and, most recently, Young Adult. My work has appeared in some fantastic places like Mithila Review, Plenitude, and Foglifter. You can find my complete bibliography here, along with (free!) links to most of my published pieces.

I’m passionate about stories, the worlds they build, and their potential to effect change in the real world. My work often explores the overlap between world-building and world-making, using fiction as a speculative engine for analyzing problems, brainstorming solutions, and interrogating ideas about hope, change, and progress at their teleological roots. No matter the genre, I’m interested in questions of futurity, liminality, and marginality. I write diverse stories not only to reflect the world we live in but also to imagine the worlds we could or should live in.

tl;dr you should probably know everything I write is hella queer. Always political. And may contain glitter.

As for what I’m doing here, well. I’ll spare you the rant about how late capitalism is the scourge of millennial existence and cut to the chase. In an ideal world—the kind of worlds I write about, with universal basic income and health care and free education—I’d write fulltime. Unfortunately, that’s not an option in this world, but I’d like to be able to spend as much time writing as possible. Every single pledge here will go a long way toward my ability to create without the anxiety and guilt that goes with not living up to the Protestant Work Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. And if you pledge, I promise not to bombard you with archaic social theory all the time. Only sometimes. With advance warning.

What you can expect: Captain’s Logs (or status reports of what I’ve been working on and where I’m boldly going), flash fiction, WIP excerpts, short voice recordings of my work, and periodic essays/rambling about what’s on my mind. Rewards may change as I get my sea legs here on Patreon.
Tiers
Ensign
$1 or more per month
My eternal gratitude, access to all Captain's Logs, Thoughts About Things, and Top Secret WIP Excerpts.
Lieutenant JG
$2 or more per month
Everything below + Exclusive Monthly Flash Fiction
Lieutenant
$3 or more per month
Everything below + Voice Recordings of WIP Excerpts (by me! in my squeaky, dropping teenage boy voice!)
Lt. Commander
$5 or more per month
Everything below + Monthly WIP-themed Aesthetic(s)
Commander
$7 or more per month
Everything below + a Cameo in a future piece of fiction
Captain
$10 or more per month
Everything below + Choice of Personal Monthly Story Consult (up to 5,000 words) *or* Personal Monthly Aesthetic (9 pics, you choose the theme, some restrictions may apply)
Goals
$9 of $25 per month
This would cover my monthly writing-related expenses, such as web-hosting and my Duotrope subscription.
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Hi.

I’m Jasper Sanchez, a transmasculine author of queer fiction. I’m bi, Jewish, and 100% in favor of punching Nazis. I recently traded the picturesque hills of the California Wine Country for the equally picturesque evergreens of the Pacific Northwest, and no, I don’t remember what the sun looks like anymore.

I write across many genres, often smudging the lines between them. I’ve been known to write speculative fiction, literary fiction, romance, and, most recently, Young Adult. My work has appeared in some fantastic places like Mithila Review, Plenitude, and Foglifter. You can find my complete bibliography here, along with (free!) links to most of my published pieces.

I’m passionate about stories, the worlds they build, and their potential to effect change in the real world. My work often explores the overlap between world-building and world-making, using fiction as a speculative engine for analyzing problems, brainstorming solutions, and interrogating ideas about hope, change, and progress at their teleological roots. No matter the genre, I’m interested in questions of futurity, liminality, and marginality. I write diverse stories not only to reflect the world we live in but also to imagine the worlds we could or should live in.

tl;dr you should probably know everything I write is hella queer. Always political. And may contain glitter.

As for what I’m doing here, well. I’ll spare you the rant about how late capitalism is the scourge of millennial existence and cut to the chase. In an ideal world—the kind of worlds I write about, with universal basic income and health care and free education—I’d write fulltime. Unfortunately, that’s not an option in this world, but I’d like to be able to spend as much time writing as possible. Every single pledge here will go a long way toward my ability to create without the anxiety and guilt that goes with not living up to the Protestant Work Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. And if you pledge, I promise not to bombard you with archaic social theory all the time. Only sometimes. With advance warning.

What you can expect: Captain’s Logs (or status reports of what I’ve been working on and where I’m boldly going), flash fiction, WIP excerpts, short voice recordings of my work, and periodic essays/rambling about what’s on my mind. Rewards may change as I get my sea legs here on Patreon.

Recent posts by Jasper Sanchez

Tiers
Ensign
$1 or more per month
My eternal gratitude, access to all Captain's Logs, Thoughts About Things, and Top Secret WIP Excerpts.
Lieutenant JG
$2 or more per month
Everything below + Exclusive Monthly Flash Fiction
Lieutenant
$3 or more per month
Everything below + Voice Recordings of WIP Excerpts (by me! in my squeaky, dropping teenage boy voice!)
Lt. Commander
$5 or more per month
Everything below + Monthly WIP-themed Aesthetic(s)
Commander
$7 or more per month
Everything below + a Cameo in a future piece of fiction
Captain
$10 or more per month
Everything below + Choice of Personal Monthly Story Consult (up to 5,000 words) *or* Personal Monthly Aesthetic (9 pics, you choose the theme, some restrictions may apply)