Jess Nevins is creating Essays
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Hi. My name is Jess Nevins. I'm a college librarian by day, but by night I am at play in the fields of the lord as a writer. You might know me for my annotations for the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. You might know me for my writing on Victorian literature, either my Encyclopedia of Fantastic Victoriana (a finalist for the World Fantasy Award) or my The Victorian Bookshelf. You might know me for my writings on the pulps, such as The Encyclopedia of Pulp Heroes. Or you might have been a subscriber to my newsletter. I write a lot, basically, on a range of topics. (You can see a more complete bibliography here).  

But like a lot of writers I have a hard time making ends meet. I'm the sole wage earner for my family and my animals, and the sort of writing I do entails a lot of travel and a lot of extra bills of the kind fiction writers don't have to pay. (Let's just say my Interlibrary Loan bill is frightful). 

So I'm joining the 21st century and putting a virtual tin cup out. Hence, a Patreon. 

Naturally, I'm going to do my best to earn whatever money my backers give. Every month, I'll publish a long(ish) essay or piece of the sort I did in my newsletter. There's a world of fascinating information out there, and I'd like to share it with you in essay form. In addition to essays, I'll be sharing long quotes of interest or any other things that strike my fancy. I'll certainly put effort into whatever I post, though. I want you to get your money's worth. 

In addition to the essay, backers can sign up to receive an exclusive look at the project(s) I'm working on, Tuckerizations, acknowledgments, and the chance to have me be your personal researcher. 
Tiers
Your basic "Thank You!"
$1 or more per month 60 patrons
Thank you! Every little bit helps, and I appreciate it, and you. 

Backers at this level get access to the Essays and my eternal gratitude. 
A Special "Thank You!"
$5 or more per month 19 patrons
Backers at this level not only get access to the Essays but also monthly (long) excerpts of whatever book or novel or story I'm writing at the time. 
The Most Special "Thank You!" There Is.
$10 or more per month 10 patrons
Backers at this level get access to the Essays and the Book/Novel/Story Excerpts, but also get the chance to be Tuckerized (have a character named after them). Better still, for $10 a month I will be your personal researcher. Got a question that's bugging you? Need help doing research? I'll do it for you! I'm a professional reference librarian--answering questions is what I do for a living--and I have access to a wide array of resources that can answer a variety of questions. 
Pledge $20 or more per month
1 patron
  • Early downloads of all releases
  • Your name in the credits of my videos
  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
$249 of $1,000 per month
At this level, most of my financial worries would melt away, and I'd have the time and energy and motivation to write still more. If I can reach this goal I'll celebrate by giving away, in electronic form (.pdf or .epub), one of my books to a patron, once a month. 
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Hi. My name is Jess Nevins. I'm a college librarian by day, but by night I am at play in the fields of the lord as a writer. You might know me for my annotations for the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. You might know me for my writing on Victorian literature, either my Encyclopedia of Fantastic Victoriana (a finalist for the World Fantasy Award) or my The Victorian Bookshelf. You might know me for my writings on the pulps, such as The Encyclopedia of Pulp Heroes. Or you might have been a subscriber to my newsletter. I write a lot, basically, on a range of topics. (You can see a more complete bibliography here).  

But like a lot of writers I have a hard time making ends meet. I'm the sole wage earner for my family and my animals, and the sort of writing I do entails a lot of travel and a lot of extra bills of the kind fiction writers don't have to pay. (Let's just say my Interlibrary Loan bill is frightful). 

So I'm joining the 21st century and putting a virtual tin cup out. Hence, a Patreon. 

Naturally, I'm going to do my best to earn whatever money my backers give. Every month, I'll publish a long(ish) essay or piece of the sort I did in my newsletter. There's a world of fascinating information out there, and I'd like to share it with you in essay form. In addition to essays, I'll be sharing long quotes of interest or any other things that strike my fancy. I'll certainly put effort into whatever I post, though. I want you to get your money's worth. 

In addition to the essay, backers can sign up to receive an exclusive look at the project(s) I'm working on, Tuckerizations, acknowledgments, and the chance to have me be your personal researcher. 

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Tiers
Your basic "Thank You!"
$1 or more per month 60 patrons
Thank you! Every little bit helps, and I appreciate it, and you. 

Backers at this level get access to the Essays and my eternal gratitude. 
A Special "Thank You!"
$5 or more per month 19 patrons
Backers at this level not only get access to the Essays but also monthly (long) excerpts of whatever book or novel or story I'm writing at the time. 
The Most Special "Thank You!" There Is.
$10 or more per month 10 patrons
Backers at this level get access to the Essays and the Book/Novel/Story Excerpts, but also get the chance to be Tuckerized (have a character named after them). Better still, for $10 a month I will be your personal researcher. Got a question that's bugging you? Need help doing research? I'll do it for you! I'm a professional reference librarian--answering questions is what I do for a living--and I have access to a wide array of resources that can answer a variety of questions. 
Pledge $20 or more per month
1 patron
  • Early downloads of all releases
  • Your name in the credits of my videos
  • Plus all previous rewards