Kameron Hurley is creating Short stories
753

patrons

$2,608
per short story


Hello, folks! I'm thrilled to see that you made your way to this Patreon page. I have some really big plans for the future of my wild and weird fiction, and I hope you'll be a part of it! 

For those who don't know much about me yet, I’m Kameron Hurley, writer of such titles as the lesbians-in-space organic worldship space opera The Stars are Legion, the bugpunk science fiction noir God’s War trilogy and The Mirror Empire, a fantasy epic of sentient trees, blood magic, and parallel universes colliding. I write regular columns for Locus Magazine and I am probably best known on the internet for writing the award-winning essay "We Have Always Fought" which appears in the essay collection The Geek Feminist Revolution.

I call my fans Hurley’s Heroes , because they’ve made it possible for me to write and publish fiction and get paid for it – no small feat. If you’re here to become a patron or just spread the word, well, you’re a hero too. Thanks!



People often say, “Hey, Kameron, you write weird, cool stuff! I LOVES IT! Why don’t you write MOAR of it? A book a year and a couple short stories DOES NOT SATE MY CRAVING FOR  WEIRD BAD ASS HORRIFYING FANTASY-SCIENCE FICTION THUNDERDOME BUGMAGIC ACTION WITH BONUS QUEEROSITY AND SENTIENT TREES!” And I have to give the same boring answer again and again, “Because I have to eat.”

Every penny here goes toward my ultimate dream of being able to make it full-time as a fiction writer. For now, a lot of this income goes into promotional activities related to my book releases, veterinary bills, and travel expenses for various conventions (and OK, yes, usually a good bottle of Scotch every month. I'm human). This is how I'm supporting all the ancillary activities that go along with "being a writer" that few people see. Someday, I'd like to get to the point where it pays my rent and health insurance, too. But for now: know that you're supporting the creation of new work that I wouldn't otherwise be able to make time for. 



This is an old-school Patreon, like ye patrons of olde: you are literally making it possible for me to devote time to create more fiction for you. There’s nothing more precious than time. I’d much rather be writing fiction for you than websites for clients, but without patronage, writing short fiction doesn’t make the financial sense that my day job writing does.

Backers receive digital copies of all of the work made possible by this Patreon, plus additional “per Thing” rewards at various backer and milestone levels. These short stories may end up being sold elsewhere – to magazines, to anthologies, or for sale at various online retailers – but every single person who backs these projects gets them at every backer level, with covers and acknowledgements, before anyone else.



I'm aiming to write about a short story every month. However, there are months I take off due to holiday seasons, book releases (all my brain space is used for promo activities) and other Life Occurrences (such as not finishing the story on time ::whistles innocently::). I keep patrons updated on which months we skip.



I’ve got a chronic illness, so I know that time is precious and these are the years when I'm going to be doing my best work. The amount of time I get to devote to these projects is totally up to you. Every dollar counts! Thanks so much, heroes. 

BONUS: When you sign up to the Patreon, you will receive TWO collections of stories with your first pledge! That's 20 tales of wonder! 

So, what are you waiting for? 
Tiers
PATRON
$1 or more per short story 386 patrons
Get a digital download of each month's story in .mobi, .epub and PDF format, and your name listed in the acknowledgements.
BACKSTAGE PASS
$2 or more per short story 117 patrons
Draft chapters! Deleted scenes! Kick in a buck more and you get a story a month PLUS a new draft chapter of a current work or deleted scene from a prior work every time a story drops. See new book chapters before anyone else!  
REAL-TIME WORD HACKER
$3 or more per short story 60 patrons
Get the above, plus access to up to a real-time writing video of each story (up to 60 min). Here’s one from Brandon Sanderson. This level delivers an inside look at how I write and revise as I go, and how first drafts become polished drafts. Videos are exclusive to subscribers-only for 12 months.
VIP BACKSTAGE PASS
$5 or more per short story 141 patrons
Get all of the above, plus access to a subscribers-only video of me walking through each month's story page-by-page and discussing the process of creating it (like a DVD talk track). Find out where ideas came from, discuss worldbuilding, structure, pacing, and what I learned. Videos are exclusive to subscribers-only for 12 months.
AUDIOPHILE
$7 or more per short story 11 patrons
LOVE AUDIO BOOKS? This tier is for YOU! Get everything at the prior levels, plus access to an audio file of the month's story, read by yours truly. 
WARRIOR
$10 or more per short story 45 patrons
In addition to the above, you’ll receive a pep-talk email from me every month– about life,  writing, painting, crafts, and various rants, with links to things I think are cool (including great books).
WRITING WORKSHOP
$15 or more per short story 11 patrons
In addition to everything at prior levels, you'll get access to a monthly video where I answer common writing questions. These can be questions  folks at this level ask each month on the workshop post I set up every month, or just ones that I see a lot if we don't have enough to fill time (tho you all know I can fill time). Think of it like a budget writing workshop membership!  
POWER READER
$25 or more per short story 17 of 100 patrons
In addition to rewards at tiers above, you'll receive 2 chapbooks a year, each featuring a single short story I’ve written for Patreon that year. These will be signed and mailed in July and December, approximately.
CHAMPION COLLECTOR
$50 or more per short story 1 of 125 patrons
EXTRA CHAPBOOK! Love the chapbooks? Huge collector? Receive all of the above and an ADDITIONAL chapbook each year, every March. So you'll get your chapbooks in March, July and December, approximately.
ART CONNOISSEUR
$75 or more per short story 0 of 5 patrons
Get rewards from all above tiers, PLUS an ORIGINAL PAINTING every month (capped at 5).  I've been painting a LOT of Bob Ross-style paintings. I can't guarantee you they are GOOD. But each is unique and original and signed by me. Feel free to sign up at this level once or twice a year to get your original painting and then just knock it back down after you get it. I won't mind! Note: art won't ship until payment goes through each month.  
SKYPE CHAT SUPREME
$125 or more per short story 2 of 5 patrons
SKYPE SESSION! (really) Pledge at this level and get everything up to the $50 level plus a 30 minute audio-only Skype session with me every time a story drops. This is your time to ask about whatever you like. We can discuss story structure, whisky, plot hiccups, Chipotle, or writing hacks. Your choice! Limited to 5 folks.
LITERARY HERO
$500 or more per short story 0 of 20 patrons
BE A HERO! Get everything at tiers above AND a free signed paper copy of every book I publish each year outside of  Patreon. I generally get author copies a month  before books are released, so you’ll get them before everyone else! Each package will contain a handwritten thank you note.
Goals
$2,608 of $3,000 per short story
LET'S BUILD A COMMUNITY OF HEROES! 

Remember when it was FUN to interact with other people online? When we reach this milestone, I'll launch a private forum hosted at my website just for patrons! You'll be able to log in with your patreon credentials and interact with other fans - chat about stories, shared interests, and other geek/book/writing friendly topics! 

This will be a welcoming, fully moderated space. No jerks allowed! Code of conduct in effect! Moderation hammer will be driven with impunity! This is going to be a fabulous place to meet other people who love the things you do. 
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Hello, folks! I'm thrilled to see that you made your way to this Patreon page. I have some really big plans for the future of my wild and weird fiction, and I hope you'll be a part of it! 

For those who don't know much about me yet, I’m Kameron Hurley, writer of such titles as the lesbians-in-space organic worldship space opera The Stars are Legion, the bugpunk science fiction noir God’s War trilogy and The Mirror Empire, a fantasy epic of sentient trees, blood magic, and parallel universes colliding. I write regular columns for Locus Magazine and I am probably best known on the internet for writing the award-winning essay "We Have Always Fought" which appears in the essay collection The Geek Feminist Revolution.

I call my fans Hurley’s Heroes , because they’ve made it possible for me to write and publish fiction and get paid for it – no small feat. If you’re here to become a patron or just spread the word, well, you’re a hero too. Thanks!



People often say, “Hey, Kameron, you write weird, cool stuff! I LOVES IT! Why don’t you write MOAR of it? A book a year and a couple short stories DOES NOT SATE MY CRAVING FOR  WEIRD BAD ASS HORRIFYING FANTASY-SCIENCE FICTION THUNDERDOME BUGMAGIC ACTION WITH BONUS QUEEROSITY AND SENTIENT TREES!” And I have to give the same boring answer again and again, “Because I have to eat.”

Every penny here goes toward my ultimate dream of being able to make it full-time as a fiction writer. For now, a lot of this income goes into promotional activities related to my book releases, veterinary bills, and travel expenses for various conventions (and OK, yes, usually a good bottle of Scotch every month. I'm human). This is how I'm supporting all the ancillary activities that go along with "being a writer" that few people see. Someday, I'd like to get to the point where it pays my rent and health insurance, too. But for now: know that you're supporting the creation of new work that I wouldn't otherwise be able to make time for. 



This is an old-school Patreon, like ye patrons of olde: you are literally making it possible for me to devote time to create more fiction for you. There’s nothing more precious than time. I’d much rather be writing fiction for you than websites for clients, but without patronage, writing short fiction doesn’t make the financial sense that my day job writing does.

Backers receive digital copies of all of the work made possible by this Patreon, plus additional “per Thing” rewards at various backer and milestone levels. These short stories may end up being sold elsewhere – to magazines, to anthologies, or for sale at various online retailers – but every single person who backs these projects gets them at every backer level, with covers and acknowledgements, before anyone else.



I'm aiming to write about a short story every month. However, there are months I take off due to holiday seasons, book releases (all my brain space is used for promo activities) and other Life Occurrences (such as not finishing the story on time ::whistles innocently::). I keep patrons updated on which months we skip.



I’ve got a chronic illness, so I know that time is precious and these are the years when I'm going to be doing my best work. The amount of time I get to devote to these projects is totally up to you. Every dollar counts! Thanks so much, heroes. 

BONUS: When you sign up to the Patreon, you will receive TWO collections of stories with your first pledge! That's 20 tales of wonder! 

So, what are you waiting for? 

Recent posts by Kameron Hurley

Tiers
PATRON
$1 or more per short story 386 patrons
Get a digital download of each month's story in .mobi, .epub and PDF format, and your name listed in the acknowledgements.
BACKSTAGE PASS
$2 or more per short story 117 patrons
Draft chapters! Deleted scenes! Kick in a buck more and you get a story a month PLUS a new draft chapter of a current work or deleted scene from a prior work every time a story drops. See new book chapters before anyone else!  
REAL-TIME WORD HACKER
$3 or more per short story 60 patrons
Get the above, plus access to up to a real-time writing video of each story (up to 60 min). Here’s one from Brandon Sanderson. This level delivers an inside look at how I write and revise as I go, and how first drafts become polished drafts. Videos are exclusive to subscribers-only for 12 months.
VIP BACKSTAGE PASS
$5 or more per short story 141 patrons
Get all of the above, plus access to a subscribers-only video of me walking through each month's story page-by-page and discussing the process of creating it (like a DVD talk track). Find out where ideas came from, discuss worldbuilding, structure, pacing, and what I learned. Videos are exclusive to subscribers-only for 12 months.
AUDIOPHILE
$7 or more per short story 11 patrons
LOVE AUDIO BOOKS? This tier is for YOU! Get everything at the prior levels, plus access to an audio file of the month's story, read by yours truly. 
WARRIOR
$10 or more per short story 45 patrons
In addition to the above, you’ll receive a pep-talk email from me every month– about life,  writing, painting, crafts, and various rants, with links to things I think are cool (including great books).
WRITING WORKSHOP
$15 or more per short story 11 patrons
In addition to everything at prior levels, you'll get access to a monthly video where I answer common writing questions. These can be questions  folks at this level ask each month on the workshop post I set up every month, or just ones that I see a lot if we don't have enough to fill time (tho you all know I can fill time). Think of it like a budget writing workshop membership!  
POWER READER
$25 or more per short story 17 of 100 patrons
In addition to rewards at tiers above, you'll receive 2 chapbooks a year, each featuring a single short story I’ve written for Patreon that year. These will be signed and mailed in July and December, approximately.
CHAMPION COLLECTOR
$50 or more per short story 1 of 125 patrons
EXTRA CHAPBOOK! Love the chapbooks? Huge collector? Receive all of the above and an ADDITIONAL chapbook each year, every March. So you'll get your chapbooks in March, July and December, approximately.
ART CONNOISSEUR
$75 or more per short story 0 of 5 patrons
Get rewards from all above tiers, PLUS an ORIGINAL PAINTING every month (capped at 5).  I've been painting a LOT of Bob Ross-style paintings. I can't guarantee you they are GOOD. But each is unique and original and signed by me. Feel free to sign up at this level once or twice a year to get your original painting and then just knock it back down after you get it. I won't mind! Note: art won't ship until payment goes through each month.  
SKYPE CHAT SUPREME
$125 or more per short story 2 of 5 patrons
SKYPE SESSION! (really) Pledge at this level and get everything up to the $50 level plus a 30 minute audio-only Skype session with me every time a story drops. This is your time to ask about whatever you like. We can discuss story structure, whisky, plot hiccups, Chipotle, or writing hacks. Your choice! Limited to 5 folks.
LITERARY HERO
$500 or more per short story 0 of 20 patrons
BE A HERO! Get everything at tiers above AND a free signed paper copy of every book I publish each year outside of  Patreon. I generally get author copies a month  before books are released, so you’ll get them before everyone else! Each package will contain a handwritten thank you note.