Kameron Hurley is creating Short stories
1,040

patrons

$4,406
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! 

 I’m Kameron Hurley, writer of such titles as the time-traveling mindfuck The Light Brigade, the lesbians-in-space organic worldship space opera The Stars are Legion, the bugpunk science fiction noir God’s War trilogy and The Worldbreaker Saga, a fantasy epic of sentient trees, blood magic, and parallel universes colliding. I also 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've been on Patreon for a few years now, and it's made it possible for me to write a tremendous amount of fiction in that time. However, recently I was laid off from my day job, which was still absolutely crucial for my survival - in no small part because health insurance is expensive and the cost of the medication that keeps me alive is exorbitant. 

As of right now, this Patreon,  PayPal tips, and my book royalties and book payments are the only thing keeping me, my spouse, my spouse's grandmother, and our three dogs in care, groceries, and kibble. So EVERY ONE OF YOU is pretty much a hero to us all right now. 

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


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.  

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, 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 THREE collections of stories with your first pledge! That's 32 tales of wonder! 

So, what are you waiting for? Join the heroes! 
Tiers
PATRON
$1 or more per short story
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 only 76 left
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 only 119 left
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 only 4 left
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 only 1 left
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 only 20 left
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
$4,406 of $4,500 per short story
LIVE-STREAM HANGOUT: PAINT WITH HURLEY

Once we reach this milestone, I will hold a 60-90 minute LIVE HANGOUT/Q&A/DRUNK PAINTING EPISODE for ALL PATRONS! This will be a ONE TIME MEGA EVENT, likely via Patreon's streaming platform or Periscope, in which everyone can ask questions, interact with each other via the chat window, meet the dogs in real time, and raise a glass with me (you KNOW I will be drinking. I will probably bring up my fav bottles to talk about).

Let's make it an event to remember, folks! 
 
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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! 

 I’m Kameron Hurley, writer of such titles as the time-traveling mindfuck The Light Brigade, the lesbians-in-space organic worldship space opera The Stars are Legion, the bugpunk science fiction noir God’s War trilogy and The Worldbreaker Saga, a fantasy epic of sentient trees, blood magic, and parallel universes colliding. I also 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've been on Patreon for a few years now, and it's made it possible for me to write a tremendous amount of fiction in that time. However, recently I was laid off from my day job, which was still absolutely crucial for my survival - in no small part because health insurance is expensive and the cost of the medication that keeps me alive is exorbitant. 

As of right now, this Patreon,  PayPal tips, and my book royalties and book payments are the only thing keeping me, my spouse, my spouse's grandmother, and our three dogs in care, groceries, and kibble. So EVERY ONE OF YOU is pretty much a hero to us all right now. 

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


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.  

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, 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 THREE collections of stories with your first pledge! That's 32 tales of wonder! 

So, what are you waiting for? Join the heroes! 

Recent posts by Kameron Hurley

Tiers
PATRON
$1 or more per short story
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 only 76 left
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 only 119 left
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 only 4 left
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 only 1 left
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 only 20 left
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.