Kathryn McCloskey is creating Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories
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Hello,
Welcome to my Patreon page. My name is Kathryn McCloskey and I'm a queer author of science fiction and fantasy. I love writing about diverse queer characters where ever my imagination takes me. 

So what is Patreon?
It's just like in the old days when an artist or writer would have a rich person support them so they could keep creating awesome stuff. In this case though the creator is being supported by fans of their work who want more of it. And that support allows the creator to create more for them.
I chose Patreon over Kick-starter or any of the others because this seems more long term and community building. Rather than just delivering one thing once. I much prefer to get to know the people who like my work.
The ultimate goal of this page is to allow me to have more time to write stories and hopefully go full time as an author. But my personal goal is just to write science fiction and fantasy stories that have queer characters. It's pretty much the mission statement of my life.
I want to write stories that I want to read. Which means making speculative fiction more inclusive and in the process more interesting.

So the reward levels:

$1 
 
  • You'll get early access to The Warrior's Way. It's a fantasy series with queer characters. I post episode parts once a week on my blog. Every Post is 2000 to 3000 words and each episode is at least 5 parts so the episodes are between 10,000 to 20,000 words. At the moment it's a month ahead but that gap is going to get bigger. You can read Episode 1 Part 1 here.
  • You'll receive access to a Patreon only feed where I'll keep you updated on all my writing projects and what your contribution is going towards. 

$2
  • All the above rewards.
  • You'll also receive at least one flash fiction story a month. Flash fiction is between 500 and 1500 words but there's a good chance I'll get carried away and it'll turn into a series of longer fiction. Even if that does happen and the stories get longer than flash fiction I'll still update them at this reward level because that seems mean to leave you hanging.

$3
  • All the above rewards.
  • You'll receive at least one short story a month. Short Stories will be between 4000 to 8000 words but again if they turn into a series and get a bit longer than 8000 words I'll still update them here.



On To The Goals
So the goals I've set up for this page are ones that will take me further in indie publishing because at the moment I'm doing it all myself which is self publishing and I'm not an expert at creating eBook covers or editing or formatting. I'd also really like to produce physical books and audio-books but for now that's a little out of my range.

$75 This will fund the professional editing for all my fiction in a month (well until I have more time to write more then my editing budget will increase but for now I think this is a good starting goal). As a bonus I'll make a poll on what story you like best and turn the winning story into a series that will be an extra you get throughout the year.

$100 This will fund better covers for my eBooks because at the moment it's just me making them and I'm just winging it. As a bonus at the end of the year you get to vote on which stories get professional covers and you'll be bale to download them to your devices.

This is probably enough goals for now but I've got a lot more planned and a few ideas floating about. Mostly it's about formatting physical books, audiobooks, publishing a full length novel (it's currently 60,000 words and is the first in a series. I've also written the second book.), commissioning artwork (that you'll get for free), quitting my full time job (just imagine how much I'll be able to write) and having a professionally designed website.

  





Tiers
The Warrior's Way
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
 
  • You'll get early access to episodes of The Warrior's Way.  It's a fantasy series with queer characters. I post episode parts once a week on my blog.  Every Post is 2000 to 3000 words and each episode is at least 5 parts so the episodes are between 10,000 to 20,000 words. At the moment it's a month ahead but that gap is going to get bigger. 
  • You'll receive access to a Patreon only feed where I'll keep you updated on all my writing projects and what your contribution is going towards. 
     
Flash Fiction
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
  
  • All the above rewards  
  • You'll also receive at least one flash fiction story a month.  Flash fiction is between 500 and 1500 words but there's a good chance I'll get carried away and it'll turn into a series of longer fiction. Even if that does happen and the stories get longer than flash fiction I'll still update them at this reward level because that seems mean to leave you hanging.
Short Stories
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
  
  • All the above rewards 
  • You'll receive at least one short story a month. Short Stories will be between 4000 to 8000 words but again if they turn into a series and get a bit longer than 8000 words I'll still update them here.
Goals
$0 of $75 per month
This will fund the professional editing for all my fiction in a month.
As a bonus reward I'll make a poll on what story you like best and turn the winning story into a series that will be an extra you get throughout the year.
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Hello,
Welcome to my Patreon page. My name is Kathryn McCloskey and I'm a queer author of science fiction and fantasy. I love writing about diverse queer characters where ever my imagination takes me. 

So what is Patreon?
It's just like in the old days when an artist or writer would have a rich person support them so they could keep creating awesome stuff. In this case though the creator is being supported by fans of their work who want more of it. And that support allows the creator to create more for them.
I chose Patreon over Kick-starter or any of the others because this seems more long term and community building. Rather than just delivering one thing once. I much prefer to get to know the people who like my work.
The ultimate goal of this page is to allow me to have more time to write stories and hopefully go full time as an author. But my personal goal is just to write science fiction and fantasy stories that have queer characters. It's pretty much the mission statement of my life.
I want to write stories that I want to read. Which means making speculative fiction more inclusive and in the process more interesting.

So the reward levels:

$1 
 
  • You'll get early access to The Warrior's Way. It's a fantasy series with queer characters. I post episode parts once a week on my blog. Every Post is 2000 to 3000 words and each episode is at least 5 parts so the episodes are between 10,000 to 20,000 words. At the moment it's a month ahead but that gap is going to get bigger. You can read Episode 1 Part 1 here.
  • You'll receive access to a Patreon only feed where I'll keep you updated on all my writing projects and what your contribution is going towards. 

$2
  • All the above rewards.
  • You'll also receive at least one flash fiction story a month. Flash fiction is between 500 and 1500 words but there's a good chance I'll get carried away and it'll turn into a series of longer fiction. Even if that does happen and the stories get longer than flash fiction I'll still update them at this reward level because that seems mean to leave you hanging.

$3
  • All the above rewards.
  • You'll receive at least one short story a month. Short Stories will be between 4000 to 8000 words but again if they turn into a series and get a bit longer than 8000 words I'll still update them here.



On To The Goals
So the goals I've set up for this page are ones that will take me further in indie publishing because at the moment I'm doing it all myself which is self publishing and I'm not an expert at creating eBook covers or editing or formatting. I'd also really like to produce physical books and audio-books but for now that's a little out of my range.

$75 This will fund the professional editing for all my fiction in a month (well until I have more time to write more then my editing budget will increase but for now I think this is a good starting goal). As a bonus I'll make a poll on what story you like best and turn the winning story into a series that will be an extra you get throughout the year.

$100 This will fund better covers for my eBooks because at the moment it's just me making them and I'm just winging it. As a bonus at the end of the year you get to vote on which stories get professional covers and you'll be bale to download them to your devices.

This is probably enough goals for now but I've got a lot more planned and a few ideas floating about. Mostly it's about formatting physical books, audiobooks, publishing a full length novel (it's currently 60,000 words and is the first in a series. I've also written the second book.), commissioning artwork (that you'll get for free), quitting my full time job (just imagine how much I'll be able to write) and having a professionally designed website.

  





Recent posts by Kathryn McCloskey

Tiers
The Warrior's Way
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
 
  • You'll get early access to episodes of The Warrior's Way.  It's a fantasy series with queer characters. I post episode parts once a week on my blog.  Every Post is 2000 to 3000 words and each episode is at least 5 parts so the episodes are between 10,000 to 20,000 words. At the moment it's a month ahead but that gap is going to get bigger. 
  • You'll receive access to a Patreon only feed where I'll keep you updated on all my writing projects and what your contribution is going towards. 
     
Flash Fiction
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
  
  • All the above rewards  
  • You'll also receive at least one flash fiction story a month.  Flash fiction is between 500 and 1500 words but there's a good chance I'll get carried away and it'll turn into a series of longer fiction. Even if that does happen and the stories get longer than flash fiction I'll still update them at this reward level because that seems mean to leave you hanging.
Short Stories
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
  
  • All the above rewards 
  • You'll receive at least one short story a month. Short Stories will be between 4000 to 8000 words but again if they turn into a series and get a bit longer than 8000 words I'll still update them here.