folklore translator

is creating Fairytale & Folktale Translations and Fiction

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$1 - Early releases!

$1
per translation
You will gain early (and continuous) access to all fairy tale e-books and folktale article translations in all formats.

$2 - Backstage pass!

$2
per translation
Watch the translations unfold on Google docs, see what projects are in the queue, ask any questions you please, and maybe even vote for upcoming projects. Not to mention, I'll occasionally share links to other fairy tale and folklore-related resources.

You will be charged only when completed translations are posted. All other backstage content will be posted to your patron feed for free.

$5 - Folkloric Fiction!

$5
per translation
In addition to receiving my folklore and fairy tale translations early ($1 tier) and backstage access ($2 tier), you will get exclusive early access to my folklore-inspired fiction that I've been working on since 2013. This includes interconnected short stories and novels as part of The Crown of Seasons series.

You will be charged only when I post my translations and receive my fiction as an additional benefit.

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patrons

$38

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About folklore translator

Hello, future patrons! My name is Laura Christensen. I'm a writer of folkloric fantasy and a French-to-English translator specializing in French fairy tales and folklore.

When I first created this Patreon, I was very much disabled by a chronic illness which made it extremely difficult for me to churn through translating large texts (like novels), work quickly (for freelancing), or hit others' deadlines. Instead of giving up entirely on translation, however, I turned to my love of folklore and rolled up my entrepreneurial sleeves to create folklore translator.

I love folklore so much, in fact, that the creatures I encounter "in the wild" also have a tendency to show up in my fiction. In 2020, I began sharing these stories with my patrons in advance of their public debut.

Every quarter, I post either a new folktale translation or an e-book of a fairy tale translation with historical commentary. Since 2020, I also post a piece of folkloric fiction to the fiction tier. My folklore translations I later post to my website for free. However, currently editing costs come out of my own savings, so I don't publish new content very quickly.

This is where you come in.

With your support, I can host the folkloretranslator.com website, translate more, update the website more often with new fairy tales and folklore, and professionally edit & publish my fairy tale e-books and folkloric fiction more quickly.

In return, you will be the first to read everything, and I will give you an exclusive "backstage pass" to all projects and translations in progress. I'll even throw in resources to folklore, whimsy, and wonders from around the world. (See the patron tiers for further details).

Thanks so much for your support!

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A hundred years before Rapunzel, there was Persinette. Before the Old Witch ever locked Rapunzel in a tower, a Fairy set out to change Persinette's destiny.

Read the French fairy tale that inspired the Grimm Brothers' "Rapunzel," learn about the authoress Mlle de La Force, and discover answers to questions such as why Persinette's father traded her for a fistful of parsley and how she survived for years alone in her wilderness.

Includes translations of the French tale "Persinette" (1698), the Italian tale "Petrosinella" (1634), and the German tale "Rapunzel" (1812-57), along with background information on each of the tales and their authors.

(Persinette debuted on Patreon as a backer-exclusive early release in March 2015. As of April 2015 it's available for public purchase here.)

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Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs) of two short stories and a novel are currently posted to the fiction tier.

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In 2016, I posted a folktale once a quarter. 

In 2017, I took the year off to draft the next fairy tale translation e-book and focus on my folklore-inspired fiction.

In 2018, I posted a folktale once a quarter.

In 2019, I posted a folktale in March and released Fairer in October!

In 2020, I posted quarterly folktale translations, three short stories, and one novel ARC.

In 2021, I will post folktale translations and MORE FOLKLORIC FICTION (YAY!) quarterly in March, April, September, and October!

Goals
$38.17 of $50 per translation
Reaching this goal would mean with your support I'd cover website hosting costs for 2020.
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Writings
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Video

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