little 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 share links to other fairy tales and folktales in translation and other cool resources as I find them.

You will be charged only when completed translations are posted. All other backstage content will be posted to your patron feed for free.
$5 - NEW!! Folkloric Fiction in 2020
$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.  See you in 2020!

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$28

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About little translator

Hello future patrons! My name is Laura Christensen and I'm a French-to-English translator specializing in French fairy tales, folklore, and old fantasy from the seventeenth century onwards.

As I type this, I am currently disabled by a chronic illness which makes it extremely difficult to churn through large texts in a reasonable amount of time, hit anything resembling a traditional set of deadlines, or compete with translation giants. Instead of giving up entirely on my translation and publication ambitions, however, I have rolled up my entrepreneurial sleeves to create little translator.

Each month
Every quarter, I post a new folktale or I publish an e-book of a fairy tale translation. Everything except my fairy tale e-books I post to my website for free; however, currently everything comes out of my own pocket and I am unable to afford to publish new content very quickly.

This is where you come in.

With your support, I can host the littletranslator.com website, translate more, update the website more often with new content, and/or professionally edit & publish my fairy tale e-books more quickly. In return for your help, you will be the first to read everything, you will have access to more e-book formats months in advance of everyone else, and I will give you an exclusive "backstage pass" to all projects and translations in progress. I'll even throw in links and resources to folklore and fairy tale translations from around the world. (See the $1 and $2 patron tiers on the sidebar 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 with the Patreon-exclusive cover shown above. As of April 2015 it's available for public purchase here.)

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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 will post folktale translations and FOLKLORIC FICTION (YAY!) quarterly in March, April, September, and October!  See you then!

Goals
$28 of $50 per translation
Reaching this goal would mean with your support I'd cover website hosting costs for 2020.
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