Matthew Sanborn Smith

is creating fiction and podcasts

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  • Get new episodes of Beware the Patronizing Mango days—no, weeks!—no, days before they're released to the public!
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  • Get a sneak peek at upcoming publications, projects, and works in progress on the 14th of every month, before their release to the general public !
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  • You'll get one new episode of my once-defunct now de-defunct podcast, Beware the Elitist Mango, on the 21st of every month!
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  • On the 7th of every month, I'll post a new flash fiction story (possibly of a different flavor than the Mango) and a really terrible piece of art from me (Seriously. We’re talking art at the skill level of a three-year-old.)!
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About Matthew Sanborn Smith

Hi! I'm Matthew Sanborn Smith. I write weird science fiction stories and I'm also the creator of the Beware the Hairy Mango podcast. My fiction has appeared at such nifty places as Tor(dot)com, Nature, Chizine, Aliterate, and Diabolical Plots, among others.

My favorite things in life are wild ideas, and my favorite thing to do is to come up with them. I write crazy stories and record absurdist audio, and then pass them along to you.

But I don't get to do that enough. I've been working two jobs for the past year and a half just to pay the bills. That doesn't leave nearly enough time for art. I have lots of stories to tell, lots of methods to explore, and lots of experiments to try. Together, we can make those things happen!

In return, I'll give you new Mango episodes, flash fiction, short stories, novel chapters, sneak previews, and weekly updates on what I'm doing.

To all those who were with me in the past, I thank you profusely and welcome you to this new party. To those of you just joining, we're going to make wonderful things happen. Let's do this!
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At $550, I no longer need a second job and can add a second episode of Beware the Patronizing Mango each month for all patrons!
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