Matthew Sanborn Smith is creating fiction and podcasts
29

patrons

$125
per month
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!
Tiers
S'Lesses
$1 or more per month 9 patrons
  • Get a new episode of Beware the Patronizing Mango on the 14th of every month!
  • Updates on my projects every Sunday!
  • Sneak peeks at upcoming publications and projects before their release to the general public!
The Slow and the Furious
$3 or more per month 6 patrons
  • You'll get one classic episode of my defunct subscription-only podcast, Beware the Elitist Mango, on the 21st of every month! (Until we've blown through all 49 episodes, then I'll figure out something else)
  • Plus all previous rewards!
Today's Special
$5 or more per month 12 patrons
  • On the 7th of every month, I'll post a reprint of one of my flash fiction stories (probably 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.)!
  • Plus all previous rewards!
A Case of the Lumps
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
  • I'll post a new flash fiction story on the 28th of every month!
  • Plus all previous rewards!
Road Trip
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
  • I'll send you a digital version of one of my short stories or novel chapters on the 1st of each month (Either something previously unpublished, or something that can't be found in the wild without a lot of effort.)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Carl's Best
$100 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
I don't expect anyone to go for this tier, but I wanted to put it here in case an insane person stops by.

  • I'll write you one personalized short story a year, roughly 4,000 words. You tell me what you want in it and, if it’s within my ability and doesn’t appall me, you’ll get it!
  • Plus all previous rewards!
Goals
$125 of $550 per month
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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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!

Recent posts by Matthew Sanborn Smith

Tiers
S'Lesses
$1 or more per month 9 patrons
  • Get a new episode of Beware the Patronizing Mango on the 14th of every month!
  • Updates on my projects every Sunday!
  • Sneak peeks at upcoming publications and projects before their release to the general public!
The Slow and the Furious
$3 or more per month 6 patrons
  • You'll get one classic episode of my defunct subscription-only podcast, Beware the Elitist Mango, on the 21st of every month! (Until we've blown through all 49 episodes, then I'll figure out something else)
  • Plus all previous rewards!
Today's Special
$5 or more per month 12 patrons
  • On the 7th of every month, I'll post a reprint of one of my flash fiction stories (probably 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.)!
  • Plus all previous rewards!
A Case of the Lumps
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
  • I'll post a new flash fiction story on the 28th of every month!
  • Plus all previous rewards!
Road Trip
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
  • I'll send you a digital version of one of my short stories or novel chapters on the 1st of each month (Either something previously unpublished, or something that can't be found in the wild without a lot of effort.)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Carl's Best
$100 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
I don't expect anyone to go for this tier, but I wanted to put it here in case an insane person stops by.

  • I'll write you one personalized short story a year, roughly 4,000 words. You tell me what you want in it and, if it’s within my ability and doesn’t appall me, you’ll get it!
  • Plus all previous rewards!