Matthew Wayne Selznick

is creating things for people who like the kinds of things he creates.

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Thanks for the Coffee!

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Coffee is word fuel. Soul coal. Maker mulch!

COFFEE IS LOVE.

Your generous and manageable monthly patronage will subsidize a single coffee for me... and that means a lot, because after a pint glass of water, coffee is the first thing that goes into my body every single day. Coffee is what I'm drinking in the silence of the morning as I read and gather inspiration... the inspiration that leads to fiction, to music... to creation.

COFFEE IS LOVE.

So much that I wrote it twice.

I'll return your love by including your name (and your picture, if you permit me) on a special page on my website dedicated to all my incredible patrons.

Perhaps best of all, you get your key to the heart of our community, an exclusive chat platform where you can hang out with me and your fellow patrons.

You Pay: $3.00 when you become a patron and $3.00 per month at the beginning of each month.
I Receive: $2.42 per month (approximately) after Patreon takes their share and payment processing fees.
Includes Discord benefits
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  • Holla

Exceptional Patron

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$5
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You're more than something special. You're exceptional.

Your patronage brings includes a copy of any digital product I publish (e-books, songs, poetry... anything distributed as bits and bytes) for the duration of your patronage, plus access to the entire archive of content made available before you joined. It's kind of a lot.

You also get access to the unexpurgated, unproduced version of my weekly podcast, Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick, which features content that didn't make the publicly available episode. 

Perhaps best of all, you get your key to the heart of our community, an exclusive chat platform where you can hang out with me and your fellow patrons.

Need a little ego stroke? Hey, who doesn't like recognition? I'll credit you in every episode of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick, acknowledge you in every work of fiction or non-fiction I publish for the duration of your patronage, and list your name (and your picture, if you permit me) on a special page on my website.

You Pay: $5.00 when you become a patron and $5.00 per month at the beginning of each month (plus applicable taxes, if any).
I Receive: $4.00 (approximately) after Patreon takes their share and payment processing fees.
Includes Discord benefits
  • Unexpurgated Podcast Episodes
  • Digital Products
  • Exclusive Chat Community
  • Holla
  • For the Love

Titan Patron

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$15
per month
You're a titan, that's what you are. Giant. Elemental.

As a Titan, you receive all the benefits of Exceptional patronage, AND: 

Join me on a monthly live streaming video call -- and you get to help choose the topic!

Also, I'll regularly share with you notes and other "behind the curtain" materials related to whatever my current work(s)-in-progress might be.

Need a little ego stroke? Hey, who doesn't like recognition? I'll credit you in every episode of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick, acknowledge you in every work of fiction or non-fiction I publish for the duration of your patronage, and, on a special page on my website I'll list your name and likeness along with a link to your own website so you can hype your creative endeavors, your passion project, your job, your favorite charity... whatever it is you want associated with you.

But wait! There's more: actual, tangible, real-world things delivered to you every three months during your first year as a patron to reward you for your loyal continued support!

You Pay: $15.00 when you become a patron and $15.00 per month at the beginning of each month (plus applicable taxes, if any).
I Receive: $12.62 (approximately) after Patreon takes their share and payment processing fees.

Includes Discord benefits
  • Monthly Video Livestream
  • Glimpses Behind the Creative Curtain
  • Digital Products
  • Unexpurgated Podcast Episodes
  • Exclusive Chat Community
  • Holla
  • For the Love
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  • Exclusive T-shirt - Free swag from me to you throughout your first year!
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  • Exclusive Mini Print - Free swag from me to you throughout your first year!

Paramount Patron

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$20
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What's another word for "paramount?" Supreme. One might say, "Elevated above all else." That's you. Wow.

Your Paramount patronage brings you all the goodies, access, and rewards enjoyed by Titan and Exceptional patrons... and then some. I want you to know how rare and special you are.  So:

In addition to peeks at my notes and research, I'll share my actual works in progress with you in near-real-time, and, when circumstances permit, in actual real time. When I add words to a thing, those words will be shared here, too, or in our exclusive Discord channel. When I record a song sketch or fragment, that audio is shared here, too. Just for you.

How about actual, real, hold-in-your-hand stuff? For the duration of your active patronage, any time I create a new tangible product (a chapbook, a paperback book, a print... for example) I'll ship it to you, and I'll even autograph and personalize it, too.

Want to take advantage of my extensive expertise as an author, creative coach, and independent publisher and podcaster? Every quarter, you're welcome to schedule a one hour one-on-one voice or video call with me. That's a hundred dollar value. (You're eligible for this perk after your first three patron payments)

You Pay: $20.00 when you become a patron and $20.00 per month at the beginning of each month (plus applicable taxes, if any).
I Receive: $16.92 (approximately) after Patreon takes their share and payment processing fees.
Includes Discord benefits
  • Access to Works in Progress
  • Tangible Products
  • Quarterly One on One Voice or Video Call
  • Digital Products
  • Unexpurgated Podcast Episodes
  • Monthly Video Livestream
  • Exclusive Chat Community
  • Holla
  • For the Love
Exclusive Merch
Fulfilled by Patreon
Includes
  • Exclusive Mini Print - Free swag from me to you throughout your first year!
  • Exclusive Sticker - Free swag from me to you throughout your first year!
  • Exclusive Mug - Free swag from me to you throughout your first year!
  • Exclusive T-shirt - Free swag from me to you throughout your first year!

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About Matthew Wayne Selznick

I make things for people who like the kinds of things I make.

Fiction | Non-Fiction | Podcasts | Music | Poetry | Art | Support for Writers

As life-long creator, a pioneering independent author and publisher (since 1989 in print and 1998 digitally!) podcaster (since 2004!) and creative coach and mentor (since 2010), I believe in the interconnected and complimentary relationship between an artist and those who experience art. If I have an over-arching mission, it’s to add to the culture; to the wellspring of human experience… both by telling stories and making things, and by helping other people bring their creative endeavors to fruition and to the world.

This membership-driven, exclusive community serves both elements of that mission by providing me with resources to tell more stories and make more things, and by gathering creative people like you in a space where you'll find encouragement, mentoring, support, and friendship.

Together, you and I, we're going to make stuff, find success as we each define it, and stay healthy and sane in the process.

Are you in? Click the BECOME A PATRON button at the top of the page and join us for as little as $3.00 per month.

That was the short pitch. Want to go deep with me? Read on.

Helping You Make Things, Find Success, and
Stay Healthy and Sane in the Process

Neo-patronage -- that conversation age relationship wherein many people incrementally support a creative person generally rather than subsidizing a particular work -- is, intrinsically, an exercise in collaboration and community.

We both put something in, you (all of you) and I... and we both benefit.

What You Get
The specific benefits you receive as a patron depend on your pledged tier, as detailed above. A lot of the benefits have to do with my creative works: receiving e-books, getting behind the scenes and in-progress glimpses, getting print and other tangible goodies, having direct access to me, and so on.

While it might seem strange coming from someone asking for your monetary support of their creative endeavors, the biggest thing I hope you get from your patronage has very little to do with my novels, stories, music, podcasts, and so on.

It's the one benefit all tiers have in common... it's the bedrock of this whole thing, in fact.

All patrons become members of a creative community dedicated to each other's success and support.

This community gathers in many different ways: through an online chat platform with common areas and special spaces reserved for your level of patronage, through live video streams, through time-shifted conversations in a variety of media, and, in some cases, one-on-one engagement.

No matter what form our conversations take, the intention is the same: encouragement, mentoring, support, and friendship.

"But Matt," you might say in the early days of this community, "it's just you and me and a few other people."

Well, heck, future patron! That sounds cozy, doesn't it? If it's a small band in the beginning, that just means we'll get to know each other well, and that I can really dedicate some quality time to your creative endeavors.

I can't wait!

What I Get
Allow me to be transparent and vulnerable with you for a few paragraphs.  Actually, for more than that. I'd like honesty and transparency to be our default state.

I'm actively and positively involved in adding to the culture. I serve by making things that entertain, distract, compel, comfort, and engage. Based on award nominations, five star ratings and reviews, and my work being on many favorites lists... I'm very good at it.

Based on family history, I have maybe thirty years left. Or, maybe I have thirty days. Or thirty minutes.  Nobody knows, right? I might have just been sliced through by that one astonishingly odds-defying neutrino that sparks a tumor in my brain.

The clock is ticking. I feel it every time another creator I love passes away at a too-young age with too much left undone.

My day job is "creative services provider." I spend most of my waking hours, and most of my creative energy, working to help other people publish their books, post their podcast episodes, bring their vision into the world.

Given the many things I've done or could do working for others to put food on the table and keep a roof over my head, it could be worse. I'm grateful for my clients.

All the same... like everyone, my days are numbered.  And every day I'm not primarily dedicated to making my own creative works is a day I will never get back.

So I'm looking for your patronage to help me flip the ratio. I want to replace the revenue I receive as a creative services provider so that I can do what I was born to do: tell stories in a variety of media to explore what it means to be human in a compelling, entertaining, and hopefully beautiful way.

In addition to entertaining you, I hope to help you become a better creator yourself through my shared experiences and my shared expertise. Helping you get better makes me better.

Join Me.
Click the BECOME A PATRON button at the top of the page and join us for as little as $3.00 per month.

Thanks!

Goals
$27 of $100 per month
Every month patron pledges meet or exceed this level, I will donate 10% of my net Patreon revenue to 826 National, the largest youth writing support network in the United States. I believe empowering young people to create -- especially to write -- is directly in line with my mission to work to add to the culture and to support and mentor other creators. Your patronage helps me help!
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