Midnight Breakfast is creating A Literary Magazine
28

patrons

$247
per Issue
Midnight Breakfast is a free online literary magazine publishing a diverse selection of fiction, nonfiction, interviews, and visual art that we hope will spark conversation. Our mission is to show respect for the process and the challenge of creating original, dynamic work by paying our contributors.

In the Spring of 2014 we successfully raised $12,000 through online crowdfunding, enough money to allow us to pay our writers and artists for twelve issues of Midnight Breakfast, all available for free to you, our readers. Now we’re asking you to become a Patreon subscriber to help us publish four issues a year.

By subscribing to us through this service you become an old-school patron-of-the-arts through new-school means, offering your steady support to a diverse group of writers and illustrators whose work you believe will make the world a richer place and to the dedicated staff that brings that work to life. Midnight Breakfast will remain free to all, but we plan to reward our patrons with our effusive internet love and a number of exclusive bonuses and opportunities, depending on how much you can spare.

We're really depending on all of you, our readers, to help keep our humble publication alive and well. The goodwill we've received since we started publishing has been nothing short of inspiring, and we hope to continue to impress and surprise you with your patronage. It's incredibly idealistic, we know, to promise to pay our contributors and our staff for their work, but it's an ideal we can achieve with your support. Help us keep the conversation going and please subscribe today.

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(Cover image illustration by Vivian Shih)

Questions? Give us a holler at hello(at)midnightbreakfast(dot)com.
Tiers
MIDNIGHT BREAKFAST PATRON
$1 or more per Issue 11 patrons
We'll list your name on our website as a Patron and you'll have our eternal gratitude.
THE (MIDNIGHT) BREAKFAST CLUB
$5 or more per Issue 6 patrons
In addition to being listed as a Patron, we'll mail you a bookmark and temporary tattoo and give you a shout-out on Twitter.
SECOND BREAKFAST
$10 or more per Issue 7 patrons
Not only are you a Patron and (Midnight) Breakfast Club member, you're entitled to receive our exclusive new Second Breakfast newsletter after each issue. Second Breakfast will be filled with interviews with our contributors, sketches and alternate drafts from the illustrators, and book recommendations from our staff.
THE 50/50
$50 or more per Issue 0 patrons
It goes without saying, but nowadays things are very uncertain, and ongoing funding for the literary programs and organizations we value can be tenuous at best. We've created this tier as a way to not only help raise money for the magazine, but to help give back to the community that has supported us since our inception. For every pledge in this tier, 50% will go directly towards supporting Midnight Breakfast and 50% will be donated to a nonprofit organization that promotes literacy and supports the ongoing existence of writing communities and their readers. What this means: if you pledge $50, $25 of that will be direct support for us, and $25 will be support for an organization working on-the-ground and in communities to make sure writers and readers are connected in necessary and life-changing ways. Donors in this tier will also receive a shout-out of gratitude on Twitter, a mailed bookmark and temporary tattoo, and, whenever we publish an issue, our Second Breakfast newsletter and a personal thank-you on our website for being a badass literary activist.
CREATIVE PATRON
$50 or more per Issue 2 patrons
Have you ever wanted to personally back an artist? With this tier, you can. We are currently able to pay our contributors $50 for their work in the magazine, which means every pledge in this tier will directly support the compensation of at least ONE contributor per issue. In addition to the altruism of being a Creative Patron, donors in this tier will also receive a shout-out of gratitude on Twitter, a mailed bookmark and temporary tattoo, and, whenever we publish an issue, our Second Breakfast newsletter and a personal thank-you on our website, where you will specifically be listed as a Creative Patron.  
GRAND PATRON
$300 or more per Issue 0 patrons
At Midnight Breakfast, we firmly believe in compensating our contributors for their work. If you've ever wanted to truly make a difference for a small magazine, this is your chance. With your pledge of at least $300, you can help directly fund 50% of the cost of an issue. Pledging more? That will still go towards the cost of the issue. And we can't even express in words what that would mean to us, let alone the writers and artists we work with. In addition to the altruism of being a Grand Patron, donors in this tier will also receive a shout-out of gratitude on Twitter, a mailed bookmark and temporary tattoo, and, whenever we publish an issue, our Second Breakfast newsletter and both a personal thank-you on our website and a personal thank-you in our Letter from the Editor, where you will specifically be listed as a Grand Patron. 
PATRON SAINT
$600 or more per Issue 0 patrons
This is the big one, and we're not calling it Patron Saint for nothing: with your pledge of at least $600, you can help directly fund 100% of the cost of an issue. Pledging more? That will help go towards some of our larger reach goals, like expanded issues, paying our contributors more, and even keeping our lights on. Like with the previous tier, we can't quite express in words what a pledge like this would mean to us, let alone the writers and artists we work with. (If we tried to approximate how much with our arms, they would break. That's how much it would mean.) In addition to the altruism of being a Patron Saint, donors in this tier will also receive a shout-out of gratitude on Twitter, a mailed bookmark and temporary tattoo, and, whenever we publish an issue, our Second Breakfast newsletter and both a personal thank-you on our website and a personal thank-you in our Letter from the Editor, where you will specifically be listed as a Patron Saint. 
Goals
$247 of $900 per Issue
At $900 we'll be able to pay our contributors and cover the overhead costs of maintaining our site.
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Midnight Breakfast is a free online literary magazine publishing a diverse selection of fiction, nonfiction, interviews, and visual art that we hope will spark conversation. Our mission is to show respect for the process and the challenge of creating original, dynamic work by paying our contributors.

In the Spring of 2014 we successfully raised $12,000 through online crowdfunding, enough money to allow us to pay our writers and artists for twelve issues of Midnight Breakfast, all available for free to you, our readers. Now we’re asking you to become a Patreon subscriber to help us publish four issues a year.

By subscribing to us through this service you become an old-school patron-of-the-arts through new-school means, offering your steady support to a diverse group of writers and illustrators whose work you believe will make the world a richer place and to the dedicated staff that brings that work to life. Midnight Breakfast will remain free to all, but we plan to reward our patrons with our effusive internet love and a number of exclusive bonuses and opportunities, depending on how much you can spare.

We're really depending on all of you, our readers, to help keep our humble publication alive and well. The goodwill we've received since we started publishing has been nothing short of inspiring, and we hope to continue to impress and surprise you with your patronage. It's incredibly idealistic, we know, to promise to pay our contributors and our staff for their work, but it's an ideal we can achieve with your support. Help us keep the conversation going and please subscribe today.

---

(Cover image illustration by Vivian Shih)

Questions? Give us a holler at hello(at)midnightbreakfast(dot)com.

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Tiers
MIDNIGHT BREAKFAST PATRON
$1 or more per Issue 11 patrons
We'll list your name on our website as a Patron and you'll have our eternal gratitude.
THE (MIDNIGHT) BREAKFAST CLUB
$5 or more per Issue 6 patrons
In addition to being listed as a Patron, we'll mail you a bookmark and temporary tattoo and give you a shout-out on Twitter.
SECOND BREAKFAST
$10 or more per Issue 7 patrons
Not only are you a Patron and (Midnight) Breakfast Club member, you're entitled to receive our exclusive new Second Breakfast newsletter after each issue. Second Breakfast will be filled with interviews with our contributors, sketches and alternate drafts from the illustrators, and book recommendations from our staff.
THE 50/50
$50 or more per Issue 0 patrons
It goes without saying, but nowadays things are very uncertain, and ongoing funding for the literary programs and organizations we value can be tenuous at best. We've created this tier as a way to not only help raise money for the magazine, but to help give back to the community that has supported us since our inception. For every pledge in this tier, 50% will go directly towards supporting Midnight Breakfast and 50% will be donated to a nonprofit organization that promotes literacy and supports the ongoing existence of writing communities and their readers. What this means: if you pledge $50, $25 of that will be direct support for us, and $25 will be support for an organization working on-the-ground and in communities to make sure writers and readers are connected in necessary and life-changing ways. Donors in this tier will also receive a shout-out of gratitude on Twitter, a mailed bookmark and temporary tattoo, and, whenever we publish an issue, our Second Breakfast newsletter and a personal thank-you on our website for being a badass literary activist.
CREATIVE PATRON
$50 or more per Issue 2 patrons
Have you ever wanted to personally back an artist? With this tier, you can. We are currently able to pay our contributors $50 for their work in the magazine, which means every pledge in this tier will directly support the compensation of at least ONE contributor per issue. In addition to the altruism of being a Creative Patron, donors in this tier will also receive a shout-out of gratitude on Twitter, a mailed bookmark and temporary tattoo, and, whenever we publish an issue, our Second Breakfast newsletter and a personal thank-you on our website, where you will specifically be listed as a Creative Patron.  
GRAND PATRON
$300 or more per Issue 0 patrons
At Midnight Breakfast, we firmly believe in compensating our contributors for their work. If you've ever wanted to truly make a difference for a small magazine, this is your chance. With your pledge of at least $300, you can help directly fund 50% of the cost of an issue. Pledging more? That will still go towards the cost of the issue. And we can't even express in words what that would mean to us, let alone the writers and artists we work with. In addition to the altruism of being a Grand Patron, donors in this tier will also receive a shout-out of gratitude on Twitter, a mailed bookmark and temporary tattoo, and, whenever we publish an issue, our Second Breakfast newsletter and both a personal thank-you on our website and a personal thank-you in our Letter from the Editor, where you will specifically be listed as a Grand Patron. 
PATRON SAINT
$600 or more per Issue 0 patrons
This is the big one, and we're not calling it Patron Saint for nothing: with your pledge of at least $600, you can help directly fund 100% of the cost of an issue. Pledging more? That will help go towards some of our larger reach goals, like expanded issues, paying our contributors more, and even keeping our lights on. Like with the previous tier, we can't quite express in words what a pledge like this would mean to us, let alone the writers and artists we work with. (If we tried to approximate how much with our arms, they would break. That's how much it would mean.) In addition to the altruism of being a Patron Saint, donors in this tier will also receive a shout-out of gratitude on Twitter, a mailed bookmark and temporary tattoo, and, whenever we publish an issue, our Second Breakfast newsletter and both a personal thank-you on our website and a personal thank-you in our Letter from the Editor, where you will specifically be listed as a Patron Saint.