Merc Rustad is creating stories
35

patrons

$107
per month
Hi everyone! My name is Merc Rustad and I love creating stories with hope and heart. I'm a Nebula-awards finalist for This Is Not A Wardrobe Door (Fireside, January 2016), and I've had fiction published in awesome places such as Lightspeed, Apex, Uncanny, Shimmer, and more. You can find publication news and links to most stories on my website.

The story I am probably best known for is How To Become A Robot In 12 Easy Steps (Sciegntasy 2014), which has been reprinted in The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015 (ed. Joe Hill & John Joseph Adams), GlitterShip, Cicada, and Great Jones Street. 

This Patreon page helps me pay for things such as groceries, bills, expenses, and time. I love to write, and I work full-time--however, like so many people, even a full-time job is not always enough to make ends meet. I would love to get this Patreon to a place where it would be a significant part of helping pay bills so I can live and continue to create stories.

In 2018, I'm shifting the focus of this Patreon towards serialized, novella-length work, with the goal of releasing chapters each week, and at the end, a collected ebook for all Patrons. I'll still be posting some short stories and flash fiction periodically; l also want to experiment with longer work, and I hope you will enjoy!

Thank you for your support! It really does mean the world to me. :)

Debut Short Story Collection


Patreon works on a subscription model--so whatever tier you pledge, you will be charged once a month for that amount. In return, you get everything listed in the rewards tier: new fiction, Patron-only posts, and early looks at videos and review posts! 

Thank you so very much for your support! Everything helps, and I hope to share many more stories with you.

All my best,
Merc
Tiers
Just Chipping In
$1 or more per month 6 patrons
Thank you! You'll get access to Patreon-only posts and updates, including early Survivalist Archives posts. I very much appreciate your support!
Here For The Fictions!
$2 or more per month 21 patrons
Thank you! You'll get access to Patreon-only posts and a short story each month. You will also have access to process videos a month before public release.


I very much appreciate your support!

Fictions And Process, Please
$5 or more per month 8 patrons
Thank you! You'll get access to Patreon-only posts and a short story each month, plus occasional bonus "making-of" posts on individual projects. You will also have access to process videos a month before public release, and will get Survivalist Archives posts early.

I very much appreciate your support!
Fictions and Process 2: THE RECKONING
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Thank you! This is the exact same a the $5 reward, except THE SEQUEL. It's made for those who wish to give a bit more. <3)

I very much appreciate your support!

Fiction and Process 3: REVELATIONS
$25 or more per month 1 patron
Thank you! You'll get access to Patreon-only posts and updates and a short story each month, plus bonus "making-of" posts on individual writing projects. 


Plus, when there are 12 stories, I will create a Patreons-only chapbook and send you a copy (as well as e-book of collected shorts).

I very much appreciate your support!!

Hi everyone! My name is Merc Rustad and I love creating stories with hope and heart. I'm a Nebula-awards finalist for This Is Not A Wardrobe Door (Fireside, January 2016), and I've had fiction published in awesome places such as Lightspeed, Apex, Uncanny, Shimmer, and more. You can find publication news and links to most stories on my website.

The story I am probably best known for is How To Become A Robot In 12 Easy Steps (Sciegntasy 2014), which has been reprinted in The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015 (ed. Joe Hill & John Joseph Adams), GlitterShip, Cicada, and Great Jones Street. 

This Patreon page helps me pay for things such as groceries, bills, expenses, and time. I love to write, and I work full-time--however, like so many people, even a full-time job is not always enough to make ends meet. I would love to get this Patreon to a place where it would be a significant part of helping pay bills so I can live and continue to create stories.

In 2018, I'm shifting the focus of this Patreon towards serialized, novella-length work, with the goal of releasing chapters each week, and at the end, a collected ebook for all Patrons. I'll still be posting some short stories and flash fiction periodically; l also want to experiment with longer work, and I hope you will enjoy!

Thank you for your support! It really does mean the world to me. :)

Debut Short Story Collection


Patreon works on a subscription model--so whatever tier you pledge, you will be charged once a month for that amount. In return, you get everything listed in the rewards tier: new fiction, Patron-only posts, and early looks at videos and review posts! 

Thank you so very much for your support! Everything helps, and I hope to share many more stories with you.

All my best,
Merc

Recent posts by Merc Rustad

Tiers
Just Chipping In
$1 or more per month 6 patrons
Thank you! You'll get access to Patreon-only posts and updates, including early Survivalist Archives posts. I very much appreciate your support!
Here For The Fictions!
$2 or more per month 21 patrons
Thank you! You'll get access to Patreon-only posts and a short story each month. You will also have access to process videos a month before public release.


I very much appreciate your support!

Fictions And Process, Please
$5 or more per month 8 patrons
Thank you! You'll get access to Patreon-only posts and a short story each month, plus occasional bonus "making-of" posts on individual projects. You will also have access to process videos a month before public release, and will get Survivalist Archives posts early.

I very much appreciate your support!
Fictions and Process 2: THE RECKONING
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Thank you! This is the exact same a the $5 reward, except THE SEQUEL. It's made for those who wish to give a bit more. <3)

I very much appreciate your support!

Fiction and Process 3: REVELATIONS
$25 or more per month 1 patron
Thank you! You'll get access to Patreon-only posts and updates and a short story each month, plus bonus "making-of" posts on individual writing projects. 


Plus, when there are 12 stories, I will create a Patreons-only chapbook and send you a copy (as well as e-book of collected shorts).

I very much appreciate your support!!