Mimi Mondal is creating stories, resistance, love, magic, monsters, myth, history
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patrons

WHO I AM

Hi! My name is Mimi Mondal... and if you're here you probably know me. (A little bit? Online? Feel free to say hello anyway; I love when folks say hello to me.)

I am a Dalit speculative fiction writer and editor, and recently the first Hugo Award finalist and Locus Award wiinner from India. My book Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia Butler, co-edited with Alexandra Pierce and published by Twelfth Planet Press, is currently a finalist for the British Fantasy Awards 2018. It was also a finalist for the William Atheling Jr. Award in Australia. 

I used to be the Poetry and Reprint Editor of Uncanny Magazine between 2017 and 2018; and before that a junior editor at Penguin Random House India.

My stories are published in the US, the UK and India. Many of the writings are free to read on the Internet. You can find the entire list of them on my website.

WHY I HAVE A PATREON

I am a freelance writer and editor who lives in New York, so every little padding to my groceries helps!

But I also have this Patreon so that I can chat with you about your writing-related questions. Mostly I would like to meet the people who'd like to support me, and maybe build a small community of friends here.

I am also trying to slowly turn this Patreon into my regular blog. Let's see how that goes.

If you'd rather make a one-time contribution than donate to me every month, you can also find to my Ko-fi account here: https://ko-fi.com/miminality

WHAT YOU GET

For the $2 tier, you get links to my latest publications every month, and access to all blog posts.

$5 a month gets you monthly videos with conversations, advice, humour, writing tips and tricks, and for the $10 tier you can ask specific questions for the video!

The $42 tier is, well ... (I really liked The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, ya'll.)

This Patreon is new and the rewards and tiers may change. You can comment any time and suggest other rewards you'd like me to offer. Personalized sketches? Birthday cards mailed to your address? Live-chat movie sessions? Hair colour tips? Throw those ideas at me! 




Tiers
HELLO THERE (AND THANK YOU!)
$1 or more per month
This tier thanks you sincerely for choosing to support me and believe in my work! I am honoured by your kindness. Especially if you're supporting with a currency more devalued than the US$, I see you and I'm really grateful. 
WORDS! MORE WORDS!
$2 or more per month
This tier, besides all the thanks from the previous ones, starts getting access to my patron-only blog posts.

What will those blog posts contain? Mostly a bimonthly newsletter about what I've been doing, links to all my recent writing published elsewhere, things like that. 
TALK SHOW!
$5 or more per month
(Uh, not really.)

I am thinking of putting up a video every month for this tier, so hey! You get to see my face, and also a view of my lightless room! 


What will I talk about? I don't know... if no one asks for anything (see next tier), I will probably talk about my writing, politics, books, obscure academic things that are actually fun, possibly not-very-funny jokes, things that are on my mind that day/week/month. 


There may be other SFF people besides me in the videos (only from New York though, since I'm too poor to travel). Let's see which way this goes. 

NO ONE EXPECTS THE SPANISH INQUISITION!
$10 or more per month
(Nice red uniforms optional.)

For this tier, every month you get to ask me a question, and I will answer it in the next month's video. 


What can you ask? Practically anything (it's a free country), although I will only answer within discretion, so choose your question well. My credit card number or PIN will definitely not be going out, although said card is maxed so it's no use to either you or me. 


Ask weird and fun things instead! Help me keep the video fun. 

LIFE, THE UNIVERSE AND EVERYTHING
$42 or more per month
Honestly a joke tier, because I have no idea why anyone would want to give me $42 every month. (Who *are* you? Hi, Mom! You didn't have to use Patreon, you know? Also, I need more money than that. I woke up freezing last night to discover my heater has stopped working. Also, I want cake.)

HOWEVER, if you *do* want to give me $42, you can watch me blabber on video, ask me a (reasonable) question, get an un/published story feedback every month (only one though, please), and probably catch up in person for a meal whenever you are in New York or I am at the place where you live. Not being a rapist or serial killer will be appreciated. I am mostly interested in knowing who you are at all. Wow. 
Goals
19% complete
$300 a month seems like be a nice goal to reach. It will keep me fed and warm enough to survive every month, especially through the winter. If I ever reach this goal, I will take feedback to update the rewards to whatever my patrons want most.
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WHO I AM

Hi! My name is Mimi Mondal... and if you're here you probably know me. (A little bit? Online? Feel free to say hello anyway; I love when folks say hello to me.)

I am a Dalit speculative fiction writer and editor, and recently the first Hugo Award finalist and Locus Award wiinner from India. My book Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia Butler, co-edited with Alexandra Pierce and published by Twelfth Planet Press, is currently a finalist for the British Fantasy Awards 2018. It was also a finalist for the William Atheling Jr. Award in Australia. 

I used to be the Poetry and Reprint Editor of Uncanny Magazine between 2017 and 2018; and before that a junior editor at Penguin Random House India.

My stories are published in the US, the UK and India. Many of the writings are free to read on the Internet. You can find the entire list of them on my website.

WHY I HAVE A PATREON

I am a freelance writer and editor who lives in New York, so every little padding to my groceries helps!

But I also have this Patreon so that I can chat with you about your writing-related questions. Mostly I would like to meet the people who'd like to support me, and maybe build a small community of friends here.

I am also trying to slowly turn this Patreon into my regular blog. Let's see how that goes.

If you'd rather make a one-time contribution than donate to me every month, you can also find to my Ko-fi account here: https://ko-fi.com/miminality

WHAT YOU GET

For the $2 tier, you get links to my latest publications every month, and access to all blog posts.

$5 a month gets you monthly videos with conversations, advice, humour, writing tips and tricks, and for the $10 tier you can ask specific questions for the video!

The $42 tier is, well ... (I really liked The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, ya'll.)

This Patreon is new and the rewards and tiers may change. You can comment any time and suggest other rewards you'd like me to offer. Personalized sketches? Birthday cards mailed to your address? Live-chat movie sessions? Hair colour tips? Throw those ideas at me! 




Recent posts by Mimi Mondal

Tiers
HELLO THERE (AND THANK YOU!)
$1 or more per month
This tier thanks you sincerely for choosing to support me and believe in my work! I am honoured by your kindness. Especially if you're supporting with a currency more devalued than the US$, I see you and I'm really grateful. 
WORDS! MORE WORDS!
$2 or more per month
This tier, besides all the thanks from the previous ones, starts getting access to my patron-only blog posts.

What will those blog posts contain? Mostly a bimonthly newsletter about what I've been doing, links to all my recent writing published elsewhere, things like that. 
TALK SHOW!
$5 or more per month
(Uh, not really.)

I am thinking of putting up a video every month for this tier, so hey! You get to see my face, and also a view of my lightless room! 


What will I talk about? I don't know... if no one asks for anything (see next tier), I will probably talk about my writing, politics, books, obscure academic things that are actually fun, possibly not-very-funny jokes, things that are on my mind that day/week/month. 


There may be other SFF people besides me in the videos (only from New York though, since I'm too poor to travel). Let's see which way this goes. 

NO ONE EXPECTS THE SPANISH INQUISITION!
$10 or more per month
(Nice red uniforms optional.)

For this tier, every month you get to ask me a question, and I will answer it in the next month's video. 


What can you ask? Practically anything (it's a free country), although I will only answer within discretion, so choose your question well. My credit card number or PIN will definitely not be going out, although said card is maxed so it's no use to either you or me. 


Ask weird and fun things instead! Help me keep the video fun. 

LIFE, THE UNIVERSE AND EVERYTHING
$42 or more per month
Honestly a joke tier, because I have no idea why anyone would want to give me $42 every month. (Who *are* you? Hi, Mom! You didn't have to use Patreon, you know? Also, I need more money than that. I woke up freezing last night to discover my heater has stopped working. Also, I want cake.)

HOWEVER, if you *do* want to give me $42, you can watch me blabber on video, ask me a (reasonable) question, get an un/published story feedback every month (only one though, please), and probably catch up in person for a meal whenever you are in New York or I am at the place where you live. Not being a rapist or serial killer will be appreciated. I am mostly interested in knowing who you are at all. Wow.