MISTRESS is creating an online journal of poetry and short fiction.
9

patrons

$95
per issue
MISTRESS was conceived in the Spring of 2015 with the intention of publishing creative writing that shares the experiences of womanhood. In two issues--one that featured writers exclusively from the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts and another that published writers from around the U.S. and overseas--we've been able to share the work of twenty-three artists.

Let's be sure to note that there is no single experience of womanhood; women are as varied and complex as creative expression. We have sought to include people of different genders, sexualities, races, ages, and creeds, and we will continue this effort in our upcoming issues.

We do this by having an open call for guest editors and contributors. All the work that goes into MISTRESS is done so voluntarily. We also try to ensure that anyone, regardless of means, can submit their work by eliminating any submission or access fees. We were able to support the cost of the first and second issue thanks to a generous grant from the Northampton Arts Council; however, the subscription to our domain name and server space is expiring this July, and without some form of fundraising, we will be unable to publish ISSUE 03 and maintain a space for our archive. We also feel that it is extremely important to fund the arts and, specifically, artists, which we have yet had the chance to do.

We have constructed this Patreon page as a way of accepting donations for MISTRESS. We hope that through this platform, we can collect donations while providing incentives to donors that will help pay for our online presence, any future print publications, and stipends for our editors. We cherish the community of writers, artists, and readers that has grown out of this project, and hope to support and open it to new minds as we grow.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per issue
0 patrons
  • a shout-out on the MISTRESS website and many, many thanks from the bottom of our hearts
Pledge $5 or more per issue
3 patrons
  • a recommended reading list from a MISTRESS contributor 
  • a shout-out on the MISTRESS website, and many, many thanks from the bottom of our hearts
Pledge $5 or more per issue
0 of 10 patrons
  • a print copy of MISTRESS ISSUE 01
  • MISTRESS-inspired button 
  • a shout-out on the MISTRESS website, and many, many thanks from the bottom of our hearts
Pledge $5 or more per issue
1 of 5 patrons
  • a one of a kind email fortune poem by a MISTRESS contributor
  • a shout-out on the MISTRESS website, and many, many thanks from the bottom of our hearts
Pledge $10 or more per issue
0 patrons
  • a sticker featuring MISTRESS logo or artwork from our archive
  • a MISTRESS-inspired button 
  • a shout-out on the MISTRESS website, and many, many thanks from the bottom of our hearts
Pledge $10 or more per issue
0 of 5 patrons
  • a one of a kind fortune poem by a MISTRESS contributor
  • a sticker featuring MISTRESS logo or artwork from our archive
  • a shout-out on the MISTRESS website, and many, many thanks from the bottom of our hearts
Pledge $15 or more per issue
1 patron
  • a broadside of a poem from one of our issues selected by the Editor-in-Chief
  • sticker featuring MISTRESS logo or artwork from our archive
  • a shout-out on the MISTRESS website, and many, many thanks from the bottom of our hearts
Pledge $20 or more per issue
0 of 5 patrons
  • a book of poetry authored by a MISTRESS contributor
  • a sticker featuring MISTRESS logo or artwork from our archive
  • a shout-out on the MISTRESS website, and many, many thanks from the bottom of our hearts
Pledge $20 or more per issue
0 of 5 patrons
  • a book (fiction or poetry) or two chapbooks of poetry recommended by a MISTRESS contributor
  • a sticker featuring MISTRESS logo or artwork from our archive
  • a shout-out on the MISTRESS website, and many, many thanks from the bottom of our hearts
Pledge $25 or more per issue
0 patrons
  • a spiral-bound journal featuring poetry from a MISTRESS contributor or artwork from our archive selected by the Editor-in-Chief
  • a sticker featuring MISTRESS logo or artwork from our archive
  • a shout-out on the MISTRESS website, and many, many thanks from the bottom of our hearts
Pledge $35 or more per issue
1 patron
  • a studio / makeup / bone bag featuring poetry from a MISTRESS contributor selected by the Editor-in-Chief
  • a sticker featuring MISTRESS logo or artwork from our archive
  • a shout-out on the MISTRESS website, and many, many thanks from the bottom of our hearts.
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$95 of $120 per issue
Release ISSUE 05 online.
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MISTRESS was conceived in the Spring of 2015 with the intention of publishing creative writing that shares the experiences of womanhood. In two issues--one that featured writers exclusively from the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts and another that published writers from around the U.S. and overseas--we've been able to share the work of twenty-three artists.

Let's be sure to note that there is no single experience of womanhood; women are as varied and complex as creative expression. We have sought to include people of different genders, sexualities, races, ages, and creeds, and we will continue this effort in our upcoming issues.

We do this by having an open call for guest editors and contributors. All the work that goes into MISTRESS is done so voluntarily. We also try to ensure that anyone, regardless of means, can submit their work by eliminating any submission or access fees. We were able to support the cost of the first and second issue thanks to a generous grant from the Northampton Arts Council; however, the subscription to our domain name and server space is expiring this July, and without some form of fundraising, we will be unable to publish ISSUE 03 and maintain a space for our archive. We also feel that it is extremely important to fund the arts and, specifically, artists, which we have yet had the chance to do.

We have constructed this Patreon page as a way of accepting donations for MISTRESS. We hope that through this platform, we can collect donations while providing incentives to donors that will help pay for our online presence, any future print publications, and stipends for our editors. We cherish the community of writers, artists, and readers that has grown out of this project, and hope to support and open it to new minds as we grow.

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Pledge $1 or more per issue
0 patrons
  • a shout-out on the MISTRESS website and many, many thanks from the bottom of our hearts
Pledge $5 or more per issue
3 patrons
  • a recommended reading list from a MISTRESS contributor 
  • a shout-out on the MISTRESS website, and many, many thanks from the bottom of our hearts
Pledge $5 or more per issue
0 of 10 patrons
  • a print copy of MISTRESS ISSUE 01
  • MISTRESS-inspired button 
  • a shout-out on the MISTRESS website, and many, many thanks from the bottom of our hearts
Pledge $5 or more per issue
1 of 5 patrons
  • a one of a kind email fortune poem by a MISTRESS contributor
  • a shout-out on the MISTRESS website, and many, many thanks from the bottom of our hearts
Pledge $10 or more per issue
0 patrons
  • a sticker featuring MISTRESS logo or artwork from our archive
  • a MISTRESS-inspired button 
  • a shout-out on the MISTRESS website, and many, many thanks from the bottom of our hearts
Pledge $10 or more per issue
0 of 5 patrons
  • a one of a kind fortune poem by a MISTRESS contributor
  • a sticker featuring MISTRESS logo or artwork from our archive
  • a shout-out on the MISTRESS website, and many, many thanks from the bottom of our hearts
Pledge $15 or more per issue
1 patron
  • a broadside of a poem from one of our issues selected by the Editor-in-Chief
  • sticker featuring MISTRESS logo or artwork from our archive
  • a shout-out on the MISTRESS website, and many, many thanks from the bottom of our hearts
Pledge $20 or more per issue
0 of 5 patrons
  • a book of poetry authored by a MISTRESS contributor
  • a sticker featuring MISTRESS logo or artwork from our archive
  • a shout-out on the MISTRESS website, and many, many thanks from the bottom of our hearts
Pledge $20 or more per issue
0 of 5 patrons
  • a book (fiction or poetry) or two chapbooks of poetry recommended by a MISTRESS contributor
  • a sticker featuring MISTRESS logo or artwork from our archive
  • a shout-out on the MISTRESS website, and many, many thanks from the bottom of our hearts
Pledge $25 or more per issue
0 patrons
  • a spiral-bound journal featuring poetry from a MISTRESS contributor or artwork from our archive selected by the Editor-in-Chief
  • a sticker featuring MISTRESS logo or artwork from our archive
  • a shout-out on the MISTRESS website, and many, many thanks from the bottom of our hearts
Pledge $35 or more per issue
1 patron
  • a studio / makeup / bone bag featuring poetry from a MISTRESS contributor selected by the Editor-in-Chief
  • a sticker featuring MISTRESS logo or artwork from our archive
  • a shout-out on the MISTRESS website, and many, many thanks from the bottom of our hearts.