Lisa Maria Martin is creating poetry
9

patrons

$30
per month
Welcome! My name is Lisa Maria Martin (best shortened to LMM), and I'm a writer currently working on a full-length collection of poetry.

I'm here because poetry doesn't pay. In fact, it costs money to produce—not just in a writer's time and effort, but in the dollars required by publisher submission fees and contest culture. Even the most successful poets work day jobs to support themselves, and still see almost no monetary return for their craft. Perhaps Patreon can help turn the tide.

What I will do with your support:
  • Pay the submission fees for journals and manuscript contests
  • Buy time away from my day job to focus on writing and revising poems
  • Buy books and journals and support other poets (especially women of color)—there's no point to any of this if we aren't building the community
  • Buy snacks for my shiba, he likes them

What I will offer you in return:
  • Poetry reading recommendations
  • Transparency around my process and the business of writing poetry (particularly as a writer with a non-academic day job)
  • Ideas and observations about poetry, the writing process, and publishing
  • Pictures of said shiba

Many, many, many thanks to friends and colleagues who have expressed their appreciation of poetry and of my work! Your support means everything to me.

Let's do some writing.


Photo by Joanna Kosinska on Unsplash
Tiers
Commas
$1 or more per month

Your participation creates necessary breath. You'll have access to posts sharing what I'm reading, what I'm writing, and what I'm publishing.

Semicolons
$2 or more per month

Your thoughtfulness forges a bond between clauses. You'll have access to my posts, and, should my book ever get published, I'll include your name in the acknowledgements.

Em Dashes
$5 or more per month

Your generosity sparks connection between previously divided ideas. You'll get access to my feed, your name in the back of my imaginary book, and I'll send you a small art with some writing on it. (This reward is available every 12 months of support.)

Goals
9 of 20 patrons
Right now I'm supporting roughly 20 other Patreon creators. If I get that kind of support myself, I'll celebrate by sharing what I love about their work. It's all about community!
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Welcome! My name is Lisa Maria Martin (best shortened to LMM), and I'm a writer currently working on a full-length collection of poetry.

I'm here because poetry doesn't pay. In fact, it costs money to produce—not just in a writer's time and effort, but in the dollars required by publisher submission fees and contest culture. Even the most successful poets work day jobs to support themselves, and still see almost no monetary return for their craft. Perhaps Patreon can help turn the tide.

What I will do with your support:
  • Pay the submission fees for journals and manuscript contests
  • Buy time away from my day job to focus on writing and revising poems
  • Buy books and journals and support other poets (especially women of color)—there's no point to any of this if we aren't building the community
  • Buy snacks for my shiba, he likes them

What I will offer you in return:
  • Poetry reading recommendations
  • Transparency around my process and the business of writing poetry (particularly as a writer with a non-academic day job)
  • Ideas and observations about poetry, the writing process, and publishing
  • Pictures of said shiba

Many, many, many thanks to friends and colleagues who have expressed their appreciation of poetry and of my work! Your support means everything to me.

Let's do some writing.


Photo by Joanna Kosinska on Unsplash

Recent posts by Lisa Maria Martin

Tiers
Commas
$1 or more per month

Your participation creates necessary breath. You'll have access to posts sharing what I'm reading, what I'm writing, and what I'm publishing.

Semicolons
$2 or more per month

Your thoughtfulness forges a bond between clauses. You'll have access to my posts, and, should my book ever get published, I'll include your name in the acknowledgements.

Em Dashes
$5 or more per month

Your generosity sparks connection between previously divided ideas. You'll get access to my feed, your name in the back of my imaginary book, and I'll send you a small art with some writing on it. (This reward is available every 12 months of support.)