Lisa Maria Martin is creating poetry
8

patrons

$28
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 3 patrons
Your participation creates necessary breath. You'll have access to my patrons-only feed about industry news and my writing process.
Semicolons
$2 or more per month 2 patrons
Your thoughtfulness forges a bond between clauses. You'll have access to my patrons-only feed, and I will write you a haiku incorporating a word or topic of your choice. (This reward is available every 12 months of support.)
Em Dashes
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
Your generosity sparks connection between previously divided ideas. You'll get the lower-level rewards, and I will provide feedback on a single-page poem of your own creation. (This reward is available every 12 months of support.)
Line Breaks
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Your support is foundational for underscoring concepts and building rhythm. You'll get the lower-level rewards, and I'll create a one-of-a-kind 5"x7" drawing or print using any short verse of your choice. (This reward is available every 12 months of support.)
Goals
8 of 20 patrons
Right now I'm supporting about 20 other Patreon creators. If I get that kind of support myself, I'll celebrate by supporting an additional 20 creators, and 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 3 patrons
Your participation creates necessary breath. You'll have access to my patrons-only feed about industry news and my writing process.
Semicolons
$2 or more per month 2 patrons
Your thoughtfulness forges a bond between clauses. You'll have access to my patrons-only feed, and I will write you a haiku incorporating a word or topic of your choice. (This reward is available every 12 months of support.)
Em Dashes
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
Your generosity sparks connection between previously divided ideas. You'll get the lower-level rewards, and I will provide feedback on a single-page poem of your own creation. (This reward is available every 12 months of support.)
Line Breaks
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Your support is foundational for underscoring concepts and building rhythm. You'll get the lower-level rewards, and I'll create a one-of-a-kind 5"x7" drawing or print using any short verse of your choice. (This reward is available every 12 months of support.)