Rich Larson is creating speculative fiction
18

patrons

$302
per month
I’m Rich Larson, and I write speculative fiction. If you’ve found this page, you’ve probably read some of it—if you haven't yet, here are some free samples. Since 2012 I’ve published 100+ stories, the majority of them in SF magazines like Asimov’s, Analog, Clarkesworld, F&SF, Lightspeed, and Tor. Twenty of those stories have been reprinted in Year’s Best anthologies, and over a dozen have been translated into Chinese, Vietnamese, Polish, Czech, French or Italian.

Basically, I have a lot of stories to tell you. That’s why I originally made this Patreon page: so I could spend less time stocking shelves at a liquor store, and more time writing fiction that moves and surprises and just plain entertains. And because I appreciate the people who support my work, I wanted to come up with a tangible way to thank them.

Whether it’s behind-the-scenes author commentaries, sneak peeks at my latest WIP, or access to unreleased or hard-to-find stories, you’ll have every opportunity to get deeper into what I do—how deep is up to you. If you just want to commit a couple dollars as a “thanks for all the fiction”  tip and move on, I’m grateful for that as well.

But I hope you’ll stick around, so you can say you knew me when. Writers don’t exist without readers, after all, and I wouldn’t be able to set this trajectory on my own. Let’s keep the stories coming.

Hell, let’s crank it up a notch.
Tiers
Affable Advocate
$2 or more per month 9 patrons
At the end of each month you’ll get an update on my writing life and links to anything of mine that was published free-to-read online. Also, a sense of satisfaction and immediate access to five short stories.
Winsome Well-Wisher
$10 or more per month 6 patrons
In addition to the above, at the end of each month you’ll get behind-the-scenes author commentary on that month’s stories: where I got the ideas, my thought process while plotting them out, last-minute changes, abandoned endings, etc.
Bighearted Benefactor
$30 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
In addition to the above, you’ll also get a 1000-word sneak peek of whatever I’ve been working on lately. Part of a short story, scraps of novel, maybe even poetry. Who knows? (You will. You’ll know.)
Fearless Philanthropist
$75 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
In addition to the above, at the end of each month you’ll get exclusive access to a story that’s either unreleased or hard to find. Maybe it was in a print anthology with a small run, maybe it was in a magazine you don’t normally subscribe to. If I have the rights back, I’m sending it your way.
Fairy Freaking Godparent
$150 or more per month 1 of 3 patrons
You sure about this? If so, you’re amazing. In addition to the above, I’m giving you access to Idearrhea, the grossly-named document where I keep track of way too many potential plots and characters and arresting images. 


Not only that, you can send me up to 2000 words of your own, once per month, for me to read and critique. This is your chance to pick my brain — please handle with care.

Patron Saint of Rich Larson's Fiction
$500 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
Get out of here.

No. Wait. Please come back and never leave. In addition to everything else, at the end of the calendar year you get to pick out any five (5) books or magazines that my work has appeared in since the start of that year, and you’ll receive five (5) signed copies.

Even better, I’ll write an original story for just you. Sky’s the limit: cast yourself as the hero/ine, your boss as a sniveling and ineffectual sidekick, your cat as a criminal mastermind. Whatever. Maybe you want a legit hard-hitting sci-fi story on a certain theme. We can do that, too. We can do anything.

Also I think I love you.
I’m Rich Larson, and I write speculative fiction. If you’ve found this page, you’ve probably read some of it—if you haven't yet, here are some free samples. Since 2012 I’ve published 100+ stories, the majority of them in SF magazines like Asimov’s, Analog, Clarkesworld, F&SF, Lightspeed, and Tor. Twenty of those stories have been reprinted in Year’s Best anthologies, and over a dozen have been translated into Chinese, Vietnamese, Polish, Czech, French or Italian.

Basically, I have a lot of stories to tell you. That’s why I originally made this Patreon page: so I could spend less time stocking shelves at a liquor store, and more time writing fiction that moves and surprises and just plain entertains. And because I appreciate the people who support my work, I wanted to come up with a tangible way to thank them.

Whether it’s behind-the-scenes author commentaries, sneak peeks at my latest WIP, or access to unreleased or hard-to-find stories, you’ll have every opportunity to get deeper into what I do—how deep is up to you. If you just want to commit a couple dollars as a “thanks for all the fiction”  tip and move on, I’m grateful for that as well.

But I hope you’ll stick around, so you can say you knew me when. Writers don’t exist without readers, after all, and I wouldn’t be able to set this trajectory on my own. Let’s keep the stories coming.

Hell, let’s crank it up a notch.

Recent posts by Rich Larson

Tiers
Affable Advocate
$2 or more per month 9 patrons
At the end of each month you’ll get an update on my writing life and links to anything of mine that was published free-to-read online. Also, a sense of satisfaction and immediate access to five short stories.
Winsome Well-Wisher
$10 or more per month 6 patrons
In addition to the above, at the end of each month you’ll get behind-the-scenes author commentary on that month’s stories: where I got the ideas, my thought process while plotting them out, last-minute changes, abandoned endings, etc.
Bighearted Benefactor
$30 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
In addition to the above, you’ll also get a 1000-word sneak peek of whatever I’ve been working on lately. Part of a short story, scraps of novel, maybe even poetry. Who knows? (You will. You’ll know.)
Fearless Philanthropist
$75 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
In addition to the above, at the end of each month you’ll get exclusive access to a story that’s either unreleased or hard to find. Maybe it was in a print anthology with a small run, maybe it was in a magazine you don’t normally subscribe to. If I have the rights back, I’m sending it your way.
Fairy Freaking Godparent
$150 or more per month 1 of 3 patrons
You sure about this? If so, you’re amazing. In addition to the above, I’m giving you access to Idearrhea, the grossly-named document where I keep track of way too many potential plots and characters and arresting images. 


Not only that, you can send me up to 2000 words of your own, once per month, for me to read and critique. This is your chance to pick my brain — please handle with care.

Patron Saint of Rich Larson's Fiction
$500 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
Get out of here.

No. Wait. Please come back and never leave. In addition to everything else, at the end of the calendar year you get to pick out any five (5) books or magazines that my work has appeared in since the start of that year, and you’ll receive five (5) signed copies.

Even better, I’ll write an original story for just you. Sky’s the limit: cast yourself as the hero/ine, your boss as a sniveling and ineffectual sidekick, your cat as a criminal mastermind. Whatever. Maybe you want a legit hard-hitting sci-fi story on a certain theme. We can do that, too. We can do anything.

Also I think I love you.