Stefon Mears is creating stories
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patrons

$27
per month
Hi, there! I’m Stefon Mears. Thank you for checking out my Patreon page.

Who am I?
I’m a professional fiction writer. Well, honestly, I’ve also been paid pro rates for my personal essays and poems, but my main focus these days is fiction. And I write a lot of it. I’ve got seventeen books out as I type this – including The Rise of Magic Series, The Telepath Trilogy, and the Ars Portlandia series – and more coming all the time.

So why a Patreon?
To be honest, for a long time I didn’t think I was the right kind of artist for Patreon. I didn’t think I could make the kind of regular offerings that would suit this model.

But then I looked at the number of short stories I’ve been writing. You see, I really enjoy short stories. I like reading them, and I love writing them. I’ve been writing enough that I can offer two every month to my patrons and still have stories to send to magazines and anthologies. And if enough readers support me here, I can afford to offer even more on a monthly basis.

If you haven’t read my work, I write mostly science fiction and fantasy, but I venture into other genres from time to time. If you want to try one of my short stories for free, the best way is to sign up for my monthly newsletter (http://www.stefonmears.com/join). You’ll get one for free for signing up, and you’ll get another free each month.

If I offer short stories for free, why should you become a patron?
Well, the stories my newsletter readers get for free have already been published, and they’re only available for a short time each month. My patrons get short stories before anyone else sees them, at least a month before those stories get published anywhere else.
Tiers
Well-wishers
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Well-wishers get my thanks for your support, and the satisfaction of knowing that you're helping me bring more fiction into the world.
Online Readers
$3 or more per month 1 patron
Online Readers get my thanks for your support, plus online access to two new short stories each month, at least a month before those stories see publication anywhere else.

Also, I will add your name to a Patreon Thank You page of each short story's release, and to the annual compilation of my Patreon short stories.
Device Readers
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Device Readers get everything the Online Readers get, plus digital downloads of each month's short stories in Kindle or Epub format.
Voracious Readers
$20 or more per month 1 patron
Voracious Readers get everything Device Readers get, plus a digital download of any of my full-length books that come out while you support me at this level.

Includes novels, novellas, short story collections (including the annual Patreon compilation). Also, I will add your name to a Patreon Thank You page in each release.
Selective Paper Readers
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
Selective Paper Readers get everything Voracious Readers get, plus a signed trade paperback of up to three of my full-length books each year.
Voracious Paper Readers
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Voracious Paper Readers get everything Voracious Readers get, plus a signed trade paperback copy of any of my full-length books that come out while you support me at this level.

Includes novels, novellas, short story collections (including the annual Patreon compilation).
Goals
$27 of $1,000 per month
I'll add a third monthly short story for all my readers!
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Hi, there! I’m Stefon Mears. Thank you for checking out my Patreon page.

Who am I?
I’m a professional fiction writer. Well, honestly, I’ve also been paid pro rates for my personal essays and poems, but my main focus these days is fiction. And I write a lot of it. I’ve got seventeen books out as I type this – including The Rise of Magic Series, The Telepath Trilogy, and the Ars Portlandia series – and more coming all the time.

So why a Patreon?
To be honest, for a long time I didn’t think I was the right kind of artist for Patreon. I didn’t think I could make the kind of regular offerings that would suit this model.

But then I looked at the number of short stories I’ve been writing. You see, I really enjoy short stories. I like reading them, and I love writing them. I’ve been writing enough that I can offer two every month to my patrons and still have stories to send to magazines and anthologies. And if enough readers support me here, I can afford to offer even more on a monthly basis.

If you haven’t read my work, I write mostly science fiction and fantasy, but I venture into other genres from time to time. If you want to try one of my short stories for free, the best way is to sign up for my monthly newsletter (http://www.stefonmears.com/join). You’ll get one for free for signing up, and you’ll get another free each month.

If I offer short stories for free, why should you become a patron?
Well, the stories my newsletter readers get for free have already been published, and they’re only available for a short time each month. My patrons get short stories before anyone else sees them, at least a month before those stories get published anywhere else.

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Tiers
Well-wishers
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Well-wishers get my thanks for your support, and the satisfaction of knowing that you're helping me bring more fiction into the world.
Online Readers
$3 or more per month 1 patron
Online Readers get my thanks for your support, plus online access to two new short stories each month, at least a month before those stories see publication anywhere else.

Also, I will add your name to a Patreon Thank You page of each short story's release, and to the annual compilation of my Patreon short stories.
Device Readers
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Device Readers get everything the Online Readers get, plus digital downloads of each month's short stories in Kindle or Epub format.
Voracious Readers
$20 or more per month 1 patron
Voracious Readers get everything Device Readers get, plus a digital download of any of my full-length books that come out while you support me at this level.

Includes novels, novellas, short story collections (including the annual Patreon compilation). Also, I will add your name to a Patreon Thank You page in each release.
Selective Paper Readers
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
Selective Paper Readers get everything Voracious Readers get, plus a signed trade paperback of up to three of my full-length books each year.
Voracious Paper Readers
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Voracious Paper Readers get everything Voracious Readers get, plus a signed trade paperback copy of any of my full-length books that come out while you support me at this level.

Includes novels, novellas, short story collections (including the annual Patreon compilation).