Steven Underwood is creating Poetry, Speculative Fiction, Essays, Analysis and Network
5
patrons
$17
per month
Like most storytellers, I started my life in silence and gradual learned the appropriate ways the world wanted to hear me tell them about what I saw. Thankfully, I became a writer and learned to screw all of those rules.

Hi. My name is Steven. I do the unexpected.
Recently, I've been shopping my debut novel, Ebony Antebellum, around, pitching short stories and flash fiction and working full-time as a writer. Here, I will provide not only provide Writing Criticism and Tips for emerging writers and amateurs alike, but release some of my own exclusive stories and narratives.

Everything is behind very beautiful $1 Pay Window because: aye, stories should be affordable to all. For criticism and creative/senstivity edits, I will expect a Blue Blood tier contribution, and then I'll happily take 1-3 weeks to respond to your material (forgive me, I'm a Graduate Student). For a quicker response, please send me one scene at a time. 

Projects List:
  1. Ebony Antebellum (125k, the Magicians x Children of Blood and Bone) #AmQuerying
  2. The American Witch Doctor (25k, Magical Negro x American Gods) #AmWriting
  3. Beginner's Guide to Juju and Other Black Works #AmOutlining
  4. Hotel Mambo (7k, Magical Realism/Short Story) #AmQuerying
  5. Father, Mother, Mistress (6k, Creative Essay) #AmEditing
  6. Burned Black Body (1.5k, Creative Essay) #AmQuerying
  7. I Should've Talked Black (1.2k, Creative Essay) #PUBLISHED - Bananago Street
  8. NYC, Where Rich White Kids Go to Play Poverty (1k, Creative Essay) #PUBLISHED - Medium


Author Bio:
Steven Underwood is an award-winning writer and essayist from Columbus, Ohio. Multifaceted, He has expanded his range deep into the recesses of Black speculative fiction and poetry. In the past, Underwood has published essays with MTV News, Essence, Le Reine Noire, Comicsverse and Banango Street on identity and culture. He cites his writing style as the intersection between Toni Morrison and Fredrick Douglass. Follow him on social media @Blaqueword.

Tiers
Betareader
$1 or more per month

 This pledge level gets you my very great thanks and access to the patrons-only update feed, where you'll be the first to hear all my news!  I'll share periodic details about the publishing process as well, revealing the track from pitching Literary Agents to Publishing as a Process to Writing Craft details. Further, at this level, you are officially considered a Beta reader, privy to exclusive looks at my in-progress works via Google Docs Review.

Brown Blood
$3 or more per month
Oh, aren't you fancy? This tier means you're just beyond that Wall. I'll write microfiction based either in the AWD series or within EA and exclusive access to Blog posts and Industry interviews.
Blue Bloods
$7 or more per month
You got Money!  Let's celebrate: pledging at this level gives you access to a special feed of blog posts, research snippets, short stories, discarded scenes, early drafts, and other lit subjects.
Brownies
$15 or more per month
Yeeer! Okay, you've really contributed. I do plenty of independent scholarly research into Black Art and Masculinity as a point of interest. Tell you what, I'll post my academic research and papers for you to study here, free for you to cite (abusively) and investigate. FURTHER! I'll provide historical fiction on these matters with a beautiful speculative spin.


Huh, might not be enough. Ight, I'll ALSO give you access to BETAREADER material: access to the Google Doc featuring live edits and alterations to my work (American Witch Doctor, Ebony Antebellum, etc). 

Topical Short Story
$20 or more per month
Submit me an idea or theme and I will create a short story around that prompt. It will be a well rounded idea and free for you to post and utilize anywhere as long as you give me author credit!
Goals
$17 of $300 per month
At $100, Deluxe Volume Release: I will format a Ebook release of Volume I with short stories, character shorts and character profiles, along with splash pages of character images. Free for patrons only.
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Like most storytellers, I started my life in silence and gradual learned the appropriate ways the world wanted to hear me tell them about what I saw. Thankfully, I became a writer and learned to screw all of those rules.

Hi. My name is Steven. I do the unexpected.
Recently, I've been shopping my debut novel, Ebony Antebellum, around, pitching short stories and flash fiction and working full-time as a writer. Here, I will provide not only provide Writing Criticism and Tips for emerging writers and amateurs alike, but release some of my own exclusive stories and narratives.

Everything is behind very beautiful $1 Pay Window because: aye, stories should be affordable to all. For criticism and creative/senstivity edits, I will expect a Blue Blood tier contribution, and then I'll happily take 1-3 weeks to respond to your material (forgive me, I'm a Graduate Student). For a quicker response, please send me one scene at a time. 

Projects List:
  1. Ebony Antebellum (125k, the Magicians x Children of Blood and Bone) #AmQuerying
  2. The American Witch Doctor (25k, Magical Negro x American Gods) #AmWriting
  3. Beginner's Guide to Juju and Other Black Works #AmOutlining
  4. Hotel Mambo (7k, Magical Realism/Short Story) #AmQuerying
  5. Father, Mother, Mistress (6k, Creative Essay) #AmEditing
  6. Burned Black Body (1.5k, Creative Essay) #AmQuerying
  7. I Should've Talked Black (1.2k, Creative Essay) #PUBLISHED - Bananago Street
  8. NYC, Where Rich White Kids Go to Play Poverty (1k, Creative Essay) #PUBLISHED - Medium


Author Bio:
Steven Underwood is an award-winning writer and essayist from Columbus, Ohio. Multifaceted, He has expanded his range deep into the recesses of Black speculative fiction and poetry. In the past, Underwood has published essays with MTV News, Essence, Le Reine Noire, Comicsverse and Banango Street on identity and culture. He cites his writing style as the intersection between Toni Morrison and Fredrick Douglass. Follow him on social media @Blaqueword.

Recent posts by Steven Underwood

Tiers
Betareader
$1 or more per month

 This pledge level gets you my very great thanks and access to the patrons-only update feed, where you'll be the first to hear all my news!  I'll share periodic details about the publishing process as well, revealing the track from pitching Literary Agents to Publishing as a Process to Writing Craft details. Further, at this level, you are officially considered a Beta reader, privy to exclusive looks at my in-progress works via Google Docs Review.

Brown Blood
$3 or more per month
Oh, aren't you fancy? This tier means you're just beyond that Wall. I'll write microfiction based either in the AWD series or within EA and exclusive access to Blog posts and Industry interviews.
Blue Bloods
$7 or more per month
You got Money!  Let's celebrate: pledging at this level gives you access to a special feed of blog posts, research snippets, short stories, discarded scenes, early drafts, and other lit subjects.
Brownies
$15 or more per month
Yeeer! Okay, you've really contributed. I do plenty of independent scholarly research into Black Art and Masculinity as a point of interest. Tell you what, I'll post my academic research and papers for you to study here, free for you to cite (abusively) and investigate. FURTHER! I'll provide historical fiction on these matters with a beautiful speculative spin.


Huh, might not be enough. Ight, I'll ALSO give you access to BETAREADER material: access to the Google Doc featuring live edits and alterations to my work (American Witch Doctor, Ebony Antebellum, etc). 

Topical Short Story
$20 or more per month
Submit me an idea or theme and I will create a short story around that prompt. It will be a well rounded idea and free for you to post and utilize anywhere as long as you give me author credit!