Story Seed Vault is creating sci-fi based on real science
9

patrons

$31
per month
Thank you for (at least thinking about) supporting the Vault! If you've made it this far, you might know a little about what we do - we publish science fiction based on real science.

Who are we?
The Vault began as a collection of Twitter science-fiction based on research articles by Alex Massey (me!), published @tinystoryseeds. Inspired by the Global Seed Vaults, I sought to create a collection of stories, sourced from the imaginations of a diverse collection of writer.

Today, the Vault has grown into an independent publisher of micro-science fiction, with writers and readers from all over the globe. We're based online, so our fiction is easily accessible to all, and we're determined to keep it that way. But to do that - we need your help.

Why are we on Patreon?
At this stage in our growth, the Vault finds ourselves at a point where we must plan for a sustainable future. Our costs are growing - we're paying for over 100 stories a year and with plans to publish an anthology in the works, we need to begin thinking about income.

We could add a paywall or ads to the site, but frankly - I hate both those options. They disrupt the reader's experience and don't match our ethics of diverse and accessible fiction. So, we've decided to pursue two avenues - donations via Patreon and direct donations elsewhere.

Our Goals

$20/month – It's Alive!! The Vault can afford to boost our posts on Facebook a few times and keep our website running for a full year.

$50/month – 100+ Stories! The Vault can pay for 100 stories from our writers over the year.

$75/month - Competition Time! The Vault can sponsor 4 research based competitions over the year.

$100/month - Sub-Editor Expansion! We can afford to hire more staff and maybe even pay some illustrators!

We hope you’ll consider becoming a patron of the Vault. We’d really like to grow and help our writers publish amazing diverse science fiction.
Tiers
Every Little Bit Counts
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
Thank you for your support! For every 3 people contributing  a dollar, the Vault can pay 1 writer!
This Month in Science
$2 or more per month 3 patrons
You'll get access to This Month in Science, content we mail out to writers. 
Pay A Writer
$3 or more per month 1 patron
You've paid a writer for a single story! Give yourself a pat on the back. 
Story Seed Vault Supporter
$5 or more per month 1 patron
We add your name to our list of supporters on the Story Seed Vault website! 
Story Seed Vault Support + Access to Sister Projects
$7 or more per month 2 patrons
We add your name to our list of supporters on the Story Seed Vault website! You'll also gain early access to episodes of Her Ink Stained Hands (@herinkstaindpod), a sister project to Story Seed Vault.
Story Seed Vault Supporter + Free Zine or E-Book
$10 or more per month 1 patron
We add your name to our list of supporters on the Story Seed Vault website! You'll also get early access to sister projects and receive a free copy of any zine's or e-books we publish!
Goals
$31 of $50 per month
100+ Stories! The Vault can pay for 100 stories from our writers over the year.
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Thank you for (at least thinking about) supporting the Vault! If you've made it this far, you might know a little about what we do - we publish science fiction based on real science.

Who are we?
The Vault began as a collection of Twitter science-fiction based on research articles by Alex Massey (me!), published @tinystoryseeds. Inspired by the Global Seed Vaults, I sought to create a collection of stories, sourced from the imaginations of a diverse collection of writer.

Today, the Vault has grown into an independent publisher of micro-science fiction, with writers and readers from all over the globe. We're based online, so our fiction is easily accessible to all, and we're determined to keep it that way. But to do that - we need your help.

Why are we on Patreon?
At this stage in our growth, the Vault finds ourselves at a point where we must plan for a sustainable future. Our costs are growing - we're paying for over 100 stories a year and with plans to publish an anthology in the works, we need to begin thinking about income.

We could add a paywall or ads to the site, but frankly - I hate both those options. They disrupt the reader's experience and don't match our ethics of diverse and accessible fiction. So, we've decided to pursue two avenues - donations via Patreon and direct donations elsewhere.

Our Goals

$20/month – It's Alive!! The Vault can afford to boost our posts on Facebook a few times and keep our website running for a full year.

$50/month – 100+ Stories! The Vault can pay for 100 stories from our writers over the year.

$75/month - Competition Time! The Vault can sponsor 4 research based competitions over the year.

$100/month - Sub-Editor Expansion! We can afford to hire more staff and maybe even pay some illustrators!

We hope you’ll consider becoming a patron of the Vault. We’d really like to grow and help our writers publish amazing diverse science fiction.

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Tiers
Every Little Bit Counts
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
Thank you for your support! For every 3 people contributing  a dollar, the Vault can pay 1 writer!
This Month in Science
$2 or more per month 3 patrons
You'll get access to This Month in Science, content we mail out to writers. 
Pay A Writer
$3 or more per month 1 patron
You've paid a writer for a single story! Give yourself a pat on the back. 
Story Seed Vault Supporter
$5 or more per month 1 patron
We add your name to our list of supporters on the Story Seed Vault website! 
Story Seed Vault Support + Access to Sister Projects
$7 or more per month 2 patrons
We add your name to our list of supporters on the Story Seed Vault website! You'll also gain early access to episodes of Her Ink Stained Hands (@herinkstaindpod), a sister project to Story Seed Vault.
Story Seed Vault Supporter + Free Zine or E-Book
$10 or more per month 1 patron
We add your name to our list of supporters on the Story Seed Vault website! You'll also get early access to sister projects and receive a free copy of any zine's or e-books we publish!