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Artists — and writers in particular — are considered extremely lucky if they manage to make ends meet from their art. Considering the amount of time, effort, research, education, and practice that is put into the act of creation, it hardly seems fair that those who produce art aren't compensated for their efforts. The problem is that the machine of capitalism simply doesn't care about art. Art isn't useful for big corporations who want to sell, sell, sell useless tat to consumers so they can line their pockets. What relevance does a beautiful, experimental song have to them? Or an innovative, forward-thinking art installation tackling societal injustices? Or an honest, punk, personal essay which attempts to tackle the darker side of human nature? Artists discuss and question the human condition. Businesses aren't interested in what it means to be human. They, ultimately, want to dehumanise.

Therefore, I've created this Patreon account so I can carry on creating meaningful work, and ultimately devote more time to the act of writing. For a small donation of a few pounds or euros a month, I'll ultimately be able to relax my freelancing copywriting work and devote attention and effort to real work. Important work. Life-affirming and life-questioning work. This is all I've ever wanted to do with my own life.

And I want you to join me in my journey. As a financial contributor, you'll also be able to read early drafts of work, have access to videos of me reading my work in Europe, and have your name published on a 'contributors' section of my personal website. If you wanted me to write about a specific topic — perhaps about Brexit, for instance! — then I'd be very happy to hear from you and even collaborate on a piece together. This is why I've decided to launch my campaign on Patreon and not elsewhere. I want to foster a community of readers, writers, and art lovers, in addition to giving you full transparency as to where your money is going.


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Thom James is a writer and essayist based in London. His work has appeared in 3:AM Magazine, Ambit, Hello Mr., The New Statesman, The Huffington Post, The London Economic,The Brixton Review of Books, and more. For the past three years he has helped organise Lit Live, a literary reading series based in south London. Thom has an MA in Creative and Life Writing from Goldsmiths, University of London. He is currently working on his first collection of essays, tentatively titled A Mongrel is a Mongrel is a Mongrel.

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Fancy buying me a coffee so I can write in a café? It'll be a huge help seeing as I have no dedicated desk to write at.
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A little truly does go a long way. Thank you for your patronage! I'll email you regarding my latest publications with links to read the work.
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Thank you for supporting the arts and my writing. I'll keep you up to date with my latest publications and your name will be displayed in an honorary section on my website.
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Hello, Super Patron! I'll keep you up to date with my latest publications, your name will be displayed in an honorary section on my website, and you can contact me directly via my personal email.
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You're not just a patron. You're a friend. I'll keep you up to date with my latest publications, you'll receive personal invitations to my readings and events I attend, your name will be displayed in an honorary section on my website, you can contact me directly via my personal email, and even meet up for a coffee if we're in the same city at the same time.
Artists — and writers in particular — are considered extremely lucky if they manage to make ends meet from their art. Considering the amount of time, effort, research, education, and practice that is put into the act of creation, it hardly seems fair that those who produce art aren't compensated for their efforts. The problem is that the machine of capitalism simply doesn't care about art. Art isn't useful for big corporations who want to sell, sell, sell useless tat to consumers so they can line their pockets. What relevance does a beautiful, experimental song have to them? Or an innovative, forward-thinking art installation tackling societal injustices? Or an honest, punk, personal essay which attempts to tackle the darker side of human nature? Artists discuss and question the human condition. Businesses aren't interested in what it means to be human. They, ultimately, want to dehumanise.

Therefore, I've created this Patreon account so I can carry on creating meaningful work, and ultimately devote more time to the act of writing. For a small donation of a few pounds or euros a month, I'll ultimately be able to relax my freelancing copywriting work and devote attention and effort to real work. Important work. Life-affirming and life-questioning work. This is all I've ever wanted to do with my own life.

And I want you to join me in my journey. As a financial contributor, you'll also be able to read early drafts of work, have access to videos of me reading my work in Europe, and have your name published on a 'contributors' section of my personal website. If you wanted me to write about a specific topic — perhaps about Brexit, for instance! — then I'd be very happy to hear from you and even collaborate on a piece together. This is why I've decided to launch my campaign on Patreon and not elsewhere. I want to foster a community of readers, writers, and art lovers, in addition to giving you full transparency as to where your money is going.


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Thom James is a writer and essayist based in London. His work has appeared in 3:AM Magazine, Ambit, Hello Mr., The New Statesman, The Huffington Post, The London Economic,The Brixton Review of Books, and more. For the past three years he has helped organise Lit Live, a literary reading series based in south London. Thom has an MA in Creative and Life Writing from Goldsmiths, University of London. He is currently working on his first collection of essays, tentatively titled A Mongrel is a Mongrel is a Mongrel.

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Coffee!
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Fancy buying me a coffee so I can write in a café? It'll be a huge help seeing as I have no dedicated desk to write at.
Patron!
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
A little truly does go a long way. Thank you for your patronage! I'll email you regarding my latest publications with links to read the work.
Arts Patron!
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you for supporting the arts and my writing. I'll keep you up to date with my latest publications and your name will be displayed in an honorary section on my website.
Super Patron!
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Hello, Super Patron! I'll keep you up to date with my latest publications, your name will be displayed in an honorary section on my website, and you can contact me directly via my personal email.
God-Tier Patron!
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
You're not just a patron. You're a friend. I'll keep you up to date with my latest publications, you'll receive personal invitations to my readings and events I attend, your name will be displayed in an honorary section on my website, you can contact me directly via my personal email, and even meet up for a coffee if we're in the same city at the same time.