Tim Pratt is creating Short stories
173

patrons

$633
per month
I want to send you a new story every month.

I typically write about love, monsters, secret societies, romance, trickster gods, terrible decisions, punching, metaphysics, nostalgia, entropy, magical anthropophagous cars, bridges to implausible realities, libraries, demonic thrift shops, cryptids, and breakfast foods, among other subjects. Most of my stories involve magic, or science, or science that could be mistaken for magic.

I'm pretty good at this stuff. I won a Hugo Award for one of my stories a while back, and my short work has been nominated for World Fantasy, Nebula, Sturgeon, and Stoker Awards, too. My stories have appeared in the Best American Short Stories (I know, fancy), the Year's Best Fantasy, The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, the Mammoth Book of Best New Horror – you get the idea.

Why Patreon?

I am mostly a novelist these days. I write and edit for a living now, and writing novels makes more sense financially. I have all the usual bills and expenses, including a child who expects to be fed multiple times every day .

But short fiction is my first love, and the kind of writing I do best. (True facts time: I'm a decent novelist, but at my best, I'm a great short fiction writer.) I want to write more stories, if I can do it without going broke. I just need a reason.

So: help me do more of what I do best. Supporters will get to read a previously unpublished story by me every month – usually science fiction, fantasy, horror, or otherwise weird. The more support I get, the more time I can devote to writing these, which will lead to longer stories (or clutches of short ones).

Because I want to focus on the writing, I'm keeping most of the rewards fairly story-centric, though if you support at higher levels I'll send goodies like illustrated chapbooks (I love doing those) and offer access to occasional other content (novel excerpts/sneak peeks, horror movie reviews, poetry, and so on).

Most of the stories will be exclusive to this Patreon, and you'll always get to see everything first.

If you want to sample my work, there are free stories here.

(People particularly seem to like "Impossible Dreams", "Cup and Table", and "Her Voice in a Bottle")

What do you say? Let me art for you.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
117 patrons
STORIES: You'll get access to a patrons-only page where you can read or download a never-before-published short story every month!
Pledge $5 or more per month
59 patrons
MISCELLANY: In addition to the stories, you'll get access to occasional exclusive weird stuff: excerpts from upcoming novels, poetry, story fragments, reviews of horror movies, audio recordings of readings, and other wondrous oddments.
Pledge $25 or more per month
3 of 100 patrons
CHAPBOOK: I'll send you a signed and illustrated short story chapbook at least once a year. (Plus the prior rewards.)
Pledge $50 or more per month
4 of 50 patrons
HAPPY HOLIDAYS: Some people send out holiday cards. My wife and I send out holiday chapbooks, usually a story or a few stories, with illustrations, to friends and family. At this level, we'll add you to our holiday chapbook list. (Plus the prior rewards.)
Pledge $500 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
IF I GET IT, YOU GET IT: I typically publish two or three novels a year, and the odd short work in anthologies or magazines; sometimes I edit books, too. At this level, I'll send you signed copies of anything I publish in a given year, often before the publications are available to purchase. (Plus the prior rewards.)
Pledge $1,500 or more per month
0 of 1 patrons
MUSE: Wow! I'll write a story each year just for you. If you want it set in one of my particular fictional worlds, or focused on one of my existing characters, I'll do that. I'll dedicate the story to you, name a character after you if you like, and send you a chapbook in a single-copy limited edition. (Plus the prior rewards.)
Goals
$633 of $1,000 per month
I'll write a new longish story – from around 8,000 to 15,000 words – for you each month, or multiple smaller pieces that add up to that length, plus a digital collection with original illustrations by an artist I like.
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I want to send you a new story every month.

I typically write about love, monsters, secret societies, romance, trickster gods, terrible decisions, punching, metaphysics, nostalgia, entropy, magical anthropophagous cars, bridges to implausible realities, libraries, demonic thrift shops, cryptids, and breakfast foods, among other subjects. Most of my stories involve magic, or science, or science that could be mistaken for magic.

I'm pretty good at this stuff. I won a Hugo Award for one of my stories a while back, and my short work has been nominated for World Fantasy, Nebula, Sturgeon, and Stoker Awards, too. My stories have appeared in the Best American Short Stories (I know, fancy), the Year's Best Fantasy, The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, the Mammoth Book of Best New Horror – you get the idea.

Why Patreon?

I am mostly a novelist these days. I write and edit for a living now, and writing novels makes more sense financially. I have all the usual bills and expenses, including a child who expects to be fed multiple times every day .

But short fiction is my first love, and the kind of writing I do best. (True facts time: I'm a decent novelist, but at my best, I'm a great short fiction writer.) I want to write more stories, if I can do it without going broke. I just need a reason.

So: help me do more of what I do best. Supporters will get to read a previously unpublished story by me every month – usually science fiction, fantasy, horror, or otherwise weird. The more support I get, the more time I can devote to writing these, which will lead to longer stories (or clutches of short ones).

Because I want to focus on the writing, I'm keeping most of the rewards fairly story-centric, though if you support at higher levels I'll send goodies like illustrated chapbooks (I love doing those) and offer access to occasional other content (novel excerpts/sneak peeks, horror movie reviews, poetry, and so on).

Most of the stories will be exclusive to this Patreon, and you'll always get to see everything first.

If you want to sample my work, there are free stories here.

(People particularly seem to like "Impossible Dreams", "Cup and Table", and "Her Voice in a Bottle")

What do you say? Let me art for you.

Recent posts by Tim Pratt

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
117 patrons
STORIES: You'll get access to a patrons-only page where you can read or download a never-before-published short story every month!
Pledge $5 or more per month
59 patrons
MISCELLANY: In addition to the stories, you'll get access to occasional exclusive weird stuff: excerpts from upcoming novels, poetry, story fragments, reviews of horror movies, audio recordings of readings, and other wondrous oddments.
Pledge $25 or more per month
3 of 100 patrons
CHAPBOOK: I'll send you a signed and illustrated short story chapbook at least once a year. (Plus the prior rewards.)
Pledge $50 or more per month
4 of 50 patrons
HAPPY HOLIDAYS: Some people send out holiday cards. My wife and I send out holiday chapbooks, usually a story or a few stories, with illustrations, to friends and family. At this level, we'll add you to our holiday chapbook list. (Plus the prior rewards.)
Pledge $500 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
IF I GET IT, YOU GET IT: I typically publish two or three novels a year, and the odd short work in anthologies or magazines; sometimes I edit books, too. At this level, I'll send you signed copies of anything I publish in a given year, often before the publications are available to purchase. (Plus the prior rewards.)
Pledge $1,500 or more per month
0 of 1 patrons
MUSE: Wow! I'll write a story each year just for you. If you want it set in one of my particular fictional worlds, or focused on one of my existing characters, I'll do that. I'll dedicate the story to you, name a character after you if you like, and send you a chapbook in a single-copy limited edition. (Plus the prior rewards.)