Tina Connolly is creating Toasted Cake
27

patrons

$92
per month
First: Thank you so much for being here.

I'm Tina. I write novels, co-host Escape Pod, and run Toasted Cake.

Toasted Cake--besides being the best way to eat cake--is a flash fiction podcast that has already run for 150 episodes. (Check them out if you haven't!) I am restarting the podcast again, but I want to raise the rates I pay the authors. In order to do that, I am starting this patreon. 

My initial goal is to make Toasted Cake self-sustaining. I am planning to buy stories that are under 1000 words, and pay $10 for them. I will be running a story every week during the school year. Add in a bit extra for Patreon fees and the occasional guest narrator and we'll call that $50 a month to be sustainable.

My secondary goal would be to raise both word count and pay rate. I would like to get back to stories up to 1200 or 1500 words, and I do like occasionally running "giant" stories (up to 2000.) I may also pay myself. Or upgrade my microphone. The possibilities are ENDLESS.

Because I plan to toast the cake regardless (and that will take a chunk of time each week), there will not be a ton of extras other than my HUGE ENORMOUS GRATITUDE, at least for right now. However, this fall I will narrate a flash story and a short story of mine that have not been previously podcast, and will post them for different levels. (Easier to do mine because I have the rights to them!) I'm also thinking that if we reach a certain dollar mark, that I will post some more podcast bonuses--both fiction and non-fiction.

And again, thank you so much for being here. Toasted Cake has been one of the most rewarding experiences I've worked on, because of the interaction with writers and with listeners. Thank you all so much.

xo tina
Rewards
Cake Pop
$1 or more per month 7 patrons
You are the best and I greatly appreciate you. You will have access to the text and podcast of a flash story of mine that's not available online. Also one heart. <3
Cupcake
$3 or more per month 9 patrons
You are the icing on my toasted cupcake and I'm super grateful for your help. You will have access to the text and podcast of a short story of mine that's not available online. Plus three hearts. <3 <3 <3
Cake Slice
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
As above, but you want to drop $5 my way? Look, I don't know why you're so awesome. But I appreciate it. Five hearts and at some point I'll post a blooper reel for you. It may just be me saying archipelago over and over. There may be swearing.
Cake Baker
$10 or more per month 5 patrons
At this level you have the satisfaction of knowing that you, by yourself, have entirely sponsored a Toasted Cake episode. You have helped make a story come to life. Email me at tinaconnolly on the gmail and I will assign you an upcoming episode number. You will have the secret delight of knowing that it's all yours. Ten hearts for you.
Three Layer Chocolate Cake
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Who are you and why are you so awesome? Look, I don't know where you came from, but you get all the previous stuff plus I'll send you a doodled thank you in the mail. I would send you a slice of toasted cake but I guarantee it doesn't travel well. 50 hearts.
Goals
$50 – reached! per month
At this level, Toasted Cake is sustainable! There will be much rejoicing! After we've been sustainable for 3 months, I will narrate a bonus flash story of mine that will be available to all patrons.

(This goal has been reached! "Inflection" is now available. :)  )
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First: Thank you so much for being here.

I'm Tina. I write novels, co-host Escape Pod, and run Toasted Cake.

Toasted Cake--besides being the best way to eat cake--is a flash fiction podcast that has already run for 150 episodes. (Check them out if you haven't!) I am restarting the podcast again, but I want to raise the rates I pay the authors. In order to do that, I am starting this patreon. 

My initial goal is to make Toasted Cake self-sustaining. I am planning to buy stories that are under 1000 words, and pay $10 for them. I will be running a story every week during the school year. Add in a bit extra for Patreon fees and the occasional guest narrator and we'll call that $50 a month to be sustainable.

My secondary goal would be to raise both word count and pay rate. I would like to get back to stories up to 1200 or 1500 words, and I do like occasionally running "giant" stories (up to 2000.) I may also pay myself. Or upgrade my microphone. The possibilities are ENDLESS.

Because I plan to toast the cake regardless (and that will take a chunk of time each week), there will not be a ton of extras other than my HUGE ENORMOUS GRATITUDE, at least for right now. However, this fall I will narrate a flash story and a short story of mine that have not been previously podcast, and will post them for different levels. (Easier to do mine because I have the rights to them!) I'm also thinking that if we reach a certain dollar mark, that I will post some more podcast bonuses--both fiction and non-fiction.

And again, thank you so much for being here. Toasted Cake has been one of the most rewarding experiences I've worked on, because of the interaction with writers and with listeners. Thank you all so much.

xo tina

Recent posts by Tina Connolly

Rewards
Cake Pop
$1 or more per month 7 patrons
You are the best and I greatly appreciate you. You will have access to the text and podcast of a flash story of mine that's not available online. Also one heart. <3
Cupcake
$3 or more per month 9 patrons
You are the icing on my toasted cupcake and I'm super grateful for your help. You will have access to the text and podcast of a short story of mine that's not available online. Plus three hearts. <3 <3 <3
Cake Slice
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
As above, but you want to drop $5 my way? Look, I don't know why you're so awesome. But I appreciate it. Five hearts and at some point I'll post a blooper reel for you. It may just be me saying archipelago over and over. There may be swearing.
Cake Baker
$10 or more per month 5 patrons
At this level you have the satisfaction of knowing that you, by yourself, have entirely sponsored a Toasted Cake episode. You have helped make a story come to life. Email me at tinaconnolly on the gmail and I will assign you an upcoming episode number. You will have the secret delight of knowing that it's all yours. Ten hearts for you.
Three Layer Chocolate Cake
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Who are you and why are you so awesome? Look, I don't know where you came from, but you get all the previous stuff plus I'll send you a doodled thank you in the mail. I would send you a slice of toasted cake but I guarantee it doesn't travel well. 50 hearts.