Grimdark Magazine is creating an ezine for lovers of grimdark
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patrons

$566
per Per issue
Grimdark Magazine is creating an ezine for lovers of grimdark fiction and non-fiction.


Each quarter we'll continue to release an ezine chock-full of exclusive and re-print short fiction, articles, interviews, original art, reviews and anything else coated in awesomesauce we can fit in there. In addition, we'll keep dropping grimdark-specific articles on our website blog with think pieces, reviews of books, movies and games, exclusive excerpts, listicles and more.

In our two and a half years of publications so far, we've been fortunate enough to publish original fiction by R. Scott Bakker, Mark Lawrence, Peter Orullian, Aliette de Bodard, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Victor Milan, James A. Moore, Michael R. Fletcher and a host more. 

But why does it cost so much per issue to produce?
Simple. We bloody well pay the people who create for us. We pay our authors pro rates. We pay our staff artist. We try to do right by the people who entertain you through GdM's pages. Our first goal also includes payment for our non-fiction contributors.

What's the end game?

To be the premier niche ezine for grimdark stories, drawing in more readers, increasing the level of content out there for grimdark enthusiasts, and broadening the grimdark community.

Further, the creative world is bastard hard for writers to make a living in. People scrape by or do it for the love of it. We want to start changing that, step by step. We want to start paying article writers, increase payments for fiction and art, and pay the wonderful volunteers who work so diligently behind the scenes for GdM.

Our highly successful 2016 Kickstarter campaign Evil is a Matter of Perspective: An Anthology of Antagonists helped us kick off in the direction of being able to turn some of our volunteers into paid contractors. This Patreon, we hope, will take us the next step.
Tiers
FRONT LINE MEATSHIELD
$2 or more per Per issue 1 patron
We'll try not to step on your corpse on our march to victory. 
You'll get:
Thanks Page: Get forever enshrined as somebody who helped keep Grimdark Magazine going, and helped pay artists and writers. Your name will be listed in each released issue's thanks page under FRONT LINE MEATSHIELD. A heady offering, we know, but we're honoured that you're choosing to join the GdM team.
RAVENOUS RAIDER
$4 or more per Per issue 81 patrons
Join the GdM army. Pillage far off places. Betray your buddies. Come home with a tan.
You'll get:
A Quarterly Issue: Pick up an issue of the premier grimdark fiction and non-fiction publication once per quarter in mobi, ePub and PDF formats.
Thanks Page: Your name will be listed in each released issue's thanks page under RAVENOUS RAIDER level.
FILTHY SAPPER
$12 or more per Per issue 14 patrons
You collapse those damned walls and we'll charge through the gap.
You'll get:
A Quarterly Issue
Behind the Scenes Access: Get behind the scenes with the GdM team once a quarter in a private group to chat about what's coming up, what we're working on, and ask Adrian anything about the creation of GdM.
Thanks Page: Your name will be listed in each released issue's thanks page under FILTHY SAPPER level.
MORALLY CONFUSED CHAMPION
$20 or more per Per issue 7 patrons
Not sure who to chop into mincemeat? Let us point you in the right direction.
You'll get:
A Quarterly Issue
Behind the Scenes Access
Have a Beer with Adrian: Join in on a quarterly "A Beer or Three with..." Skype or Google interview with Adrian and another author.
Thanks Page: Your name will be listed in each released issue's thanks page under MORALLY CONFUSED CHAMPION level.
Goals
$566 of $800 per Per issue
KEEP THE GRIT COMING
You've helped make sure GdM can keep on kicking, quarter to quarter, and paying our contributors. This now includes dropping article writers a starting payment of $20AUD per article.
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Grimdark Magazine is creating an ezine for lovers of grimdark fiction and non-fiction.


Each quarter we'll continue to release an ezine chock-full of exclusive and re-print short fiction, articles, interviews, original art, reviews and anything else coated in awesomesauce we can fit in there. In addition, we'll keep dropping grimdark-specific articles on our website blog with think pieces, reviews of books, movies and games, exclusive excerpts, listicles and more.

In our two and a half years of publications so far, we've been fortunate enough to publish original fiction by R. Scott Bakker, Mark Lawrence, Peter Orullian, Aliette de Bodard, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Victor Milan, James A. Moore, Michael R. Fletcher and a host more. 

But why does it cost so much per issue to produce?
Simple. We bloody well pay the people who create for us. We pay our authors pro rates. We pay our staff artist. We try to do right by the people who entertain you through GdM's pages. Our first goal also includes payment for our non-fiction contributors.

What's the end game?

To be the premier niche ezine for grimdark stories, drawing in more readers, increasing the level of content out there for grimdark enthusiasts, and broadening the grimdark community.

Further, the creative world is bastard hard for writers to make a living in. People scrape by or do it for the love of it. We want to start changing that, step by step. We want to start paying article writers, increase payments for fiction and art, and pay the wonderful volunteers who work so diligently behind the scenes for GdM.

Our highly successful 2016 Kickstarter campaign Evil is a Matter of Perspective: An Anthology of Antagonists helped us kick off in the direction of being able to turn some of our volunteers into paid contractors. This Patreon, we hope, will take us the next step.

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Tiers
FRONT LINE MEATSHIELD
$2 or more per Per issue 1 patron
We'll try not to step on your corpse on our march to victory. 
You'll get:
Thanks Page: Get forever enshrined as somebody who helped keep Grimdark Magazine going, and helped pay artists and writers. Your name will be listed in each released issue's thanks page under FRONT LINE MEATSHIELD. A heady offering, we know, but we're honoured that you're choosing to join the GdM team.
RAVENOUS RAIDER
$4 or more per Per issue 81 patrons
Join the GdM army. Pillage far off places. Betray your buddies. Come home with a tan.
You'll get:
A Quarterly Issue: Pick up an issue of the premier grimdark fiction and non-fiction publication once per quarter in mobi, ePub and PDF formats.
Thanks Page: Your name will be listed in each released issue's thanks page under RAVENOUS RAIDER level.
FILTHY SAPPER
$12 or more per Per issue 14 patrons
You collapse those damned walls and we'll charge through the gap.
You'll get:
A Quarterly Issue
Behind the Scenes Access: Get behind the scenes with the GdM team once a quarter in a private group to chat about what's coming up, what we're working on, and ask Adrian anything about the creation of GdM.
Thanks Page: Your name will be listed in each released issue's thanks page under FILTHY SAPPER level.
MORALLY CONFUSED CHAMPION
$20 or more per Per issue 7 patrons
Not sure who to chop into mincemeat? Let us point you in the right direction.
You'll get:
A Quarterly Issue
Behind the Scenes Access
Have a Beer with Adrian: Join in on a quarterly "A Beer or Three with..." Skype or Google interview with Adrian and another author.
Thanks Page: Your name will be listed in each released issue's thanks page under MORALLY CONFUSED CHAMPION level.