Angie Penrose is creating listings of open, paying anthologies for writers
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patrons

$31
per month
Are You a Short Fiction Writer?

In April of 2009, I started keeping track of guidelines pages for anthologies I thought looked interesting. The list started out as a file on my computer, just for me. Before, I'd run across an interesting anthology, but then I'd forget about it, or not remember until after the deadline had passed, or not remember the name of the book and not be able to find it again, so I started copying down relevant info, and listed the books by due date. Then I figured that if the list was useful for me, it might be useful for others, so I might as well share it, and I started posting it on my blogs every month.

Because of this origin, the listing is still based on what I'm interested in, with one or two grandfathered points, and one or two expansion points based on the interests of people I know who read my blogs. Here's more info in what I'll post, and how to get your anthology included if you're an editor.

Tracking down and formatting entries for the list takes a lot of time. Sometimes I'm in the middle of other projects and can't actually write a new story for an anthology myself right now, but I still do the listing every month. A lot of writers visit my blogs to use the lists, and it feels pretty cool to be helping people out. I love hearing that someone's made a sale to an anthology they've found on my listing. Still, that's time I could be spending on my own writing.

I've had some writers who use the listing poke me about setting up some way of dropping a few dollars in my direction. Recently, the pokes got fairly sharp :) so I asked my blog audiences if they thought a Patreon was a good idea. I had a lot of positive response, so I'm giving this a shot.

Thanks to everyone who encouraged me in this direction, and to everyone who offers support. And whether you can become a patron or not, best of luck with your submissions!
Rewards
Contributor
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
Access to each month's anthology listings, and my thanks!

Includes
  • Access to each month's anthology listings
Supporter
$3 or more per month 3 patrons
Access to the anthology listings a week early, and a big thank you!

Includes
  • Access to each month's anthology listings a week early
Patron
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
Access to all the anthologies I know about, including on-deck books with due dates months out, plus my enthusiastic gratitude :D

Includes
  • Access to my entire anthology file, a week early
Goals
$31 of $50 per month
Semi-pro -- if I took the average time it takes me to collect, format and post the anthology listings each month, and spent it writing instead, this would get me just to the bottom of the semi-pro payment range. Moving up!
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Are You a Short Fiction Writer?

In April of 2009, I started keeping track of guidelines pages for anthologies I thought looked interesting. The list started out as a file on my computer, just for me. Before, I'd run across an interesting anthology, but then I'd forget about it, or not remember until after the deadline had passed, or not remember the name of the book and not be able to find it again, so I started copying down relevant info, and listed the books by due date. Then I figured that if the list was useful for me, it might be useful for others, so I might as well share it, and I started posting it on my blogs every month.

Because of this origin, the listing is still based on what I'm interested in, with one or two grandfathered points, and one or two expansion points based on the interests of people I know who read my blogs. Here's more info in what I'll post, and how to get your anthology included if you're an editor.

Tracking down and formatting entries for the list takes a lot of time. Sometimes I'm in the middle of other projects and can't actually write a new story for an anthology myself right now, but I still do the listing every month. A lot of writers visit my blogs to use the lists, and it feels pretty cool to be helping people out. I love hearing that someone's made a sale to an anthology they've found on my listing. Still, that's time I could be spending on my own writing.

I've had some writers who use the listing poke me about setting up some way of dropping a few dollars in my direction. Recently, the pokes got fairly sharp :) so I asked my blog audiences if they thought a Patreon was a good idea. I had a lot of positive response, so I'm giving this a shot.

Thanks to everyone who encouraged me in this direction, and to everyone who offers support. And whether you can become a patron or not, best of luck with your submissions!

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Rewards
Contributor
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
Access to each month's anthology listings, and my thanks!

Includes
  • Access to each month's anthology listings
Supporter
$3 or more per month 3 patrons
Access to the anthology listings a week early, and a big thank you!

Includes
  • Access to each month's anthology listings a week early
Patron
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
Access to all the anthologies I know about, including on-deck books with due dates months out, plus my enthusiastic gratitude :D

Includes
  • Access to my entire anthology file, a week early