Mandy Perry is creating queer speculative fiction and urban fantasy
81

patrons

$184
per piece of posted writing
Hi! I'm glad you're here. 



I've been making up stories quite literally since I could talk, and writing them down since I could hold a pencil. My first notebooks were full of made-up worlds, and I pressed my siblings into helping me build them in elaborate games of make-believe. (Both of them still have me listed in their phones as one of the characters from my earliest known story.) 

Since then, I've been doodling out worlds and characters in the margins of my life; keeping a Word document open on my computer desktop became a sort of reflex. And as I grew up and came into myself, one of the things I realized was that I wasn't seeing very many people like me in the genres and worlds that I love.

If you want it, make it, right? So that's why we're both here: me, because I want to make fiction that looks more like the people I love, and you because you want to read it. I hope that's why you're here, anyway. Let's make more inclusive fiction together. Allow me to entertain you and bring you more good words in worlds that include people like us as part of their essential warp and weft.

I am chronically ill and permanently disabled, so all of my rewards are set up on a per-item basis. That means that if I'm too sick to write, I don't write, and if I'm too sick to write, you don't pay. I will post at most 2 to 3 times per month, but Patreon allows you to set a max pledge on your per-item pledges, so if you have a maximum you're able to pay monthly, please set one

All of my writing is available at the one-dollar level, because I understand a lot of us have limited budgets. Higher-level pledges allow you to have input into what I write or post next, to have greater access to the process, to ask me to write you something, or to show up in the universes we're creating together as a character. 



Many thanks to my patrons, and to JoySeanan and RoAnna, who have provided invaluable support and tutorials and the occasional kick to the ass as appropriate. I fully admit I checked out what the successful folks were doing and took notes.
Rewards
Get. All. The Words!
$1 or more per piece of posted writing 58 patrons
Full access to all the stories posted on my Patreon, months or who knows how long before they're published anywhere else. 


This is the tier at which you get literally everything that I write here. 


I'll be posting to this Patreon at max 3 times a month for the foreseeable future. 


Discord Role: Patron 

Monthly Drabble Requests
$2 or more per piece of posted writing 11 patrons
Everything above, and also... 


Once upon a time in fandom, drabbles -- 100-word pieces of writing -- were almost a currency. We traded them, we gifted them to each other, and we did them in challenges. I don't know when people stopped calling 100-word stories drabbles, but they're still amazing.


Once a month, you can request that I write you 100 words (possibly more, if the story requires it) in any of the universes that have been featured on my Patreon, on any subject or characters you love or want to see more of.  My universes are bigger on the inside, and I love taking requests, so let's make something together.

THE RULES:

  • Will write anything you can dream up, even characters who have never interacted but you just gotta see what would happen if they did, or an AU, or the love poetry one character would write to another in a universe where people can smell the color magenta.
  • Won't write anything that's harmful or bigoted, the kind of stuff you might find feverishly scrawled on the blog of a Trump supporter. If you already like the things I write, this shouldn't be hard to follow.
  • NSFW is just fine, as long as it follows the rules above. I'm not writing an AU where two of my characters are in a Nazi/Jewish refugee romance, so don't ask (yes, of course someone did). Look, I make no bones about liking smut. (Har har.)
  • But please don't ask if you're not 18. No smut for minors. Ever.


Discord Role: Patron

Social Media Maven
$5 or more per piece of posted writing 4 patrons
Join me as I Instagram and Tumblr my way through the writing process; a private Tumblr and Instagram will be made available at this level.


All prior reward levels are included in this level.


Discord Role: Guardian of the Border

Monthly Shoutout
$9 or more per piece of posted writing 1 patron
All prior rewards including Monthly Drabble Request & a monthly shoutout on social media -- let me promote your Patreon, your Etsy, your Tumblr, Twitter, etc. 


I reserve right of refusal on content I am not comfortable promoting: no bigoted content.


Discord Role: Guardian of the Border

Give Me That Backstory!
$10 or more per piece of posted writing 1 patron
Ask me anything about any of my characters and I will elaborate about their origin stories, personality traits and the history behind their character creations process.

All previous rewards included.


 Discord Role: Guardian of the Border 

Become A Cast Member - Bureauverse
$19 or more per piece of posted writing 2 of 5 patrons
Who hasn't wanted to join the world of middle-aged wizards trying to preserve the borders of their universe? Become a named cast member in The Bureauverse.


Includes all prior rewards except Monthly Drabble Request and Give Me That Backstory. (You can up your pledge and get those too, if you like!) 


 Discord Role: Bureau Agent

Become A Cast Member - Persephone Amid The Stars
$19 or more per piece of posted writing 0 of 5 patrons
 If you're more of a mind to join the socialist space lesbians, this is the world for you. Become a named cast member in the universe of Persephone Amid The Stars.


Includes all prior rewards except Monthly Drabble Request and Give Me That Backstory. (You can up your pledge and get those too, if you like!) 


 Discord Role: Bureau Agent 

Become a Cast Member - StranGER
$19 or more per piece of posted writing 1 of 6 patrons
 If, instead, you'd prefer to join a Jewish scholar lost in a fantasy setting that might be Mongolia, this is your reward tier. Become a named cast member in the universe of StranGER.


Includes all prior rewards except Monthly Drabble Request and Give Me That Backstory. (You can up your pledge and get those too, if you like!) 


 Discord Role: Bureau Agent 

Monthly Short Story Request
$20 or more per piece of posted writing 1 of 10 patrons
Just like the Monthly Drabble Request, except this upgrades your request to 1000 words! All of the Monthly Drabble rules apply to this tier.


Includes all prior tiers except Monthly Drabble Request. 

Monthly Mailing
$50 or more per piece of posted writing 0 of 5 patrons
Make me go to the post office! At this level, I'll send you a copy of everything posted to my Patreon, signed and chapbook'd. 


Includes all previous reward tiers except Drabble Request, Backstory, and Become A Cast Member.

Name in the Forward & Supporting Cast - The Bureau
$50 or more per piece of posted writing 0 of 5 patrons
Have your name mentioned in the forward with my heartfelt thanks and become a named member of the supporting cast in The Bureauverse. Fae, wizard, mortal, and who knows what else lurk in the folds of universes woven together: you can join them.


(All previous rewards included with the exception of previous Become A Cast Member reward.) 


 Discord Role: Bureau Agent 

Goals
$184 of $200 per piece of posted writing
A Full Day Writing: at this point I can guarantee that I'll be able to ship the pups to doggy day care for a full day, which means a full day devoted, outside of my normal work schedule at the Day Job, to writing, and just writing.

At this level I'll guarantee 2 posts a month. Please be sure your pledge maximums are calibrated, from this point on we're going to have lots of content!
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Hi! I'm glad you're here. 



I've been making up stories quite literally since I could talk, and writing them down since I could hold a pencil. My first notebooks were full of made-up worlds, and I pressed my siblings into helping me build them in elaborate games of make-believe. (Both of them still have me listed in their phones as one of the characters from my earliest known story.) 

Since then, I've been doodling out worlds and characters in the margins of my life; keeping a Word document open on my computer desktop became a sort of reflex. And as I grew up and came into myself, one of the things I realized was that I wasn't seeing very many people like me in the genres and worlds that I love.

If you want it, make it, right? So that's why we're both here: me, because I want to make fiction that looks more like the people I love, and you because you want to read it. I hope that's why you're here, anyway. Let's make more inclusive fiction together. Allow me to entertain you and bring you more good words in worlds that include people like us as part of their essential warp and weft.

I am chronically ill and permanently disabled, so all of my rewards are set up on a per-item basis. That means that if I'm too sick to write, I don't write, and if I'm too sick to write, you don't pay. I will post at most 2 to 3 times per month, but Patreon allows you to set a max pledge on your per-item pledges, so if you have a maximum you're able to pay monthly, please set one

All of my writing is available at the one-dollar level, because I understand a lot of us have limited budgets. Higher-level pledges allow you to have input into what I write or post next, to have greater access to the process, to ask me to write you something, or to show up in the universes we're creating together as a character. 



Many thanks to my patrons, and to JoySeanan and RoAnna, who have provided invaluable support and tutorials and the occasional kick to the ass as appropriate. I fully admit I checked out what the successful folks were doing and took notes.

Recent posts by Mandy Perry

Rewards
Get. All. The Words!
$1 or more per piece of posted writing 58 patrons
Full access to all the stories posted on my Patreon, months or who knows how long before they're published anywhere else. 


This is the tier at which you get literally everything that I write here. 


I'll be posting to this Patreon at max 3 times a month for the foreseeable future. 


Discord Role: Patron 

Monthly Drabble Requests
$2 or more per piece of posted writing 11 patrons
Everything above, and also... 


Once upon a time in fandom, drabbles -- 100-word pieces of writing -- were almost a currency. We traded them, we gifted them to each other, and we did them in challenges. I don't know when people stopped calling 100-word stories drabbles, but they're still amazing.


Once a month, you can request that I write you 100 words (possibly more, if the story requires it) in any of the universes that have been featured on my Patreon, on any subject or characters you love or want to see more of.  My universes are bigger on the inside, and I love taking requests, so let's make something together.

THE RULES:

  • Will write anything you can dream up, even characters who have never interacted but you just gotta see what would happen if they did, or an AU, or the love poetry one character would write to another in a universe where people can smell the color magenta.
  • Won't write anything that's harmful or bigoted, the kind of stuff you might find feverishly scrawled on the blog of a Trump supporter. If you already like the things I write, this shouldn't be hard to follow.
  • NSFW is just fine, as long as it follows the rules above. I'm not writing an AU where two of my characters are in a Nazi/Jewish refugee romance, so don't ask (yes, of course someone did). Look, I make no bones about liking smut. (Har har.)
  • But please don't ask if you're not 18. No smut for minors. Ever.


Discord Role: Patron

Social Media Maven
$5 or more per piece of posted writing 4 patrons
Join me as I Instagram and Tumblr my way through the writing process; a private Tumblr and Instagram will be made available at this level.


All prior reward levels are included in this level.


Discord Role: Guardian of the Border

Monthly Shoutout
$9 or more per piece of posted writing 1 patron
All prior rewards including Monthly Drabble Request & a monthly shoutout on social media -- let me promote your Patreon, your Etsy, your Tumblr, Twitter, etc. 


I reserve right of refusal on content I am not comfortable promoting: no bigoted content.


Discord Role: Guardian of the Border

Give Me That Backstory!
$10 or more per piece of posted writing 1 patron
Ask me anything about any of my characters and I will elaborate about their origin stories, personality traits and the history behind their character creations process.

All previous rewards included.


 Discord Role: Guardian of the Border 

Become A Cast Member - Bureauverse
$19 or more per piece of posted writing 2 of 5 patrons
Who hasn't wanted to join the world of middle-aged wizards trying to preserve the borders of their universe? Become a named cast member in The Bureauverse.


Includes all prior rewards except Monthly Drabble Request and Give Me That Backstory. (You can up your pledge and get those too, if you like!) 


 Discord Role: Bureau Agent

Become A Cast Member - Persephone Amid The Stars
$19 or more per piece of posted writing 0 of 5 patrons
 If you're more of a mind to join the socialist space lesbians, this is the world for you. Become a named cast member in the universe of Persephone Amid The Stars.


Includes all prior rewards except Monthly Drabble Request and Give Me That Backstory. (You can up your pledge and get those too, if you like!) 


 Discord Role: Bureau Agent 

Become a Cast Member - StranGER
$19 or more per piece of posted writing 1 of 6 patrons
 If, instead, you'd prefer to join a Jewish scholar lost in a fantasy setting that might be Mongolia, this is your reward tier. Become a named cast member in the universe of StranGER.


Includes all prior rewards except Monthly Drabble Request and Give Me That Backstory. (You can up your pledge and get those too, if you like!) 


 Discord Role: Bureau Agent 

Monthly Short Story Request
$20 or more per piece of posted writing 1 of 10 patrons
Just like the Monthly Drabble Request, except this upgrades your request to 1000 words! All of the Monthly Drabble rules apply to this tier.


Includes all prior tiers except Monthly Drabble Request. 

Monthly Mailing
$50 or more per piece of posted writing 0 of 5 patrons
Make me go to the post office! At this level, I'll send you a copy of everything posted to my Patreon, signed and chapbook'd. 


Includes all previous reward tiers except Drabble Request, Backstory, and Become A Cast Member.

Name in the Forward & Supporting Cast - The Bureau
$50 or more per piece of posted writing 0 of 5 patrons
Have your name mentioned in the forward with my heartfelt thanks and become a named member of the supporting cast in The Bureauverse. Fae, wizard, mortal, and who knows what else lurk in the folds of universes woven together: you can join them.


(All previous rewards included with the exception of previous Become A Cast Member reward.) 


 Discord Role: Bureau Agent