The Metaworker

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Thanks for your support! We'll give you a shoutout on our social media pages to let our audience know how awesome you are for supporting the literary arts. 

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You're rad stuff. Thanks to you, we're able to pay our creators for their work. To say thanks, we'll publish your name on a special Donors page on our site. If we're able to create a physical Metaworker Magazine, your name will be published there as well. You'll also get the benefits of the above tiers.

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A LEGEND. Thanks to you, we're able to regularly put out new content and are one step closer to being able to pay our writers. We'll send you a personalized email once per month answering YOUR questions about us and the literary world at large, plus all the benefits of the above tiers.




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About The Metaworker

We are The Metaworker, a literary blog (or lit magazine on the internet) created by a group of  graduates from Chapman University. There, we edited the official Chapman lit-mag, the Calliope. We don’t want to toot our own horns, but we’re pretty damn satisfied with how that went, and once we’d graduated, we realized that we weren’t done. So we had a few meetings, threw ideas around, and the result is what you see now on our site.

We've been going strong for the past three years, and now that we've established ourselves in the online sphere, we want to make moves into the next phase of The Metaworker. But we can't do that without any capital. Our main goal with this Patreon is to finally, finally (finally!!) pay our amazing contributors. After that, we want to take the leap into publishing real, actual books, not just online publications.

We've been operating on a completely free model for years--each editor has always volunteered their time and never taken a dime from this passion project. We've never charged submission fees. There's no website paywall to access the work we publish. It's a sustainable model, but we've seen some incredible work come to us over the years--work that absolutely deserves to be paid--and since we believe strongly in never charging a submission fee, we'd love to see people support us and our creators here on Patreon. Your support allows us to reach creators who have wanted to submit to us, but didn't feel financially secure in doing so.

So, what will supporting us here mean?

Your support means:
- We can pay writers for their work.
- We can continue to support and grow The Metaworker with paid marketing.
- We'll be able to keep our site running and even improve it.
- We can create a physical Metaworker book.
- We can continue to give you amazing things to read.

We'd love for you to join us as we push to pay creators while keeping literary arts accessible for all. We know this is a bit of a cliche, but truly, your support means the world to us.
$48.71 of $200 per month
We'll be able to pay fees to establish ourselves as a real, official nonprofit, which will put us one step closer to being able to pay writers for their work.
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