So I am thinking about setting up a Patreon when I get back from vacation. For the last several years, I've been working on a series of pieces on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer science fiction. fantasy and horror. These have appeared in SF Signal, Nightmare Magazine and as part of various guest blog tours and I'd like to expand on them and make them into a book-like object on the topic. I do need to make a living at the same time, however, so I know I will end up prioritizing whatever brings in money. And I do better with set deadlines. (And yes, Queen of Swords Press is still going to happen - I had to finish a bunch of other things first). Given those needs, I think Patreon would be a reasonable model for me to use for this project. What I'm considering is something along these lines:
- A monthly or possibly, biweekly, short essay on a topic related to LGBTQ SFF - queering Gothic fiction, lesbian ghost stories, gender identity and sexuality and worldbuilding, sfnal erotica, a profile of the work of a specific author, being queer in horror movies, TV, etc. This would go to all Patrons at say, the $2 level.
- At, say, a $5 level, you could make requests for upcoming posts.
- When I thought I had enough assembled and got to the book creation stage, all patrons would get an ecopy, and high reward levels would include...something else.