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Support the Arts – Become a Patron

Issue 11Pulp Literature is a party mix designed for readers who don’t limit themselves to a single genre or fiction format:  it contains short stories, poetry, novels, graphic novels, and illustrations all under the same cover.  Beautifully printed in a convenient format, it invites a sophisticated readership to be surprised by the mix of genres each and every time.

Now more than ever, we need your help to support Pulp Literature by becoming a patron. Your donation will help ensure that we can continue to focus our efforts on selection, editing, illustration, and design to make the magic happen without worrying about the day-to-day financing.  The income we receive from our patrons helps pay professional rates to contributing writers, artists and editors.

summerAs a patron you will receive access to our Patron-only blog with sneak previews and surprise freebies, a free digital copy of our first issue, Winter 2014, as well as more free issues as we reach our funding goals.  The more you are able to donate, the more rewards are included, such as subscriptions, free books, access to the patron-only submissions inbox (always free, always open), and even editorial services for your work-in-progress.

Check out our Patreon page here.  For as little as a dollar a month you can help keep Pulp Literature sending you great reads into our fourth year and beyond!

Thank you, dear patrons!

Rachel Kuo
Marketing & Communications Assistant
Pulp Literature Press



Are You a Patron?

MuseWhat do Marie de France, the Medici family, and the Earl of Southampton have in common?  They we all great patrons of the arts.  Without their support the world would not have had the romans of Chrétien de Troyes, the art of Michelangelo, or the plays of Shakespeare.

The arts have always required patronage, whether in the form of deep-pocketed individuals or government subsidies.  Here at Pulp Literature Press we receive no government funding, and subscriptions alone do not cover all our costs.  We have funded the first eight issues of the magazine through two Kickstarter campaigns supported by you, our loyal readers, supplemented with bridging loans at the end of the year when things get lean.

However, this feast and famine model requires a huge annual effort that sucks away the time and energy we would rather put into selecting, editing, illustrating, and publishing the wonderful stories that arrive in our submissions inbox.  This year we have switched our crowdfunding model to Patreon, where we can generate a steady stream of income.  This will guarantee our bank account always has the money to pay professional fees to the writers, artists and, eventually, the editors who contribute to the magazine.

How does Patreon work?

Patreon allows you, the individual, to become a patron of Pulp Literature by pledging a monthly amount to help fund the magazine.  You can pledge as little as $1 to show your support, or as much as your heart and budget allow.  Thank-you rewards at ascending pledge levels include ebooks, print subscriptions, and the keys to our digital library.  In addition, as we reach funding milestones we will release free ebooks, new material and extra perks.

If you enjoy our magazine, the writing tips on this website, or our monthly newsletter, please consider leaving a tip in the jar. Just $1 a month will help set up a stable budget to keep these stories alive.  Join the ranks of Marie, the Medicis, and the Earl, and become a patron on patreon.com/pulplit.

Thank you, and happy reading, dear patrons!

Jen, Sue, and Mel

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