I’ve been hinting at a not-so-secret project that I’ve been working on, and it’s time to reveal details of the project!
So… I’m happy to introduce….
✨⭐Coming April 30 : Spectrum Lit⭐✨
Spectrum Lit is an #OwnVoices LGBTQ+ flash fiction Patreon, focused on telling powerful and uplifting bite-sized stories across all genres.
All pieces published by Spectrum will be written and edited by queer creators. Every piece must have at least one #OwnVoices element to it, and multiple intersections of identity are encouraged.
Spectrum pieces will pull from multiple genres. We seek to do the following with the pieces we publish
- Speak truth about the queer experience
- Give hope or comfort to the LGBTQ+ reader
- Be a spot of light and joy in today’s political climate
- Empower and encourage the LGBTQ+ reader that they are not alone.
Accessible Bite-Sized Stories
Each Spectrum Lit piece will be only 1500 words – flash fiction that could be read in a little over five minutes.
One piece a month will be free for anyone to read, and the rest available for just one dollar a month. We aim to make our work sustainable, but also as low-cost as possible for those who can’t afford it.
Supporting Authors & Editors
We believe in paying creators for their work, especially marginalized creators, and our aim is to have professional rates as soon as we are stable enough to do so. The rates for our authors and editors will rise at a steady rate, as we gain more supporters on Patreon.
The Patreon launches on April 30!
Until then, make sure to subscribe to my newsletter & follow Spectrum Lit on Twitter so you don’t miss it!
Setting everything up now… we're excited to meet you! 🏳️🌈💖
— Spectrum Lit (@queerspectrum) April 3, 2017