Erika Gill is creating poems, short stories, and novels!
12

patrons

$101
per month

Hi there! Welcome to my Patreon. I've been working on a number of projects for years, and I think this is a great medium to show them to you, grow as a writer, and have a stepping stone to find a home for my writing. 

Who are you?
I'm a small time, small award-winning American author. I've had a few poems published, worked as a news and music writer, and have always been a giant fantasy nerd. You can see more of my bio here.

What are you working on?

Project #1: The Novel 
Unsettled is a paranormal/urban fantasy book set in the modern day. Neiloufar "Neil" Ahmad is a bartender in fictional Caramond, CA, who has an unofficial (unpaid) part time job as Guardian of the region; keeping the peace and balancing the supernatural forces. Backers will have access to draft chapters of the novel, as I write them. There are already about 10 chapters/parts/bits for you to read. Woo! Read the first chapter here.

Project #2: Short stories
I write them. Sometimes they're literary, but they're usually about like, magic and stuff. The ultimate goal is to write and publish a whole heaping bunch of them. 

Project #3: Poetry book/chapbook/submissions
I have a number of poems I'd like to submit for publication. I have had two of my poems published in issue 6 of Angel City Review and issue 48 of Birdy Magazine.  My poetry is, on average, more literary than my book ideas tend to be.

Goals/ what I need (in no particular order):
  • a new (to me) laptop
    • $300 (I don't need much, just a word processor and Photoshop. The current one died a week after posting this.) Thanks to you all, I am up and running with a laptop (special thanks to my mom, Liz!). 
  • reading/submission fees
    • ~$30 a month (if I'm motivated to submit, and I will be) 2-10 submissions. Publications and contests that are more lucrative (in readership and reward) often ask for small submission fees. In addition, putting together manuscripts takes time, and the less time I need to spend side hustling (in my case, dog walking) the more time I have to bring my writing to your eyes. 
  • breathing room
    • this one is tough to quantify...one month it could be enough money for me to sit at a cafe, buy a coffee and get out of the house to write for a few hours, and another month it could be my credit card or student loan payment. I work full time, but life likes to throw curveballs. I want to be one of those fancy people who can get sick and be able to pay for an urgent care visit, and maybe also take a vacation once a year - all while writing and working and eating 5 servings of vegetables a day and somehow also making it to the gym.

My promise to you:
I will post AT LEAST one chapter/poem/short story per month.
Every month you will get SOMETHING. Ideally, I'll post one chapter per week, and/or bonus content, but let's be real, I'm not a very consistent person. I hope to change this over time.

In the words of Paula Cole, I don't want to wait for our lives to be over...*waits for groans to subside* I'd like to be one of those authors that publishes a novel, a book of poetry, or a collections of stories and essays before I die. I appreciate your support!

I will also use my support to support others.
10% of what comes in from this Patreon will be used to support other creators.
Tiers
The Backbone ($1 or more)
$1 or more per month
  •  You get immediate access to the 50+ pages of Unsettled. 
  • Access to each chapter draft as I post it. 
The Brains
$2 or more per month
Thank youuuu


  • You get immediate access to the 50+ pages of Unsettled. 
  • Access to each chapter draft as I post it. 
  • Access to Q&A! I’ll answer as many questions as I can. Maybe spoilers? Come find out!
The Right Hand ($3 or more)
$3 or more per month
Wow, thank you! 
  • You get immediate access to the 50+ pages of Unsettled. 
  • Access to each chapter draft as I post it. 
  • Access to Q&A! I’ll answer as many questions as I can. Maybe spoilers? Come find out!
  • Access to the graphics I've created for my projects (book covers, wallpapers, etc.), and my character inspirations/bios
The Heart ($5 or more)
$5 or more per month
WHAT? REALLY? YOU ROCK!
  • You get immediate access to the 50+ pages of Unsettled. 
  • Access to each chapter draft as I post it. 
  • Access to Q&A! I’ll answer as many questions as I can. Maybe spoilers? Come find out!
  • Access to the graphics I've created for my projects (book covers, wallpapers, etc.), and my character inspirations/bios
  • POEMS! (I hope you're into that.)
  • My undying gratitude.
The Soul
$10 or more per month only 96 left
 You are more beautiful than Cinderella. You smell like pine needles, and have a face like sunshine!
  • You get immediate access to the 50+ pages of Unsettled. 
  • Access to each chapter draft as I post it. 
  • Access to Q&A! I’ll answer as many questions as I can. Maybe spoilers? Come find out!
  • Access to the graphics I've created for my projects (book covers, wallpapers, etc.), and my character inspirations/bios
  • POEMS! (I hope you're into that.)
  • My undying gratitude.
  • A thank you (by name) in the acknowledgements section of the book. 
The Wind Beneath My Wings
$25 or more per month only 18 left
Did you ever know that you're my hero?
  • You get immediate access to the 50+ pages of Unsettled. 
  • Access to each chapter draft as I post it. 
  • Access to Q&A! I’ll answer as many questions as I can. Maybe spoilers? Come find out!
  • Access to the graphics I've created for my projects (book covers, wallpapers, etc.), and my character inspirations/bios
  • POEMS! (I hope you're into that.)
  • My undying gratitude.
  • A thank you (by name) in the acknowledgements section of the book. 
  • A handwritten notecard from me, probably with cat doodles.
Goals
$101 of $200 per month
I will commission an illustrated poster with a digital download for all patrons, and mail prints to all $5+ patrons.
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Hi there! Welcome to my Patreon. I've been working on a number of projects for years, and I think this is a great medium to show them to you, grow as a writer, and have a stepping stone to find a home for my writing. 

Who are you?
I'm a small time, small award-winning American author. I've had a few poems published, worked as a news and music writer, and have always been a giant fantasy nerd. You can see more of my bio here.

What are you working on?

Project #1: The Novel 
Unsettled is a paranormal/urban fantasy book set in the modern day. Neiloufar "Neil" Ahmad is a bartender in fictional Caramond, CA, who has an unofficial (unpaid) part time job as Guardian of the region; keeping the peace and balancing the supernatural forces. Backers will have access to draft chapters of the novel, as I write them. There are already about 10 chapters/parts/bits for you to read. Woo! Read the first chapter here.

Project #2: Short stories
I write them. Sometimes they're literary, but they're usually about like, magic and stuff. The ultimate goal is to write and publish a whole heaping bunch of them. 

Project #3: Poetry book/chapbook/submissions
I have a number of poems I'd like to submit for publication. I have had two of my poems published in issue 6 of Angel City Review and issue 48 of Birdy Magazine.  My poetry is, on average, more literary than my book ideas tend to be.

Goals/ what I need (in no particular order):
  • a new (to me) laptop
    • $300 (I don't need much, just a word processor and Photoshop. The current one died a week after posting this.) Thanks to you all, I am up and running with a laptop (special thanks to my mom, Liz!). 
  • reading/submission fees
    • ~$30 a month (if I'm motivated to submit, and I will be) 2-10 submissions. Publications and contests that are more lucrative (in readership and reward) often ask for small submission fees. In addition, putting together manuscripts takes time, and the less time I need to spend side hustling (in my case, dog walking) the more time I have to bring my writing to your eyes. 
  • breathing room
    • this one is tough to quantify...one month it could be enough money for me to sit at a cafe, buy a coffee and get out of the house to write for a few hours, and another month it could be my credit card or student loan payment. I work full time, but life likes to throw curveballs. I want to be one of those fancy people who can get sick and be able to pay for an urgent care visit, and maybe also take a vacation once a year - all while writing and working and eating 5 servings of vegetables a day and somehow also making it to the gym.

My promise to you:
I will post AT LEAST one chapter/poem/short story per month.
Every month you will get SOMETHING. Ideally, I'll post one chapter per week, and/or bonus content, but let's be real, I'm not a very consistent person. I hope to change this over time.

In the words of Paula Cole, I don't want to wait for our lives to be over...*waits for groans to subside* I'd like to be one of those authors that publishes a novel, a book of poetry, or a collections of stories and essays before I die. I appreciate your support!

I will also use my support to support others.
10% of what comes in from this Patreon will be used to support other creators.

Recent posts by Erika Gill

Tiers
The Backbone ($1 or more)
$1 or more per month
  •  You get immediate access to the 50+ pages of Unsettled. 
  • Access to each chapter draft as I post it. 
The Brains
$2 or more per month
Thank youuuu


  • You get immediate access to the 50+ pages of Unsettled. 
  • Access to each chapter draft as I post it. 
  • Access to Q&A! I’ll answer as many questions as I can. Maybe spoilers? Come find out!
The Right Hand ($3 or more)
$3 or more per month
Wow, thank you! 
  • You get immediate access to the 50+ pages of Unsettled. 
  • Access to each chapter draft as I post it. 
  • Access to Q&A! I’ll answer as many questions as I can. Maybe spoilers? Come find out!
  • Access to the graphics I've created for my projects (book covers, wallpapers, etc.), and my character inspirations/bios
The Heart ($5 or more)
$5 or more per month
WHAT? REALLY? YOU ROCK!
  • You get immediate access to the 50+ pages of Unsettled. 
  • Access to each chapter draft as I post it. 
  • Access to Q&A! I’ll answer as many questions as I can. Maybe spoilers? Come find out!
  • Access to the graphics I've created for my projects (book covers, wallpapers, etc.), and my character inspirations/bios
  • POEMS! (I hope you're into that.)
  • My undying gratitude.
The Soul
$10 or more per month only 96 left
 You are more beautiful than Cinderella. You smell like pine needles, and have a face like sunshine!
  • You get immediate access to the 50+ pages of Unsettled. 
  • Access to each chapter draft as I post it. 
  • Access to Q&A! I’ll answer as many questions as I can. Maybe spoilers? Come find out!
  • Access to the graphics I've created for my projects (book covers, wallpapers, etc.), and my character inspirations/bios
  • POEMS! (I hope you're into that.)
  • My undying gratitude.
  • A thank you (by name) in the acknowledgements section of the book. 
The Wind Beneath My Wings
$25 or more per month only 18 left
Did you ever know that you're my hero?
  • You get immediate access to the 50+ pages of Unsettled. 
  • Access to each chapter draft as I post it. 
  • Access to Q&A! I’ll answer as many questions as I can. Maybe spoilers? Come find out!
  • Access to the graphics I've created for my projects (book covers, wallpapers, etc.), and my character inspirations/bios
  • POEMS! (I hope you're into that.)
  • My undying gratitude.
  • A thank you (by name) in the acknowledgements section of the book. 
  • A handwritten notecard from me, probably with cat doodles.