Deirdre Coyle

Deirdre Coyle

is creating fiction & nonfiction.

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patrons
Hello! I'm a writer and goth living in Brooklyn, currently working on several books. My current income comes entirely from freelance work (writing, editing, and digital production), and while I love being able to do that, the more I freelance, the less time I have to work on my own projects. I like the idea of using Patreon as a tip jar; any extra money helps me make space to write about goth stuff, monsters, women, and witchcraft.

If you're into credentials, I've been awarded fellowships and residencies from the MacDowell Colony, the Kerouac Project, and the Antioch Writers' Workshop. I wrote the chapbook How to Talk to Writers at Parties. My fiction and essays have appeared in The Texas Observer, The New Republic, Electric Literature, Lit Hub, Hobart Pulp, Joyland, and elsewhere.

I live online; you can find me on Twitter and Instagram at @DeirdreKoala most of the time.
Tiers
Baby Bats
$1.11 or more per month

The tip jar tier! Access to posts, which will mostly be pictures of my [roommate's] cat and/or writing-related.

Goth Librarians
$3.33 or more per month

Have I mentioned that I have a Master's degree in Library & Information Science? So I'm pretty confident in my curatorial abilities. At this level, you'll receive The Despair Devotional—a curated a selection of articles, spells, games, and other interesting things I've found that month—as well as access to posts.

Indoor Cats
$6.66 or more per month

The Despair Devotional, posts, and I will draw a picture of you as a cat (if you don't want to send me your picture, I will still draw you a cat).

Occultists
$11.11 or more per month

The Despair Devotional, plus, if you tell me some things about yourself, I'll write up my interpretation of you "as" as Tarot card (in serious business, people might change what card they relate to on a yearly, monthly, or daily basis—but this is for fun).

Writers at Parties
$12.12 or more per month

LIMITED TO 15! The Despair Devotional, posts, plus a physical copy of my chapbook, HOW TO TALK TO WRITERS AT PARTIES, which cannot be purchased in print anywhere!

Fashion Victims
$15.15 or more per month

The Despair Devotional, posts, plus, once a month, I'll consult with you about outfit choices for any occasion. Keep in mind that I always lean towards goth attire.

Thaumaturges
$33.33 or more per month

The Despair Devotional, posts, plus, once a month, I'll help you research / investigate a non-offensive question (here, "offensive" might mean sexist, racist, homophobic, prejudiced, or harassing. Your question can be about, like, the devil, though). Did I mention that I'm a lapsed librarian?

High Priestesses
$66.66 or more per month

The Despair Devotional, posts, plus I write a 1,000-word story about you using 3 non-offensive keywords of your choice.

Hello! I'm a writer and goth living in Brooklyn, currently working on several books. My current income comes entirely from freelance work (writing, editing, and digital production), and while I love being able to do that, the more I freelance, the less time I have to work on my own projects. I like the idea of using Patreon as a tip jar; any extra money helps me make space to write about goth stuff, monsters, women, and witchcraft.

If you're into credentials, I've been awarded fellowships and residencies from the MacDowell Colony, the Kerouac Project, and the Antioch Writers' Workshop. I wrote the chapbook How to Talk to Writers at Parties. My fiction and essays have appeared in The Texas Observer, The New Republic, Electric Literature, Lit Hub, Hobart Pulp, Joyland, and elsewhere.

I live online; you can find me on Twitter and Instagram at @DeirdreKoala most of the time.

Recent posts by Deirdre Coyle

Tiers
Baby Bats
$1.11 or more per month

The tip jar tier! Access to posts, which will mostly be pictures of my [roommate's] cat and/or writing-related.

Goth Librarians
$3.33 or more per month

Have I mentioned that I have a Master's degree in Library & Information Science? So I'm pretty confident in my curatorial abilities. At this level, you'll receive The Despair Devotional—a curated a selection of articles, spells, games, and other interesting things I've found that month—as well as access to posts.

Indoor Cats
$6.66 or more per month

The Despair Devotional, posts, and I will draw a picture of you as a cat (if you don't want to send me your picture, I will still draw you a cat).

Occultists
$11.11 or more per month

The Despair Devotional, plus, if you tell me some things about yourself, I'll write up my interpretation of you "as" as Tarot card (in serious business, people might change what card they relate to on a yearly, monthly, or daily basis—but this is for fun).

Writers at Parties
$12.12 or more per month

LIMITED TO 15! The Despair Devotional, posts, plus a physical copy of my chapbook, HOW TO TALK TO WRITERS AT PARTIES, which cannot be purchased in print anywhere!

Fashion Victims
$15.15 or more per month

The Despair Devotional, posts, plus, once a month, I'll consult with you about outfit choices for any occasion. Keep in mind that I always lean towards goth attire.

Thaumaturges
$33.33 or more per month

The Despair Devotional, posts, plus, once a month, I'll help you research / investigate a non-offensive question (here, "offensive" might mean sexist, racist, homophobic, prejudiced, or harassing. Your question can be about, like, the devil, though). Did I mention that I'm a lapsed librarian?

High Priestesses
$66.66 or more per month

The Despair Devotional, posts, plus I write a 1,000-word story about you using 3 non-offensive keywords of your choice.