elisa

is creating poems, short stories, novels, & more.
Select a membership level
the unsaid
$1
per month
  • access to my patron-only feed.
  • my short story, NIÑAS DEL FUEGO, set in the universe of my sci-fi novel. 
  • resources + reading recommendations — written work i love, contests/writing opportunities i stumble upon, lit mags, music, blogs, and photographers, writing guides, et cetera. 
  • a 57-page, 10,000+ word, patreon-exclusive chapbook.
the sun-warmed
$5
per month
  • unfiltered life updates regarding all things writing & more. almost like an informal newsletter, only more private + personal.
  • exclusive unpublished + pre-published writing, including short stories, novel excerpts, sci-fi fic, poems, college-level essays in various stages of development, and more.
  • never-before-seen excerpts and plans from my mexican murder mystery año de los muertos, of which there are many.
  • plus all previous rewards.
the sweet wine
$10
per month
  • access to excerpts + blueprints from an in-progress sci-fi novel with a xicana protagonist.
  • rewritten/retouched chapters from my first (& oldest) novel SCREENWALKS, leading up to a free pdf version of it.
  • old wattpad-era work, like parts of my now-unpublished novels backpedal and female author.
  • early access to secret projects — including kerosene content, chapbooks, a screenplay about 2 girls falling in love, cyberpunk, supernatural, and fantasy blueprints, & more.
  • plus all previous rewards.

25

patrons

$169

per month

About elisa


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Hi! My name is Elisa and I'm in love with all things writing.

I write fictionpoetry, non-fiction, and sometimes fic, but I also love film & photography, as well as design (I've done volunteer layout work + website design for magazines like Kerosene and Ascend).

As a Xicana artist, I'm most interested in themes of magical realism, mystery, LGBT romance, self-love, decolonization, lived trauma, and revolution. I'm entirely committed to telling stories where LGBT people—namely LGBT Mexicans—are allowed to exist in spaces the mainstream often keeps us from.

I'm 19 years old and currently studying English & Literature as an undergrad. My work has previously appeared in magazines and journals such as TRACK//FOUR, Cosmonauts Avenue, The Blueshift Journal, and more. I'm a designated California Arts Scholar, a 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Silver Medalist, and a Best New Poets, Best of the Net, and Pushcart Prize nominee.

Despite the accolades, I'm not paid for any of the art I create. Patreon is a place for people who have the means to pledge a small monthly sum to me in order to gain access to what I'm making, editing, and/or revisiting each week. 

At any given moment, I'm working towards bringing something new to life. I have a number of projects and works in progress that I share here. Among them: screenplays about Mexican ghosts, murder mysteries set in southern California, nonfiction chapbooks, new & old poetry, reading recommendations, and more.

Depending on the amount you pledge, you will receive weekly chapters, updates, excerpts, links, and/or blueprints as these projects and works in progress evolve and I embark on new creative journeys.

Beyond that, I'd like to develop an intimate artistic community here where I can share work, receive feedback or requests from those who'd like to offer it, and discuss writing with people who enjoy what I create.

Other ways to support me & my art:
Paypal
Ko-fi

If you're considering supporting me and my work, I want to thank you profusely. It seriously means the universe to me & really validates my craft. I'm honored that anyone believes in me or my art enough to pledge money.

If you're unable to offer support yourself, that's more than okay! Thank you for your time and consideration! ♡
Goals
$169 of $250 per month
Once hit, I will release an exclusive Patron-only chapbook into the wild for all of you, filled with fragments and poems and excerpts that I love.

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