Grimscribe Press

is creating VASTARIEN: A LITERARY JOURNAL and other weird publications.
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Thank you for supporting Grimscribe Press!  You're helping pay for the day to day costs that make great publications like Vastarien possible.
Mystic - VASTARIEN Ebook Subscription
$3
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 You'll receive a digital download of the latest issue of Vastarien: A Literary Journal (beginning with issue 2) in the electronic format of your choice (ePub, mobi, or PDF).  There are three issues published per year, with plans to add an extra issue if/when budget allows.
Chymist - VASTARIEN Print Subscription
$6.66
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You'll receive a print edition of Vastarien: A Literary Journal (beginning with issue 2).  Shipping and handling charges are included, regardless of where you live.  You'll also receive special issue previews of art, fiction, nonfiction and poetry before publication.


There are three issues published per year, with plans to add an extra issue if/when budget allows.

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$585

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About Grimscribe Press

Grimscribe Press is the fruition of editor/author Jon Padgett's longtime dream of creating a publication house dedicated to the work of Thomas Ligotti and the authors who have influenced and been influenced by him.

Issue 1 of the Grimscribe Press' flagship project, Vastarien: A Literary Journal, was released earlier this year to universal praise and fanfare, and issue 2 is also available.

Vastarien is a source of critical study and creative response to the corpus of Thomas Ligotti as well as associated authors and ideas. Its spirit is captured by a key passage from Ligotti’s classic short story “Vastarien,” telling of a special book that embodies an impossible otherworld... "Nightmare Made Normal."

The journal includes nonfiction, literary horror fiction, poetry, artwork, and non-classifiable hybrid pieces. Public interest and support have proved to be intense and widespread: Our Kickstarter campaign earlier this year blew the roof off by bringing in more than three times our stated funding goal. This has enabled us to pay pro rates to our contributors for the first three issues. The third of these issues are currently in the works.

Plans for Vastarien and Grimscribe Press:
  • Create a stable revenue source for the creation of publications in 2019 and beyond.
  • More artwork per issue of Vastarien.
  • Greater promotion of our publications.
  • Ensure that our writers and artists continue to receive pro rates.
  • The creation and publication of additional Ligottian publications, such as Mapping the Darkness Volume 1, a deep-dive analysis of Thomas Ligotti's work, starting from his earliest stories.

This is where we need your help. The aforementioned Kickstarter campaign only covered our costs through the end of 2018, and subscriptions/royalties only pay for so much. Patreon donations will allow Grimscribe Press to continue publishing Vastarien and allow for further growth into 2019 and beyond.

How does Patreon work? You can pledge any amount that you want and once a month Patreon will automatically bill you for that amount. At different reward tiers, you're rewarded with more!
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$585 of $1,500 per month
At $1,500 per month, an additional issue of Vastarien will be produced each year.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 24 exclusive posts
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Audio releases
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13
Writings
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 24 exclusive posts
6
Audio releases
4
Images
1
Link
13
Writings
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