Letters From Mars is creating zines, poetry and snail mail magic
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Hello and welcome to Letters From Mars!

My name is Jade and I am a writer, zinester, poet, and witch. This Patreon is the home of my zine subscription project and a place for me to share essays and works-in-progress with my dear supporters.

My main zine project is the Scorpio Moon series, where I write about ritual and magic, the delicate entwinement of the personal and the political, and finding and creating a home in the world and in the self. In this series I share my thoughts on - and experiences of - witchcraft, neurodiversity, growing older, radical politics, grief and loss, gender/queerness, and attempting to live a life which is nourishing and fulfilling in multiple ways: emotionally, spiritually, intellectually, politically.

I make regular Patreon-only zines for my supporters; recent incarnations of this work include gay4nature, a mini-zine of ecopoetry, and Spells for Chilly Times, a collection of ritual and spellwork centred on autumn, winter, and the coldness of continued existence under Conservative rule in the UK.

On this Patreon you’ll also find me sharing one-off essays, sneak peeks of works-in-progress, and an extensive PDF zine library which covers many of my older out-of-print zines (and some of my new ones too). There are a lot of things I like to write about, and some of my previous essays and zines published here have covered topics like gender feels, queer astrology, forming a coven, boundaries and relationships, and… my top five poo stories!

Why I started a Patreon

I have been writing and making zines since 2012 and it has become my main form of creative output. I absolutely love putting together zines, and it brings me a lot of joy to share my work with the world. I have been experimenting with various ways of distributing my zines and have found that a regular subscription service is the right container for this work: it provides a gentle structure for focused creativity, and ensures that my supporters stay up-to-date with my zines and receive beautiful, personal snail mail throughout the year.

On a practical level, the stable income provided by my Patreon ensures that the costs of producing and distributing zines (printing, travel to zine fairs, website maintenance etc) are met upfront. It also compensates me for (some of) the time I spend creating my zines. The ultimate dream is for my writing and creative work to one day contribute a significant amount towards my daily living costs: my current top-level goal on here is the equivalent of my monthly rent and bills. I would be beyond grateful to reach this point - or further!

What I am offering

It is important to me that this Patreon be sustainable for everyone involved, including you, my dear supporters. The zine and essay subscription is therefore offered on a sliding scale basis, from $6 to $24. A suggestion is to pledge according to your income, but this is an honour-based system and I definitely won’t be checking up on you! I also offer a $3 tier which gives access to all online content, but avoids the necessary costs incurred by snail mail. If you'd like to pledge more than $3 for just the online content, feel free to pick a higher tier and send me a message letting me know that you don't require the mailings.

The zine and essay subscription includes:
  • two full-colour issues of Scorpio Moon every year
  • quarterly Patreon-only mini-zines
  • colour copies of any other zines I produce (at least two per year)
  • an essay or work-in-progress posted every month
  • access to the downloadable PDF zine library
  • updates on my creative process.

When you sign up, I will send you a copy of my most recently published zine. You will then receive new zines from me every time I make one, and I’ll keep in touch with you about this via regular updates and sneak peeks on here. As the Patreon grows I hope to be able to offer a wider variety of creative media, including video Q&As, zine readings and live webinars.

If subscribing isn’t currently a possibility for you, there are a few other ways you can support my work: issues of Scorpio Moon are available to purchase via my website, or you can buy me a one-off, virtual coffee instead.

I am so grateful to everyone who joins me on Patreon. It is a wonderful feeling to know that people believe in my work; this is what motivates me to carry on creating and expressing myself. Because of your support I am able to build stability and security in my life whilst continuing to do what I love. Thank you, thank you, thank you for being a part of this. You rock!
Tiers
Letters From Mars online-only
$3 or more per month
Gain immediate access to:
  • the downloadable PDF zine library
  • monthly essays and works-in-progress
  • updates on my creative process.
Letters From Mars concession tier
$6 or more per month
Gain immediate access to:
  • the downloadable PDF zine library
  • monthly essays and works-in-progress
  • updates on my creative process.


Plus:

  • an issue of Scorpio Moon every six months
  • a Patreon-only mini-zine every three months
  • copies of all other zines I produce

...all sent to you through the mail!

Letters From Mars lower tier
$12 or more per month
 Gain immediate access to:
  • the downloadable PDF zine library
  • monthly essays and works-in-progress
  • updates on my creative process.


Plus:

  • an issue of Scorpio Moon every six months
  • a Patreon-only mini-zine every three months
  • copies of all other zines I produce

...all sent to you through the mail! 

Letters From Mars middle tier
$18 or more per month
 Gain immediate access to:
  • the downloadable PDF zine library
  • monthly essays and works-in-progress
  • updates on my creative process.


Plus:

  • an issue of Scorpio Moon every six months
  • a Patreon-only mini-zine every three months
  • copies of all other zines I produce

...all sent to you through the mail! 

Letters From Mars higher tier
$24 or more per month
 Gain immediate access to:
  • the downloadable PDF zine library
  • monthly essays and works-in-progress
  • updates on my creative process.


Plus:

  • an issue of Scorpio Moon every six months
  • a Patreon-only mini-zine every three months
  • copies of all other zines I produce

...all sent to you through the mail! 

Goals
68% complete
This would cover the monthly costs of running my website and printing zines.

To celebrate reaching this point, I will create a Patreon-only PDF zine - and you can choose the topic!
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Hello and welcome to Letters From Mars!

My name is Jade and I am a writer, zinester, poet, and witch. This Patreon is the home of my zine subscription project and a place for me to share essays and works-in-progress with my dear supporters.

My main zine project is the Scorpio Moon series, where I write about ritual and magic, the delicate entwinement of the personal and the political, and finding and creating a home in the world and in the self. In this series I share my thoughts on - and experiences of - witchcraft, neurodiversity, growing older, radical politics, grief and loss, gender/queerness, and attempting to live a life which is nourishing and fulfilling in multiple ways: emotionally, spiritually, intellectually, politically.

I make regular Patreon-only zines for my supporters; recent incarnations of this work include gay4nature, a mini-zine of ecopoetry, and Spells for Chilly Times, a collection of ritual and spellwork centred on autumn, winter, and the coldness of continued existence under Conservative rule in the UK.

On this Patreon you’ll also find me sharing one-off essays, sneak peeks of works-in-progress, and an extensive PDF zine library which covers many of my older out-of-print zines (and some of my new ones too). There are a lot of things I like to write about, and some of my previous essays and zines published here have covered topics like gender feels, queer astrology, forming a coven, boundaries and relationships, and… my top five poo stories!

Why I started a Patreon

I have been writing and making zines since 2012 and it has become my main form of creative output. I absolutely love putting together zines, and it brings me a lot of joy to share my work with the world. I have been experimenting with various ways of distributing my zines and have found that a regular subscription service is the right container for this work: it provides a gentle structure for focused creativity, and ensures that my supporters stay up-to-date with my zines and receive beautiful, personal snail mail throughout the year.

On a practical level, the stable income provided by my Patreon ensures that the costs of producing and distributing zines (printing, travel to zine fairs, website maintenance etc) are met upfront. It also compensates me for (some of) the time I spend creating my zines. The ultimate dream is for my writing and creative work to one day contribute a significant amount towards my daily living costs: my current top-level goal on here is the equivalent of my monthly rent and bills. I would be beyond grateful to reach this point - or further!

What I am offering

It is important to me that this Patreon be sustainable for everyone involved, including you, my dear supporters. The zine and essay subscription is therefore offered on a sliding scale basis, from $6 to $24. A suggestion is to pledge according to your income, but this is an honour-based system and I definitely won’t be checking up on you! I also offer a $3 tier which gives access to all online content, but avoids the necessary costs incurred by snail mail. If you'd like to pledge more than $3 for just the online content, feel free to pick a higher tier and send me a message letting me know that you don't require the mailings.

The zine and essay subscription includes:
  • two full-colour issues of Scorpio Moon every year
  • quarterly Patreon-only mini-zines
  • colour copies of any other zines I produce (at least two per year)
  • an essay or work-in-progress posted every month
  • access to the downloadable PDF zine library
  • updates on my creative process.

When you sign up, I will send you a copy of my most recently published zine. You will then receive new zines from me every time I make one, and I’ll keep in touch with you about this via regular updates and sneak peeks on here. As the Patreon grows I hope to be able to offer a wider variety of creative media, including video Q&As, zine readings and live webinars.

If subscribing isn’t currently a possibility for you, there are a few other ways you can support my work: issues of Scorpio Moon are available to purchase via my website, or you can buy me a one-off, virtual coffee instead.

I am so grateful to everyone who joins me on Patreon. It is a wonderful feeling to know that people believe in my work; this is what motivates me to carry on creating and expressing myself. Because of your support I am able to build stability and security in my life whilst continuing to do what I love. Thank you, thank you, thank you for being a part of this. You rock!

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Tiers
Letters From Mars online-only
$3 or more per month
Gain immediate access to:
  • the downloadable PDF zine library
  • monthly essays and works-in-progress
  • updates on my creative process.
Letters From Mars concession tier
$6 or more per month
Gain immediate access to:
  • the downloadable PDF zine library
  • monthly essays and works-in-progress
  • updates on my creative process.


Plus:

  • an issue of Scorpio Moon every six months
  • a Patreon-only mini-zine every three months
  • copies of all other zines I produce

...all sent to you through the mail!

Letters From Mars lower tier
$12 or more per month
 Gain immediate access to:
  • the downloadable PDF zine library
  • monthly essays and works-in-progress
  • updates on my creative process.


Plus:

  • an issue of Scorpio Moon every six months
  • a Patreon-only mini-zine every three months
  • copies of all other zines I produce

...all sent to you through the mail! 

Letters From Mars middle tier
$18 or more per month
 Gain immediate access to:
  • the downloadable PDF zine library
  • monthly essays and works-in-progress
  • updates on my creative process.


Plus:

  • an issue of Scorpio Moon every six months
  • a Patreon-only mini-zine every three months
  • copies of all other zines I produce

...all sent to you through the mail! 

Letters From Mars higher tier
$24 or more per month
 Gain immediate access to:
  • the downloadable PDF zine library
  • monthly essays and works-in-progress
  • updates on my creative process.


Plus:

  • an issue of Scorpio Moon every six months
  • a Patreon-only mini-zine every three months
  • copies of all other zines I produce

...all sent to you through the mail!