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

My name is Jade and I am a writer, zinester, poet, and witch. This Patreon is a place for me to share essays and poetry with my supporters, and the place where you can sign up to receive my zines either through the post or online as PDFs.

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 am the co-author of FUCKED: on being sexually dysfunctional in sex-positive queer scenes and Aspects of Uranus: a queer astrology zine. Recent zines I have made include gay4nature, a mini-zine of ecopoetry, and Spells for Chilly Times, a collection of ritual and spell suggestions centred on autumn, winter, and the coldness of continued existence under Conservative rule in the UK.

On this Patreon you’ll find me sharing one-off essays and poetry, 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 tarot, 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 expression. I absolutely love putting together zines, and it brings me a lot of joy to share my work with the world. I write frequently, and Patreon is the perfect home for this work, not all of which ends up in my zines. As a reader it also provides a great opportunity for you to stay up-to-date with my writing, and even have it delivered to your door as soon as it is published.

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. Though I don't imagine that my zines will ever pay my bills, every little helps towards navigating life under capitalism and encouraging me to stay motivated.

What I am offering

It is important to me that this Patreon be sustainable for everyone involved, including my supporters. All of my online content is therefore offered on a sliding scale, from $1 to $25. Please choose the tier that works best according to your financial situation - I won't be checking up on anyone! This monthly pledge gives you access to:

  • exclusive essays and poetry
  • works-in-progress and sneak peeks of upcoming projects
  • access to the downloadable PDF zine library
  • updates on my creative process.

Everyone who pledges $5 or more will also receive copies of my zines as and when I create them. I usually release two issues of Scorpio Moon every year, plus a 24-hour zine and various other publications, averaging around six a year. I'm currently taking submissions for an anti-Brexit zine to be published at the end of March (go here if you want more info!).

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 keeps me inspired and motivated about writing and zine-making. Thank you, thank you, thank you for being a part of this. You rock!
Tiers
Mercury
$1 or more per month

Gain immediate access to:

  • exclusive essays and poetry
  • works-in-progress and sneak peeks of upcoming projects
  • access to the downloadable PDF zine library
  • updates on my creative process.
Venus
$2 or more per month

Gain immediate access to:

 

  • exclusive essays and poetry
  • works-in-progress and sneak peeks of upcoming projects
  • access to the downloadable PDF zine library
  • updates on my creative process.
Earth
$3 or more per month

 Gain immediate access to: 

  • exclusive essays and poetry
  • works-in-progress and sneak peeks of upcoming projects
  • access to the downloadable PDF zine library
  • updates on my creative process.
Mars
$5 or more per month

Gain immediate access to: 

  • exclusive essays and poetry
  • works-in-progress and sneak peeks of upcoming projects
  • access to the downloadable PDF zine library
  • updates on my creative process.


Plus receive a copy of every new zine I create, mailed straight to your door.

Jupiter
$7 or more per month

 Gain immediate access to: 

  • exclusive essays and poetry
  • works-in-progress and sneak peeks of upcoming projects
  • access to the downloadable PDF zine library
  • updates on my creative process.


Plus receive a copy of every new zine I create, mailed straight to your door. 

Saturn
$10 or more per month

 Gain immediate access to: 

  • exclusive essays and poetry
  • works-in-progress and sneak peeks of upcoming projects
  • access to the downloadable PDF zine library
  • updates on my creative process.


Plus receive a copy of every new zine I create, mailed straight to your door. 

Uranus
$15 or more per month

 Gain immediate access to: 

  • exclusive essays and poetry
  • works-in-progress and sneak peeks of upcoming projects
  • access to the downloadable PDF zine library
  • updates on my creative process.


Plus receive a copy of every new zine I create, mailed straight to your door.  

Neptune
$20 or more per month

  Gain immediate access to: 

  • exclusive essays and poetry
  • works-in-progress and sneak peeks of upcoming projects
  • access to the downloadable PDF zine library
  • updates on my creative process.


Plus receive a copy of every new zine I create, mailed straight to your door.  

Pluto
$25 or more per month

  Gain immediate access to: 

  • exclusive essays and poetry
  • works-in-progress and sneak peeks of upcoming projects
  • access to the downloadable PDF zine library
  • updates on my creative process.


Plus receive a copy of every new zine I create, mailed straight to your door.  

Goals
70% 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 a place for me to share essays and poetry with my supporters, and the place where you can sign up to receive my zines either through the post or online as PDFs.

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 am the co-author of FUCKED: on being sexually dysfunctional in sex-positive queer scenes and Aspects of Uranus: a queer astrology zine. Recent zines I have made include gay4nature, a mini-zine of ecopoetry, and Spells for Chilly Times, a collection of ritual and spell suggestions centred on autumn, winter, and the coldness of continued existence under Conservative rule in the UK.

On this Patreon you’ll find me sharing one-off essays and poetry, 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 tarot, 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 expression. I absolutely love putting together zines, and it brings me a lot of joy to share my work with the world. I write frequently, and Patreon is the perfect home for this work, not all of which ends up in my zines. As a reader it also provides a great opportunity for you to stay up-to-date with my writing, and even have it delivered to your door as soon as it is published.

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. Though I don't imagine that my zines will ever pay my bills, every little helps towards navigating life under capitalism and encouraging me to stay motivated.

What I am offering

It is important to me that this Patreon be sustainable for everyone involved, including my supporters. All of my online content is therefore offered on a sliding scale, from $1 to $25. Please choose the tier that works best according to your financial situation - I won't be checking up on anyone! This monthly pledge gives you access to:

  • exclusive essays and poetry
  • works-in-progress and sneak peeks of upcoming projects
  • access to the downloadable PDF zine library
  • updates on my creative process.

Everyone who pledges $5 or more will also receive copies of my zines as and when I create them. I usually release two issues of Scorpio Moon every year, plus a 24-hour zine and various other publications, averaging around six a year. I'm currently taking submissions for an anti-Brexit zine to be published at the end of March (go here if you want more info!).

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 keeps me inspired and motivated about writing and zine-making. Thank you, thank you, thank you for being a part of this. You rock!

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Tiers
Mercury
$1 or more per month

Gain immediate access to:

  • exclusive essays and poetry
  • works-in-progress and sneak peeks of upcoming projects
  • access to the downloadable PDF zine library
  • updates on my creative process.
Venus
$2 or more per month

Gain immediate access to:

 

  • exclusive essays and poetry
  • works-in-progress and sneak peeks of upcoming projects
  • access to the downloadable PDF zine library
  • updates on my creative process.
Earth
$3 or more per month

 Gain immediate access to: 

  • exclusive essays and poetry
  • works-in-progress and sneak peeks of upcoming projects
  • access to the downloadable PDF zine library
  • updates on my creative process.
Mars
$5 or more per month

Gain immediate access to: 

  • exclusive essays and poetry
  • works-in-progress and sneak peeks of upcoming projects
  • access to the downloadable PDF zine library
  • updates on my creative process.


Plus receive a copy of every new zine I create, mailed straight to your door.

Jupiter
$7 or more per month

 Gain immediate access to: 

  • exclusive essays and poetry
  • works-in-progress and sneak peeks of upcoming projects
  • access to the downloadable PDF zine library
  • updates on my creative process.


Plus receive a copy of every new zine I create, mailed straight to your door. 

Saturn
$10 or more per month

 Gain immediate access to: 

  • exclusive essays and poetry
  • works-in-progress and sneak peeks of upcoming projects
  • access to the downloadable PDF zine library
  • updates on my creative process.


Plus receive a copy of every new zine I create, mailed straight to your door. 

Uranus
$15 or more per month

 Gain immediate access to: 

  • exclusive essays and poetry
  • works-in-progress and sneak peeks of upcoming projects
  • access to the downloadable PDF zine library
  • updates on my creative process.


Plus receive a copy of every new zine I create, mailed straight to your door.  

Neptune
$20 or more per month

  Gain immediate access to: 

  • exclusive essays and poetry
  • works-in-progress and sneak peeks of upcoming projects
  • access to the downloadable PDF zine library
  • updates on my creative process.


Plus receive a copy of every new zine I create, mailed straight to your door.  

Pluto
$25 or more per month

  Gain immediate access to: 

  • exclusive essays and poetry
  • works-in-progress and sneak peeks of upcoming projects
  • access to the downloadable PDF zine library
  • updates on my creative process.


Plus receive a copy of every new zine I create, mailed straight to your door.