Malak is creating novels, short stories, comics, essays
5

patrons

$110
per month

Hi, my name is Malak, and I am a recent college graduate! For the last two years, I was the editor-in-chief of an online literary magazine by and for women and nonbinary people of color called Ascend Magazine. This was my passion project throughout college and I never had time outside of it to really work on my own creative endeavors because, as it turns out, starting a literary magazine while a full time college student is a lot of work.

Now, I'm on a gap year and Ascend has ended, and I am ready to get back into writing and creating. I did not get paid for my work with Ascend nor do I have any funding or extra income to be able to turn writing into anything more than a passion. This is why I hope having a small monthly income from Patreon will help me carve more time in my schedule for writing and other creative endeavors. 

Some brief background on my writing: in high school I wrote about five books and two novellas along with many unfinished projects I would like to pick up someday. While I did not create as much during college, I spent the majority of my creative energy outside of Ascend on planning for an ambitious novel project entitled, 'Task Force.' Task Force is ambitious for many reasons, mainly for the scope of the novel, but it's also my most diverse book, featuring mainly LGBT characters of color. It bridges the space opera, superhero, and post-apocalyptic genres. 

A short introduction to Task Force: A team of super-powered individuals join forces to stop an intergalactic slave trade but stumble upon something even bigger.

As a patron, you would receive access to planning, character studies, and chapter drafts of Task Force. You would also be able to access essays, think pieces, writing advice, and other bonus content including zines, comic projects, and a screenplay about two Palestinian sisters on a road trip. 

Depending on how much you commit, you will have access to content weekly. I tried to make the tiers as accessible as possible, but I understand if committing any amount a month is too much. If you can't support me as a patron, you can buy me a kofi . If you cant support me financially at all, that's fine! Thank you for even reading this far. You can follow me on here and be notified when I post free content and you can also read anything I post on my Medium.
Tiers
nebula
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
access to my patron only feed

writing advice 

early access to essays/short stories

star
$3 or more per month 2 patrons
access to patron only feed

writing advice

early access to essays/short stories

a better look at my planning process

red giant
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
access to patron only feed

writing advice

early access to essays/short stories

a better look at my planning process

access to sneak peeks at future projects

supernova
$10 or more per month 1 patron
access to patron only feed

writing advice

a better look at my planning process

access to my fledgling podcast/

access to sneak peeks at future projects

per request, I will edit/proofread a piece for you 

neuron star
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
all of the above 

+ every year that you are a patron you will receive a print of a zine and/or chapbook + other goodies + and a handwritten thank you mailed to you. the busier the year the more content


Goals
$110 of $200 per month
I will release a patron exclusive look at my comic (i.e. will commission an artist!) as a thank you for your support
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Hi, my name is Malak, and I am a recent college graduate! For the last two years, I was the editor-in-chief of an online literary magazine by and for women and nonbinary people of color called Ascend Magazine. This was my passion project throughout college and I never had time outside of it to really work on my own creative endeavors because, as it turns out, starting a literary magazine while a full time college student is a lot of work.

Now, I'm on a gap year and Ascend has ended, and I am ready to get back into writing and creating. I did not get paid for my work with Ascend nor do I have any funding or extra income to be able to turn writing into anything more than a passion. This is why I hope having a small monthly income from Patreon will help me carve more time in my schedule for writing and other creative endeavors. 

Some brief background on my writing: in high school I wrote about five books and two novellas along with many unfinished projects I would like to pick up someday. While I did not create as much during college, I spent the majority of my creative energy outside of Ascend on planning for an ambitious novel project entitled, 'Task Force.' Task Force is ambitious for many reasons, mainly for the scope of the novel, but it's also my most diverse book, featuring mainly LGBT characters of color. It bridges the space opera, superhero, and post-apocalyptic genres. 

A short introduction to Task Force: A team of super-powered individuals join forces to stop an intergalactic slave trade but stumble upon something even bigger.

As a patron, you would receive access to planning, character studies, and chapter drafts of Task Force. You would also be able to access essays, think pieces, writing advice, and other bonus content including zines, comic projects, and a screenplay about two Palestinian sisters on a road trip. 

Depending on how much you commit, you will have access to content weekly. I tried to make the tiers as accessible as possible, but I understand if committing any amount a month is too much. If you can't support me as a patron, you can buy me a kofi . If you cant support me financially at all, that's fine! Thank you for even reading this far. You can follow me on here and be notified when I post free content and you can also read anything I post on my Medium.

Recent posts by Malak

Tiers
nebula
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
access to my patron only feed

writing advice 

early access to essays/short stories

star
$3 or more per month 2 patrons
access to patron only feed

writing advice

early access to essays/short stories

a better look at my planning process

red giant
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
access to patron only feed

writing advice

early access to essays/short stories

a better look at my planning process

access to sneak peeks at future projects

supernova
$10 or more per month 1 patron
access to patron only feed

writing advice

a better look at my planning process

access to my fledgling podcast/

access to sneak peeks at future projects

per request, I will edit/proofread a piece for you 

neuron star
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
all of the above 

+ every year that you are a patron you will receive a print of a zine and/or chapbook + other goodies + and a handwritten thank you mailed to you. the busier the year the more content