Mark O'Brien

is creating queer fiction, critiques, advice, and more
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Why thank you! For $1 a month, you'll get access to:

  • A once-monthly snippet from my queer-as-heck young adult manuscript, HEAVEN CAN WAIT
  • A fun and zesty newsletter featuring updates on everything Mark O'Brien
  • My eternal gratitude and unconditional love (estimated value: one hundred million dollars)
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Aren't you a peach! For $5 a month, you get everything above, longer snippets of my writing, and advice on all things books and publishing.

  • All previous rewards
  • Longer WIP snippets
  • Access to writing, editing, querying, and publishing advice; posts about what I've learned during my four internships; examples of query and first-page edits so you can learn all sorts of useful tips; and more!
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You are so kind, and I am so grateful! For $10 a month, you get everything above, plus the ability to submit your own writing or questions for the Patreon.

  • All previous rewards
  • Submit a query, first page, question, or suggestion directly to me and receive feedback! Want edits on your query? Not sure if your first page has a strong enough hook? Dying to know how to survive being on sub or what working at a literary agency is really like? Whatever you want, I'll address it in a post only for patrons at $5 and above.




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About Mark O'Brien

Hey, hi, and howdy! I'm Mark O'Brien. I'm a prolific tweeter, junk food aficionado, publishing industry intern (most recently at Writers House), freelance editor, and writer of all sorts of queer YA fiction. The order of that list is one of the reasons I'm making this Patreon—a goal of mine is to be less of a tweeter who writes and more of a writer who tweets, and what better way to get more words on the page than to challenge myself?

I'm also making this Patreon because…well, I need the money. I don't like to discuss finances, but as someone whose primary source of income is freelancing, I'm not exactly rolling in cash. And with four internships under my belt, I'm aiming to start a career in publishing soon. The problem is, the publishing industry doesn't always pay its interns, and when it does, we're not paid a living wage. The path to getting an entry-level job in this industry isn't exactly easy, either.

But I love writing, I love publishing, and they're the only career paths I can see myself on. And that's where Patreon comes in.

As a patron, you'll get access to snippets of my writing, plus all sorts of fun things: behind-the-scenes videos, monthly newsletters and live chats, one-on-one consultations, and more content I'll be adding as we get this project off the ground. I'm committed to making sure all of you get your money's worth, so please let me know if there's anything you'd like to see on here!

Thank you so, so much. I'm so excited to get to work!

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I'm so grateful for your support! $50 a month would cover the expenses for my site plus some of my medicine, which I need for, you know, survival. If I reach this level, two randomly selected patrons will get their queries and first 5,000 words edited whenever they're ready.
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Recent posts by Mark O'Brien

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