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let me hear your voice tonight ([personal profile] alexseanchai) wrote2017-06-26 03:41 pm

fiction for sale!

I am selling, and calling for prompts for, short stories. Send me money by Paypal and send me your handle and a prompt or three, either in the Paypal notes or in a comment or PM; I'll write a story to one of your prompts, length to be determined by dividing your Paypaled sum in dollars by $0.04/word. (Give or take. I figure if you pay for one thousand words and get eleven hundred, you won't object.)

I write best in fantasy and fairy tales. I love writing multiply marginalized characters. You can read a lot of my work at [archiveofourown.org profile] EllieMurasaki; let us not have the argument about whether stories that would be considered fanfiction without question were they written to present-day media canons are in fact fanfiction when the canons are public domain by age. (Because, you know, if a bunch of my most recent stuff on AO3 is fanfic, so is most of Disney's animated canon!) I particularly wish to point you to The Finch on the Apple Bough (an Aschenputtel retelling with an acearo Cinderella) and Learning Foresight (a modern-set trans-affirming retelling of part of the tale of Tiresias from Ovid's Metamorphoses) as exemplars of my current work.

I should warn you up front that this sale is a fundraiser for [thing I am not quite willing to talk about in public yet, because it is not quite 100% certainly happening] moving expenses for my sister and me to get an apartment together, one bedroom bigger than the apartment I'm in! Moving will take up epic fucktons of my time and energy in the next two months. So do not expect to receive your story until, idk, October? Though I shall certainly endeavor to get it finished and posted sooner!

If you buy a story having boosted the signal and linked me to where you boosted the signal, I'll bump up the word count you paid for by fifty words per signal boost. If you boost the signal without buying a story and link me to where you boosted the signal, drop me a prompt when you drop me the link and I'll write a three-sentence excerpt of a story to that prompt.

Update!
[personal profile] dialecticdreamer, as described at her journal, is offering more words to the same donation! Thank you, [personal profile] dialecticdreamer!

Fiction that has sprung from this:

Pride Parade
Pancake Rebellion and Maple Syrup Rebellion
an excerpt of the Phalēron novel ([locked])
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[personal profile] alatefeline 2017-07-01 11:52 pm (UTC)(link)
I sent you a moneys! Rather than offering a specific prompt yet (though I'll try to cudgel my brain for a few if you like) I'd appreciate a snippet of either text OR background worldbuilding from a current project of yours, here defined as 'anything you feel like writing more of sometime soon.'
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[personal profile] alatefeline 2017-07-02 12:02 am (UTC)(link)
No rush. :)
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[personal profile] chanter_greenie 2017-07-03 11:33 pm (UTC)(link)
I just sent you a somethingorother with a prompt attached. Not much, sorry about that, but...

Realized after I hit send that I forgot to add my name. So! The prompt about revolutionary maple syrup, chocolate chips, and scrambled eggs was me. :)