Douglas Clegg

How My Patreon Works, Post #2

September 12th, 2020

The pandemic care mask-Douglas Clegg  Dear Reader,

Yesterday I posted 6 basics of my Patreon page at Here I’m going to enumerate the various tiers of membership currently available (I may add one or two more, depending on your interests.)

Become a Patron?

You choose your level of support both based on how you want to support my writing as well as what you’d enjoy receiving in return for that support. If you want, click any image below to check out the tiers and their pricing at

Once you’re there, the page may show you only 3 tiers, but there are currently 6. So scroll down a little and find this:

On the site you’d need to click that to see all 6 levels. Most members choose the Night Crawlers and Undead Poet’s Society levels for reasons of price and offerings, but don’t skip looking at the other ones in case they appeal to you.

Okay, here are the tier level names and what you get with them. Click any of them to go find out more about them.


Ghost Breakers, $1 Membership on Patreon

The tip jar of the spirits. Ghost Breakers are the members who want to support the writing of my fiction with a tip.  At this level, you won’t get any new short story, but I will offer some extras to you, a  brief excerpt of upcoming fiction, some insider scoop on projects, upcoming cover reveals, and now and then maybe an older classic story of mine.

Some of you asked for a way to support my stories without having to pay more than $1 and I really appreciate your support. I’ll be making our Patreon community a bit more flush with features as time goes on. Thank you.

Then there’s…


Night Crawlers Member Douglas Clegg's Patreon

The Night Crawlers level of membership is the primary one and was the first one created. Each time I have a new short story finished, I’ll send it to Night Crawlers in either ePub, ePub for Kindle, or PDF to be read on your computer, for your eyes only. At some later date, this will go up for sale either exclusively through my own ebook store or widely on all ebook selling platforms.

Price is $2 more than the Ghost Breakers level.

At this point I should pause to say that every single tier “above” or pricier than Night Crawlers gets everything that’s less pricey beneath it, too.

For example, if you choose a Harrow Haunters membership, you not only get the audio of my reading of the month’s story, you also get the ebook of it as well as the Undead Poet’s Society offering and your name in the acknowledgments of the story.  So each tier you step up, you get something new plus all the rest.


Undead Poet's Society Patreon Tier 3, $5


The Undead Poet’s Society membership is a new one. I decided I needed to get some of these unusual novels out that I’ve been working on for years  and I’m using serialization here as the mechanism. Up first is not a traditional novel, but a novel in the form of narrative free verse. It is called The Mermaid Cage and when a new short story goes out, I’ll also send out progress on this one. After that serialization is finished, I’ll figure what’s up next for this category.

I believe you’ll want to get this, but remember, you can always move around the tiers if you decide you don’t like one or the other. Just do it before the next short story goes out.(And yes, you get the new short story as well. In fact the serial can’t go out to you unless I have a new short story to send.)

I posted a brief poem-excerpt from The Mermaid Cage at the Patreon blog. Want to read it?

Price is $2 more than the Night Crawlers level.

Click to go check it out.


Crypt Keepers Patreon Tier 4, $7


Crypt Keepers members get everything from Ghost Breakers, Night Crawlers, and Undead Poet’s Society but they also get their names in the acknowledgments page of each story in its first publication.

Price is $2 more than the Undead Poet’s Society level.


Harrow Haunters Patreon Tier #5, $10

The Harrow Haunters gets the coolest digital swag. Not only do you get the short story and the serialized novel segment, you also get raw audio from my phone’s voice app reading that month’s story (but not the serial). While I hope someday to get these up for sale somewhere, that’s a ways off, so you won’t find this anywhere else for awhile.

This will go out one to two weeks after you get the story for digital reading, but you’re only charged once when the short story first goes out. You also get your name in the acknowledgments page of each story when first published.

Price is $3 more than the Crypt Keeper’s level.



Necromancers Patreon Tier #6, $40

The Necromancers  get ALL the rest listed above, plus signed and inscribed paperback versions of the books, though if you’re interested, definitely click that image “Necromancers” above to go find out how it works and what restrictions there are for it.

There are 8 slots left at this tier, after that, it’s closed.

The price on this one is a jump.

$30 more per send than the Harrow Haunters level.

All of these from Ghost Breakers through Necromancers are huge support for the fiction I’m completing. I may add a tier for specific writing-informational stuff but haven’t figured out what would work best for those of you looking to write fiction or pursue publication or self-publication.

If you’re enthusiastic or curious about this? Come on over! Ask me about it if you have concerns, don’t be shy. Email me at

There’s more information about all these tiers at so be sure and click over there to check it out


In the third post on my blog tomorrow, I’ll tell you what I’m hoping to do to make my Patreon area the one you’ll want to be part of.


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