I need a patron so I can quit making lattes
July 20, 2007 8:12 PM Subscribe
PatronFilter: I'm tired of working for Starbucks. I want to write full time. Help me construct a letter to the opulent to remind them of yesteryear when the arts were supported by benefactors. Help me convince the rich that paying for me to live comfortably will serve humanity.
posted by Galen to Media & Arts (35 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Here's the catch: I've only been published in my university's journal, for an experimental poem. I want to continue experimenting in poetry and eventually write an experimental novel.
Thus, getting an advance from a publisher is out of the question (publishers aren't to be trusted anyway
I'm counting on people with more money then they know what to do with bestowing upon me an allowance in exchange for bragging rights ("I'm a patron for a young man experimenting in poetry"). I'll even go to their parties and let them gawk at me.