To Our Donors

Thank You

We’d like to extend a special note of gratitude to all of our Patreon patrons to date. You make what we do possible.


Issue 14

  • Abigail Welhouse
  • Adam Stepinski
  • Amy Geraghty
  • Anna March
  • Ashley Reedy
  • Bianca Ceralvo
  • Carson Beker
  • Casey Childers
  • Emily Bell
  • Franklin Ruiz
  • Heather Johnson
  • J. Ryan Stradal
  • Jeff Eaton
  • Jesse Rifkin
  • Joe Wadlington
  • John Thompson
  • Karen Munro
  • Kelly Walker
  • Kris V. Bernard
  • Lauren Becker
  • Lisa Mecham
  • Lorena Piñeiro
  • Luke Dani Blue
  • Mandy Bee
  • Maria L.
  • Maris Kreizman
  • Meghan Elison
  • Nat Buckley
  • Nate Waggoner
  • Norma Corron
  • Nysrine Najem
  • The Productive Leisure Network
  • Roxane Gay
  • Sara Lippmann
  • Sean Carman
  • Sharon Lynch
  • Steve Wilson
  • Sofia Soter Henriques
  • ​T Kira Madden
  • & Our Anonymous Donors

Issue 13

  • Lauren Becker
  • Carson Beker
  • Emily Bell
  • Kris V. Bernard
  • Luke Dani Blue
  • Nat Buckley
  • Sean Carman
  • Casey Childers
  • Norma Corron
  • Jeff Eaton
  • Roxane Gay
  • Amy Geraghty
  • Sofia Soter Henriques
  • Heather Johnson
  • Maris Kreizman
  • Anna March
  • Amanda McLoughlin
  • Lisa Mecham
  • Karen Munro
  • Liz Otero
  • Franklin Ruiz
  • Jesse Rifkin
  • Adam Stepinski
  • John Thompson
  • Joe Wadlington
  • Nate Waggoner
  • & Our Anonymous Donors

Issue 12

  • Emily Bell
  • Lauren Becker
  • Carson Beker
  • Kris V. Bernard
  • Luke Dani Blue
  • Nat Buckley
  • Casey Childers
  • Norma Corron
  • Jeff Eaton
  • Roxane Gay
  • Amy Geraghty
  • Sofia Soter Henriques
  • Heather Johnson
  • Maris Kreizman
  • Anna March
  • Amanda McLoughlin
  • Lisa Mecham
  • Karen Munro
  • Liz Otero
  • Jesse Rifkin
  • Franklin Ruiz
  • Adam Stepinski
  • John Thompson
  • Joe Wadlington
  • Nate Waggoner
  • & Our Anonymous Donors

Issue 11

  • Carson Beker
  • Emily Bell
  • Kris V. Bernard
  • Luke Dani Blue
  • Nat Buckley
  • Sean Carman
  • Casey Childers
  • Norma Corron
  • Roxane Gay
  • Amy Geraghty
  • Sofia Soter Henriques
  • Heather Johnson
  • Maris Kreizman
  • Anna March
  • Amanda McLoughlin
  • Lisa Mecham
  • Karen Munro
  • Liz Otero
  • Jesse Rifkin
  • Franklin Ruiz
  • Adam Stepinski
  • John Thompson
  • Nate Waggoner
  • Joe Wadlington
  • & Our Anonymous Donors

Issue 10

  • Carson Beker
  • Emily Bell
  • Luke Dani Blue
  • Nat Buckley
  • Sean Carman
  • Casey Childers
  • Norma Corron
  • Roxane Gay
  • Amy Geraghty
  • Sofia Soter Henriques
  • Heather Johnson
  • Maris Kreizman
  • Amanda McLoughlin
  • Karen Munro
  • Liz Otero
  • Jesse Rifkin
  • Franklin Ruiz
  • Adam Stepinski
  • John Thompson
  • Nate Waggoner
  • Joe Wadlington
  • & Our Anonymous Donors

Issue 9

  • Carson Beker
  • Luke Dani Blue
  • Nat Buckley
  • Sean Carman
  • Casey Childers
  • Norma Corron
  • Amy Geraghty
  • Sofia Soter Henriques
  • Heather Johnson
  • Lisa Mecham
  • Karen Munro
  • Liz Otero
  • Franklin Ruiz
  • Adam Stepinski
  • John Thompson
  • Joe Wadlington
  • Nate Waggoner
  • & Our Anonymous Donors

On Monday, April 14, 2014, just after midnight ET, Midnight Breakfast raised its goal of $12,000 to help pay contributors and maintain the website for a full year. We were absolutely blown away by all the support for our crowdfunding efforts, not just monetarily, but through hundreds of tweets, Facebook posts, mentions on Tumblr, and even old school, word-of-mouth whispers. We could not have done this without the backing of such a gracious community of readers and writers, and we sincerely thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts.

The first year of Midnight Breakfast has been made possible by generous donations from the following individuals:

  • Barbara Barnes
  • Erin Barnes
  • Georgia Bellas
  • Geoff Bendeck
  • Kelly Bergin
  • Tim Berryman
  • Payton Biddington
  • Luke Dani Blue
  • Anastasia Bosakowski
  • Sari Botton
  • Kate Bowers
  • Christopher Bowns
  • Gayle Brandeis
  • Sarah Broderick
  • Mandy Brown
  • Chris Busch
  • Sean Carman
  • Kolleen Carney
  • Tobias Carroll
  • Farah Casalini
  • Karissa Chen
  • Niki Chester
  • Lynette Chiu
  • Lisa Church
  • Kara Clark
  • Nina Cohodes
  • Callie Collins
  • Norma Corron
  • Anne Delatte
  • Jason Diamond
  • Zachary Donovan
  • Lisa Dusenbery
  • Lauren Eggert-Crowe
  • Stephen Elliott
  • Jenny Esquivel
  • Tina Essmaker
  • Lukas Fauset
  • Julia Fierro
  • Clarissa Fischer
  • Seth Fischer
  • Marisa Fischetti
  • Katie Freeman
  • Jerry Gillespie
  • Eric Glover
  • Corrie Greathouse
  • Julie Greicius
  • Samuel T. Grover
  • David Gutowski
  • Rachel Hadaway
  • Eva Hagberg
  • Brian Hurley
  • Rosabelle Illes
  • Michael Jauchen
  • Danielle Klimashousky
  • Michelle Koufopoulos
  • Charles Kruger
  • Athalie Laguerre
  • Mary Lannon
  • Jennifer Lee
  • Lyndsey Lesh
  • Dan Lester
  • Jason Loomis
  • Will Lorimer
  • Lisa Lucas
  • Ian MacAllen
  • Megha Majumdar
  • Anna March
  • Benjamin Martin
  • Matt Matros
  • Mary McGrail
  • Amanda McLoughlin
  • Lisa Mecham
  • Jill Meyers
  • Julie Morse
  • Sushmita Mukherjee
  • Maxwell Neely-Cohen
  • Kevin Nguyen
  • Eric Null
  • Lauren O’Neal
  • Mary O’Neal
  • Ana Ottman
  • Holden Page
  • Kristen Palumbo
  • Angela Patel
  • Delores Pavlik
  • Jordan Pavlik
  • Ashley Perez
  • Alex Peterson
  • Ryan Pittington
  • Susan Pittington
  • Jesse Powell
  • Lauren Quinn
  • Suzanne Reisman
  • Ira Rifkin
  • Jesse Rifkin
  • Lilliam Rivera
  • Spencer Rogers
  • Zoë Ruiz
  • Nick H. Russell
  • Sarah Russo
  • Ben Samuel
  • Colette Sartor
  • Alice Scott
  • Aubrey Scott
  • Sarah Seltzer
  • Emma Shaw
  • Lucas Shine
  • Jody Smiling
  • Migueltzinta Solis
  • Adam Stepinski
  • J. Ryan Stradal
  • Anna Stusser
  • Giancarlo Sutton
  • Eli Taylor
  • John Thompson
  • Emily Vanston
  • Joe Veix
  • Catherine Wallach
  • Kate Warnock
  • J.C. Wilburn
  • Liz Wyckoff
  • M Amedeo Tumolillo
  • Maria Zilberman
  • Matt Werner
  • Nicole Valentine
  • Patricia Williams
  • & Our Anonymous Donors

Our campaign would not have existed if it weren’t for prize donations. We’d like to thank the following people for donating their time, books, efforts, and support, and for giving us a wide-ranging palette of perks to offer:

  • Chris Abani
  • Megan Abbott
  • Steve Almond
  • Erika Anderson
  • Molly Antopol
  • Jami Attenberg
  • Matt Bell
  • Laura van den Berg
  • Sari Botton
  • Sean Carman
  • Lauren Cerand
  • Alexander Chee
  • Josh Christie
  • Ron Currie, Jr.
  • Jason Diamond
  • Lauren Eggert-Crowe
  • Stephen Elliott
  • Melissa Febos
  • Julia Fierro
  • Michele Filgate
  • Seth Fischer
  • Isaac Fitzgerald
  • The Folio Society
  • Ashley Ford
  • Gina Frangello & Algonquin Books
  • Gabrielle Gantz, Andi Winnette, & McSweeney’s
  • Roxane Gay
  • Eric Anthony Glover
  • Juliet Grames, Amara Hoshijo, & Soho Press
  • David Gutowski
  • Conner Habib
  • Elliott Holt
  • Kima Jones
  • Saeed Jones
  • Owen King
  • Erin Kottke & Graywolf Press
  • Jonathan Lee
  • Yiyun Li
  • Kelly Luce
  • Jynne Dilling Martin & Riverhead Books
  • Molly McArdle
  • Lincoln Michel
  • Joshua Mohr
  • Rick Moody
  • Jason Novak
  • Maud Newton
  • Lauren O’Neal
  • Lara Odell
  • Peter Orner
  • Wendy C. Ortiz
  • David James Poissant
  • Matthew Salesses
  • Benjamin Samuel
  • Elissa Schappell
  • Nancy Smith
  • Jerry Stahl
  • Shannon Twomey & Penguin Books

We’d also like to thank our campaign video participants, who took time off at AWP 2014 to answer a few life-affirming questions:

  • Callie Collins
  • Lauren Eggert-Crowe
  • Seth Fischer
  • Isaac Fitzgerald
  • Lisa Lucas
  • Jill Meyers
  • Lauren O’Neal
  • Ashley Perez
  • Cat Richardson
  • Zoë Ruiz
  • Brian Spears
  • J. Ryan Stradal
  • Oscar Villalon
  • Colin Winnette

And lastly, we’d like to give extra thanks to Adam Stepinski and Lauren O’Neal, who tirelessly worked with us behind-the-scenes to make sure everything was up to snuff during the campaign. We really mean it when we say: we could not have done this without you.