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My work is never for free. While you may show your support in likes, comments, and shares, at the end of the day, I still gotta eat.

Here’s a few ways you can help out with that:

Creative Services 

Freelance Writing 

$0.07/ word or $50/hour depending on complexity per writing piece.  Can do fiction, non-fiction, essay, sensitivity readings, manuscript evaluations, being a comic writer, video scripts, analysis work, and poetry. 

Contact me for rates on bigger projects and/or budgets. | WRITING EXAMPLES

Types of Writing I Can Do

Topics I Specialize In

Fiction

Non-fiction

Ghostwriting Services

Personal Essays

Sensitivity Readings

Beta Readings

Manuscript Evaluations (Fiction)

Comic(s) Writer

Video Scripts

Analysis Work

Poetry

Literary Analysis

Audio Dramas

Podcasts 

Literary Lectures

Multimedia Critique

Speculative Fiction

African-American Issues

LGBT+ issues

Bisexuality

Asexuality 

Nonbinary Experience

Being A Third-Culture Individual

First-Generation College Graduate

First Generation Master’s Graduate

Urban Fantasy

Fantasy

Afro-Fantasy & Afro-Futurism

Literary Theory

Gender Issues

Race Issues

Intersectional Feminism

Mental Health Issues

Christian Spirituality in Modern Media

Black American History as Seen in Modern Media

Adjacent Homelessness

Class Issues

Chronic Illness & Disability Issues

 

Art Commissions

$15/hour depending on complexity per artwork / art piece.

Art Piece Type

Price per art piece type

Refined Sketch

$20-$40

Lineart

$40-$60

Full-colored illustration

$80-$100

Art Piece Extras

Art Piece Extras

Price per art piece (any type)

Price Per Additional OC(s)

$10

Per Background (Simple &/or complex)

$20

NOTE: OCs = original character AKA any extra characters a client would like to add to the art piece.

Contact me for rates on bigger projects and/or budgets. | ART EXAMPLES

 

Voice Acting and/or Audio Commissions

Minutes of audio and/or video project

Pricing per minute for voice acting and/or audio projects

1 – 5 minutes or less

$15

5 – 10 minutes or less

$20

10 minutes and up

$25

Contact me for rates on bigger projects and/or budgets. | AUDIO/VOICE WORK EXAMPLES

 

Video Editing 

Minutes of video content

Pricing per minute for video projects

1 – 5 minutes or less

$15

5 – 10 minutes or less

$20

10 minutes and up

$25


Contact me for rates on bigger projects and/or budgets. |
VIDEO PROJECT EXAMPLES

 

RULES & TERMS OF SERVICE

NOTE:  All my commissions &/or freelance creative project prices are  in USD.

Contact me through my Google commission order form, my contact form via my website or my email: thepoetjean@gmail.com to discuss the commission logistics. My turnaround dates for all commissions are 3 days – 2 weeks depending on the complexity of the piece. More complex creative projects might have longer deadlines.

Commercial work must be discussed beforehand. Crediting me for my work comes standard. 

Please, please, please have your ideas ready when you approach me for a commission &/or freelance creative project! It’ll make things much easier for everyone involved. I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO TURN DOWN ANY COMMISSION  W/ CONTENT I DON’T AGREE WITH. I AM AGAINST NFTs. ALL OF MY CREATIVE WORK BUT ESPECIALLY MY ARTWORK IS NOT TO BE MINTED FOR NFTs. I WILL NEVER WORK ON AN NFT PROJECT OR COMMISSION. I AM AGAINST NFTs. NO NFTs EVER (or Cryptoart/similar other scams, etc.)

Commissions &/or freelance creative project can be canceled at any time. 50 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL COMMISSION PRICE IS EXPECTED UPFRONT. NON-NEGOTIABLE. (BARTERS/TRADES ARE ALSO ACCEPTABLE FORM OF PAYMENT ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS).

 

Compensation

Paypal | Kofi | Bartering of Professional Services

Alternatively, I also accept Venmo and Cashapp payments, but please don’t send payment before the commission is confirmed and the invoice is written up and finalized. Again, I have every right to turn down any commission &/or freelance creative project that makes me uncomfortable. 

Either pay or barter is fine with me (again, on a case-by-case basis), but again, I DON’T WORK FOR FREE. If you want to negotiate barter, trades, or rates, please contact me first.

 

Interested?

You may contact me thru Google Commission Order Form | Website Contact Form  | Email:  thepoetjean@gmail.com

Thanks again for your time and patience. Let’s make magic together soon, OK?

I’m Never Sure What to Tell You, by Jean M. Hodges

Poems

I’m never sure what to tell you when you talk about sex

I advise caution, I advise consent

I suggest marriage and love and finding yourself first.

But things don’t happen in a straight line,

And armoring you for battle matters more than keeping you in a tower to yourself.

To myself.

 

So, if I don’t know what to tell you, I’ll tell you the truth,

You don’t have to be perfect, I just hope that you’re safe.

A warmth and a tingle between your thighs isn’t Hell you’ll burn yourself with,

And I know that we sometimes regret the food we put on our plate.

But you should always have the choice whether or not to eat,

Always have the choice of when to stop chewing.

I’d rather you have strong teeth

Than to never gather cavaties.

 

Admire yourself, fawn over your skin, love your womanly hips.

But let yourself still be a child, leave room for your own youth.

Not because purity comes from keeping your legs closed,

But because bruises come from trip ups,

Cuz mess-ups make good lessons,

Because whomever you decide to lay with (and does the same with you)

Doesn’t that make you a bad person.

Now, my love, all I know is to tell you the truth,

Do whatever the hell you want, but take care.

There’s monsters out there.

THE END

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Easter Dressing, a poem Jean M. Hodges

Poems

The cream was soft and nice and affirming,

Brown arms and storms fingers kneading my through my curls like fresh bread dough.

And I try to stay as still as possible as my mother, auntie or grandma,

Spin my hay-hair to gold.

I go thru the fires of hot-comb purgatory.

Stay still – BRUSH SMACK – HOLD STILL.

You hold your ears!

Wrap up them up like Christmas presents,

Sleep as still as Jesus in his tomb,

Wake up just as glorious.

Treat the second-degree burns with love and cocoa butter.

Hours of toil to get the curls,

Pinned up in a dress your Nana got on sale,

Get so pretty that even,

Even the white girls dare to get jealous.

Your Mama trades look with the pastor,

Hoping you don’t look too grown for the church as y’all find your seat.

THE END

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Open Ocean, a poem by Jean M. Hodges

Poems

When you live in the ocean, it’s hard to notice all the salt floating in the water

When your shipped on the ocean, it’s hard to remember when your human when they’re too busy putting us in boxes to notice

But then we got louder, and showed off our colors and had the audacity to be so bright and pretty on a white canvas that we bothered people for with our fluorescence

And now some of us are considering washing out the paint, because it’s making it to put bullseyes on our backs

“Are you ok?” I ask. And my best friend’s text buzzes as soon as we all get the announcement , as if this is the last letter he can send me before they send him off to a concentration camp with a pink triangle branded on his body

“I’m gonna burn a flag today, he said cheerfully, as if discussing morning coffee

“Fuck, ok, man. “ I say. “Well, good luck making bail. If I’m sold out before that, you’re staying there.”

We laugh cuz we’re drowning. We met up cuz school is still there. We hug cuz we keep each other up.

“What the hell do we do now?” My buddy asks, just trying to fill our space with air, just trying to keep his smile bright and his head above water. And I shrug.

“Brownies?” and he laughs becuz we’re both on this island we made together, hoping against hope this pile of dirt will stay afloat

THE END

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And if you want to support my work long-term, consider donating to my Patreon !

It keeps me & my work going! Thank you. Spread the magic!