Hobo Pancakes is free to read. Hobo Pancakes will always be free to read.

Fuck yeah.

Up until now, it has also been free to write Hobo Pancakes.

Fuck naw.

After 5 years of riding the internet rails, it’s time for us to start paying our contributors. If you enjoy the poems and stories and artwork we publish, please support the Scamps who feature their work on Hobo Pancakes by joining Boxcar Jack’s Wooden Nickel Society with a one-time or recurring donation.

What’s in it for you?

Supporting our Scamps.
Your donation ensures that some artsy-fartsy type can pay rent/eat breakfast/do it with an inexpensive sex worker!

Increasing the quality of Hobo Pancakes.
Everyone knows that Hobo Pancakes is already better than every other magazine ever.  But it could be even MORE better if we paid our writers.

Helping The Hobo Pancakes Team offset publishing costs without resorting to unsightly ads.
Some indigenous cultures believe that having a photo taken steals a person’s soul. That’s how we feel about Google AdSense.

Some Kind of Chotchke That You Will Throw Away Upon Receipt
It might be a sticker or a free t-shirt. It might be a flash drive or a pencil. You might keep it around for a few months before you chuck it.

What’s in it for us?

Money. Duh.

So choose one of the options below and support vagrant breakfast foods!

I love Hobo Pancakes! Sign me up for a recurring monthly donation!

I don’t love Hobo Pancakes, but I like it! Maybe not “like” like. Let’s take it slow. Sign me up for a one-time donation!


Fuck you, I am a legit hobo. I don’t have any money.


The Hobo Pancakes Team