In a little less than 15 hours, my entry in Brenda Novak’s auction to support research for Diabetes goes live. It’s a one day auction and the bidding starts at a mere $2. (Yep, just $2.)
I’m offering to read and evaluate a proposal (defined as three chapters – up to 50pp – plus a synopsis) of an unpublished manuscript. I will also meet with the winner at RWA National for a drinks date to discuss that proposal or other publishing questions. Since I know I have a number of readers on this blog who may not be attending, I’d also be open to meeting at other conferences I’m attending (such as Readercon or Bouchercon).
Bidding is here, and it’s really easy to sign up and get a bidder ID.
ETA: All genres welcome! I represent suspense, mystery, thrillers, romance, women’s fiction, fantasy, science fiction, YA, and other commercial novel-length fiction.
ETA2: It’s also fine to bid for just the evaluation of your proposal if you are not going to be attending any of the same conferences.
That is so amazingly cool, and I commend you for it. Hope you raise lots of money and that the winner has a great story and is a pleasant conversationalist!
Any chance you’ll be in Europe any time in the next 12 months?
I don’t currently have anything planned, sorry.
Would you accept proposals from Brits who don’t mind missing out on the drinks part?
it’s also a great thing to buy as a present for the writer in your life…..
I’m going to spread the word on this. Thanks.
I’ve posted this on the Poets & Writers speakeasy, and hopefully they’ll help drive the bidding up.
*is counting pennies*
Excellent! I hope you raise heaps.
How did the auction went? I am specially interested on how people responded to the charitable initiative. I am about to get involved in a car donation program too so it would help me to know more about people’s charitable behavior.