Hello, friends. This week, I’d like to spread the word about Writers for Hope, an online auction to benefit RAINN (the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network). Writers for Hope began in 2014 and more than doubled its funds raised in 2015. Its organizer, Kelly Johnson, ensures that 100% of the money goes directly to RAINN.
This year, there are more auction items – 96! – than ever. They include query, chapter, and full manuscript critiques from agents and authors, including a first-chapter critique from me. Also on offer: consultation calls, developmental editing, and a whack of books. Yes, “whack” is the collective noun for a pile of almost 50 books.
The auction goes live on April 4. If you’d like to bid, I recommend browsing the auction items ahead of time and plotting your bidding strategy accordingly. And I’d love it if you signal-boosted the event in any way. The hashtag is #WritersForHope.