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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Amazing Prizes You Won't Want to Miss

Interested in bidding on some of the coolest prizes, well, ever? We're talking:

  • Phone calls with literary agents
  • Critiques from editors, agents, and authors
  • Autographed books GALORE!

You can bid on these and help victims of the Tennessee flooding at the same time. These are some of the people offering prizes:

  • Amy Boggs, Associate Agent at Donald Maass Literary Agency
  • Agent Suzie Townsend of FinePrint Literary
  • Martha Mihalick, associate editor at Greenwillow Books
  • Lauren MacLeod, agent at The Strothman Agency
  • Waxman Literary agent Holly Root
  • Josh Adams, of Adams Literary
  • Brian Farrey, the acquisitions editor for Flux
  • Agent Mary Kole of Andrea Brown Literary Agency
  • and many, many more!
Writers Victoria Schwab, Amanda K. Morgan, and Myra McEntire have put together Do the Write Thing, a publishing auction where ALL the money goes to help those affected by the flood. Media coverage has been pretty scarce, so here's a clip to give you an idea of how extensive the damage is:

Thanks to all who help with this cause. =)

UPDATE: Enough items have been donated that the auction will last for at least ten days! And over $9000 has been raised. Way to go, writing community!

Suzette Saxton writes books for tots, teens, and in-betweens. She is represented by Suzie Townsend of FinePrint Literary.


Matthew Rush said...

This is so sad. Thanks for spreading the awareness Suzette.

Jemi Fraser said...

This video brings me to tears. So a tragic event - so nice for all these fabulous people to help!

Tara said...

This so tragic; so heartbreaking. The lack of news coverage is appalling.

Victoria Schwab said...

Thank you so much for the shout-out. We have been astonished and humbled by the continuing support of our beloved writing community!!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

If it hadn't been for the writing community, I never would have known about the flood. It never made it to the local news in Canada. But then again, we've had the same thing happen numerous times here, and no one in the States knew about it.