TGM Fundraiser: Manuscript Critique from Leah Bobet
Welcome to another Transgender Michigan Fundraiser auction!
Transgender Michigan was founded in 1997, and continues to run one of the only transgender helplines in the country, available 24/7 at 855-345-8464. Every tax-deductible donation helps them continue to provide support, advocacy, and education.
Attention authors: today’s auction is for the critique of a manuscript, up to 80,000 words, from award-winning author Leah Bobet. You’ll send your manuscript to Bobet by February 1, and she’ll return your critique by March 15.
This auction is open worldwide.
How to bid:
- Minimum bid is $100 U.S. Bidding starts at http://www.jimchines.com/2016/12/tgm-fundraiser-bobet/ the moment this post goes live!
- Enter your bid in the comments. Bids must be a minimum of $1 more than the previous bid. (No bouncing from $20.01 to $20.02 to $20.03 and so on.) Make sure to include an email address I can use to contact you.
- Each auction will run for 24 hours, starting at noon Eastern time and running until noon the following day.
- To discourage last-minute sniping, I’ll wait until 10 minutes after the last bid to close an auction.
- If you want to be notified about other bids, check the “Subscribe to Comments” box when you bid.
Winning the auction:
I’ll contact the winner, who will then donate the winning bid to Transgender Michigan. You’ll forward me a copy of the receipt, at which point, I’ll contact the donor to arrange delivery of your winnings.
About Leah Bobet:
Leah Bobet is a novelist, editor, and bookseller with Bakka-Phoenix Books, Canada’s oldest science fiction bookstore. Her novels have won multiple awards, with her most recent, dustbowl literary fantasy An Inheritance of Ashes, receiving the Prix Aurora Award, the Sunburst Award, the Copper Cylinder Awards, and an Ontario Library Association 2015 Best Bets selection and being shortlisted for the Canadian Library Young Adult Book Award and the Cybils.
Leah lives and works in Toronto, where she makes a lot of jam, knits sweaters, and is learning game design. Visit her at www.leahbobet.com.
Don’t forget about the DAW Raffle!
My publisher, DAW Books, has agreed to contribute:
6 Tad Williams Bundles: each bundle includes one copy of Otherland: City of Golden Shadow (hardcover first edition, first printing) plus 1 Advance Review Copy of The Heart of What Was Lost.
6 DAW December Release Bundles: each bundle includes one copy of all DAW December titles: Dreamweaver, Tempest, Alien Nation, and Jerusalem Fire, plus a bonus ARC (dependent on stock).
At any time between now and the end of the fundraiser, donate $5 to Transgender Michigan and email me a copy of the receipt at jchines -at- gmail.com, with the subject line “DAW Raffle Entry.” Each week, I’ll pick at least one donor to win their choice of either a Tad Williams or a December Release bundle from DAW.
You can donate more than $5. For example, donating $20 would get you four entries. However, you can only win a maximum of one of each bundle. This is separate from the individual auctions. Winning an auction does not count as a raffle entry.
Mary Alexandra Agner
December 20, 2016 @ 1:44 pm
December 20, 2016 @ 8:29 pm
December 20, 2016 @ 9:50 pm
December 20, 2016 @ 9:51 pm
(missed the ticky. This is not a follow-up bid)
December 21, 2016 @ 8:03 am
December 21, 2016 @ 10:11 am
December 21, 2016 @ 11:43 am
December 21, 2016 @ 12:17 pm
December 21, 2016 @ 12:19 pm
(just realized it’s past noon Eastern time. I’ll let Jim judge.)
Jim C. Hines
December 21, 2016 @ 12:39 pm
D’oh! I said I’d give a 10-minute window after the final bid, but looking at the times, I need to call this one for Carolyn and her $135 bid.
Thank you both for participating!
December 21, 2016 @ 12:49 pm
Thanks Jim! (Sorry Lenora)
December 21, 2016 @ 1:13 pm
That’s what I thought; it was my own slip, thinking I had 2/3 of an hour left not that I was in overtime. Congrats Carolyn: if Leah is half as good at critique as she is as a writer, this will be great for your book.
December 21, 2016 @ 1:42 pm
I agree, Lenora!