TGM Fundraiser: Flash Fiction from Stephanie Burgis
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.
Today’s auction is for a brand new flash-fiction story written for you. That’s right, author Stephanie Burgis will write a story for the winner of the auction about any of the characters from her published novels – the winner gets to choose! You’ll let her know which character should be the protagonist, and Burgis will write it within a month of getting the commission. You can find all of her published works on her website.
Burgis reserves the right to share it with other readers later, but it will belong to the winner alone for the first month after she sends it to you.
This auction is open to anyone in the world.
How to bid:
- Minimum bid is $10. Bidding starts 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 Stephanie Burgis:
Stephanie Burgis grew up in East Lansing, Michigan, but now lives in Wales with her husband and two sons, surrounded by mountains, castles and coffee shops. She has published over thirty short stories for adults and teens, as well as an MG Regency fantasy trilogy, known in the U.S. as the Kat, Incorrigible series and in the U.K. as The Unladylike Adventures of Kat Stephenson. Her first two historical fantasy novels for adults, Masks and Shadows and Congress of Secrets, will be published by Pyr Books in 2016, and her next MG fantasy series will be published by Bloomsbury Books, beginning with The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart in 2017.
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.
Choose Your Own Story - Stephanie Burgis
December 7, 2016 @ 12:02 pm
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Great cause — thanks so much, Jim Hines and Stephanie Burgis, for getting involved!
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Gah, my browser crashed — $50.
December 8, 2016 @ 12:01 pm
Jim C. Hines
December 8, 2016 @ 12:03 pm
I love how lively this has gotten. Thank you both! 🙂
The auction will remain open until ten minutes from the last bid, just to make sure everyone gets a chance.
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December 8, 2016 @ 12:18 pm
I’ll make a commemorative leap to $97 for Transgender Michigan’s founding. ES, if you’d like to go higher, I tip my hat and leave you to the lovely prize. =)
December 8, 2016 @ 12:26 pm
No can do; thanks for helping when we most need it!
Jim C. Hines
December 8, 2016 @ 12:30 pm
Going once. Going twice…
And sold! Thank you all SO MUCH for this 🙂