News today of a genre event designed to support after the recent awful events in Japan:
We’ve all heard the news and seen the horrific pictures coming from Japan in the aftermath
of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami – and no doubt we’ve all wondered how to help.
Following the example of Authors for Japan, where bids are now closed, we’d like to
introduce Genre for Japan, a chance for the comics, science fiction, fantasy and horror
communities to unite and show our generosity to those who need it right now.
We are planning to run auctions for genre-themed prizes and we need YOU to
donate. We are looking for really fantastic prizes: examples might include signed first
editions, coaching sessions with agents for that perfect submission letter or original artwork!
Some of the prizes already donated include a year’s supply of books from Tor, signed
artwork from Solaris Books and editing/critiques from professional authors and editors.
If you have something really special to donate, please drop us a line at
firstname.lastname@example.org including information such as a starting bid amount, a sentence
or two about the item, and whether you wish to send the prize to a central collecting point
or would be willing to post it to the winning bidder. Photos would also help us to list the
item, if relevant.
The deadline to receive offers of prizes is 25th March, with the auction set to begin on
Find out more information on our website: http://genreforjapan.wordpress.com/
Follow us on twitter: @genreforjapan
E-mail us: email@example.com
Genre for Japan is organised by:
Amanda Rutter: reviewer and webmistress at Floor to Ceiling Books
Jenni Hill: editor for science fiction, fantasy and horror publishers Solaris Books
Louise Morgan: author and interviewer for the British Fantasy Society
Ro Smith: writer and reviewer; blogger at In Search of the Happiness Max
Alasdair Stuart is the editor of Hub magazine.