Writers for Hope Auction
Apr03

Writers for Hope Auction

Writers for Hope Bid on query critiques, page critiques, and all kinds of writerly things to benefit RAINN on the Writers for Hope Auction website. Important things to know about this event: Through this fundraiser you can bid on writing work critiques, consultation calls, signed books, signed CDs and book-related accessories and experiences. 100% of the money raised by this event goes directly to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), the United States’ largest anti-sexual assault organization.  Every single-donor auction item has a starting bid of $10 – the amount of money it costs RAINN to help one survivor through the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE).  Want to support a great cause? Do so HERE any time! This event began in 2014 and is held every April in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Each year, members of the publishing world – editors, agents, and published and/or agented authors contribute their time and resources to raise money to combat sexual assault. Donations include work critiques (ranging from queries to FULL manuscripts), consultation calls or Skype sessions, and signed books. 100% of the money raised by this event goes directly to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), the United States’ largest anti-sexual assault organization.  A NOTE FROM YOUR AUCTIONEER: Current figures suggest that 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men will become a victim of sexual assault in their lifetime. In March of 2010, I became one of the 1s in 6. While still not a day goes by without me thinking about that horrible morning, at least in passing, I am very happy to say that when these dark thoughts come up, they are chased by countless bright ones. In the days, months and years that have followed, I have consistently been reminded that the good outweighs the bad in the world – and by a pretty impressive margin.  Over the past two years, I have been fortunate enough to see this good in action. The response to the six fundraisers I’ve done has been overwhelming – we’ve raised over $35,000, ensuring that over 3500 survivors have access to the help they need. Equally stunning is the number of people who frequently ask me when the next one will be. Who seek me out so that they can give of their time, resources, and hearts. Thanks to the never ending support that I have received from all of you, I am happy to announce that the next fundraiser will be the 4th Annual Writers for Hope Auction on April 3, 2017!  I’ll be posting updates here, on my RAINNmaker fundraising page, and on Twitter- check out @KF_Johnson or #WritersForHope.  In the...

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