Sunday, May 1, 2011


Over the past two weeks, record-breaking storms have killed over 300 people and destroyed countless homes, neighborhoods, and towns. Tornadoes tore across the south, fires raged across Texas and Oklahoma, and flooding continues to affect communities all over the country. The writing community has rallied before to raise funds for many worthwhile causes, and we're hoping you'll show your support for the areas affected by one of the worst weeks in national weather history.

If you have an item or service to donate, please fill out the form below. General questions can go in the comments below; more specific questions can be emailed to helpwritenowauction at gmail dot com.
Thanks to an incredibly generous response, we are now closed to donations, but All 4 Alabama is looking for items-- please check them out!

You can also help us spread the word, follow us on Twitter, and come back in a few days to bid on some fabulous auction items!

A few FAQs--
  • What items are you looking for?
    • We're grateful for any donations, but if you need ideas, check out DTWTFN's successful items!
  • Can you keep my donation anonymous?
    • Of course. Just make a note in your form entry.
  • Do I mail my donation to you?
    • No, please wait until after you item has been won by a bidder-- we'll hook you up with their address and you can mail directly to them.
  • I'm unagented/unpublished, but I'd like to donate a manuscript critique. Is that okay?
    • Sure! If you're worried about your "credentials," you might consider teaming up with another author or two to sweeten the deal. :)


  1. What kind of auction items are you looking for?

  2. Anything! Books, ARCs, swag, critiques, anything you can think of. You might check out DTWTFN's items for popular items, too!

  3. I'll try to think of something to donate, but for now I'll do a blog post featuring the campaign.

    Hope y'all can raise a lot of money! Tomorrow, my hubby will give a Red Cross donation at work, because they match funds.

  4. Hey Kate! I just filled out the donation form, let me know if I didn't do it write (hehe). Hopefully a Carnevale mask from Italy will fetch a good price!

  5. how long is the auction going on for?

  6. Each item is up for three days. The auction as a whole... we're not sure yet. Depends on how many donations we get. But I will say we're already up to 7 days' worth of posts!

  7. This is such an awesome thing. I will have something to post, just need to talk to my daughter 1st.

  8. ok,
    i have a self published picture book that i would like to donate a few copies of...would that help, or is this major publisher only stuff?
    douglas esper

  9. Hi Douglas - Our only restrictions concern legality (i.e. we can't accept fanfiction). Thanks!


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