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Auction #94 Prize pack from OnSpec magazine

This is a good one, guys! You’ll be bidding on a 1- year subscription, 4 back issues, a CD and a lunch bag! Pretty freakin’ cool, eh?

A bit about On Spec magazine:

In 1989, a small group of Edmonton writers formed The Copper Pig Writers Society in order to fill a niche in Canada. At the time, there was no paying market for literary works that the major American SF & Fantasy magazines deemed to be too “alien” for their audiences.

English-speaking Canadian SF writers were frustrated with having to “Americanize” their stories for the paying markets. We knew there was an audience hungry for thoughtful, intelligent (often unconventional) SF and Fantasy with a uniquely Canadian perspective. After selling out our initial print run of a test issue filled with stories sent to us by invitation, we began receiving inquiries as to when the “next one” would appear. That was nearly twenty years ago!

Our quarterly journal ‘On Spec’ adheres to a strong mandate that has served us well over the years. We discover and showcase quality works by predominantly Canadian writers and artists, in the genre we call “Fantastic” literature. We foster the growth of emerging writers in this genre, by offering support and direction through constructive criticism, education, mentoring, and manuscript development. We try to publish as many new writers as possible, alongside works by established writers, and we also endeavour to support these writings with innovative cover art for every thought and emotion-provoking issue!

Thanks so much to the fine folks at OnSpec magazine for the donation:

  • This auction will run from today until 11:59 pm Est June 17th and is open internationally.
  • All bids will be in Canadian funds.
  • Bids must increase by at least a dollar.


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So far

Well guys, so far we’ve raised over 2,600 for the Slave Lake library! Pats on the back all around.

And…. I still have loads of stuff coming up in the next few days. So remember to keep coming back daily to check out the auction items.

Also, if you can help spread the word through Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc, that would be GREAT. I want to make sure that interest in the auction stays decent so that people are bidding and more money is being raised. 🙂

You guys rock. Serioulsy. Virtual hugs for everyone.

– Colleen

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Donations are rolling in!

To say that I am bowled over by the items being donated for auction would be putting it mildly. A little over 24 hours after I came up with this wonderfully crazy idea there are about 30 signed books and other things that will be up for auction. There will be a post tomorrow explaining a bit how the auctions will work, but I wanted to give you guys a bit of a taste for some of the things that you’ll be able to bid on.

Signed copy of The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan
Signed copy of Spin and Arranged by Catherine McKenzie
Signed copy of Lost on Brier Island by Jo Ann Yhard
2 copies of the First Pretty Little Liars book by Sara Shepard SIGNED BY SOME OF THE TV SHOW CAST!!!!
Signed ARC of Ashfall by Mike Mullin

These are just some of the amazing books that will be up for auction. I’m still looking for donations and am hoping to get some bookish services, including query or chapter critiques for us writer types.

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