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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: http://www.onspec.ca/

  • 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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Auction #69 Signed copy of Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggliari

A must-read for fans of The Hunger Games and YA dystopia. I read it last week and it freaking blew me away.

Book description:

An unbelievable tale of adventure and romance, in the face of the darkest of nightmares.

Smallpox epidemics, floods, droughts &mdasah; for sixteen-year-old Lucy, the end of the world came and went, taking 99% of the population with it. As the weather continues to rage out of control, and Sweepers clean the streets of plague victims, Lucy survives alone in the wilds of Central Park, hunting and foraging for food. But when she is rescued from a vicious pack of hunting dogs by a mysterious boy named Aidan, she reluctantly realizes she cannot continue on her own. She joins Aidan”s band of survivors, yet a new danger awaits her: The Sweepers are looking for her, and they”ve laid a trap. There”s something special about Lucy, and the Sweepers will stop at nothing to have her in their clutches.

Thanks so much to Jo for the donation: http://jotreggiari.com/

  • This auction will run from today until 11:59 pm Est June 12th and is open internationally.
  • All bids will be in Canadian funds.
  • Bids must increase by at least a dollar.

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