I've posted about this before but consider this one official. In the middle of June I am going to offer up my services for a good cause. I will write a new original story with a minimum of 5k words (I say minimum because I tend to go over word limits very quickly) to the highest bidder.
--Bidding will take place in an entry here in this livejournal
, because most other places will not allow anonymous bidding and some people might want to do that and I like people to have options. :)
--Bidders can PM me with their contact info if they don't want it public, otherwise it should go in the comment/response post, along with the amount of their bid. The starting price is $5 (exchange rates apply).
--I'll leave the auction up for five days. Sunday June 10 through Friday June 15.
--If you are the highest bidder by the time the auction closes, I will contact you and you can give me a prompt (if you wish) or not, but either way I will write something after you show proof of donation (My deadline to finish will be probably the end of July).
--By prompt I mean do you want something fluffy and sweet or something darker, or a taste for twinks, or shifters, or cops, that sort of thing. Not a complete story outline, that's limiting and no fun for either of us. (This is not a carte blanche though, I'm not writing anything underage, for example, unless you request some kind of YA. You get the idea.) The story will be dedicated to you, all pretty like, with your name at the top and everything. :)
--Again, I like people to have options, so I have a choice of charities. Two local (for me) but relevant and one charity with a slightly wider net. Shanti
Shanti is a San Francisco organization that provides housing and support for people with life-threatening illnesses, including HIV/AIDS. The San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center
The mission of the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Community Center is to connect our diverse community to opportunities, resources and each other to achieve our vision of a stronger, healthier, and more equitable world for LGBT people and our allies.
And then the NOH8
camnpaign. The NOH8 Campaign is a charitable organization whose mission is to promote marriage, gender and human equality through education, advocacy, social media, and visual protest.
Torquere Books is also donating to NOH8 this year, and I want to write something for them, but my work schedule is crazy right now and I might not get to it. But it's a cause worth giving to even if you don't get fiction out of it. Buy These Stories
Seriously. Even if no one wants to bid on me, give to these charities, or anything like them that is closer to home for you.
I need a charity icon.