Authors for Japan Auction Opens Online

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By Jason Boog Comments

The Authors for Japan site just launched, as writers and publishing professionals have donated some great prizes to raise funds for earthquake and tsunami relief in Japan.

Donated prizes include: “sex scene mentoring for your novel,” a “first chapter or short story critique,” and a set of “four-week telephone mentoring sessions.” Writers around the world have joined together to support Japan. Over the weekend, author Maureen Johnson raised more than $14,000 in Shelterbox donations for Japan.

Here’s how the auction works: “We’ll be putting posts up throughout the day so you can get an idea of the amazing items available before bidding opens. The auction will open at 8am GMT tomorrow (Tuesday 15th March) and close at 8pm on Sunday (the 20th). To bid, you’ll need to leave a comment (with the amount of your bid) in the relevant comments box. At the conclusion of the auction the bidder who has made the highest bid in UK Pounds will be deemed the winner.”