#AuthorsForFiries auction items

Hello!

Absolute wonders Nova Weetman and Emily Gale are running a Twitter auction to raise money for various fire-related charities.

In my wisdom, I started a bunch of auction lots and don’t know how to keep track of them, so I thought I’d helpfully post them here and update as bids come in.

If you want to bid, just click on the link and reply with the amount!

Auctions end 11pm AEDT (Melbourne/Sydney) on Saturday the 11th.

The first advance copy of my new book [bid now]

Current high bid: $550

Win this auction and you’ll be the very first member of the public to get a final proof copy of my new book, a mental health memoir coming from Picador in 2021. Signed and numbered. A piece of my heart. I’m very excited about this item.

A book pack, with an extra special bit [bid now]

Current high bid: $500

Bid on signed copies of both of my novels (The Gulf and The Paper House) AND the extremely rare and beautiful hard copy of my essay “The Suicide Gene”, which won the Horne Prize in 2016. I only have two copies left, and the other one will be buried with me.

Manuscript assessment [bid now]

Current top bid: $600

2–4 pages of editorial notes on your ms of up to 80,000 words (fiction or non).

I must warn you: this is not my forte but I’m a published novelist and award-winning nonfiction writer.

Then I have a few different mentoring lots!

If you’re in Melbourne and prepared to come all the way down to the south side of the river (brain stuff), I would love to do these sessions in person over juice.

3 x 1-hour mentoring sessions via phone/Skype/email, plus reading 2000 words of your work before each session [bid on this one]
Current high bid: $450

1 x 1-hour mentoring session via phone/Skype/email, plus reading 5000 words of your work beforehand [bid on this one]
Current high bid: $340

1 x 30-minute mentoring session via phone/Skype/email, plus reading 2000 words of your work beforehand [bid on this one]
Current high bid: $280

A deleted scene from The Gulf, and a signed copy of the book [bid now]

Current high bid: $150

The only people who’ve read this are me, my dad and my editor. Spend some extra pages with Ben and Skye (I miss them so much, say hi to them for me).

A nonfiction essay editing/mentoring session [bid now]

Current high bid: $300

I will help you make your nonfiction essay amazing! A full copyedit + structural report and a 30-minute phone/Skype call to discuss.

Sometimes writer, frequent emotion haver. Tops mother, massive try-hard and friend. Wrote THE GULF and THE PAPER HOUSE. http://annaspargoryan.com/

Sometimes writer, frequent emotion haver. Tops mother, massive try-hard and friend. Wrote THE GULF and THE PAPER HOUSE. http://annaspargoryan.com/