Thursday, February 26, 2009

Hope: a Fundraiser For the Victorian Fire Victims

Taken directly from Satima's Blogspot:

Hope is a new multi-part fanzine raising money for bushfire relief in the Australian state of Victoria. Issue #1 is now available in a PDF edition in return for donations. How much you donate is up to you - a minimum of AUS$5.00 seems reasonable.

If you wish to subscribe to the entire series (it looks as if it's going to be five issues long) then maybe a donation of at least AUS$20.00 would be appropriate. You're getting a great collection of stories from some fine writers. Hope #1 contains contributions from Mo Ali, Sophie Ambrose, R.J. Astruc, Lyn Battersby, K.K. Bishop, Matthew Chrulew, Stephen Dedman, Mark S. Deniz, d.n.l, Paul Haines, Simon Haynes, Kathleen Jennings, Ju Landéesse, Damian Magee, David A. McIntee, Simon Petrie, Andrew Phillips, Gillian Polack, Robert Shearman and Daniel Smith. The cover is by Rebecca Handcock.

Hope #1 contains 46 pages of fiction, non-fiction, artwork, and even a comic book script excerpt! You can make a donation to the project via Paypal by clicking the link below. (Funds are being collected by Grant Watson, one of the many caring fans and writers who are trying to help the victims of the bushfires.)

The link to Paypal is on Grant's LJ: (I couldn't get Blogger to accept the code, dammit, but you won't mind visiting Grant, will you?)

Once you've made a donation, please confirm it by e-mailing Grant at to let him know whether you were after just the one issue or the whole series as it's released.

Limited print copies are available, if dead trees are your thing. If it's a print copy you're after, let Grant know in your e-mail along with your address. He'll handle the postage. (Obviously he'd prefer you went for the PDF, but the option is there.)

If you want to promote Hope on your own LJ or blog, please do so - the more the info spreads, the more money we may raise for the people of rural Victoria.

I couldn't get the link to Grant's LJ to work either so please go http://angriest.livejournal/ for the Paypal details and other information about Hope. It's a very worthy cause.

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