genre for Japan

Genre for Japan - logo by Robert Mulligan

Floor to Ceiling Books reviewer Amanda Rutter, Solaris editor Jenni Hill, BFS reviewer Louise Morgan, blogger Ro Smith and Hub editor Alasdair Stuart have formed Genre for Japan, an SF/F/horror-themed auction to benefit the British Red Cross Japanese Appeal.

Following the example of Authors for Japan, where bids are now closed, we’d like to introduce Genre for Japan, a chance for the comics, science fiction, fantasy and horror communities to unite and show our generosity to those who need it right now.

We are planning to run auctions for genre-themed prizes and we need YOU to donate. We are looking for really fantastic prizes: examples might include signed first editions, coaching sessions with agents for that perfect submission letter or original artwork!

Some of the prizes already donated include a year’s supply of books from Tor, signed artwork from Solaris Books and editing/critiques from professional authors and editors.

The prizes will be auctioned on our website, through JustGiving, in aid of the British Red Cross Tsunami Appeal.

If you have something really special to donate, please drop us a line at genreforjapan@gmail.com including information such as a starting bid amount, a sentence or two about the item, and whether you wish to send the prize to a central collecting point or would be willing to post it to the winning bidder. Photos would also help us to list the item, if relevant.

The deadline to receive offers of prizes is 25th March, with the auction set to begin on 28th March.

If you don’t have anything to donate maybe you’ll be tempted to bid on one of the many auctions.

Best of luck to the Genre for Japan gang with their terrific venture!