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Last Day! Last chance! To get tickets to the Carl Brandon Society raffle!

Last chance to buy tickets to win an e-reader crammed full of good stuff!

Last chance to support.. well, no, it's not your last chance to support the Octavia Butler scholarship. But still, why don't you do it now while I'm making you think about it?

All you procrastinators out there, time to stop procrastinating!

Go here for details!

Carl Brandon Society fundraiser for the Octavia Butler Scholarship

Only a few days left to enter! But of course you can donate at any time.

Win an eReader! And a whole lotta books on it!

The money is going to the Octavia Butler scholarships which help writers of color to attend the Clarion workshops.

Since Clarion is a 6-week commitment, most people with a desire to go and the ability to spend 6 weeks there do not also have an overabundance of the green stuff. I've found that a lot of people who attend Clarion are in a state of transition. Just finished school, about to start school, just lost a job, in the middle of changing careers, about to move across country (or to another country), about to get married, about to get divorced, about to have a baby. Though these transitions are good for letting you take 6 weeks for yourself and your writing career, any and all of these life changes incur their own expenses.

Too many people who would love to go to Clarion don't think they can because of the time and the money issue. So they don't even apply. This scholarship and the other Clarion scholarships let people know that.. hey, there's a chance it won't be as expensive as I think. Maybe I can do this.

And you never know if that one person might turn out to be an author you love to read 5 years down the line. And maybe they wouldn't have gotten there so soon without Clarion, or maybe they wouldn't have gotten there at all. (Not for lack of talent, but for want of opportunity and lack of support.)

And the awesome thing is? The scholarship won't just help one person. It'll probably help 2 this year, and many more down the road. Think of all those books you can help get written!

Oooo! Chance to win an e-reader!

Carl Brandon Society Raffle

From today to November 22nd, 1$ will get you a ticket in the drawing for one of 2 Nooks, 2 Kobos, and 1 Alex Reader.

The money raised goes to the Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship which helps send two writers of color to the Clarion workshops. (Clarion and Clarion West)

So, good cause, and chance to win an e-reader.

BTW, Nooks and Kobos work with Overdrive, so if your library subscribes to Overdrive ebooks, you can totally read books for free! (With your library card, of course.) I don't know if the Alex Reader does, but if I had to bet, I'd bet yes.

I personally applaud them for not including a Kindle. For whatever reason they didn't. Boo Kindle!

Anyway, yea, go try to win one!

ETA: Doh! I totally forgot to mention that the e-reader, should you win one, comes preloaded with stories by lots of awesome people! Including nojojojo and shweta_narayan!