The annual Worldbuilders fundraiser is well underway. If you don’t know about Worldbuilders, it’s this cool little fundraiser put together by Patrick Rothfuss–himself a very cool fantasy author–to help people less fortunate than ourselves. During the 2011 fundraiser, Worldbuilders brought together fantasy authors, publishers, and readers from around the world and raised more than $310,000 for Heifer International, allowing families around the world to lift themselves out of hunger and poverty.
This year as usual Patrick has brought together a terrific bunch of fantasy authors and publishers who’ve donated their time, and several signed books, to the fundraiser.
To the readers out there, you can bid on signed books from Joe Abercrombie, Jasper Fforde, Ernest Cline, George R.R. Martin and others. Find the signed books on auction on ebay here.
For the writers, you can bid on manuscript critiques from Patrick himself, or from his agent Matt Bialer. There are also critiques up for grabs from other fantasy authors and editors, including David Pomerico, Acquisition Editor at 47North, Amazon’s Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror imprint. If you’ve wanted to have a professional author or editor look at your work and give detailed feedback, now’s your chance. And don’t forget no matter what the final price is, it’s all for a good cause. Find the manuscript critiques on ebay here.
You can also donate directly to the project here.