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Authors for Black Voices is auctioning some seriously cool shit to to raise money for racial justice non-profits.

Jessie Gaynor

August 3, 2020, 2:30pm

Authors for Black Voices, a group created by authors Andrea Bartz and Jennifer Keishin Armstrong that describes itself as a collection of “publishing professionals eager to do what we can to combat racism and elevate Black voices,” is holding an online silent auction to raise money for racial justice non-profits in publishing, literacy, and education. 100% of the proceeds will be donated, and the winner of each auction can choose where their bids will go, from this list of vetted non-profits.

The items up for auction are pretty damn cool, too. A small sampling: a signed copy of Benjamin Dreyer’s Dreyer’s English, along with the copyediting services of the man himself; a drawing of a person of your choice, from Mira Jacob; a manuscript critique and consultation with Steph Cha; and a signed copy of Susan Orlean’s The Library Book with behind-the-scenes notes. Peruse the full list of offerings here.

The auction runs through August 31. Happy bidding!

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