Thursday, February 24, 2011

New Charity Fundraising Sample Chapter Offer

Dear All:

As many of you know, I've been involved with Team in Training, raising funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, for a number of years now.  I've ridden literally thousands of miles training for and completing five Century or Century+ cycling events.  And I've raised over $20,000.  But there is no cure yet.

Right now, several friends of mine are training for America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride around Lake Tahoe (I wish I could, but Daddy-duty is all-consuming these days).  Another one hundred miles, preceded by more than a thousand miles of training, not to mention the sacrifice of countless weekend and evening hours of personal time to train.  Oh, and have I mentioned the average rider spends over $2,000 of his or her own money on gear, supplies, travel, and lodging?

To support these folks, I am going to once again offer to read UNSOLICITED sample chapters and synopses in exchange for a donation to one of my friend's fundraising pages.  All funds go directly to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and The Zack Company, Inc. receives no money and no benefit from this.  This is purely a charity effort.  Your donations are tax-deductible.

To take advantage of this offer, you must donate AT LEAST $100 to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society via one of the links below.  Then print a copy of the receipt they email to you and send that copy in as proof of your donation, along with a Sample Chapter (not to exceed twenty-five pages) and a synopsis (not longer than five pages).  Please do visit our Areas of Representation page prior to submitting, to make sure your project fits our list.  And please follow our manuscript preparation guide in putting your material together.  Last but not least, please read my article on writing great query letters before sending in your material.  Your cover letter should, of course, essentially be your query letter, even though you are sending along a sample chapter.

All submissions via this offer will be read within one month and if we pass on the chance to read more of your work, you will receive a written response telling you why.  There will be NO form rejects.  If we want to read more, we'll certainly tell you that also!  Remember, our goal is to find works we can represent and get published.  Helping out a charity is merely a bonus.

IF YOU CURRENTLY HAVE A REQUESTED SAMPLE CHAPTER SUBMISSION WITH US, and want a faster response time, you can get it by making a donation.  Simply make the donation of at least $100 and email a copy of your receipt to the email address from which you received your request for materials (or mail a hard copy).  We will pull your submission and give it a priority read in exchange for your donation.

If you click on a link below and find he or she has already achieved his or her fundraising minimum, please click on the next link and help someone who has not.

Thanks very much.



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