One of the many benefits of being a published author are the increased opportunities to give back to the community through charitable support.
Many of the reader/author events Sylvia attends around the country benefit charities that are local to those events. In addition Sylvia funds the Daylight Scholarship, and a selected charity through Day It Forward, a monthly feature on Beyond Words.
Benefit Book: Fourteen Days
All proceeds will go to the Authors Guild Foundation, the educational and charitable arm of the Authors Guild. The Authors Guild Foundation educates, supports, and protects American writers to ensure that a rich, diverse body of literature can flourish.
The Daylight Scholarship, funded by Sylvia, awards up to five scholarships for the payment of conference registration fees for the Romance Writers of America® Conference. Applicants must be RWA members who are current or previous year RITA® finalists. Members may apply by submitting a personal letter stating their financial need, their serious pursuit of a romance writing career, and why they believe attendance at the conference in the year of their application will benefit their romance writing career. The deadline for applications for 2019 has passed.
The fund is overseen by Romance Writers of America. Applications should be directed to RWA, attention: Daylight Scholarship, 14615 Benfer Rd., Houston, TX 77069, with “Daylight Scholarship application” in the subject line.
Benefit Book: Premiere
Romance Writers of America is dedicated to advancing the professional interests of career-focused romance writers through networking and advocacy. Proceeds from anthology sales will help to fund RWA’s programs and services.
Benefit Book: The Promise of Love
One Way Farm has proudly served the children of Ohio for 41 years. They are currently transitioning their structure and closing their group home. They express their great appreciation to all those who have supported them in the past, and look forward to a bright future where they continue to serve the most neediest children of our society.
The Lori Foster Bookjunkys (a yahoo group for readers and writers) sponsors an ongoing “Troop Project.” Headed up by Laurie Damron and enhanced by collections at the annual “Reader and Author Get Together,” items and money (for shopping) are donated so that several times a year care packages filled with fun and sometimes necessary items can be mailed off to various active-duty military troops.
More on the Troop Project → Contact Laurie Damron at [email protected]
One of the recurring features on Beyond Words is Day It Forward, where readers are encouraged to share stories about the important work of charities close to their hearts. Sylvia regularly chooses one recommended charity to highlight and support with a donation. To have your charity considered for Day It Forward, please email your essays to [email protected] with “Day it Forward” in the subject line by the monthly deadline. Deadlines and submission instructions can found on the Day It Forward section of Beyond Words.
Some of the organizations Day it Forward has recently supported include: