Good morning all! It's Radio Free Monday time!
Ways To Give:
evilstorm linked to the Community-Based Health Project in Buldana, India, which helps local health workers bring basic care to rural and low-access areas. You can support the project here and there's a volunteer immersion program for Australians.
caitlin_sd is unemployed at the moment and trying to raise money to cover bills. She has an Etsy Shop where she's selling SF and Steampunk-geared jewelery, and needs to make some online money so she can cover vendor fees to sell her work in-person as well. Her stuff is cool and innovative, particularly the badge pins for con attendees -- give it a look!
Jenny linked me to a kickstarter for an amigurumi book with patterns for crocheters and an introduction for beginners.
Help For Free:
mamculuna linked to a petition protest of Cameroon's discriminatory anti-gay laws, and in particular a protest to exonerate Roger Jean-Claude Mbédé, who is currently free but has spent a year in prison and is facing two more years for a simple text message: "I'm very much in love w/u." He was arrested and imprisoned because he sent it to a man.
plot_h0les's library, a small four-branch public library, is trying to win a $5K Lego grant to help them support early childhood literacy. You can vote here; choose Pennsylvania, Bellefonte for the city, and Centre County Library & Historical museum for the library branch.
somnolentblue is moving to Worcester, MA at the end of the month and is looking for advice about finding housing, good/bad rental companies, and good and bad areas and apartment complexes. There's a post up here with more about what they're looking for and what questions they have.
Opportunities For You:
Ariella let me know that she's looking for an experienced SharePoint App Admin (Microsoft 2010) to hire for a large software company, and who can start work as soon as possible. You can inquire for more information at ariellayendler at yahoo dot com.
aunty_marion let me know that Harper Voyager, the HarperCollins SFF imprint, is accepting Unagented Manuscripts from October 1-14. Dust off your manuscripts and send 'em in! She also linked to Gollancz's submission guidelines for unagented manuscripts.
News To Know:
leonie_alastair linked me to a story about the US "Double Eagle" coin which never went into circulation. I wrote about it in a fanfic, because I was fascinated by the dispute over whether the family of a man who apparently stole a few should get to keep them, and the appeals judge has ruled no.
stgreyhounds linked me to an online suicide "hotline" for people who prefer chat to phones.
frogy linked to a very interesting article on "Agile Publishing", which seems to be, well, the more professional title for Extribulum.
dreamwaffles let me know that the seed-pencil Kickstarter got funded!
Jo let me know that flawed_karma reached her fundraising goal to help her dog River get surgery!
Just For Fun:
Niseryjna linked to "Animusic", in particular Resonant Chamber, which does brilliant musical CGI animations.
Twisted book covers for old childrens' books.
And some FYIs from me: I recently made ePubs of Stealing Harry available on my archive. These are fan-produced and free to download, from Chandri (containing all 'verse files) and from Deinera (containing only Stealing Harry).
And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can always post items for my attention in comments here (or on any post) or email me at copperbadge at gmail dot com. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!). Remember, brevity is the soul of RFM.