Auction #4 – KidLit Cares: Manuscript Critique & Call with Publishing Director Wendy Lamb

Welcome to KidLit Cares, an online talent auction to benefit the Red Cross relief effort to help communities recover from Superstorm Sandy. KidLit Cares was started by the very awesome Kate Messner, but I’m taking over Round 2. Agents, editors, authors, illustrators and other generous people have donated various services to be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with donations being made directly to the Red Cross disaster relief fund. You can read more about KidLit Cares here.

Now, on to the auction!

Wendy Lamb is the publishing director of Wendy Lamb Books at Random House, and publishes middle grade and YA novels. She edited the Newbery Medal books BUD, NOT BUDDY by Christopher Paul Curtis and WHEN YOU REACH ME by Rebecca Stead, as well as the Printz Award winner, HOW I LIVE NOW by Meg Rosoff.

Wendy will read 3 chapters and a synopsis of a middle grade or YA novel, provide 2-3 pages of editorial comments, and a 15-minute follow-up call to discuss comments. Winning bidder to send chapters and synopsis after December 15 and Wendy will respond in early January.

Opening Bid: $30

*Note: Due to Thanksgiving, we have added an extra day to this auction. This auction closes at 10pm Eastern Standard Time on November 23. Any bids placed after that time will be void.

If you’d like to bid on this auction, check the current high bid and place a higher bid by leaving your name and bid amount in the comments, along with some way to contact you (email, FB or Twitter…I’m not fussy.) Winners will be notified when the auction ends and should be prepared to make an online donation to the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund in the amount of the high bid at that time.  After you’ve made your donation, you’ll forward your receipt to me, and I’ll put you in touch with the person who donated the service you won so that the two of you can work out the details about how and when.   All services will be provided at the convenience of both the person making the donation and the auction winner, but this should happen within three months of the auction’s end unless something else is agreed upon by both parties.

Good luck and thanks for your help!

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