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!
Hannah Barnaby is the author of WONDER SHOW, a young adult novel that was published by Houghton Mifflin earlier this year. A former children’s book editor and writing instructor, she holds an MA in Children’s Literature from Simmons College as well as an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College. Kate O’Sullivan is an executive editor at Houghton Mifflin Books for Children. As the editor of WONDER SHOW, THE QUIET BOOK, and GRAVE MERCY (among others), her tastes range from voice-driven YA to emotive picture books with a variety of styles and approaches.
Hannah and Kate are offering a manuscript critique package for a picture book or three chapters of a novel. Hannah will read and critique your manuscript and provide detailed feedback; she will then read a revision of the material before passing it along to Kate at Houghton Mifflin Books for Children. Kate will review your manuscript and send a personal response. This could be your chance to get your name on the agenda of an editorial meeting at one of the best-respected publishers in the business!
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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