KidLit for the Philippines is an online
talent auction to benefit Mercy Corps and UNICEF relief efforts for
Typhoon Haiyan (aka Yolanda). Agents, editors, authors, and illustrators have
donated various services and items to be auctioned off to the highest bidder,
with donations being made directly to Mercy Corps and UNICEF.
Description: A line-by-line edit and polish of your query or cover letter to agents or
editors for a picture book, chapter book or novel.
Estimated Value: $150
Minimum Bid: $50
Auction Ends: 12/3/2013 at 10:00 PM EST
WALTON HAMILTON is a best-selling children’s book author, editor and arts
educator. With her mother, actress/author Julie Andrews, Emma has co-authored
over twenty children’s books, eight of which have been on the NY Times
Bestseller list, including THE VERY FAIRY PRINCESS series (#1 Bestseller),
JULIE ANDREWS' COLLECTION OF POEMS, SONGS AND LULLABIES, the DUMPY THE DUMP
TRUCK series, SIMEON'S GIFT, THE GREAT AMERICAN MOUSICAL, and THANKS TO YOU -
WISDOM FROM MOTHER AND CHILD.
Emma’s own book, RAISING BOOKWORMS: Getting Kids
Reading for Pleasure and Empowerment, premiered as a #1 best-seller on
Amazon.com in the literacy category and won a Parent’s Choice Gold Medal.
Emma is a faculty member of Stony Brook Southampton’s
MFA in Creative Writing and Literature, where she also serves as Director of
the Children’s Literature Fellows program, and Executive Director of the Young
Artists and Writers Project (YAWP), an inter-disciplinary writing program for
middle and high school students. A former actress and theatre director, Emma
was a co-founder of Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, and served as co-Artistic
Director and Director of Education and Programming for Young Audiences there
for 17 years.
Emma also works as a freelance children’s book editor,
and hosts Just Write for Kids! (www.justwriteforkids.com), an online home-study
course in writing for children, as well as the Children’s Book Hub
(www.childrensbookhub.com) - a center of resources and support for aspiring
children’s book authors. She also provides voicing and narration for
audiobooks, and is an accomplished public speaker, regularly addressing arts
and literary conferences, schools, universities and other groups about the
value of, and synergy between, the arts and literacy.
Often referred to as the "Query Whisperer,"
she has critiqued hundreds of queries for events such as
WriteonCon and Julie Hedlund’s 12X12 Picture Book Challenge, as well as for
students and editing clients.
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Highest bid before the end of the auction wins.
* A note about last-minute bidding:
If you are used to online auctions that end at an exact, given second, please
know that the KidLitPhil auctions don’t work quite that way. Each auction ends
when I post the “Auction closed” comment. I do that when my computer turns to
10pm EST, but because I have multiple auctions to close at that time (also
because I am human) it will not be precisely at 10pm EST. At any rate, the
winning bid is the high bid before the Auction Closed comment, even if the time
on your computer reads slightly after 10:00. Thanks for understanding!
Winning bidder must donate the winning bid amount to a designated charity
organization and provide a copy of the receipt within three days of
For physical items, unless otherwise noted, donor pays standard shipping within
the U.S.; winning bidder pays for express shipping or for shipping outside the