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.
Picture Book Critique & Jump-the-Slush-Pile
Description: Award-winning author Kate Messner will critique your picture book
manuscript and offer suggestions to help you prepare for submissions. You'll
receive both a "big-picture" letter and line edit suggestions via
comments in Microsoft Word.
Once you've had a chance to revise, you'll get a
jump-the-slush-pile pass to submit to Kate's much-loved editor, Melissa Manlove
at Chronicle Books! Melissa will respond to your submission within 30 days.
There's no guarantee you'll end up in print, but if she passes on the project,
it will be with a little feedback to help you revise and/or consider where else
you might send it.
Estimated Value: $600
Minimum Bid: $50
Auction Ends: 12/4/2013 at 10:00 PM EST
Messner is the award winning author of more than twenty current &
forthcoming books for kids, including New York Times Notable picture book and
E.B. White Read Aloud Finalist OVER AND UNDER THE SNOW. Her books have been
Junior Library Guild selections and SCBWI Golden Kite and Crystal Kite Award winners
and nominated for more than a dozen state book awards.
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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