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
Today is a pretty spectacular fall day. #NoFilter
Want to learn to play guitar, ukulele or bass? With the changes in season come changes in schedule. My son @dantecusolito has new openings available for lessons. All lesson happen @southcoastlessons @hatchstreetstudios in New Bedford, MA. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book. Please spread the word.
My last “fresh sauce” of the season. Everything in the sauce was grown within 5 miles of here. Onions and garlic from Cervelli Farm. Tomatoes, eggplant, basil, oregano, and fennel seed from our garden. We still have loads of tomatoes in the garden, but they’re all green, and I don’t think many more will ripen. Not enough for a whole sauce, anyway. I used the last scrappy bits of basil tonight, too. It’s the official end of the gardening season here. #RuralLife #gardening
Maybe I shouldn’t have added that deep purple carrot to my chicken, veggie, tortellini soup. It looks kinda weird, though it tastes the same as always.
@kimberlygriffithpsyd maybe you’d like some?
So... I harvested a “few” peppers today. 😳 I’m not sure how my family of 4 will manage to eat all of them. #naturesbounty #gardening
I just learned that this beautiful kinetic installation in Custom House Park, New Bedford will be coming down on Tuesday. #silvercurrent by #patrickshearn
Local friends, you really should check it out if you haven’t. If you go downtown today, you can attend the Bow to Stern Festival, too.
Image by @karenromanoyoung. Shared with permission.
On this day of #schoolstrike4climate
I stand with students and #kidlit4climate Thank you to everyone who’s out marching. I’m not marching. Instead, I’m contributing by putting my writing skills to work writing a time-sensitive proposal for a book project that will highlight cutting edge science being done by @woodshole_ocean. WHOI’s expansive, dynamic, 6 year research project will expand our knowledge of the ocean twilight zone. One key focus of the research: the role of the twilight zone and its inhabitants on the global carbon cycle. #globalclimatechange #globalclimatestrike #climatechangeisreal
More pics from the Massachusetts Book Awards today at the Massachusetts State House. Thank you @masscenterforbook for a lovely day. The weather was gorgeous, so my walk from South Station and back was perfect. The last image is my final stop on the Greenway where I sat for a while and fleshed out more ideas for my WIP. (Yep. Of course I had my notebook in my bag. You never know when a great idea will strike). Tagging @jyolen @heidieys
One of my favorite pics from the @masscenterforbook awards at the Massachusetts State House today. (My other pics are vertical photos so they’ll require a second post). I was honored to have #FlyingDeep recognized and glad to spend some time with #KidLit friends. #literacy
@skortch @heatherlangbooks @jemorrisbooks