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.
First Three Chapter Critique
Description: I will critique and edit the first three chapters of your work, whether
fiction or nonfiction using Track Changes. I also write up a report that
highlights your strengths and weaknesses, what works and why and what doesn't.
Feel free to also send your synopsis or query letter so I can better understand
the story and make my edit the most useful it can be.
Estimated Value: $50
Minimum Bid: $20
Auction Ends: 12/5/2013 at 10:00 PM EST
Zoltack has been working as an editor for years. She is a content and line
editor for MuseItUp Publishing and also freelances. With experience editing
most genres of fiction and some non-fiction, she can help polish your stories
To automatically receive updates on the latest bids, check the “Notify Me” box
when you submit your comment.
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
I’m looking forward to serving on a panel with these fabulous ladies at #NCTE18 on Friday. Will I see you there?
#STEM #STEAM #nonfiction
Please do your civic duty and vote, too. Don’t let early projections make you think it doesn’t matter. Don’t let rain or storms keep you home. Please get to the polls. #gotv
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Seen on my walk this afternoon. Autumn is here, even though it’s currently 69 degrees F.
Future Alvin Pilot.
Last night @lindsaymoorestudio tweeted this photo of her kiddo heading out for Halloween. She said “Flying Deep is a very big deal in our house.” I’m not gonna lie, that made me tear up.
That is the highest compliment I could ask for: a kid is so excited about my book that he was inspired to make a Halloween costume.
@woodshole_ocean... I think this kid will be heading your way in the not too distant future. #STEM #STEAM #thepowerofbooks
.@christinetaylorbutler did a load of research and number crunching. Her results proved what we already felt. Please listen to the podcast.
Puddle reflections near the cranberry bogs today. #nofilter #nature
My husband and I just finished writing a bunch of Postcards to Voters. Hoping to #TurnGABlue
How lucky am I? I get to serve on a panel at #NCTE18 in Houston next month with these amazing women:
Maria Gianferrari @pennyandjelly
Loree Griffin Burns @loreegriffinburns
Jia Liu @lost_jia
Sarah Mulhern Gross @saraid23
H.E.R.E. Human Element Range Extender
Um… what the heck is that? Oh, nothing… just some props for my school visits.
There’s no toilet on board Alvin, so they need a H.E.R. E. like this.
I’m not shy. I talk about it. It’s a fact of life when #FlyingDeep inside Alvin.
And what’s that blue adapter thingy, you ask? That’s called the “Lady J adapter” so ladies can pee in the bottle, too.
@WHOI wants more women (and PoC) to explore #STEM fields.
This is a key part of my presentations when I do school visits: yes, ladies, you, too can be an Alvin pilot!
#cindyleevandover paved the way.
Interested in having me visit your school with these and other cool props? See my website for details.