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: Developmental editing (with comments embedded in your MS), plus
copyediting, proofreading, and, formatting (for submission) of one picture book
manuscript, or one chapter of a novel, and/or your query letter.
Estimated Value: $180-$300
Minimum Bid: $50
Auction Ends: 12/5/2013 at 10:00 PM EST
have been editing books and teaching writing since the late 1990s. I am on
faculty at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Continuing Education and
teach Writing for Children's Books (picture books), Writing Chapter Books for
Children, and various writing and revision workshops. I work in an editorial
and art direction advisory capacity for a number of small publishers, and am an
editor with Book Editing Associates. I'm also a published children's book author
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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