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 ms. or dummy critique
Description: An in-depth critique of a picture book manuscript or dummy, plus, if the
writer would like, two additional rounds of critique after revisions. Topics
will include, among other things, character development, structure, pacing,
plot, and the takeaway.
Estimated Value: $75
Minimum Bid: $20
Auction Ends: 12/6/2013 at 10:00 PM EST
is the author and illustrator of Ralphie and the Swamp Baby, a Bank St. Best
Book Selection, and author of The Three Swingin' Pigs, which was illustrated by
Rhode Montijo and received a Kirkus starred review. Her poems have appeared in
Cricket and Spider magazines. She has illustrated activity books and children's
stories in Alpacas magazine. She has worked as a writer, copyeditor, teacher,
and hand model. She's a member of SCBWI and CBIG (Children's Book Illustrators
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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
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