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: I work with fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and other genres. So long as
your book is written for ages pre-school to young adult, I am happy to take a
My critiques are designed to be springboards for your
editing process. I assess the strengths and weaknesses of your manuscript, and
help you identify places to start revising. As a critiquer, I do not fix your
manuscript for you. Instead, I empower you to improve your work yourself.
Every critique I give includes:
1) An editorial letter giving an overview of my
thoughts on your work.
2) Limited in-text comments addressing specific lines
or sections of your manuscript.
3) A graph of the tension in your manuscript and
analysis of your story arc and pacing. (For works without plot I graph my
interest level and give an analysis of how your work held my attention.)
4) A phone call or phone Skype session, usually
lasting around one hour, to discuss your manuscript.
Estimated Value: $50-200
Minimum Bid: $40
Auction Ends: 12/2/2013 at 10:00 PM EST
Tuttle is a children’s book writer living in Massachusetts. Her works for
children are currently represented by Anna Olswanger of Liza Dawson Associates.
She runs a freelance business where she critiques children’s book manuscripts
and mentors writers. For more information, visit her online at http://sarahtuttlewriting.com/ .
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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