KidLit Cares: 12×12 Picture Book Writing Challenge Gold Membership

Welcome to KidLit Cares, an online talent auction to benefit the Red Cross relief effort to help communities recover from Hurricane Harvey and related flooding. Agents, editors, authors, and illustrators have donated various services to be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with donations being made directly to the Red Cross disaster relief fund. You can read more about KidLit Cares here. Now, on to the auction!

Julie Hedlund has donated a Gold-level membership in the 12 x 12 Picture Book Writing Challenge, to guarantee a spot for 2018. Julie is an award-winning picture book author, 21st century publishing expert and founder of the 12 x 12 Picture Book Writing Challenge. Since 2012, 12 x 12 has encouraged thousands of picture book writers to get their stories out of their heads and onto the page. Julie is a frequent speaker at writing retreats and conferences. Her picture book credits include My Love For You is the Sun and A Troop is a Group of Monkeys.
 
12 x 12 is a writing challenge designed to motivate you to write 12 picture book drafts in 12 consecutive months. Members participate in an exclusive Forum where they can get direct feedback on their work from professional authors and find critique partners, monthly webinars with industry experts, and a very active Facebook group. GOLD members also have the opportunity to submit to an agent once a month outside of the slush pile. 

Opening bid: $30

Auction ends:Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 9pm EST.

Any bids submitted in comments after that time will be void. (Please note: bidding at the last second isn’t a good idea. Websites get overloaded & there’s always a chance that your bid might not post on time. So please bid your best offer with plenty of time to spare.)

If you’d like to bid on this auction, check the current high bid and place a higher bid by leaving your name and bid amount in the comments, along with some way to contact you (email, FB or Twitter…I’m not fussy.) Winners will be notified when the auction ends and should be prepared to make an online donation to the Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief fund in the amount of the high bid at that time.  After you’ve made your donation, you’ll forward your receipt to me, and I’ll put you in touch with the person who donated the service you won so that the two of you can work out the details about how and when.   All services will be provided at the convenience of both the person making the donation and the auction winner, but this should happen within three months of the auction’s end unless something else is agreed upon by both parties.

Good luck, and thanks for bidding!

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18 Comments

  1. Posted August 30, 2017 at 2:45 am | Permalink

    $75-becca.hillburn@gmail.com

  2. Kristina Castillo
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 7:17 am | Permalink

    $100

  3. Nina Haines
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 8:56 am | Permalink
  4. kearen enright
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 12:04 pm | Permalink
  5. Joni Nemeth
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 1:40 pm | Permalink
  6. Posted August 30, 2017 at 2:49 pm | Permalink
  7. Kari Lavelle
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 9:45 pm | Permalink
  8. Maria E. Gonzalez
    Posted August 31, 2017 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    $325

  9. Anita Amin
    Posted September 1, 2017 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    $400. Thank you for your generosity!

  10. Posted September 2, 2017 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    $425

  11. Sandra Sutter
    Posted September 4, 2017 at 8:29 am | Permalink

    $450 – Thank you!
    sutters22@msn.com

  12. Anita Amin
    Posted September 4, 2017 at 9:39 am | Permalink

    $475

  13. Sandra Sutter
    Posted September 4, 2017 at 2:03 pm | Permalink
  14. Anita Amin
    Posted September 5, 2017 at 8:24 am | Permalink

    $550

  15. Joni Nemeth
    Posted September 5, 2017 at 8:19 pm | Permalink
  16. Sandra Sutter
    Posted September 6, 2017 at 7:04 am | Permalink
  17. Sandra Sutter
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 8:59 pm | Permalink
  18. Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    This auction closed at 9pm EST. The winner is the highest bid with an 8:59 or earlier time stamp on the comment:

    Congratulations, Sandra Sutter! ($676)

    At this time, you should make a donation in the amount of your high bid to either the Red Cross or Global Giving Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts. Here are the two links:

    Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-harvey?campname=Harvey&campmedium=aspot

    Global Giving: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/hurricane-harvey-relief-fund/

    All donations should be made within 24 hours of the auction’s close. After you have made your donation, you will receive an email from that organization with your official receipt. To have your donation recorded, you must forward this email to the following address: kidlitcaresdonations@gmail.com. Please be sure to forward the receipt email from the organization – screen shots of landing pages and Paypal receipts will not be accepted. In the subject line or body of your email, please let us know which auction you won – that makes the paperwork easier. Thanks!

    After you’ve forwarded your email, your donation will be recorded, and within a day or two, you’ll receive an email from me connecting you with the donor of your item so that you can share necessary information and work out the details. (Donors, please sit tight until you get that email from me!) Thanks for your patience – we’re processing all the paperwork from 200+ auctions in three days, so we’ll do our best to be quick, but it won’t be immediate. And thanks so much for supporting Hurricane Harvey relief efforts!

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