KidLit Cares: 15-page manuscript critique from agent Fiona Kenshole

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!

Literary agent Fiona Kenshole has donated a first 15 pages critique for a YA novel. She will provide a written critique and Skype follow up.
Fiona is a literary agent with the Transatlantic Agency, exclusively specializing in children’s books, from debuts to film deals. She is an accredited member of the
Association of Authors’ Representatives, representing picture books through to young
adult. Fiona enjoys the editorial midwifery part of being an agent, especially nurturing
the creativity of her clients. She maintains close relationships with editors and
publishers in New York, London, and Toronto, and film producers and agents in LA.
At the Transatlantic Agency, she works with co-agents in 28 countries, selling rights
worldwide for her author’s work.

Opening bid: $50

Auction ends: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 8pm 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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  1. Kristen L Schroeder
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    $50 bid. Thanks for your donation!

  2. Dorothy Pensky
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 10:36 am | Permalink
  3. Posted August 30, 2017 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    $175, @norastories on Twitter

  4. Dorothy Pensky
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 12:17 pm | Permalink
  5. Shirley Amitrano
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 9:59 pm | Permalink


  6. Dorothy Pensky
    Posted August 31, 2017 at 10:00 am | Permalink
  7. Dorothy Pensky
    Posted August 31, 2017 at 10:01 am | Permalink


  8. Posted September 1, 2017 at 3:25 pm | Permalink


    Twitter: @RoqueANeto

  9. Juliet White
    Posted September 5, 2017 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    Thank you!

  10. Judi Brown
    Posted September 6, 2017 at 7:55 pm | Permalink
  11. Posted September 6, 2017 at 7:59 pm | Permalink


  12. Posted September 6, 2017 at 8:04 pm | Permalink

    This auction closed at 8pm EST. The winner is the highest bid with a 7:59 or earlier time stamp on the comment:

    Congratulations, Roque! ($415)

    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:

    Global Giving:

    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: 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!

  13. Posted September 6, 2017 at 9:57 pm | Permalink

    Receipt sent!
    Kate, thank you so much for putting this amazing auction together.

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