KidLit Cares: Free Pass to the Chronicle Books Editorial Meeting & Tag-team Picture Book Critique

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!

Chronicle Books editor Melissa Manlove & author Kate Messner are offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for an aspiring picture book author — a FREE PASS to the Chronicle Books Editorial Meeting, along with a tag-team picture book critique before your book goes to the meeting. Here’s how it will work…

The winner of this auction will receive a picture book critique with author Kate Messner. After you’ve had a chance to revise based on her comments, you’ll send it along to Chronicle Books editor Melissa Manlove, who will offer further guidance. After you’ve had a chance to revise again, Melissa will take your manuscript to the Chronicle Books Children’s Editorial Meeting, where potential acquisitions are discussed. If one of the editors is excited about it, great! If not, Melissa will share the group’s thoughts and feedback with you so that you can revise again if you’d like, and submit the project elsewhere.

Note from Kate: Melissa is my editor at Chronicle. She is kind, funny, and smart as the day is long. This is a truly amazing opportunity.

Opening bid: $50

Auction ends: Tuesday, September 5, 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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74 Comments

  1. Katie Evans
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    $50

  2. Lindsay H. Metcalf
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 11:57 am | Permalink
  3. Posted August 28, 2017 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

    100.00

  4. Rose Cappelli
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 12:05 pm | Permalink
  5. Angela De Groot
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    $200 Angela De Groot angela@familydegroot.com

  6. Liz Rice
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 12:53 pm | Permalink
  7. Liz Rice
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 12:54 pm | Permalink
  8. Carole Stedronsky
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    $300

  9. Kristy Everington
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 1:31 pm | Permalink
  10. Carole Stedronsky
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

    $350

  11. Lauren Anton
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 3:32 pm | Permalink
  12. Suma Subramaniam
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    $425

  13. Posted August 28, 2017 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

    $430

  14. Kristy
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 6:18 pm | Permalink
  15. Liz Rice
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 6:48 pm | Permalink
  16. Delfina Salimbene
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

    $500 – @DelSalimbene (Twitter)

  17. Pam Warren
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 9:50 pm | Permalink
  18. Posted August 29, 2017 at 12:55 am | Permalink

    $530

  19. Posted August 29, 2017 at 7:29 am | Permalink
  20. Delfina Salimbene
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    $550 – @DelSalimbene (Twitter)

  21. Poppy Wrote
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    $560.00

  22. Liz Rice
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 1:34 pm | Permalink
  23. Kristy
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 2:12 pm | Permalink
  24. Carole Stedronsky
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    $610

  25. Lana Koehler
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 7:26 pm | Permalink
  26. Posted August 30, 2017 at 5:44 am | Permalink

    $630 RITA BORG

  27. Liz Rice
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 8:14 am | Permalink
  28. Posted August 30, 2017 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    655 rita borg

  29. Kristy
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 1:42 pm | Permalink
  30. Posted August 30, 2017 at 1:51 pm | Permalink
  31. Posted August 30, 2017 at 2:44 pm | Permalink
  32. Kristy
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 4:25 pm | Permalink
  33. Posted August 30, 2017 at 5:28 pm | Permalink

    $850
    JeanTaft.com

  34. Laurel Abell
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    $900

  35. Posted August 31, 2017 at 7:13 am | Permalink

    $1,000

  36. Kristy
    Posted August 31, 2017 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    $1025

  37. Maria E. Gonzalez
    Posted August 31, 2017 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    $1050

  38. Posted August 31, 2017 at 8:23 pm | Permalink

    Hey, friends – Please don’t forget that you need to include some kind of contact info for your bid to be valid. Maria, you’ll want to repeat your bid with that info, please.

  39. Maria E. Gonzalez
    Posted August 31, 2017 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

    Sorry. I did. Not sure why it didn’t go through.
    $1050

  40. Brooke Hartman
    Posted September 1, 2017 at 1:01 am | Permalink

    Brooke Hartman
    $1100

    bahartman@me.com

  41. Posted September 1, 2017 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    $1,500

  42. Jodie
    Posted September 2, 2017 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

    $1200
    Jodie
    jcf549@yahoo.com

  43. Kristy Everington
    Posted September 3, 2017 at 2:37 pm | Permalink
  44. Maria E. Gonzalez
    Posted September 4, 2017 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    $1250. megonzalez33@comcast.net

    As an American Red Cross volunteer in Florida’s Gulf Coast, a big THANK YOU for everyone participating in the auctions: organizers, donors and bidders. This is awesome. WE DO CARE!

  45. Kristy Everington
    Posted September 4, 2017 at 9:26 pm | Permalink
  46. Kimberley Moran
    Posted September 5, 2017 at 8:41 am | Permalink
  47. Maria E. Gonzalez
    Posted September 5, 2017 at 2:17 pm | Permalink
  48. Posted September 5, 2017 at 2:22 pm | Permalink
  49. Kimberley Moran
    Posted September 5, 2017 at 6:08 pm | Permalink
  50. Posted September 5, 2017 at 6:13 pm | Permalink
  51. Kimberley Moran
    Posted September 5, 2017 at 7:07 pm | Permalink
  52. Posted September 5, 2017 at 7:28 pm | Permalink
  53. Kimberley Moran
    Posted September 5, 2017 at 7:39 pm | Permalink
  54. Maria E. Gonzalez
    Posted September 5, 2017 at 7:57 pm | Permalink
  55. Kimberley Moran
    Posted September 5, 2017 at 7:58 pm | Permalink
  56. Maria E. Gonzalez
    Posted September 5, 2017 at 7:59 pm | Permalink
    • Posted September 5, 2017 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

      There was already a bid at this amount.

  57. Kimberley Moran
    Posted September 5, 2017 at 7:59 pm | Permalink
  58. Maria E. Gonzalez
    Posted September 5, 2017 at 7:59 pm | Permalink
    • Kimberley Moran
      Posted September 5, 2017 at 8:01 pm | Permalink

      Congratulations!

      • Maria E. Gonzalez
        Posted September 5, 2017 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

        Thanks, Kimberley. I was a nervous wreck! You were great! It’s a great cause and tremendous need. I wish you well with the other auctions.

        • Posted September 5, 2017 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

          I wasn’t even bidding and I was a nervous wreck. 🙂 Thanks to all who bid for helping out a great cause!

  59. Kimberley Moran
    Posted September 5, 2017 at 8:00 pm | Permalink
  60. Posted September 5, 2017 at 8:01 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, MARIA E. GONZALEZ!

    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.

    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!

    • Maria E. Gonzalez
      Posted September 5, 2017 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

      Thanks, Kate. I have made the donation and forwarded the receipt.

  61. Laurel Abell
    Posted September 5, 2017 at 8:01 pm | Permalink

    Wow! What a battle!! What a PRIZE!! Congratulations

    • Maria E. Gonzalez
      Posted September 5, 2017 at 8:40 pm | Permalink

      Ament to that! Thank you!

  62. Posted September 5, 2017 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    well done Maria! good luck with it. The Red Cross will need this and much more.

    • Maria E. Gonzalez
      Posted September 5, 2017 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

      Just want to say thank you again to everyone. My area has started voluntary evacuations for Hurricane Irma. We are in southwest FL (Gulf Coast), and unless it changes course, we will take the brunt of this hurricane, so I ask for prayers. As a Red Cross volunteer, hopefully I can assist my community too.
      THANK YOU and continued prayers for all affected by Hurricane Harvey.

  63. Posted September 6, 2017 at 9:29 am | Permalink

    Awesome amount raised!! You all are awesome & sending good thoughts to Florida @mariaegonzalez

    • Maria E. Gonzalez
      Posted September 6, 2017 at 11:24 am | Permalink

      Thank you! Much appreciated!
      Very grateful for this opportunity and for the generosity of all donating their talents to help those affected by Harvey.

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