KidLit Cares: Full Manuscript Critique & Phone Call with Author Jen Cervantes

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!

Full manuscript critique from author Jen Cervantes, with 30-minute phone consult.

Jen Cervantes is the award winning MG author of TORTILLA SUN, and the forthcoming STORM RUNNER with Disney-Hyperion/ Rick Riordan Presents. In her previous life she taught children’s literature, and served as executive director for a community foundation. Jen’s an avid reader of ALL books, a champion of the underdog, an advocate of more POC in fiction, and a believer in magic. But only if you’re willing to listen to the universe.

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!

This entry was posted in KidLitCares. Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.


  1. Jenn Lee Bunker
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    Amazing. $50

  2. Posted August 28, 2017 at 4:43 pm | Permalink
  3. Suma Subramaniam
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 5:15 pm | Permalink


  4. Suma Subramaniam
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 5:15 pm | Permalink


  5. Jenn Lee Bunker
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 7:44 pm | Permalink


  6. Posted August 28, 2017 at 7:47 pm | Permalink

    $120 @JohnellDeWitt–twitter

    • Posted August 28, 2017 at 7:47 pm | Permalink

      Ack, sorry, posted one second too late. $160

  7. Alexis
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 11:15 pm | Permalink

    $200. Thank you for doing this.

  8. Posted August 29, 2017 at 8:21 am | Permalink


  9. Jackee Alston
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for helping out Harvey victims, Jennifer! $275 for my bid.

  10. Sian Mole
    Posted August 31, 2017 at 5:14 pm | Permalink
  11. Posted September 3, 2017 at 2:05 am | Permalink


  12. Joan Swanson
    Posted September 5, 2017 at 11:15 am | Permalink


  13. hemant nayak
    Posted September 5, 2017 at 3:45 pm | Permalink


    Thanks for doing this

  14. Posted September 5, 2017 at 8:05 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, HEMANT NAYAK!

    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.

    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!

  • Find Kate Online