KidLit Cares: Full MG or YA Manuscript Critique from Author Jenn Bishop

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!

Author Jenn Bishop is offering a full critique of your MG or YA manuscript! Jenn is the author of the middle grade novels 14 Hollow Road and The Distance to Home, a Junior Library Guild selection. She is a graduate of Vermont College of Fine Art’s acclaimed MFA program.

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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21 Comments

  1. Sandy Otto
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 10:44 pm | Permalink

    My name is Sandy Otto. I love Jen and her books. It would be an honor to have her read and critique my YA manuscript. I would like to start with an opening bid of $50. Thanks for your generosity.

  2. Alexis
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 11:12 pm | Permalink

    Bidding $100. Thank you for doing this. Our hearts are with Texas.

  3. Posted August 29, 2017 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    Thank you for offering this! My bid is $125.

    My heart goes out to everyone who is suffering through this devastating storm’s aftermath.

  4. Poppy Wrote
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 11:36 am | Permalink

    $150.00

  5. Meredith
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

    $175 Thanks so much!

  6. Alexis
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    $200

  7. Poppy
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

    220

  8. Judith
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    Judith
    $230
    Thanks!

  9. Poppy
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 9:17 pm | Permalink

    240

  10. Posted August 30, 2017 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    So appreciate the generosity of the bids here! Please remember to include an email or Twitter handle (some way for Kate to get in touch with you when bidding ends) along with your bid posts. Thanks so much! – Jenn

  11. Jackee Alston
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for donating your time to a great cause! $250 jackee.alston(at)gmail(dot)com

  12. Poppy
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

    Are the emails linked to the name when the form is filled out? $260.00

  13. Risa N.
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 3:59 pm | Permalink

    $325.00

    Thank you for your generosity.

  14. Posted August 31, 2017 at 9:50 am | Permalink

    As stated above:

    “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.)”

    This bidding thread has been sparse with that information, but other auction bids seem to have people constantly sharing their contact info. It’s going to be a lot of info for Kate Messner to wade through when the auctions close, so it does not hurt to make things easier for her. 🙂

    Appreciate it! xo, Jenn

    • Chris J Knoblaugh
      Posted August 31, 2017 at 9:57 am | Permalink

      $350

  15. Alexis
    Posted August 31, 2017 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

    $375 alexislarkin (at) gmail

  16. Chris J Knoblaugh
    Posted September 5, 2017 at 1:48 am | Permalink
  17. Alexis
    Posted September 5, 2017 at 7:40 pm | Permalink

    $425 alexislarkin (at) gmail

  18. hemant nayak
    Posted September 5, 2017 at 7:51 pm | Permalink
  19. Alexis
    Posted September 5, 2017 at 7:53 pm | Permalink

    $500 alexislarkin (at) gmail

  20. Posted September 5, 2017 at 8:16 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, Alexis Larkin!

    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!

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