KidLit Cares: Full MG or YA manuscript critique & phone call with agent Sara Crowe

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!

Sara Crowe is a senior agent at Pippin Properties. She began her career at The Wylie Agency, and worked in foreign rights for 8 years. For the last decade she has been at Harvey Klinger, Inc. building a list of children’s and adult fiction including many New York Times Bestselling and award winning authors and titles. She loves finding new talent to champion, and nurturing and developing careers.
Sara will critique a full MG or YA manuscript of up to 75k words or less, with a 15 minute phone call to discuss your manuscript and her notes.

Opening bid: $50

Auction ends: Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 10pm 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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27 Comments

  1. Posted August 30, 2017 at 7:44 am | Permalink

    $50

  2. Liz Edelbrock
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 8:15 am | Permalink

    $75

  3. Pete Catalano
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    $100

  4. Martha Guarisco
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    $100

  5. Franziska Macur
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    $125 @FranziskaMacur

  6. Jen Barton
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    $200, @JenBartonAuthor

  7. Posted August 30, 2017 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

    $210

  8. Sharon Darrow
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    $250

  9. Jackee Alston
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for donating your time to a great cause! $275 jackee.alston(at)gmail(dot)com

  10. Liz Tipping
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 3:15 pm | Permalink
  11. Jacqui Hopson
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    $500

  12. Bree Dayley
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    $525

  13. Jacqui Hopson
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

    $550

  14. Ashley Schumacher
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 8:12 pm | Permalink

    $600 (@ashleyschu on Twitter)

  15. Chris Bailey
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

    $650, and thank you for this commitment to help flood victims! crb (dot) writer (at) gmail (dot) com

  16. Solomon Robert
    Posted September 1, 2017 at 12:11 pm | Permalink
  17. Liz Tipping
    Posted September 6, 2017 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    $900

  18. Mary Beth Miller
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

    $1300

  19. Liz Tipping
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:56 pm | Permalink
  20. Amy Melnicsak
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:58 pm | Permalink

    $2001 – amelnics@yahoo.com

  21. Liz Tipping
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:58 pm | Permalink

    $2160

  22. Amy Melnicsak
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:58 pm | Permalink

    $2200

  23. Liz Tipping
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    $2310

  24. Amy Melnicsak
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    $2400

  25. Liz Tipping
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    $2460

  26. Amy Melnicsak
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

    $2501

  27. Posted September 7, 2017 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

    This auction closed at 10pm EST. The winner is the highest bid with a 9:59 or earlier time stamp on the comment:

    Congratulations, Liz Tipping! ($2460)

    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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