KidLit Cares: Full novel manuscript critique from author Francisco X. Stork

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!

 Francisco X. Stork is the author of seven novels including Marcelo in the Real World (Schneider Book Award) and The Memory of Light (Tomás Rivera Book Award). His last novel, Disappeared, (September 26, 2017 received starred reviews from Kirkus, Booklist, School Library Journal and The Horn Book. He is offering a full MG or YA manuscript critique to the winner of this auction.

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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  1. Posted August 30, 2017 at 8:33 am | Permalink


  2. Liz Rice
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 12:22 pm | Permalink
  3. hemant nayak
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 2:02 pm | Permalink
  4. hemant nayak
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 2:03 pm | Permalink
  5. hemant nayak
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 2:31 pm | Permalink


    thanks for donating your time

  6. Trista Wilson
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 7:16 pm | Permalink


  7. Poppy
    Posted August 31, 2017 at 8:34 am | Permalink


  8. Trista Wilson
    Posted August 31, 2017 at 9:45 am | Permalink
  9. Chris J Knoblaugh
    Posted August 31, 2017 at 10:03 am | Permalink


  10. Mima Tipper
    Posted August 31, 2017 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

    Awesome! $400

  11. Pam Vickers
    Posted September 4, 2017 at 1:09 am | Permalink
  12. Chris J Knoblaugh
    Posted September 5, 2017 at 1:33 am | Permalink
  13. Maia Ozguc
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    $650 maia.ozguc at

  14. Rosalind Oliver
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

    $675 Rosalind Oliver

  15. Maia Ozguc
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:58 pm | Permalink

    700$ maia.ozguc at

  16. Rosalind Oliver
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:59 pm | Permalink
    • Maia Ozguc
      Posted September 7, 2017 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

      820 maia Ozguc at me com

  17. Posted September 7, 2017 at 10:13 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, Rosalind Oliver! ($805)

    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!

    • Rosalind Oliver
      Posted September 7, 2017 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

      Thank you, Kate! Making the donation right now! Warmly, Rosalind

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