KidLit Cares: Full novel manuscript critique from Laurie Halse Anderson

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!

Laurie Halse Anderson is offering a full-novel manuscript critique – up to 300 double-spaced pages.
Laurie is the New York Times-bestselling author who writes for kids of all ages. Known for tackling tough subjects with humor and sensitivity, her work has earned numerous national and state awards, as well as international recognition. Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists. Laurie was honored with the 2009 Margaret A. Edwards Award given by YALSA division of the American Library Association for her “significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature…”. Mother of four and wife of one, Laurie lives in Northern New York, where she likes to watch the snow fall as she writes.

Opening bid: $100

Auction ends:Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 9pm 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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46 Comments

  1. Posted August 30, 2017 at 12:54 am | Permalink

    $100
    Wow–this would be an amazing opportunity to have such a talented author review my work! Thanks for joining the auction!!

  2. Michelle Leonard
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 7:27 am | Permalink

    $150
    Thank you for supporting this cause, Laurie!

  3. Tamara Mahmood
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    $200 @hayes_tm

  4. Melanie Jacobson
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 10:47 am | Permalink

    $225

  5. Posted August 30, 2017 at 10:50 am | Permalink

    $235

  6. Posted August 30, 2017 at 11:45 am | Permalink

    $300

    • Juliet White
      Posted August 30, 2017 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

      $350

  7. Posted August 30, 2017 at 11:58 am | Permalink

    $350. Thank you for doing this, a great idea.

  8. Posted August 30, 2017 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    $400 Thank you!

  9. Elizabeth Garcia
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

    $450

    • Juliet White
      Posted August 31, 2017 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

      $500.

  10. Bree Dayley
    Posted August 31, 2017 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

    $475

    • Juliet White
      Posted August 31, 2017 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

      Sorry – messed up the post order. $500.

  11. Mima Tipper
    Posted August 31, 2017 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    So awesome! $550

  12. Pam Vickers
    Posted August 31, 2017 at 10:24 pm | Permalink

    Wow! $600

  13. Jørn Earl Otte
    Posted September 2, 2017 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    $525.

    • Jørn Earl Otte
      Posted September 2, 2017 at 9:40 am | Permalink

      I meant $625

  14. Tiff Ferentini
    Posted September 2, 2017 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    $650

  15. Ellen Jellison
    Posted September 2, 2017 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

    700 dollars

  16. Julia Lynn Rubin
    Posted September 3, 2017 at 1:24 am | Permalink

    $800

  17. Posted September 3, 2017 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    $850

  18. sheila flynn-decosse
    Posted September 3, 2017 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    sheila flynn-decosse

    $1000.

    HOPE this does it!

    Thank you to all the donors!

  19. Posted September 6, 2017 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    $1200. @GaylePitman

  20. Julia Lynn Rubin
    Posted September 6, 2017 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    $1300

  21. Liz Garcia
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 10:34 am | Permalink

    Liz Garcia $1400
    Contact via Facebook

  22. A Kisner
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    1400.

  23. Maria
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    $1500

  24. A Kisner
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    1700!

  25. Julia Lynn Rubin
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    $1750

  26. Elise Christiansen
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    $1775

  27. A Kisner
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    1950

  28. Sherry Smith
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    $1825 Bid by Sherry Smith, gadfly (at) sonic (dot) net

    • Posted September 7, 2017 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

      There’s already been a higher bid – please see above.

  29. Julia Lynn Rubin
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    $2000

  30. Sherry Smith
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    $1975 Bid by Sherry Smith, gadfly (at) sonic (dot) net

  31. A Kisner
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    2100

  32. Julia Lynn Rubin
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    $2125

  33. A Kisner
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    2200

  34. Elise Christiansen
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    $2500

  35. Julia Lynn Rubin
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    $2400

  36. Julia Lynn Rubin
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

    $2525

  37. Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:01 pm | Permalink

    This auction closed at 9pm EST. The winner is the highest bid with an 8:59 or earlier time stamp on the comment:

    Congratulations, Elise Christiansen! ($2500)

    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!

    • Elise Christiansen
      Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:03 pm | Permalink

      Hi Kate,
      Did I have the highest bid at $2500 at 8:59 pm EST?
      Thanks so much,
      Elise

      • Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:26 pm | Permalink

        Yes! Missed that on my first pass – see comment now.

      • Julia Lynn Rubin
        Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:28 pm | Permalink

        Congrats Elise!!

        • Elise Christiansen
          Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:32 pm | Permalink

          Thanks so much!

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