KidLit Cares: Full picture book, MG, or graphic novel manuscript critique with editor Shana Corey

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!

Editor Shana Corey is offering one editorial letter/critique on an unpublished picture book, middle grade novel or graphic novel manuscript.
Shana Corey is an executive editor at Random House Children’s Books, where she edits award-winning middle grade novels and graphic novels. When not editing, she writes picture books about change-makers, including Here Come the Girl Scouts!The Secret Subway, and A Time To Act: John F. Kennedy’s Big Speech.
Opening bid: $100

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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45 Comments

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

    $100

  2. Liz Rice
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 12:04 pm | Permalink
  3. Diane Bradley
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

    $200 Thank you for helping! dianebradleywriter@gmail.com

  4. kearen enright
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 12:09 pm | Permalink
  5. Sharon Darrow
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    $250

  6. Sherrill Joseph
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

    $300 Thank you for your generosity.

  7. Aspen
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 2:41 pm | Permalink
  8. Liz Tipping
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 3:16 pm | Permalink
  9. Posted August 30, 2017 at 5:57 pm | Permalink

    $400.

  10. Posted August 30, 2017 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

    $500. In appreciation

  11. Liz Rice
    Posted August 31, 2017 at 9:44 am | Permalink
  12. Maria E. Gonzalez
    Posted August 31, 2017 at 8:04 pm | Permalink

    $550

  13. Mima Tipper
    Posted August 31, 2017 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

    Awesome! $600

  14. Posted August 31, 2017 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

    $650

  15. Natalie Hoyle Ross
    Posted September 2, 2017 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    $700 Thank you for your generous donation!

  16. Mima Tipper
    Posted September 4, 2017 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    Thank you! $725

  17. Judy Cummings
    Posted September 4, 2017 at 11:14 pm | Permalink

    $800
    Thank for donating your time to this important relief effort!

  18. Judy Cummings
    Posted September 5, 2017 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    $800 and thanks for donating your time to this important relief effort.

  19. Judy Cummings
    Posted September 5, 2017 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    $800 and thank you for donating your time to this relief effort.

  20. Judy Cummings
    Posted September 5, 2017 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    $800

  21. Posted September 5, 2017 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    $825. Thank you!

  22. Judy Cummings
    Posted September 5, 2017 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

    $875.

  23. Sandy Grubb
    Posted September 6, 2017 at 12:16 am | Permalink
  24. Posted September 6, 2017 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    $1,100

  25. A.C. Proscia
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 4:17 pm | Permalink
  26. Nancy Woodruff
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

    Nancy Woodruff
    Nancyawoodruff@gmail.com
    $1800

  27. Judy Cummings
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:52 pm | Permalink
    • Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

      There’s already been a higher bid on this item

      • Judy Cummings
        Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:54 pm | Permalink

        Ok

  28. A.C. Proscia
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:54 pm | Permalink
  29. Judy Cummings
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:55 pm | Permalink
  30. A.C. Proscia
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:56 pm | Permalink
  31. Sandy Grubb
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:57 pm | Permalink
  32. A.C. Proscia
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:57 pm | Permalink
  33. Sandy Grubb
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:57 pm | Permalink
    • Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:57 pm | Permalink

      There’s been a higher bid

  34. Sandy Grubb
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:57 pm | Permalink
  35. A.C. Proscia
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:58 pm | Permalink
  36. Sandy Grubb
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:58 pm | Permalink
  37. A.C. Proscia
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:58 pm | Permalink
  38. Nancy Woodruff
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    Nancy Woodruff
    Nancyawoodruff@gmail.com
    $2200

    • Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

      There have been higher bids than this – see above

  39. Sandy Grubb
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:59 pm | Permalink
  40. A.C. Proscia
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    $3500

  41. Posted September 7, 2017 at 10:01 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, A.C. Proscia! ($3500)

    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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