Auction #14: Manuscript Critique & Phone Call with Elizabeth Law
Welcome to KidLit Cares, an online talent auction to benefit the Red Cross relief effort to help communities recover from Superstorm Sandy. 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!
Elizabeth Law, publisher of Egmont USA and an editor who specializes in Children’s and Young Adult fiction, will critique 30 pages and a synopsis of your manuscript. Elizabeth will provide written notes and line edits and have a 40 minute phone call with you to discuss your project and your writing, and any questions at all you have about the industry, agents, publishers, e-books etc.
From Elizabeth… An added incentive to bid: IF THE BID GOES TO $650 OR HIGHER, I WILL READ, CRITIQUE, AND DISCUSS THE FIRST 40 PAGES AND SYNOPSIS OF THE NEXT ROUND OF YOUR MANUSCRIPT, IF YOU GET IT TO ME WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF OUR INITIAL CALL. The idea is that you will have time to sit with anything we’ve discussed, dig in, revise, perhaps share with your critique group, and when you feel ready I will happily look at your manuscript again. And if you prefer for me to look at a different section of the book instead–if there’s something else that you want feedback on–then I will happily read that. Hope this is tempting, and thanks, everyone, for supporting such a good cause.
Opening Bid: $30
Auction Ends: Friday, November 9, 2012 at 10pm EST. (Any bids submitted in comments after that time will be void.)
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 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 your help!