KidLit Cares: Manuscript Critique with Agent Pam van Hylckama

Auction #9: Manuscript Critique with Agent Pam van Hylckama

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!

Literary Agent Pam van Hylckama has donated a manuscript critique for an aspiring children’s author. The winner of this auction will receive a 30-page manuscript and synopsis critique!

From Pam, an added incentive to bid: Stealing from Melissa Manlove and Elizabeth Law I am upping what you get for bidding on my auction! The winner will also get a 15 minute phone call to discuss the critique of the MS and the synopsis, and a query letter critique as well!

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!

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19 Comments

  1. Elisa Robinson
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

    I’ll bid $45

  2. Emily
    Posted November 1, 2012 at 1:14 am | Permalink

    I bid $50

    • Helen
      Posted November 1, 2012 at 5:52 am | Permalink

      $55

  3. Alaina
    Posted November 2, 2012 at 1:11 am | Permalink

    $60. Though I really doubt I’ll get it.

  4. MaryB
    Posted November 2, 2012 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    $65
    Love these auctions of services for charity! SO fab.

  5. Posted November 2, 2012 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    I’m in for $100

  6. Mandy Silberstein
    Posted November 2, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

    $125.00

  7. Posted November 4, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    $159

  8. Mandy Silberstein
    Posted November 4, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    $165.00

  9. Posted November 4, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    $175

  10. Posted November 4, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    Stealing from Melissa Manlove and Elizabeth Law I am upping what you get for bidding on my auction! The winner will also get a 15 minute phone call to discuss the critique of the MS and the synopsis, and a query letter critique as well!

  11. Neely S. Simpson
    Posted November 4, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

    $200

  12. Mandy Silberstein
    Posted November 5, 2012 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    $225

  13. Posted November 5, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    $250

  14. Posted November 5, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

    $300

  15. Helen
    Posted November 9, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    $325

  16. Ora Colb
    Posted November 9, 2012 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

    I bid $350

  17. Posted November 9, 2012 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

    This auction is now closed. Ora – you are the high bidder, so please use this link to make a donation in the amount of your high bid to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

    https://www.redcross.org/donate/index.jsp?donateStep=2&itemId=prod10002

    After you have made your donation, please email me at the following address: k m e s s n e r at kate messner dot com (all lower case, no spaces) with your Red Cross receipt attached. On Monday, I’ll provide you with the information you’ll need to get in touch with the donor of your item and carry out the terms of the auction.

    Thank you – again – for your support in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Your generosity will be a huge help to the Red Cross as the serve the people hurting the most in the storm’s path.

    ~Kate

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