KidLit Cares: Manuscript Critique with Caroline Abbey of Bloomsbury

Auction #1: Manuscript Critique with Caroline Abbey

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!

Editor Caroline Abbey of Bloomsbury Children’s Books has donated a manuscript critique for an aspiring children’s author. The winner of this auction will receive a 15-page manuscript and synopsis critique in the form of a short editorial letter, plus a 15-minute telephone conversation with Caroline to discuss the critique.

Opening Bid: $30

Auction Ends: Wednesday, November 7, 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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20 Comments

  1. Nancy Parish
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 9:49 am | Permalink

    I bid $30.00

  2. Posted October 31, 2012 at 9:53 am | Permalink

    I bid $40.

  3. Posted October 31, 2012 at 10:10 am | Permalink

    I bid $50. Kate…you’re awesome!

  4. Nancy Parish
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    I bid $55.00

  5. Bonnie Berry LaMon
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    I bid $75.00

  6. Nancy Parish
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    I bid $80.00

  7. Posted October 31, 2012 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    I bid $90.

  8. Brandon Alston
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    $100

  9. Nancy Parish
    Posted November 1, 2012 at 8:55 am | Permalink

    I bid $110.00

  10. Posted November 1, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    $125

  11. Sarah Hager
    Posted November 2, 2012 at 4:17 am | Permalink

    $250

  12. Posted November 2, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

    $275

  13. Posted November 2, 2012 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    $300 for the Caroline Abbey critique, please.

  14. Posted November 3, 2012 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    What a wonderful idea! Thanks for all your efforts!

    $500

  15. Posted November 4, 2012 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    $550

  16. Posted November 7, 2012 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    $600

  17. Marc Gamble
    Posted November 7, 2012 at 10:58 pm | Permalink

    $650 for the Caroline Abbey critique

    • Posted November 7, 2012 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

      Need contact info for you, please, Marc!

  18. Posted November 7, 2012 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

    This auction is now closed. If you are the high bidder, 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. 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

  19. Marc Gamble
    Posted November 7, 2012 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

    You can reach me at marc_gamble@comcast.net

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