KidLit Cares: Manuscript Critique with Jo Knowles

Auction #4: Manuscript Critique with Jo Knowles

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!

 

Jo Knowles is the author of YA novels Lessons from a Dead Girl, Jumping Off Swings, Pearl, and her latest, the beautiful MG tear-jerker See You At Harry’s. Jo is offering  a critique of the first chapter of your MG or YA novel.

Opening Bid: $30

Auction Ends: Thursday, November 8, 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!

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18 Comments

  1. Charlotte
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

    I bid $30. What a great idea!

  2. Posted October 31, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

    Most excellent cause!
    $45

  3. Elisa Robinson
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 10:23 pm | Permalink

    I’ll bid $55-

  4. Mandy Silberstein
    Posted November 1, 2012 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    $65.00

  5. Posted November 1, 2012 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    I bid $70. Thanks for the opportunity!

  6. Amy Benoit
    Posted November 1, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

    How about a pb? Anyone interested?
    I can bid $75.
    ~Amy

  7. Cathy Jewell
    Posted November 1, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

    I’m bidding $100–thanks for this great fundraiser!

  8. Lauren
    Posted November 2, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    $125.00

  9. Patricia Duncan Hall
    Posted November 2, 2012 at 11:19 pm | Permalink

    Best wishes with the auction — great idea!

  10. Clare Di Liscia
    Posted November 4, 2012 at 10:30 pm | Permalink

    $130

  11. Posted November 4, 2012 at 11:32 pm | Permalink

    I bid $140 – what a fantastic offer from Jo!

  12. Mandy Silberstein
    Posted November 7, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

    150.00

  13. Leni Checkas
    Posted November 8, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

    $200.00

  14. Charlotte
    Posted November 8, 2012 at 10:54 pm | Permalink

    $220! Am I in time?

    • Posted November 8, 2012 at 10:55 pm | Permalink

      Yep – five minutes to spare!

    • Posted November 8, 2012 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

      Need contact info, Charlotte – you won!

      • Charlotte
        Posted November 9, 2012 at 2:40 am | Permalink

        I am so excited! Sending you my receipt and contact info now. Thanks again for organizing this amazing auction.

  15. Posted November 8, 2012 at 11:00 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

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