KidLit Cares: Manuscript Critique with Laurie Halse Anderson

Auction #3: Manuscript Critique from Laurie Halse Anderson

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!

Laurie Halse Anderson, the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of YA favorites like Speak, Twisted, and Wintergirls as well as MG historical adventures Chains and Forged is offering a manuscript critique to help the victims of Superstorm Sandy. Laurie will critique the first 30 pages (plus a 1-2 page synopsis) of your MG or YA novel.

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!

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  1. Posted October 30, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Permalink

    Hello! I’mI bidding $50.00 on Laurie Halse Anderson’s critique!!! And Kate, you’re amazing! Thanks for organizing this!

  2. Lisa Aldin
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    I would like to bid $75.00!

  3. Beth Summers
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 9:06 am | Permalink

    What a wonderful idea! I’ll bid $100.

  4. Francesca Padilla
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    Bidding $125!

  5. Nancy Parish
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    I’m bidding $135.00

  6. Posted October 31, 2012 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    I bid $150.00 :-). It’s Laurie Halse Anderson for goodness sake!!

  7. Posted October 31, 2012 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    And that was supposed to be a smiley face 🙂

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

    I bid $155.00

  9. Posted October 31, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Permalink

    I bid $175.00

  10. Nancy Parish
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    I bid $180.00

  11. Brooke Davis
    Posted November 1, 2012 at 12:00 am | Permalink

    I bid $250.

  12. Beth Summers
    Posted November 1, 2012 at 8:19 am | Permalink

    I offer $300.

  13. Lauren
    Posted November 4, 2012 at 11:01 am | Permalink


  14. Clare Di Liscia
    Posted November 4, 2012 at 10:24 pm | Permalink


  15. Nancy Parish
    Posted November 5, 2012 at 10:45 am | Permalink

    I bid $335.00

    • Cathy Petter
      Posted November 7, 2012 at 10:37 pm | Permalink

      Incredible opportunity. $400

  16. Shelley Jones
    Posted November 9, 2012 at 11:17 am | Permalink


    • Cathy Petter
      Posted November 9, 2012 at 6:03 pm | Permalink


  17. Posted November 9, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    $650 As far as contacting me, you can find me on FB, I just sent you a friend request, thanx
    and yeah, this IS amazing — thanks for doing this.

    • Cathy Petter
      Posted November 9, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Permalink


  18. Posted November 9, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

    This auction is now closed. Cathy – 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.

    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.


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