KidLit Cares: One-hour Skype consultation with agent Jill Corcoran

Welcome to KidLit Cares, an online talent auction to benefit the Red Cross relief effort to help communities recover from Hurricane Harvey and related flooding. 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!

Agent Jill Corcoran is offering a one hour Skype consultation. Bring a list of concepts, excerpts from your manuscript, any and all writing and publishing questions.
Jill Corcoran is President of Jill Corcoran Literary Agency. She has grown JCLA into an editorially-focused powerhouse with the recent addition of agents Timothy Travaglini, formerly director of children’s acquisitions at Open Road, and editor with G. P. Putnam’s Sons, Walker & Company, and Henry Holt and Company, Elizabeth Bennett and Adah Megged Nuchi, formerly editors with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Reader; Jodell Sadler, formerly of Sadler Literary; Silvia Ariente, formerly from the screenwriting and film production biz, and author Eve Porinchak.

Opening bid: $175

Auction ends:Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 9pm EST.

Any bids submitted in comments after that time will be void. (Please note: bidding at the last second isn’t a good idea. Websites get overloaded & there’s always a chance that your bid might not post on time. So please bid your best offer with plenty of time to spare.)

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 Hurricane Harvey 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 bidding!

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18 Comments

  1. Kellie Byrnes
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    $175 Kellie Byrnes
    Twitter: @KellieJByrnes

  2. Sharon Darrow
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

    $200

  3. Trista Wilson
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 7:19 pm | Permalink

    $250

  4. Posted August 31, 2017 at 10:53 am | Permalink

    $260 – Thank you!

  5. Lily LaMotte
    Posted September 1, 2017 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    $300 FB me

  6. Lisa Stringfellow
    Posted September 1, 2017 at 10:24 pm | Permalink
  7. John Freeman
    Posted September 4, 2017 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    $400 @802jdf858

  8. Katherine Krysty
    Posted September 5, 2017 at 1:02 am | Permalink

    $450

  9. John freeman
    Posted September 6, 2017 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    $550 @802jdf858 John Freeman

  10. Kimberley Moran
    Posted September 6, 2017 at 8:32 pm | Permalink
  11. Posted September 7, 2017 at 5:05 pm | Permalink

    $850

    JeanTaft.com

  12. Kimberley Moran
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 7:59 pm | Permalink
  13. Posted September 7, 2017 at 8:08 pm | Permalink

    $950

    JeanTaft.com

  14. John freeman
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    $1,000 @802jdf858 john freeman

  15. Liz Crystal
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    Great fundraiser. My bid is for US one thousand five hundred seventy six dollars. Thank you for the opportunity. lizcrystal@optonline.net

  16. Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

    1050 Ellen PRess

  17. Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:01 pm | Permalink

    $1100
    Ellen PRess

  18. Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:10 pm | Permalink

    This auction closed at 9pm EST. The winner is the highest bid with an 8:59 or earlier time stamp on the comment:

    Congratulations, Liz Crystal! ($1576)

    At this time, you should make a donation in the amount of your high bid to either the Red Cross or Global Giving Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts. Here are the two links:

    Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-harvey?campname=Harvey&campmedium=aspot

    Global Giving: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/hurricane-harvey-relief-fund/

    All donations should be made within 24 hours of the auction’s close. After you have made your donation, you will receive an email from that organization with your official receipt. To have your donation recorded, you must forward this email to the following address: kidlitcaresdonations@gmail.com. Please be sure to forward the receipt email from the organization – screen shots of landing pages and Paypal receipts will not be accepted. In the subject line or body of your email, please let us know which auction you won – that makes the paperwork easier. Thanks!

    After you’ve forwarded your email, your donation will be recorded, and within a day or two, you’ll receive an email from me connecting you with the donor of your item so that you can share necessary information and work out the details. (Donors, please sit tight until you get that email from me!) Thanks for your patience – we’re processing all the paperwork from 200+ auctions in three days, so we’ll do our best to be quick, but it won’t be immediate. And thanks so much for supporting Hurricane Harvey relief efforts!

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