KidLit Cares: Picture book or 1st 10-pages manuscript critique from editor Karen Boss (2)

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!

Karen Boss is offering a two-page critique of a full picture-book manuscript or 10 pages of a middle-grade novel. Karen acquires fiction and nonfiction picture books and middle-grade novels at Charlesbridge. She holds a MA in Children’s Literature from Simmons College and regularly acts as a mentor for their Writing for Children MFA program.
Note: Karen has offered TWO of these critiques, so the two highest bidders at the end of the auction will each win one.

Opening bid: $50

Auction ends: Wednesday, September 6, 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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36 Comments

  1. Nancy
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    $50
    Thanks!

  2. Kristen L Schroeder
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    $75 bid. Thanks for your donation!

  3. Suma Subramaniam
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

    $100

  4. Doug Marshall
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    $110 – Doug Marshall

  5. Liz Rice
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 5:25 pm | Permalink
  6. Rebecca Savill
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    $150

  7. Posted August 30, 2017 at 2:09 am | Permalink
  8. Jennifer Mary G.
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 12:30 pm | Permalink
  9. Beth Brody
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    $200

  10. Jennifer Lane Wilson
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    $225 @jenwilsonkc

  11. Liz Tipping
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 3:22 pm | Permalink
  12. Beth Brody
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    $300.00

  13. Posted August 30, 2017 at 5:54 pm | Permalink

    $325.

  14. Liz Rice
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 8:42 pm | Permalink
  15. Anita Amin
    Posted August 31, 2017 at 12:18 am | Permalink

    $375 Thank you for your generosity!

  16. Posted August 31, 2017 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

    $425 A wonderful donation Karen. Thank you.

  17. Maria E. Gonzalez
    Posted August 31, 2017 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

    $430

  18. Lily LaMotte
    Posted September 1, 2017 at 10:58 am | Permalink

    $450 FB me

  19. Beth Brody
    Posted September 3, 2017 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    $500

  20. Kathleen Bahr
    Posted September 6, 2017 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    $525

  21. Beth Brody
    Posted September 6, 2017 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    $550

  22. Anita Amin
    Posted September 6, 2017 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    $575

  23. Posted September 6, 2017 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    $700

  24. Kathleen Bahr
    Posted September 6, 2017 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    $750

  25. Maria E. Gonzalez
    Posted September 6, 2017 at 8:59 pm | Permalink
    • Posted September 6, 2017 at 10:27 pm | Permalink

      Maria! Karen has offered this package to the top TWO bidders in this auction and you are #2 at $800.

      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!

  26. Kathleen Bahr
    Posted September 6, 2017 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    $810

    • Maria E. Gonzalez
      Posted September 6, 2017 at 9:10 pm | Permalink

      Good job! Congratulations!

      • Posted September 6, 2017 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

        Maria – you are also one of the top two bidders – congrats! (Karen offered two packages here)

        • Maria E. Gonzalez
          Posted September 6, 2017 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

          Thank you very much!

  27. Posted September 6, 2017 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

    1000.00

  28. Anita Amin
    Posted September 6, 2017 at 9:00 pm | Permalink
  29. Posted September 6, 2017 at 9:05 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, Kathleen Bahr! ($810)

    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!

  30. Kathleen Bahr
    Posted September 6, 2017 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

    Thank you!

  31. Karen Boss
    Posted September 6, 2017 at 10:35 pm | Permalink

    This is awesome! Thrilled!

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