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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Manuscript Critique with Melissa Manlove of Chronicle Children's Group #KidLitForHaiti




Kid Lit for Haiti

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Kid Lit for Haiti:  Flexible critique from Melissa Manlove
Melissa (Editor at Chronicle Children's Group) is offering a critique of up to 2000 words—and here are the exciting details—2000 words according to Melissa means she will read the first 2000 words of a novel, OR she will read up to five (5) separate picture book manuscripts!!!! (but no more than 5 manuscripts, therefore if your manuscripts are all 40-word board book manuscripts, she will not read 50 of them). 
Manuscripts for critique must be received by Melissa by June 1 2015. You can expect about a one-month turn-around time (all critiques will be given via email).

How do I bid?
Place your bid in the comment section of this blog post by increasing the previous bid by a minimum of $10 increments. Please include information about how I may contact you if you are the winning bidder; If I haven't contacted you immediately following the auction, please reach out to me at ktomsic@gmail.com . Questions can also be posted in the comment section below.

When does this particular auction item close?
**This Auction will close on December 14, 2014** at 11:59pm Mountain Time Now closed. Thank you!

What happens next?
I will contact the winning bidder (as long as you remembered to provide your contact information!). You will make your donation at this donation link and then you will email a copy of your receipt to me at ktomsic@gmail.com Then I will put you in touch with Melissa J
This is a truly unique offering! Happy bidding!

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What are other items are currently on the Kid Lit for Hait (#KidLitForHaiti) Auction?

To Visit a full list of all the auction items featured on Kid Lit for Haiti: PLEASE CLICK HERE

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Melissa Manlove is an editor at Chronicle Books in San Francisco, and she is my editor for THE ELEPHANTS CAME (Spring, 2017). Melissa is amazing, smart, thoughtful, knowledgeable, kind, and she possesses that keen ability to get to the heart of a story. I first met Melissa at an SCBWI conference in California when I won an unofficial scavenger hunt (crazy shenanigans go down at these conferences)—martinis with Melissa was my prize. In a half-hour conversation with Melissa, she was able to tell me what was working in my story, and where I was going wrong. In a few sentences she unveiled more secrets about writing than I had learned in years of study. I used her advice and edited my work—a year and a half later I got it right and landed my first sale. When I tell people Melissa Manlove is my editor, the response is usually, “She’s my dream editor!” Melissa has a true passion for children’s literature. She can often be found at her local bookstore where she’s giving a story-time reading to the gathered children.

BIO: Melissa has been with Chronicle for 10 years. Her acquisitions tend to be all ages in nonfiction; ages 0-8 for fiction. When acquiring, she looks for fresh takes on familiar topics as well as the new and unusual. An effective approach and strong, graceful writing are important to her. She has 16 years of children’s bookselling experience.
 (Want to know more about Melissa? Here’s a great interview – click here)


26 comments:

Ronna Mandel said...

This is a wonderful opportunity to benefit #KidLitForHaiti so I'm thrilled to open the bidding at $100. Thank you Kim and Melissa!

Ana Crespo said...

Great idea and an amazing auction item! Thanks, Melisas and Kim. $120 Go #KidLitForHaiti!

Margaret G. said...
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Margaret G. said...

$150. Would love to win this! Not to mention it's for a great cause! Thank you!

Kim Tomsic said...

Hi, Margaret G.! Please remember to let me know how I will contact you in case you are the winning bidder. And if you prefer not to leave your Twitter or email contact information here, you can always send an email to me at ktomsic@gmail.com. Good luck!! And thank you for participating :-)

Julie Falatko said...

$175!

Deb Dunn said...

$185 ddclimb@aol.com

Vivian Kirkfield said...

Great cause...great auction item! Would love to snag this: $200 viviankirkfield@gmail.com

Debra Shumaker said...

$220 dkshumaker (at) gmail.com

Beth Anderson said...

$230 great opportunity! great cause!

jilannehoffmann.com said...

$240. This is a wonderful idea and cause!

Deb Dunn said...

$250 ddclimb@aol.com

donnaweidner.com said...

$275.00 donna [dot] weidner [at] gmail [dot] com

Carrie Ann Pearson said...

Fantasticly nice of Ms. Manlove. $300 carrieapear [at] aol.com

Debra Shumaker said...

Again, this is such a great opportunity and cause. I'll do $320. dkshumaker (at) gmail (dot) com.

Deb Dunn said...

$330 ddclimb [at] aol [dot] com (thanks for the reminder to write it this way!)

Carrie Ann Pearson said...

Sorry Deb Dunn :) $340 carrieapear [at] aol [dot] com

Deb Dunn said...

$350 ddclimb [at] aol [dot] com

Anonymous said...

$360 dw4435 [at] gmail [dot] com

Carrie Ann Pearson said...

$375 carrieapear [at] aol [dot] com

Kim Tomsic said...

Last day to bid!

Anonymous said...

$385. katysduff AT Yahoo DOT com

Carrie Ann Pearson said...

$400. carrieapear [at] aol [com]

Romelle Broas said...

$410 romelle.g [at] gmail [dot] com

Anonymous said...

$451 Amanda Ibrahim
digbytime@yahoo.com

Kim Tomsic said...

Congratulations, Amanda!

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