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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Critique with Writers House Agent, Dan Lazar --First Three Chapters of Your Manuscript #KidLitForHaiti



KID LIT FOR HAITI:  Dan Lazar is donating a critique of the first three chapters (up to 50 pages!!!) of a middle grade or YA novel. Auction Closed! Thank you for participating!

I met DanLazar at the SCBWI conference in California; since then, he has been a generous source for quotes and interviews for the articles I’ve had published in the Bulletin (SCBWI’s member magazine). Dan is an editorial agent and has an impressive client list.
Writers House is one of the largest literary agencies in the industry. As a company, they represent a wide range of adult and children's fiction and non-fiction.

Dan is always on the lookout for distinct fiction and great, lively non-fiction. He represents adult and children's books (and for children's books, he focuses mainly on middle grade and YA). For fiction, he love stories that introduce him to new worlds -- or even better, recreate the ones he may already know. He also especially loves historical fiction of all kinds. For non-fiction, he enjoys memoirs, narrative non-fiction, all stripes and studies of pop-culture, and even small gifty books that strike his fancy and make him smile. He’s a huge fan of graphic novels and memoirs. And as the oldest child of six who has changed many, many diapers in his life, he’s equally intrigued by any book with unique views on parenting and family life.
Dan’s interests include: Literary and commercial fiction, Women's fiction, Historical fiction, Thrillers, Mysteries, Gay and Lesbian, Young adult, Middle grade, Graphic Novels or Memoirs, Judaica, Memoir, Narrative Non-fiction, Fitness, Pop-Culture, Humor
Dan has represented many adult titless, and he represented the following sales in kid lit:
Children's titles include:
DORK DIARIES, Rachel Renee Russell (Aladdin) -- TIMMY FAILURE, Stephan Pastis (Candlewick) -- POPULAR, Maya Van Wagenen (Dutton) -- JUST JAKE, Jake Marcionette (Grosset & Dunlap) -- LIFE OF ZARF, Rob Harrell (Dial) -- MOSQUITOLAND, David Arnold (Viking) -- GALACTIC HOT DOGS, Max Brallier and Rachel Maguire (Aladdin) -- STARBIRD MURPHY AND THE WORLD OUTSIDE, Karen Finneyfrock (Viking) -- THE ODD SQUAD, Michael Fry (Hyperion) -- DESMOND PUCKET MAKES MONSTER MAGIC, Mark Tatulli (Andrews McMeel) -- THE MONKEY GOES BANANAS, CP Bloom (Abrams) -- THE ORIGINALS, Cat Patrick (Little Brown) -- THE BOY RECESSION, Flynn Meany (Little Brown) -- SERAPHINA, Rachel Hartman (Random House) -- CHEESIE MAC IS NOT A GENIUS OR ANYTHING, Steve Cotler (Random House) -- THE POPULARITY PAPERS, Amy Ignatow (Abrams) -- BROTHER FROM A BOX, Evan Kuhlman (Atheneum) -- THE DEFENSE OF THADDEUS LEDBETTER, John Gosselink (Abrams) -- I'LL GET THERE, IT BETTER BE WORTH THE TRIP, 40th Anniversary Edition, John Donovan (Flux) -- MIDDLEWORLD, JP Voelkel (Egmont) -- WILL & WHIT, Laura Lee Gulledge (Abrams) -- ALFIE IS NOT AFRAID, Pat Carlin (Hyperion) -- 33 MINUTES, Todd Hasak Lowy (Aladdin)

This auction: is for a three chapter critique (up to 50 pages!!) of a Middle Grade or Young Adult manuscript with agent Dan Lazar (critique via email). If you are the winner, please format your pages in Times Roman, 12 pt. font, double spaced.

How do I bid?
Place your bid in the comment section by increasing the previous bid by increments of $10. Please include information about how I may contact you if you are the winning bidder; I can be reached for questions in the comment section here or at  ktomsic@gmail.com

When does the auction for a Dan Lazar critique close?
**This Auction will close on December 12, 2014**


Official UPDATE: Auction items close on their respective date at 11:59 PM Mountain Standard Time (MST)

here's the math time for U.S. residents (you can simply Google the time comparison if you live somewhere else in the world) :
 Pacific Time is one hour behind mountain time; central time is one hour ahead of mountain time; eastern time is two hours ahead of mountain time so:
11:59 om MST = 10:59 pm Pacific Time or 12:59 am Central Standard Time or 1:59 am Eastern Time
What are other items 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

What happens if I win this item?

I will contact the winning bidder (remember to provide your contact information!). You will make your donation at this donationlink and then you will email a copy of your receipt to me at ktomsic@gmail.com and I will put you in touch with Dan  

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33 comments:

Jamie Zakian said...

I guess I'll start the bidding at $20.00.
Thanks,
Jamie
goetia_2000@yahoo.com

Ida Olson said...

$90 :)

Bebe said...

Bebe Willoughby Friday, November 21, 2014 4:26 PM
$100
Thanks.
BWilloughby@hotmail.com

Carol Eikleberry said...

I offer $110.

Carol.Eikleberry@gmail.com

Shelly Steig said...

Ooops, something went amiss with my last comment. Sorry Kim if this is a repeat. I bid $120:-)

Carol Eikleberry said...

Hmm. My last comment didn't seem to register, either.

I'll go to $130. Carol.Eikleberry@gmail.com

Kim Tomsic said...

Hi, Carol and Shelly! The comment feature requires that extra step of proving you're not a robot by entering numbers seen in the pop-up box...I wonder if that was forgotten the first time your comments didn't appear. At least now I see them, and Carol, you're in first place so far (auction ending December 15 at 11:59 pm MST). Good luck!!!

carrie brown-wolf said...

I'm in. $140. carrie@carriebrownwolf.com

Anonymous said...

I'll bid $150.
Just to clarify--the auction ends December 12, correct?
Thanks Kim! Stephanie.s888@yahoo.com

Kim Tomsic said...

Hi, Stephanie. Yes, The bidding for a critique with Dan ends on December 12 at 11:59pm Mountain Standard Time. Good Luck to you!

Anonymous said...

I'll bid $160

dw4435@gmail.com

Gina said...

Great cause! I'll go up to $170. gina dot carey at gmail dot com

Shelly Steig said...

$180.00 thewritephrase@gmail.com :-) Fingers crossed!

Jo Tangel said...

I'll bid 190. jotangel4@aol.com

Shelly Steig said...

$200

Gina said...

$210!

Gina said...

gina dot carey at gmail

Shelly Steig said...

$212

Anonymous said...

I'll bid $220
jennorr@me.com

Shelly Steig said...

225

Anonymous said...

$230
jennorr@me.com

Shelly Steig said...

235

Anonymous said...

$360
Stephanie.s888@yahoo.com

shelly's dog blog said...

250

Anonymous said...

catecook@comcast.net bidding $210

shelly's dog blog said...

375

Anonymous said...

$510
Stephanie.s888@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

$400 djmcc000@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

$525 djmcc@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

$550
Stephanie.s888

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I think I won this with the 11:59 $510 bid, but I threw that last one in there just in case. Thank you for offering this opportunity for such a great cause, Kim!
Stephanie.s888@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

the previous email was suppose to be djmcc000@gmail.com not djmcc@gmail.com. Thank You!

Kim Tomsic said...

It is correct that the highest bid at 11:59pm was Stephanie at $510. Congratulations. And thank you to everyone who bid. Stephanie, you'll have an email from me soon.

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