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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Silver Membership in the Popular 12 x 12 Picture Book Writing Event #KidLitForHaiti

Linda Silvestri,
 an extraordinarily talented illustrator

KID LIT FOR HAITI:  Julie is offering SILVER MEMBERSHIP for 2015 in the super-popular annual event--   12x12 picture book writing challenge (an $80 value).

What is 12 x 12
Picture book writers and illustrators become members of 12 x 12 to get access to all the benefits of a writer’s conference — learning from experts, craft advice and assistance, the fellowship of community and the opportunity to submit completed, polished manuscripts — without having to travel. In 12 x 12 you get the motivation and accountability you need to get those drafts finished, all with the support of the friendliest writing community on Earth. 12 x 12 is a global community, open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Here, you will be encouraged and supported as you attempt to write one picture book draft a month, AND to revise one and submit one manuscript as additional, optional goals. There will of course be more outstanding featured authors who help and who also give away fabulous prizes to help you in your craft. All members will be able to join the 12 x 12 Facebook page, which serves as a support network, a question and answer pool, and a place to share resources. PLUS we have a brand new online forum, upgraded from the 2013 version, where members can share information and critique each other’s work. 12 x 12 has three membership levels –JULIE IS GIVING SILVER MEMBERSHIP to the winner of this auction (all money from this auction goes to support the 501 c 3 charity called The Friends of Haiti Inc. so we can support students in Haiti).
The SILVER membership in the 2015 Julie Hedlund’s 12x12 year includes:

  • Full access (view and post) to the Main 12 x 12 Forum and Critique Connect (where you can find critique partners)
  • Access to the members-only 12 x 12 Facebook Group
  • Ability to view the Events, Member Books, Videos/Trailers and Help An Author Out (HAAO) sections of the 12 x 12 Forum
  • Opportunity to win craft-related prizes from the monthly featured authors
  • Full (view and post) access to the Events and Video/Trailers sections of the Membership Forum
  • FULL (view and post) access to these additional sections of the 12 x 12 Forum: Query Corner (get feedback on your query letters), Pitch Perfect (get feedback on loglines and pitches), and Manuscript Makeover (get feedback on the first 250 words of your ms)
  • FULL (view and post) access to the BRAND NEW Marketing and Platform-Building sections of the Membership Forum. G

Who is Julie Hedlund:
Julie Hedlund is not only the founder and creator of the exciting 12x12, she is also a Children’s book author. She’s had two books published as interactive storybook apps for the iPad by Little Bahalia Publishing — A TROOP IS A GROUP OF MONKEYS and A SHIVER OF SHARKS. A printversion of TROOP was released in fall 2013. 

Julie is the creator of JulieHedlund’s Template for Storybook App Proposals and the founder and host of the very popular 12 x12 picture book writing challenge, with more than 500 members. She is a monthly contributor on Katie Davis’ BrainBurps About Books children’s literature podcast, a PAL member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), and a contributing editor on the subject of 21st Century Publishing
Children’s Book Insider (CBI). She has been a speaker at SCBWI, O’Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing, and other industry events.

How do I bid?
Place your bid in the comment section by increasing the previous bid. Please include information about how I may contact you if you are the winning bidder; you can ask me question at  ktomsic@gmail.com

When does this auction close?
**This Auction item will close on December 15, 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 auction?

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 Then I will put you in touch with Julie so she can grant your Silver Membership access 

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Kimberly said...

I'll start the bidding at $60!
kimberlycowger at gmail dot com

Lane said...

$80...I bid $80.

Lane said...

contact me here:

Unknown said...

I thought for sure this auction would receive a lot of bids! I'll bid $85.
Kimberly Cowger

Kim Tomsic said...

Congratulations, Kimberly! How do I contact you?

Kimberly said...

Yippee!! I'm so glad the money I was already planning to spend on this will go toward a good cause!
And sorry, my email is listed in my first bid, kimberlycowger at gmail dot com. For some reason it wouldn't let me type it on my phone last night.
Kimberly Cowger

Kim Tomsic said...

You're right! I should have noticed your email at the start!! Thank you for your kind words. And I've sent an email your way with the donation link. xoxo

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