Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Day 7 - Item 15

From Molly Kempf, Senior Editor at Scholastic: A critique of a children's book concept, outline, and first 30 pages of the manuscript. 


NOTE FROM MOLLY: If the bid goes over $500, I’ll critique the winner’s entire manuscript and critique the concept and first 30 pages of the runner up!

53 comments:

  1. People have seriously got to stop outbidding me ... oh wait, it's an auction. Never mind. Carry on.

    $99

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  2. must win something....must win something... That's it, I'll rob a bank!

    $425

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  3. Ohh... I have to stop any temptations of robbing a bank. Sorry todd.

    $430

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  4. Thank you! I don't know what came over me!!!

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  5. Yes. Sometimes we lose our heads about these things. Though it would be very Robin Hood'esque, in a way. :-)

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  6. $525! don't tell Robin Hood where I got the money!

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  7. Hey y'all! Thanks for your generous bids! Now that the bidding is over $500, I will happily up the prize!

    Highest Bid: Critique of concept, outline, and FULL manuscript

    2nd Highest Bid: Critique of concept, outline, and first 30 pages of ms

    I was born and raised in Nashville and my family is still there so this is very near and dear to my heart!

    Thanks!
    Molly Kempf

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  8. Does "children's book" include MG and YA?

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  9. Yes, it does include Middle Grade and YA!

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  10. Hey MollyKate! I was born and raised in Louisville, which got flooded, live in Atlanta, which got flooded, and drive through Nashville at least a half dozen times a year. No road through for the Derby this year, though.

    $675.00

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  11. Mary Kate- When would you need the 30 pgs? I have picture books "done" but just started a middle grade?
    Thanks!

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  12. no rush! I can look at it whenever you are ready!

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  13. Dear Ms. Kempf, Is it possible, that for a smaller donation to the cause, you would open yourself up to submissions or queries from other bidders on this auction. I know that another donor did this. I hope it's not too bold to ask this!

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  14. THE BIDDING IS CLOSED.

    Julie is the winner, with the last valid bid at 12:00.

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  15. Waah, fingers were on the wrong keys for the word verification

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