Posted by: Kathy Temean | May 27, 2011

25 Editor/Agent Critiques, Lunches, Publisher Tours, and Illustrator Reviews

Each year we raise money for our Scholarship Fund at the conference by having a silent auction of the things donated by editors and agents in the industry.  This year we are auctioning off the donations via eBay.  If you are on the New Jersey SCBWI mailing list you will receive an e-mail from me letting you know the link to use on eBay.  Here is the link:  shop.ebay.com/njscbwi/m.html

If you do not have an eBay account,  it is easy to register for one.  The bidding will end mid-day on Sunday June 5th at the conference.  Anyone can bid.  You do not have to be attending the conference.  If you are attending the conference, there are four computers in the conference center to use or if you have a laptop, there is free Internet access in the open area of the conference center.  Also, eBay allows you to put in a maximum bid and they automatically increase your bid when someone over bids you, up to your max.

Here are the donations we received this year from the editors and agents.  We wholeheartedly thank all the publishing industry professionals for their generosity.  It will help many needy members attend things throughout the year.

GROUP AUCTIONS ENDING AT 9:00 (6:00 PDT)

Elena Mechlin – 50 Page Manuscript Critique (MG/YA)

Elena Mechlin (Agent, Pippin Properties) will critique the first 50 pages of your middle-grade or young adult novel, plus synopsis. You will be contacted with instructions for your manuscript submission after the sale. You must email your manuscript within six weeks after that.
Item number:150611451761

Kristin Rens – 30 Pg or Full PB Manuscript Critique

Kristin Daly Rens (Sr. Editor, Balzer & Bray) will critique the first 30 pages of your middle-grade or young adult novel and synopsis. OR a full picture book manuscript. You will be contacted with instructions for your manuscript submission after the sale. You must email your manuscript within six weeks after that.
Item number:150611456366

Scott Treimel – 30 Min Manuscript Critique (MG/YA)

Scott Treimel (Agent and Owner, Scott Treimel NY Literary Agency) will give a 30 minute critique by phone of the first 25 pages of your middle-grade or young adult novel, plus one single spaced synopsis.  You will be contacted with instructions for your manuscript submission after the sale. You must email your manuscript within six weeks after that.
Item number:150611459644

Lisa Cheng – 30 Page Manuscript Critique (MG/YA)

Lisa Cheng (Editor, Running Press Kids) will critique the first 30 pages of your middle-grade or young adult novel. You will be contacted with instructions for your manuscript submission after the sale. You must email your manuscript within six weeks after that.
Item number:150611552215 

Ammi-Joan Paquette – Picture Book Critique

Ammi-Joan Paquette (Agent, Erin Murphy Literary Agency)  will do a critique of your picture book manuscript. You will be contacted with instructions for your manuscript submission after the sale. You must email your manuscript within six weeks after that.
Item number:150611434383

Eve Adler – Picture Book Critique

Eve Adler (Editor, Grosset & Dunlap) will do a critique of your picture book manuscript. You will be contacted with instructions for your manuscript submission after the sale. You must email your manuscript within six weeks after that. (This critique is also being offered in an auction ending at 11:10.)
Item number:150611434555

Alvina Ling – Tour of Little, Brown & Co, Lunch, Q&A

Alvina Ling (Sr. Editor Little, Brown and Co) will give you (and another winner) a tour of the Little, Brown offices in New York, treat you to lunch, and participate in a question and answer sessions with other editors. Date and time to be arranged. (This tour is also being offered in an auction ending at 10:15.)
Item number:150611432758

PattiAnn Harris – Tour of LittleBrown, Portfolio Review

PattiAnn Harris (Art Director, Little, Brown and Co) will give you a portfolio review and a tour of the Little, Brown offices in New York. Date and time to be arranged.
Item number:150611559520

Group AUCTIONS ENDING AT 10:15 (7:15 PDT)

Susan O’Keefe – Full Manuscript Critique (MG/YA)

Susan O’Keefe (Editor, Paulist Press, and Author) will critique your entire middle-grade or young adult novel and synopsis. You will be contacted with instructions for your manuscript submission after the sale. You must email your manuscript within six weeks after that.
Item number:150611553807

Marietta Zacker – Illustrator Critique

Marietta Zacker (Agent, Nancy Gallt) will give you feedback on 15 pieces of artwork (submitted in a PDF or from your website). You will be contacted with instructions for submission after the sale. You must email your submission within six weeks after that.
Item number:150611555096

Alvina Ling – Tour of Little, Brown & Co, Lunch, Q&A

Alvina Ling (Sr. Editor Little, Brown and Co) will give you (and another winner) a tour of the Little, Brown offices in New York, treat you to lunch, and participate in a question and answer sessions with other editors. Date and time to be arranged. (This tour is also being offered in an auction ending at 9:00.)
Item number:150611595465

Shauna Fay – Picture Book Critique

Shauna Fay (Asst. Editor, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, Penguin Young Readers Group) will do a critique of your picture book manuscript. You will be contacted with instructions for your manuscript submission after the sale. You must email your manuscript within six weeks after that.
Item number:150611241805

Krista Marino – 30 Page Manuscript Critique (MG/YA)

Krista Marino (Executive Editor, Random House) will critique the first 30 pages of your middle-grade or young adult novel, plus synopsis. You will be contacted with instructions for your manuscript submission after the sale. You must email your manuscript within six weeks after that.
Item number:150611552896

Mary Kole – 30 Page Manuscript Critique (MG/YA)

Mary Kole (Agent, Andrea Brown) will critique the first 30 pages of your middle-grade or young adult novel, plus synopsis. You will be contacted with instructions for your manuscript submission after the sale. You must email your manuscript within six weeks after that.
Item number:150611562529

Regina Griffin – 30 Pg Critique (MG/YA) plus 1 hr talk

Regina Griffin (Exec. Editor, Egmont USA) will critique the first 30 pages of your middle-grade or young adult novel and discuss her thoughts with you, either in person or over the phone, for 45 minutes to an hour. You will be contacted with instructions for your manuscript submission after the sale. You must email your manuscript within six weeks after that.
Item number:150611573537

Zack Clark – 50 Page Manuscript Critique (MG/YA)

Zack Clark (Asst. Editor, Scholastic) will critique the first 50 pages of your middle-grade or young adult novel, plus synopsis. You will be contacted with instructions for your manuscript submission after the sale. You must email your manuscript within six weeks after that.
Item number:150611575125

GROUP AUCTIONS ENDING AT 11:10 (8:10 PDT)

Carolyn Yoder – Lunch to discuss projects/career moves

Carolyn Yoder (Editor, Calkins Creek Books, Sr. Editor, History, Highlights)  will treat you to lunch in Lawrenceville/Princeton to discuss your projects and career moves.
Item number:150611433277

Eileen Robinson – Chapter Book or 2 PB Critiques

Eileen Robinson (Editor and Editorial Consultant at First Pages) will do a critique of your chapter book manuscript or two picture book manuscripts. You will be contacted with instructions for your manuscript submission after the sale. You must email your manuscript within six weeks after that.
Item number:150611595868

Heather Alexander-30 Page Critique (MG/YA) OR a Full PB

Heather Alexander (Editor, Dial BFYR) will critique the first 30 pages of your middle-grade or young adult novel, plus synopsis OR a full picture book. You will be contacted with instructions for your manuscript submission after the sale. You must email your manuscript within six weeks after that.
Item number:150611585756

Caitlyn Dlouhy – 30 Page Critique (MG/YA) OR a Full PB

Caitlyn Dlouhy (Editorial Director, Atheneum BFYR) will critique the first 30 pages of your middle-grade or young adult noveland synopsis OR a full picture book. You will be contacted with instructions for your manuscript submission after the sale. You must email your manuscript within six weeks after that.
Item number:150611588744

Christa Heschke – 30 Page Manuscript Critique (MG/YA)

Christa Heschke (Agent, McIntosh & Otis) will critique the first 30 pages of your middle-grade or young adult novel, plus synopsis. You will be contacted with instructions for your manuscript submission after the sale. You must email your manuscript within six weeks after that.
Item number:150611590362

John Cusick – 50 Page Manuscript Critique (MG/YA)

John Cusick (Agent, Scott Treimel NY Literary Agency) will critique the first 50 pages of your middle-grade or young adult novel, plus synopsis. You will be contacted with instructions for your manuscript submission after the sale. You must email your manuscript within six weeks after that.
Item number:150611588275

Eileen Robinson – 100 Page Manuscript Critique (MG/YA)

Eileen Robinson (Editor and Editorial Consultant at First Pages) will critique the first 100 pages of your middle-grade or young adult novel, plus synopsis. You will be contacted with instructions for your manuscript submission after the sale. You must email your manuscript within six weeks after that.
Item number:150611591247

Eve Adler – Picture Book Critique

Eve Adler (Editor, Grosset & Dunlap) will do a critique of your picture book manuscript. You will be contacted with instructions for your manuscript submission after the sale. You must email your manuscript within six weeks after that.
(This critique is also being offered in an auction ending at 11:10.)
Item number:150611572542

Meredith Mundy – Picture Book Critique

Meredith Mundy (Sr. Editor, Sterling Children’s Books) will do a critique of your picture book manuscript. You will be contacted with instructions for your manuscript submission after the sale. You must email your manuscript within six weeks after that.
Item number:150611589683

GROUP AUCTIONS ENDING AT 12:05 (9:05 PDT)

Steve Meltzer – Full Manuscript Critique (MG/YA)

Steve Meltzer (Associate Publisher/Executive Managing Editor, Dial, Dutton, & Celebra) will do a full manuscript critique of your middle-grade or young adult novel, plus synopsis. You will be contacted with instructions for your manuscript submission after the sale. You must email your manuscript within six weeks after that.
Item number:150605288736

Holly McGhee – Picture Book Critique

Holly McGhee (Agent, Pippin Properties) will do a critique of your picture book manuscript. You will be contacted with instructions for your manuscript submission after the sale. You must email your manuscript within six weeks after that.
Item number:150611596311 

Stephen Fraser – 25 Page Critique (MG/YA) OR a Full PB

Stephen Fraser (Agent, Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency) will critique the first 25 pages of your middle-grade or young adult novel, plus synopsis OR a full picture book. You will be contacted with instructions for your manuscript submission after the sale. You must email your manuscript within six weeks after that.
Item number:150611565100

Molly Jaffa – 30 Page Manuscript Critique (MG/YA)

Molly Jaffa (Agent, Folio Literary) will critique the first 30 pages of your middle-grade or young adult novel, plus synopsis. You will be contacted with instructions for your manuscript submission after the sale. You must email your manuscript within six weeks after that.
Item number:150611592240

Carlie Webber – 30 Page Manuscript Critique (MG/YA)

Carlie Webber (Agent, Jane Rotrosen Agency) will critique the first 30 pages of your middle-grade or young adult novel, plus synopsis. You will be contacted with instructions for your manuscript submission after the sale. You must email your manuscript within six weeks after that.
Item number:150611593081

Christina Hogrebe – 30 Page Manuscript Critique (YA)

Christina Hogrebe (Agent, Jane Rotrosen Agency) will critique the first 30 pages of your young adult novel, plus synopsis. You will be contacted with instructions for your manuscript submission after the sale. You must email your manuscript within six weeks after that.
Item number:150611593766

Natalie Fischer – 50 Page Manuscript Critique (MG/YA)

Natalie Fischer (Agent, Laura Bradford Literary) will critique the first 50 pages of your middle-grade or young adult novel, plus synopsis. You will be contacted with instructions for your manuscript submission after the sale. You must email your manuscript within six weeks after that.
Item number:150611594165

Eileen Robinson – Picture Book Critique

Eileen Robinson (Editor and Editorial Consultant at First Pages) will do a critique of your picture book manuscript. You will be contacted with instructions for your manuscript submission after the sale. You must email your manuscript within six weeks after that.
Item number:150611243546

Karen Klockner – 10,000 Word Ms. Critique (NF/PB/MG)

Karen Klockner (Editor, namelos) will critique the first 10,000 words of your nonfiction manuscript or proposal, picture book, or middle grade fiction novel. You will be contacted with instructions for your manuscript submission after the sale. You must email your manuscript within six weeks after that. NOTE: This auction ends at 1:00 (10:00 PDT), not 12:05.
Item number:150611849976

NEW ADDITION:

Anna Olswanger (Agent, Liza Dawson Associates) will critique the first 20 pages of your chapter book or middle-grade novel or your picture book manuscript (with illustrations if you are an author-illustrator).
Look for listing on Tuesday morning.

Directions:

Ø  Log on to www.eBay.com.
 
Ø  If you’re looking at this document on the computer, click on the item name. For example:
Karen Klockner – 10,000 Word Ms. Critique (MG/YA)
 
Ø  If you’re looking at a printed copy, put the item in the search box on www.eBay.com. For example:
150611849976
 
Ø  To see a list of all the items above can be seen by clicking on: shop.ebay.com/njscbwi/m.html
 
Ø  You must register with eBay in order to enter a bid.

Ø  Any SCBWI member may bid.
 
Ø  If you are attending the conference, there are four computers conference center lobby to use for bidding.
 
Ø  In addition, you can bring your laptop to keep up with the bidding. There is free wifi in the lobby.

Look for Free Fall Friday next week.

Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


Responses

  1. Wow — great idea using ebay, Kathy. And what fabulous prizes that all of those wonderful faculty members are donating! This is exciting — let the bidding begin!!! Good luck, everyone!

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