12 x 12 new badgeI haven’t yet announced over here that there is a BRAND NEW website for the 12 x 12 Picture Book Writing Challenge. If you are a picture book writer, make sure you head over there because registration for 2015 is now OPEN! All future news and announcements about 12 x 12 will be on the new website. Look forward to seeing you over there!

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htwIt’s once again been too long since I’ve posted a Gratitude Sunday. I’m going to TRY even harder to get this in every week.

Quotes on Gratitude

All three of this week’s quotes are from Anne Lamott’s book, HELP, THANKS, WOW, which I received for Christmas.

“…(L)ife can seem like an endless desert of of danger with scratchy sand in your shoes, and yet if we remember or are reminded to pay attention, we find so many sources of hidden water, in a weed or the gravel or a sunrise. There are so many ways to sweep the sand off your feet. So we say, ‘Oh My God. Thanks.”

“You say, Thank you for lifting this corner of the curtain so I can see the truth, maybe for just a moment, but in a way that might change my life forever.”

“Gratitude begins in our hearts and then dovetails into behavior. It almost always makes you willing to be of service, which is where the joy resides. It means you are willing to stop being such a jerk. When you are aware of all that has been given to you, in your lifetime and in the past few days, it is hard not to be humbled, and pleased to give back.”

Gratitude list for the week ending January 10

  1. A real-live editor liked one of my stories that’s on submission and asked for some revisions!
  2. A friend who was willing to talk ad nauseam in my hyper-excited state.
  3. I MADE those revisions yesterday!
  4. I also re-wrote a picture book draft I’d lost after my iPad broke. I like it even better now.
  5. All of the wonderful folks who participated in my 12 Days of Christmas for Writers series. Inspiring way to begin this New Year!
  6. Finally seeing Mockingjay, which ROCKED!
  7. The weather warming up enough to melt the glacier that had become my driveway
  8. Launching 12 x 12 with an interview with Tara Lazar.
  9. Watching the first Indiana Jones movie with the kids
  10. Skyping with a local SCBWI schmooze group in LA

What are you grateful for this week?

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It’s time to giveaway December’s prize! December’s winner will get a picture book critique from our November 2014 Featured Author Marcie Colleen.

And the lucky winner is…

CHERYL DALE!!

Congrats! Please contact me at JulieFHedlund (at) gmail (dot) com to claim your prize.

Registration for 12 x 12 in 2015 begins soon! Little GOLDen Book Members will register January 5-8. Returning Shel SILVERstein and Margaret Wise BRONZE members can register beginning January 13, 2014. Please check your emails for more details and be sure to take a look at the brand new 12 x 12 site: www.12x12challenge.com. All future blog posts will be on the new site. See you there!

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OMG I JUST realized that today is the last day of 12 x 12 2014!!! Forgive me for allowing this to take me by surprise. I haven’t even had a chance to be sad yet! 

Seriously, the whole month of December has been like this. Christmas was over just as I fully realized it was upon us. Tonight is New Year’s Eve and I made dinner reservations last night. 

Perhaps it’s a form of rebellion against saying goodbye to another OUTSTANDING year of 12 x 12. Yet, I know it’s not truly goodbye. Many of you will come back in 2015. Some of you won’t. But no matter what, I cherish you all and the community we shared this year. I myself wrote 7 new drafts and revised 12. That is a personal best for me in terms of volume of writing, and I know it would never be possible without the support and motivation of this group.

I wish I had something more profound to say, but I always get a little verklempt at this time of year. So, allow me to wish you all a Happy, Safe, Joyous, Prosperous, CREATIVE, New Year!

Please visit our BRAND NEW 12 x 12 website if you are interested in joining next year. See you on the other side!

Now tell us about you. Did you get your draft or revision done this month? Let us know in the comments and in the Rafflecopter. Remember one lucky 12 x 12 member will win a picture book critique from our very own Marcie Colleen.

How did you do this year? If you completed 12 picture book drafts this year, send us a video or a headshot and tell us how many drafts you wrote and we’ll add you to the Winners Wall! Entries for the Winners Wall are due by midnight tonight!

Here is what you need to do to check in for a chance to win a Picture Book Critique from Marcie Colleen:

  1. See the Rafflecopter widget at the end of this post that says “Picture Book Critique from Marcie Colleen” at the top.
  2. Click on the “Comment on the Featured Post” button. It will reveal the task, which is to comment on the featured blog post. Commenting on the featured post is mandatory and gets you one point even if you didn’t complete a draft in December. If you haven’t yet commented, click here to do so. Then you click ENTER on that option in Rafflecopter, which will then open the next two options.
  3. Click on the “Wrote a PB Manuscript” button. This will ask if you completed a PB draft in December. If you did, click ENTER, if you did not, move on to the next step.
  4. Click on the last “Revised a PB Manuscript” button. This will ask if you revised a PB in December. If you did, click ENTER. If not, move on to the next step.
  5. Submit your entry. Rafflecopter will track your points.

You have until midnight Eastern on January 1st to enter your results. Rafflecopter will draw a winner and I’ll announce it on the blog on January 2nd.

Keep on writing! We hope to see you back in 2015!!

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anti-resolutionThree years ago I wrote a blog post that garnered quite a bit of attention. It was titled, 2012 Anti-Resolution Revolution. I skipped 2013, but got back on track in 2014. I’m bringing this tradition with me into 2015, and I’ve asked participants in my 12 Days of Christmas for Writers program to do the same.

Here is an excerpt from the original post:

It is so tempting to start listing all the things one wants to accomplish at the start of a New Year, but in my experience, the process (and thus the result) is flawed.

I believe the reason resolutions often don’t work is because they start from a place of lack, of negativity, of failure.  We think about all the things we weren’t happy with in the previous year and set out to “fix” them in the new one…  Lose weight = I weigh too much…  Make more money = I don’t have enough money.  Write more often = I don’t write enough

There is absolutely nothing wrong with setting goals, and achieving them is even better.  However, the goals need to be set on a strong foundation… Let’s first celebrate success and then determine how to carry that forward into the New Year rather than berating ourselves for what did not get done

It is CRITICAL to reflect on what you DID accomplish in the previous year. How else can you build from the base you already have? If you don’t take the time to tally up and celebrate what you’ve already accomplished, your resolutions will crumble. You’ll be starting from scratch in every category, and starting from scratch feels scary.

Here is what GOALS (vs. resolutions) look like when crafted this way. Lose weight = What did I do last year to improve my health, and what can I do to continue that progress? Make more money = How much money did I make last year, from which sources, and how can I increase output from those sources and add new ones? Write more often = What did I write this year and how am I going to use that writing in the new year while also writing new stories/articles/books, etc.?

Because I am a firm believer that it takes far more courage to celebrate and compliment yourself than it does to criticize and berate yourself, I’ve invited 12 Days of Christmas for Writers participants to post their successes on their blogs and websites too. Feel free to share links to your posts in the comments here!

Here is a list of my major professional accomplishments of 2014. 

  1. I wrote 7 new picture book drafts and revised 12. Plus I wrote a book proposal. That’s a personal best for me in terms of volume of writing!!
  2. Launched the third year of the 12 x 12 picture book writing challenge with a spruced up Membership Forum. Grew to 750 members!
  3. A TROOP IS A GROUP OF MONKEYS storybook app won the Independent Book Publisher’s Association Benjamin Franklin Digital Gold Award.
  4. A SHIVER OF SHARKS storybook app won a 2014 Digital Book Award.
  5. Attended the first-ever Picture Book Boot Camp with THE Jane Yolen at her home in Massachusetts.
  6. My agent, Erzsi Deak, took my one of my books out on submission (still awaiting responses).
  7. Ran the second annual Writer’s Renaissance retreat in Florence Italy to great success.
  8. Launched a brand new website for Writer’s Renaissance.Me with MLFY
  9. Filed my first tax return as a single, self-employed person.
  10. Launched a comprehensive online course – How to Make Money as a Writer.
  11. Launched The Ultimate Guide to Picture Book Submissions (with my friend and colleague Emma Walton Hamilton).
  12. Participated as a speaker in the SCBWI-MI webinar series on the topic of being an Author Entrepreneur.
  13. Met with all Denver-area bookstores to plan events for the launch of MY LOVE FOR YOU IS THE SUN and to get them to carry the print version of A TROOP IS A GROUP OF MONKEYS.
  14. Learned, once and for all, to use Scrivener. I have to credit Joe Michael’s excellent course,* which I keep open every time I write in the program.
  15. Presented at the 21st Century Children’s Nonfiction conference on the topic of changes in the publishing industry, storybook apps, and connecting with your audience.
  16. Presented at the New Jersey SCBWI conference on the topics of author-entrepreneurship and crowdfunding.
  17. Attended the LA-SCBWI Annual Summer conference and was interviewed by Lee Wind for the Official SCBWI Blog.
  18. MY LOVE FOR YOU IS THE SUN released on September 9th!
  19. My first radio show interview took place the day before my book launch party.
  20. Held hugely successful book launch at Saturn Booksellers in my hometown of Gaylord, MI. (psst… Saturn still has signed copies of the book in their store…)
  21. Visited all three elementary schools, for free, in my hometown during my launch week.
  22. Presented at the SCBWI-MI conference on the subject of 21st century publishing.
  23. Presented at my first-ever book festival – The Southern Festival of Books – with MY LOVE FOR YOU IS THE SUN illustrator Susan Eaddy.
  24. Conducted school visits and several bookstore signings with Susan Eaddy, including Parnassus Books, The Tattered Cover, The Book Bar, The Bookies, and Boulder Bookstore. (As a public service announcement, ALL of these stores have signed copies of MY LOVE FOR YOU IS THE SUN)
  25. Fulfilled all the rewards for Kickstarter backers of MY LOVE FOR YOU IS THE SUN.
  26. MY LOVE FOR YOU IS THE SUN was nominated for the 2014 CYBILS awards in the picture book category.
  27. Spent a week in London doing research for my picture book biography.
  28. Launched a brand new website for the 12 x 12 Picture Book Writing Challenge
  29. Participated in PiBoIdMo and came up with 28 new picture book ideas, one of which is already drafted.
  30. Hired a bookkeeper and have begun to get my business finances in order, not just for tax season but also for planning and forecasting.
  31. Continued to contribute to Katie Davis’ Brain Burps About Books podcast.

I’m quite happy with this list. :-)

Now it’s your turn to make YOUR list! Share in the comments if you’d like. :-)

*I love Joe’s course so much I became an affiliate. That means if you use my link and make a purchase, I get a small commission. As always, I NEVER recommend anything I don’t love and use myself. But it is important to do your own due diligence before making any purchase to determine whether it will work for you and/or meet your needs. :-)

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I’ve been sharing my end-of-year program to thank my fellow writers – 12 Days of Christmas with Julie Hedlund – on social media, but figured I’d best blog about it too. Read on for all the details. Merry Christmas to all who celebrate, and an early Happy New Year to all.

Want to keep the holidays going even after the New Year begins? Want to start your writing year from a place of inspiration, illumination, and optimism?

Sign up for my 12 Days of Christmas email series and you’ll receive a gift from me each day. Short, sweet, inspirational, and no strings attached. Traditionally, the twelve days of Christmas begins on Christmas day, but we’ll start on December 26th and conclude on January 6th.

You’ll receive daily, bite-size surprises such as:

  • Exercises to evaluate and integrate your 2014 writing year so you are ready for 2015
  • Tools to illuminate successes in order to go even further in your writing
  • “Never-before-seen” content from me about the writing life
  • How to treat your writing as a business in 2015 and have FUN while doing so
  • How to keep the fun and whimsy in your life and your writing
  • Resources, Inspiration, Tips, and More!

What you will not find in this email series:

  • Browbeating
  • Lectures
  • Prescriptive programs
  • Sales pitches
  • Recycled content

So come join the fun! The series is open to everyone, everywhere. I hope it is obvious, but you do not have to celebrate Christmas to participate — I’m simply using the tradition of “12 days” to give you some writing gifts that will be more useful than seven swans-a-swimming. :-)

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It’s time to giveaway November’s prize! November’s winner gets to choose between two amazing courses: The Ultimate Guide to Picture Book Submissions or How Make Money as a Writer.

And the lucky winner is…

DANI DUCK!!

Congrats! Please contact me at JulieFHedlund (at) gmail (dot) com to claim your prize.

Use one of your PiBoIdMo ideas and crank out that December draft! Write those drafts and revise, revise, revise for your chance to win December’s prize.

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Marcie ColleenI am always excited to introduce our monthly featured authors, but this month, I am jumping-out-of-my-skin excited. Why? Because today I get to bring you one of my first and best writing friends. Marcie Colleen began 12 x 12 in its inaugural year in 2012. She first appeared on my blog in March, 2012 as part of the Tuesday 12 x 12 series spotlighting pre-published authors. She came on again in July, 2013 in the “How I Got My Agent” series. And today, she appears once more, this time as an author with multiple book contracts from major publishing houses.

November was a big month for Marcie. First, Scholastic announced their acquisition of THE ADVENTURE OF THE PENGUINAUT (which by the way was her FIRST 12 x 12 PB draft in January, 2012!!). And if that wasn’t enough, her book LOVE, TRIANGLE (Harper Collins, Balzer & Bray) was sold at auction in a two-book deal with FIVE editors vying for the deal! Her story inspired ME so much I figured it couldn’t fail to inspire all of you – especially those of you who are “just writers.” PLUS, one lucky 12 x 12 participant will win a picture book critique from Marcie at the end of the month. So please help me give the warmest of welcomes to my dear friend and now PUBLISHED author, Marcie Colleen!

*squeal of a live microphone*

Ahem, ahem. Is this thing on?

Hi, fellow 12x12ers!

I am so glad that Julie asked me to be the 12×12 December Featured Author because I have a little Public Service Announcement that I would like to make.

December can be a fun, festive time. It’s a time of celebration as we look at the achievements of this past year. Yet we also look to a crisp clean slate labeled “2015” which is full of possibility.

But if you are even a tad insecure about your journey to be a picture book writer, this time of year can be unnerving.

You know what I am talking about. You are at some nice holiday gathering and the following scene happens…

RANDOM PARTY GUEST:                   What do you do?

YOU:                                                      I am a picture book writer.

RANDOM PARTY GUEST:                   Oh, do you illustrate?

YOU:                                                      No. I’m just a writer. (Sheepishly gulp your wine)

(end scene)

Painful, right? Can you relate?

Recently, Publisher’s Weekly ran a story about a debut picture book which sold for six figures in an eight house auction. Wowee! Holy smokes, right??

As writers, we need to allow stories like this to give us hope. However, the conversation on 12×12’s Facebook page quickly turned to “Well, it’s an author-illustrator project. If only I could draw.” And the sad trombone played as the lowly “just writers” sheepishly hung their heads and opened a bottle of wine.

This year I am making it my personal mission to end the “just a writer” response. Let’s not tolerate this talk moving into 2015.

Instead, I would like to provide you with a new script I have written. It’s my little holiday gift to you. Enjoy.

RANDOM PARTY GUEST:                   What do you do?

YOU:                                                      I am a picture book writer.

RANDOM PARTY GUEST:                   Oh, do you illustrate?

YOU:                                                      No. I am a writer. Words are my paint. I am a wordsmith. I dabble in puns like Tammi Sauer. I use brushstrokes of rhyme like Lori Degman.

I build worlds with various combinations of only 26 letters, like Aaron Reynolds, Mac Barnett and Tara Lazar.

I sometimes twist familiar worlds with my own imagination to create something fresh and new like Corey Rosen Schwartz or Jon Scieszka.

With only black text I can conjure a character so life-like they jump right off the page and into the hearts of those who read it. Like Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, Susanna Leonard Hill and Doreen Cronin.

And on that same white paper, with the Times New Roman text, I can inspire like Alexis O’Neill, explore like Kate Messner, comfort like Eileen Spinelli, quiet like Deborah Underwood, tug at the heart strings like Ame Dyckman, and have kids and parents alike rolling on the floor like Michael Ian Black.

After all, BJ Novak helped us all see the power and value in words when he did all of this in The Book with No Pictures.

My 300-500 words in 12 point font on white can sell in a multi-house auction with comparable money to an author-illustrator’s deal.

Even without illustrations. Even if I am a debut. Like Marcie Colleen’s Love, Triangle that had a five house auction and ended up with a very nice two book deal from HarperCollins.

To answer your question, I do not illustrate. My words inspire illustrations. I come from a long tradition of storytellers.

I am a picture book writer.

(end scene)

Got it?

Now, all of my lovely former “just writers,” go celebrate. You’ve done well. Finish 2014 strong and see you in the New Year. Raise that glass of wine to those who have gone before you and those you will someday join. No more sheepish gulping.

*drops mic*

Bio:

Marcie Colleen is proud to be just a picture book writer. She is an inaugural member of 12×12 and her debut, The Adventure of the Penguinaut (Scholastic, 2016), was her January manuscript in 2012. This past November, Marcie sold Love, Triangle in a five house auction to Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins as part of a two book deal. Marcie is represented by Susan Hawk/The Bent Agency. She lives in Brooklyn, NYC with her husband—Lego artist Jonathan Lopes—and their mischievous sock monkey. To learn more, visit her at www.thisismarciecolleen.com or follow her at @MarcieColleen1.

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How DID we make it all the way through November already? As much as I love the holiday season, I’m always a little sad when the end of the 12 x 12 year is nigh. Another year of writing, bonding, supporting, and communing ready to go on the books. But WAIT! We have one more month to go, and it’s going to be a great one, starting with December’s featured author (be sure to come back tomorrow for some special inspiration).

Despite having announced that I did not plan to write any new drafts for the remainder of the year, one of my PiBoIdMo ideas grabbed hold and wouldn’t let go. I wrote a complete draft on the plane to London, where I went to conduct research for a different book. Between coming up with 30 ideas for PiBoIdMo, writing a draft of one of them, completing a major revision on one of my earlier manuscripts and enjoying a hugely productive week of book research in London, I think November was my most productive writing month in 2014 (so far)!

How about you? Did you get your draft or revision done this month? Let us know in the comments and in the Rafflecopter. Remember one lucky 12 x 12 member will win their choice of The Ultimate Guide to Picture Book Submissions or How to Make Money as an Writer. Note: There is a Cyber-Monday sale on both of these courses underway at the moment that will expire at the same time as the Rafflecopter. If you decide to purchase either to get the deal and then you win, you’ll get a full refund. :-)

Here is what you need to do to check in for a chance to win your choice of:

The Ultimate Guide to Picture Book Submissions or How to Make Money as a Writer

  1. See the Rafflecopter widget at the end of this post that says “Ultimate Guide to Picture Book Submissions” at the top.
  2. Click on the “Comment on the Featured Post” button. It will reveal the task, which is to comment on the featured blog post. Commenting on the featured post is mandatory and gets you one point even if you didn’t complete a draft in November. If you haven’t yet commented, click here to do so. Then you click ENTER on that option in Rafflecopter, which will then open the next two options.
  3. Click on the “Wrote a PB Manuscript” button. This will ask if you completed a PB draft in November. If you did, click ENTER, if you did not, move on to the next step.
  4. Click on the last “Revised a PB Manuscript” button. This will ask if you revised a PB in November. If you did, click ENTER. If not, move on to the next step.
  5. Submit your entry. Rafflecopter will track your points.

You have until midnight Eastern on December 1st to enter your results. Rafflecopter will draw a winner and I’ll announce it on the blog on December 2nd.

Keep on writing!

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Kid Lit for HaitiLater today, I am jetting off to London for book research, but before I go, I want to tell you about a wonderful organization started by the father of a dear friend and fellow author, Kim Tomsic. Kim lives here in Boulder and is one of the most generous spirits I know, and she has worked long and hard to put together this fabulous auction for kidlit authors. Needless to say I didn’t hesitate to contribute a couple of items, and I hope you will all consider bidding and/or donating to this wonderful organization. I’ve included information about the charity and the auction verbatim from Kim since time is short. There is a LOT more information on her blog if you are interested. Happy bidding! :-)

About the charity (from Kim)

My father started this charity after he helped build a community center in 2009/2010 in Pignon, Haiti (a community with a water poverty index even lower than that of Calcutta, India). After he built the community center, he continued volunteering in Haiti and couldn’t help but notice the lack of medical care—one hospital he visited had a total of four doctors for the entire city. It didn’t take long for my dad to have his big idea—to form a charity to provide scholarships for Haitian students who want to go to medical school to become a doctor or nurse.

The terms of the scholarships we provide for the Haitian students require the student to remain in and work in Haiti for a minimum of five years upon graduation. We hope this will be a step in helping Haiti become a self-sustaining nation. Our scholarship students were hand selected from a pool of bright individuals who had no funds for school, because they’d lost either one or both parent in the 2011 earthquake; or they come from a family with a monthly income of less than $30/month (if you’d like to learn more about Christila—a young lady who my Colorado student-volunteers support—click here)

What is Kid-Lit for Haiti?

Kid Lit for Haiti is an online auction found at www.kimscritiquingcorner.blogspot.com. The auction features talent donated by authors, illustrators, editors, art directors, and agents.  100% of the proceeds goes toward scholarships for the students supported by the 501c3 Nonprofit organization called The Friends of HaitiInc.

What kinds of things are included?

Manuscript critiques, Mentorships, Signed Books, Advanced reader copy books, Portfolio reviews, Book club set, Social Media Consultation, Membership in 12×12, and access to Julie’s online course: How to Make Money as a Writer.

Who is participating?

Melissa Manlove, Editor from Chronicle Children’s Books—manuscript critique (2000 words = up to five of your picture books critiqued!!!)

Jennifer Rofé, Agent from Andrea Brown Literary Agency (ABLA)—Five Page PB, MG or YA critique

Denise Vega,award-winning author/teacher/mentor— picture book critique

Denise Vega, awardwinning author/teacher/mentor—critique of first fifteen pages of YA or MG

Denise Vega, award-winning author/teacher/mentor—set of 8 books to use for book club or classroom

Denise Vega, award-winning author/teacher/mentor—set of four novels in hard coverMelissa Manlove, Editor from Chronicle Children’s Books—manuscript critique (2000 words = up to five of your picture books critiqued!!!)

Jennifer Rofé, Agent from Andrea Brown Literary Agency (ABLA)—Five Page PB, MG or YA critique

Denise Vega,award-winning author/teacher/mentor— picture book critique

Denise Vega, awardwinning author/teacher/mentor—critique of first fifteen pages of YA or MG

Denise Vega, award-winning author/teacher/mentor—set of 8 books to use for book club or classroom

Denise Vega, award-winning author/teacher/mentor—set of four novels in hard cover

Tricia Lawrence, Agent at Erin Murphy Literary Agency (EMLA)—Fifteen page MG or YA critique

Julie Hedlund,author/creator/social media guru—offering 2015 Silver membership in 12×12

Julie Hedlund,author/creator/social-media guru—course How to Make Money as a Writer

Kate Messner, award-winning writer/teacher/TED talk celeb—signed ARCs (advanced reader copy) ofboth of her Jan. 2015 publications

Dan Lazar, Agent at Writers House— critique of three chapters (up to fifty pages!)

Lindsay Eland, award-winning author, RA for the RMC SCBWI, mentor—offering critique

Stephen Mooser (!!!!),award-winning author and co-founder of the SCBWI—signed book

Stephen Mooser (!!!),award-winning author and co-founder of the SCBWI—critique

Ingrid Law, Newbery Honor winning author—offering two signed books

Matt de la Peña, award-winning author—offering two signed books

Giuseppe Castellano, Art Director at Penguin Random House, award winning illustrator, SCBWI mentor –Giuseppe is offering an illustrator’s portfolio review

Giuseppe Castellano, Art Director at Penguin Random House, award winning illustrator, SCBWI –he is also offering an illustrator mentorship in which he will work with an illustrator to bring one illustration from sketch to final–offering in-depth critiques at each stage (via email or on-line face-to-face platform.

Debbie Ridpath Ohi, critically acclaimed illustrator, and now author-illustrator–signed and doodled copy of any book she has illustrated PLUS social media platform critique

Six Separate Critiques on the first 10 pages of your PB, MG, or YA Manuscript

Help spread the word and WIN signed books in the process!

Please support #KidLitForHaiti by sharing on Twitter or Facebook  (you can find a share-icon button at the end of the blogpost.) Then place a comment at www.KimsCritiquingCorner.Blogspot.Com indicating where you shared–ONE LUCKY WINNER will receive some fabulous SIGNED Books!!! Help us spread the word!

How to bid:

See Kim’s blog

When does the auction open and close?

The auction is now open! Items have varying closing dates. Please check each item for respective closing date (ranging from December 11, 2014 to December 16, 2014).

Tell me more about the charity Kid-Lit for Haiti supports

Visit: www.kimscritiquingcorner.blogspot.com for the full details.

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