KidLit Cares is a great way to get involved, by either giving back or advancing your writing and illustrating career. Spearheaded by author Kate Messner, the project is
"an online talent auction to benefit the Red Cross and Global Giving relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey & related flooding. Agents, editors, authors, and illustrators have donated various services to be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with donations being made directly to the Red Cross or Global Giving.Where else could you get a full-novel manuscript critique by Laurie Halse-Anderson? Or a Tag-team picture book critique & free pass to the Chronicle Books editorial meeting from author Kate Messner & editor Melissa Manlove? Or a “skip-the slush-pile” pass and manuscript critique of a picture book text by Executive Editor Mary Kate Castellani of Bloomsbury Children’s Books?
As Kate writes,
"We are heartbroken that Hurricane Harvey and related flooding is having such a devastating effect on those in the storm’s path. Today and in the weeks to come, relief organizations will be serving thousands of families displaced by Hurricane Harvey and related flooding. Those families include so many kids who read our books. We’d like to do what we can to help, and that’s what KidLit Cares is all about."
Cheers to Kate, Linda Sue Park, the whole KidLit Cares team, and everyone who donated their time, books, and expertise to make this happen.
Now don't spend any more time here – go to Kate's KidLit Cares page right now and check out the more than 200 items to bid on - many of the bidding deadlines are soon!
Illustrate and Write On,