Thursday, September 15, 2011

Day 4, Item 12: Editor 10-Page Critique


From HarperCollins Children’s Book editor Sarah Sevier

Win a critique of the first 10 pages of your children’s manuscript (YA, MG, chapter or picture book)

Sarah Sevier is an Editor at HarperCollins Children's Books, where her primary focus is on middle grade and teen fiction. Sarah has worked with a talented group of authors such as Ben H. Winters, R.L. Stine, Thanhha Lai, Peter Hannan, Erin Hunter, author of the New York Times bestselling Seekers series, and Pittacus Lore, author of the New York Times bestselling I AM NUMBER FOUR and THE POWER OF SIX. Upcoming projects include the middle grade novel THE MYSTERY OF THE MISSING EVERYTHING by Ben H. Winters, and OTHERWORLD CHRONICLES: THE INVISIBLE TOWER by Nils-Johnson Shelton, the first book in an action-packed new series.

This item will close on Saturday, September 17, at 10:00PM EST.

30 comments:

  1. Allyn Stotz
    $55
    allyn_stotz@yahoo.com

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  2. $60
    rjljohnson.janet at gmail dot com

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  3. $80
    moosatcows at gmail dot com

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  4. This item is now closed to bidding!

    Congrats to hmlashelle, for placing the winning bid! Email coming soon.

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  5. 10pm seems to be past the time it's due. Just saying. We could have had 2 bids at 10. Who wins then? 9:59 .59 was the deadline.

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  6. You're right. I apologize. In my hurry to close all of the bids, I must have written the wrong name. Christopher is correct, bids have to be in before 10. Which makes Christopher the winning bidder. I'll be emailing you shortly.

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  7. Christopher, please post a comment with your email address. Without it, I have no way of contacting you for the win. Thanks!

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  8. wait a minute! I was going by what it says in the "how it works" rules. It says "timestamped by 10:00 p.m." not 9:59, or I would have bid differently!!

    I believe this was an issue on earlier days and they came to the conclusion that 10:00:59 was the deadline not 9:59:59

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  9. To be fair, we'll have to go with hmlashelle. I can't argue with our own rules! I apologize for going back and forth, Christopher! Check out the editor critique on Day 5: http://readforrelief.blogspot.com/2011/09/day-5-item-11-editor-10-page-critique.html. It closes tomorrow, and the highest bid right now is $125.

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  10. Thank you! I believe I have shot my wad now-- best of luck to both Christopher and Sarah- formidable opponents! :)

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  11. If that's what the rules say then I guess that's the rules but in that case it should have the rules broken down by seconds as I had a bid typed in ready to place at 10 pm which would have the 10 pm time stamp but as the rules explain bidding closes at 10 pm it suggests all bids must be placed prior to 10pm. If it's 10pm and 59 seconds the rules should explicitly say as I could have and would have gotten another bid in.

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  12. We completely understand the confusion, and are sorry it has influenced people to bid differently than they might have. We will make sure future posts explain that timestamps of 10PM and earlier will all be counted so that rules are clear both at the individual item level and on the general rules page.

    Thanks again to everyone for bidding! Your support is much appreciated.

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