Monday, September 19, 2011

Day 6, Item 3: Agent Full Manuscript Critique

From Agent Jennifer Laughran:

One Full Manuscript Critique from agent Jennifer Laughran of The Andrea Brown Literary Agency for a middle-grade or young-adult manuscript not to exceed 80,000 words.

An update (9/21): Jennifer is offering to critique the winning bidder's query as well!

Note: The winner of the auction will have one year from date of win to submit a manuscript. The winner will receive an editorial letter highlighting the manuscripts' strengths and opportunities within four weeks of submission. Please note this is not a line edit.

Jennifer Laughran has been an agent at Andrea Brown Literary Agency since 2007. She represents authors of YA and Children's books. Perhaps more importantly, though, she lives and works in Dutchess County, spitting distance from the Catskills, an area that was very much affected by Hurricane & Tropical Storm Irene.

Learn more about Jennifer at her blog, on Twitter, or the Andrea Brown Literary Agency website

This item will close on Wednesday, September 21. Highest bid timestamped 10PM (EST) or earlier wins.

49 comments:

  1. I can be ready in less than a year ...
    $35

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  2. Rebidding, because seriously? This is awesome. $100.

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  4. Sorry, forgot email. georgiana.lee@gmail.com

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  5. $300

    Kate
    sithereandreadATgmail.com

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  6. Wednesday is September 21, not the 22nd. Is it over te 21st or 22nd? thanks!

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  7. Whoops, thank you for that catch, Anon. The bidding is open until Wed, Sep 21st! Updating post now.

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  8. $350

    marie (at) marierearden (dot) com

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  9. $400

    melissa (at) wrightbrothers (dot) net

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  10. $500

    refractedinsalt at yahoo dot com

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  11. Seriously, are there any standing room only seats available? You know the cheap seats tucked way at the back. My goodness, it certainly is flying!
    I got lost somewhere in the middle of all this, and still another day to go!
    Good luck everyone!

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  12. $800

    melissa at wrightbrothers dot net

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  13. Wow, so much money.
    Is there any chance the lovely Jennifer could throw in a query critique as well? The bid may go higher.

    Also, what's the time limit in donating? It may take a short amount of time to move around funds to donate the money in one chunk.

    Thanks!!!

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  14. Hi Anon-- We will leave it up to Jennifer to chime in if she would like to up her donation. A full MS crit for a busy agent like her is already quite generous though, just like all these phenomenal bids!

    The winning bidder will have a week from today (since the item closes today) to make their payment and fwd their receipt to us. Please check out How it Works or the FAQ pages for more info!

    And a quick reminder to all bidders: Questions are always welcome via email, but let's try to keep commenting to bidding only! (It makes it easier for those scanning and looking to place bids)

    Thanks again everyone. Your generosity is truly amazing.

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  15. I'm going to break my own "comment to bid only" rule to update you all with this news:

    Jennifer is willing to critique the winning bidder's query as well! (Thank you, J!) Keep those bids coming, folks!

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  16. $860
    Melissa Wright
    melissa at wrightbrothers dot net

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  17. 810

    ari-hart234@hotmail.com

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  18. 870

    ari-hart234@hotmail.com

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  19. 900.00

    sarahndaubert at gmail dot com

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  20. 910

    ari-hart234@hotmail.com

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  21. $910

    Melissa Wright

    Melissa at wrightbrothers dot net

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  22. 1100

    ari-hart234@hotmail.com

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  23. $925
    Melissa wright
    Melissa at wrightbrothers dot net

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  24. 1105

    ari-hart234@hotmail.com

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  25. $1111


    sarahndaubert at gmail dot com

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  26. 1106

    ari-hart234@hotmail.com

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  27. 1250

    ari-hart234@Hotmail.com

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  28. You guys are amazing. What a fantastic bidding war.

    This item is now closed. Congrats to Anon (Ari Hart) who snagged Jennifer's crit with a bid of $1250. Email coming soon!

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  29. Hooray! There goes my iphone 5 and my lunches. But luckily it all goes to charity :)

    Thanks for the opportunity and everyone at readforrelief! Thanks to Jennifer for giving us this awesome chance as well.

    Ari Hart

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  30. Perhaps Jennifer might consider just a manuscript critique and not a query critique for the second runner up (me). Not as fast on the keyboard as Ari Hart but would be happy to donate my bid if she will agree.

    Cynthia

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  31. everybody relax.

    the officials are conferring, more to come.

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  32. Jennifer did say something about more than 1 winner if there are bids over a 1000. She's still conferring... Hopefully everything works out ok for everyone. *fingers crossed*

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  33. Hi, All! Jennifer has been generous enough to extend a portion of this item to runner-up bidders that bid $1,000+. For those bidders, you should be receiving an email shortly!

    Thank you so very much for all the bids, guys. We are still scraping our jaws off the floor!

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