Saturday, March 26, 2011

A Sweet Deal On the Write Hope Auction For Japan

Just a quick post to point everyone to the Write Hope blog for a way to help out Japan and get a critique from the entire Will Write For Cake bunch!

A group of writers for children and young adults has set up the Write Hope auction to benefit Japanese relief efforts through the organization Save the Children. You can bid on the donated items like signed books, critiques, marketing consultations, and more, including a critique from the members of Will Write For Cake. We'll critique a full picture book manuscript or the first twenty pages of your midgrade or YA manuscript. And we have authors published at all those levels-- PB, MG, and YA, and in both fiction and nonfiction.

I know from experience that this group gives fantastic critiques, so you'll get great feedback! The auction offers lots of great items, so if bidding on a critique isn't for you right now, scroll through the listings to find something more to your liking, or click on their "Donate" tab in the sidebar for another way to give.

Thanks, and good luck with the bidding!


  1. I was very sad to miss out on the opportunity of having you guys critique. You were on my radar watch but with time changes, and many other reasons, I missed out!
    It was a wonderfully run auction and very good of you to give up your time for.
    My best,

  2. I won the Will Write for Cake critique on Write Hope - Marieke said she'd forward my info to you guys a couple weeks ago, but I know she's awfully busy.

  3. Looking forward to seeing your manuscript, Margo-- thanks for bidding!

    Haven't received anything yet, but I bet they're still working on sending everything out. We'll touch base with them if we don't hear something soon.