For those who need something more to want for Christmas, or if you need an idea of a gift for a writing friend--this is for you.
Hunger Mountain, Vermont College's Journal of Arts and Letters (their literary journal) is auctioning off manuscript critiques.
I want a manuscript critique! (The bids start at less than $100.) I don't have a manuscript ready at the moment, but I could revise Crossings, or revise River so I have a second draft.
Many award winning authors and poets are donating their time and expertise to this auction. I'll note some of those who write young adult novels and picture books. These authors either teach at Vermont College (and I've met them and they are wonderful teachers and give great lectures), have taught at Vermont College, or have been a visiting author at VC.
Kathi Appelt (Nat. Book Award finalist this year.) (A partial novel critique and a PB critique are up for auction.)
Norma Fox Mazer (Newbery Honor Award)
Louise Hawes (Her lecture on characters and desire last semester was amazing.)
Carolyn Coman (Newbery Honor Award and Nat. Book Award finalist.)
The details are here:
The auction ends on December 13th.