50 Pages or 5 Picture Books - It's Your Pick With Agent Erin Murphy!

Donated by:  Erin Murphy (Erin Murphy Literary Agency)

Item Description:   For all those writers wondering "How do I get my polished and perfect manuscript in front of an agent?" here's your chance. Erin Murphy, a leading children's book agent who no longer does conference critiques is offering this rare opportunity -- a critique of the first 50 pages of a middle-grade or YA novel, or up to 5 different picture book manuscripts. Erin will provide gentle and specific feedback and suggestions and follow-up interaction if needed. All to be completed by January 31, 2012. Don't pass up this incredible opportunity!!

For more information on Erin Murphy Literary Agency please visit: emliterary.com

Market Value: Priceless
Starting Bid: $10

52 comments:

Larissa said...

$10

lchardesty at yahoo dot com

Mystery Robin said...

$20

mysteryrobin at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

$30

michele dot regenold at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

$35

snor at comcast dot net

Anonymous said...

What a treat. $40

Nikinaber at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

What a treat. $40

Nikinaber at aol dot com

Shelley said...

$50

Salima said...

Amazing. $50

Salima said...

Oops...$60.

Jean Reidy said...

Salima and Shelley - please add your e-mail addresses to your bids.
Thanks,
Jean

Salima said...

salima underscore bean at yahoo dot com

Julie Hedlund said...

$70

Jean Reidy said...

Hey Julie - I need your e-mail address entered with your bid.
Thanks,
Jean

Julie Hedlund said...

Sorry - it's jhedlund33 at yahoo dot com

salima said...

$80

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Jessica Maree said...

$100

jessmaree21@hotmail.com

salima said...

$110

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Corey Schwartz said...

Wow, I'll bid $125

maryannjanecka said...

$150
maryannjanecka at aol dot com

Maurene J. Hinds said...

$160

maureneh at msn dot com

Lucy Ingels said...

$200.00
lucy@lucyingels.com

Annie Silvestro said...

$210 anniesilvestro@gmail.com

Julie Hedlund said...

$220

jhedlund33 at yahoo dot com

Valerie Larson-Howard said...

$240

Julie, my fellow critique partner, since I feel bad about outbidding you, if I win, I will split these five PB critiques with you. What do you think?

valerielarson@comcast.net

Jean Reidy said...

Hey Valerie - I love your thinking. But Erin's intent here is to be able to evaluate a body of work from one author, where she can get a sense of the author's overall strengths and areas needing work - thus making the critique more useful. So sharing this item won't work

In the meantime, to all of you, thanks for bidding. LIGHT UP THE LIBRARY is loving you.

Valerie Larson-Howard said...

Okay, Jean - Sorry Julie. I tried.

Lucy Ingels said...

260.00
lucy@lucyingels.com

Julie Hedlund said...

$275

jhedlund33 at yahoo dot com

Valerie, you are very sweet. It does feel kind of bad bidding against friends but I promise if I win I'll share the experience/what I learn on the Critique Group Ning Network! :-)

Lucy Ingels said...

$300.00
lucy@lucyingels.com

Julie Hedlund said...

$310

jhedlund33 at yahoo dot com

Kim P said...

$315.00

Jean Reidy said...

Kim - you must enter your e-mail address with your bids.
Thank you,
Jean

Kim P said...

oops, sorry.
$315
kpfenni at gmail dot com

maryannjanecka said...

320
maryannjanecka at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

I noticed some of the bids are going up in $5 increments. The rules say bidding starts at $10, but nothing is mentioned about increment amounts. Is it supposed to be $10 too, or is a $5 increase okay?

I hope you make lots of $$$ for this wonderful cause!

Julie Hedlund said...

$325

jhedlund33 at yahoo dot com

Wendy Greenley said...

$335. Thanks for this opportunity!

Wendy Greenley said...

Forgot my email in the previous post. Sorry! Try again-$335.
wgreenley at comcast dot net

Julie Hedlund said...

$350

jhedlund33 at yahoo dot com

Wendy Greenley said...

wgreenley at comcast dot net
$360

Anonymous said...

$360

oneilj88@hotmail.com

Julie Hedlund said...

$375

Julie Hedlund said...

oops $375

jhedlund33 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

$500

laurapgolden at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

$385

oneilj88@hotmail.com

Julie Hedlund said...

$525

jhedlund33 at yahoo dot com

Wendy Greenley said...

wgreenley at comcast dot net
$530

Julie Hedlund said...

$550

jhedlund33 at yahoo dot com

Wendy Greenley said...

wgreenley at comcast dot net
$560

Jean Reidy said...

Julie and Wendy - I'm sorry but the final 2 bids came in on 11/19/11. Wendy, your bid at 11:59 P.M. on 11/18/11 for $530 is the last one I can accept. I'll be notifying all winners with payment instructions this weekend. Thank you for bidding.
Jean

Wendy Greenley said...

Thank you, Jean! I'm so glad I set my alarm for 1:45AM to get up off the sofa and help build your library and improve my writing. I'll keep my eyes peeled for your payment info.
wgreenley at comcast dot net

Jean Reidy said...

The auction is now officially closed. Winners will be notified shortly and auction results will be posted soon. Thank you for participating.