Friday, May 14, 2010

Do the Write Thing for Nashville

What has more sparkles than Edward Cullen? Could it be the fantabulous auction package we've put together for Do the Write Thing for Nashville?

Highest bid will receive:

A summer guest spot on this blog consisting of blog posts in June, July, and August (posts must be YA or writing related and must be appropriate for a YA audience).

From agent Emmanuelle Alspaugh of Judith Ehrlich Literary Agency: A critique of your query letter and the first 15 pages of your manuscript.

From agent Taylor Martindale of Sandra Dijsktra Literary Agency: A full manuscript read and notes on your ms.

Manuscript critiques from at least 3 of our blog members.

A Query critique from at least 3 of our blog members.

Copy editing of mss from a former Sourcebooks proofreader.

One signature banner (for use on forums like Absolute Write or blogs) and coordinating bookmark design from one of our resident graphic designers (sorry guys, you're stuck with Kath). Winner has option of providing photographs which they would like used. If winner does not have photos, we will select stock photography (iStockphoto, excluding Vetta collection) for them based on a summery or query for their ms and using our own discretion and judgment.

And a YA-themed "I read banned books" bracelet.


About Emmanuelle:

Emmanuelle Alspaugh is a literary agent with Judith Ehrlich Literary Management LLC. She represents upmarket fiction, historical fiction, women's fiction and romance, urban fantasy, thrillers, young adult fiction, and select memoir, narrative nonfiction, and how-to projects. She also represents GotYA's Kathleen. For more information about Emmanuelle, please visit her agent profile at JELM (

About Taylor:

Taylor Martindale is a literary agent with the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. is interested in Young Adult fiction -- specifically contemporary, paranormal, urban fantasy, and any story with a captivating voice. Taylor is also interested in commercial fiction, women’s fiction, and multi-cultural fiction. She represents GotYA's Debra. For more information about Taylor, please visit her agent profile at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency (

HUGE HUGE thanks to both Taylor and Emmanuelle!

Go forth and bid!
Run to the auction site like a band of werewolves are nipping at your heels!

AND A HUGE THANKS TO ANY AND ALL BIDDERS (we'll put in a good word for you when the zombie apocalypse comes).

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