Auction #76 – Three Month Rhyming Picture Book Mentorship from Author Corey Rosen Schwartz

Welcome to KidLit Cares, an online talent auction to benefit the Red Cross relief effort to help communities recover from Superstorm Sandy. KidLit Cares was started by the very awesome Kate Messner, but I’m taking over Round 2. Agents, editors, authors, illustrators and other generous people have donated various services to be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with donations being made directly to the Red Cross disaster relief fund. You can read more about KidLit Cares here.

Now, on to the auction!

Corey Rosen Schwartz is the author of HOP! PLOP! (Walker, 2006), THE THREE NINJA PIGS (Putnam, 2012) GOLDI ROCKS AND THE THREE BEARS (Putnam, forthcoming) and NINJA RED (Putnam, forthcoming). Corey has no formal ninja training, but she sure can kick butt in Scrabble. She lives with three Knuckleheads in Warren, NJ. Website: Twitter: @CoreyPBNinja Facebook:

The winner of this auction will receive a Three Month Rhyming Picture Book Mentorship. From Corey: I will mentor an aspiring picture book author for three months (preferably Jan-March, but somewhat flexible) I will answer all of your questions by phone or email about my road to publication (i.e. how I got an agent) I’ll look at your PiBoIdMo list if you participated and let you know which ideas seem the most marketable to me. And, I will give you feedback on up to 6 PB manuscripts, plus review any revisions on those manuscripts. Please note: I will comment on all aspects of your story (character, story arc, etc) but my real strength is rhythm and rhyme. It is okay if not all six manuscripts are in rhyme, but if you write exclusively in prose, I am probably not the best choice for you.

Opening Bid: $30

This auction closes at 10pm Eastern Standard Time on November 28. Any bids placed after that time will be void.

If you’d like to bid on this auction, check the current high bid and place a higher bid by leaving your name and bid amount in the comments, along with some way to contact you (email, FB or Twitter…I’m not fussy.) Winners will be notified when the auction ends and should be prepared to make an online donation to the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund in the amount of the high bid at that time.  After you’ve made your donation, you’ll forward your receipt to me, and I’ll put you in touch with the person who donated the service you won so that the two of you can work out the details about how and when.   All services will be provided at the convenience of both the person making the donation and the auction winner, but this should happen within three months of the auction’s end unless something else is agreed upon by both parties.

Good luck and thanks for your help!

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30 responses

  1. lbsweeney

    I will bid $30

    November 18, 2012 at 9:14 am

  2. $35

    November 18, 2012 at 1:53 pm

  3. $40

    November 18, 2012 at 5:33 pm

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  5. lbsweeney


    November 19, 2012 at 9:27 am

  6. $65

    November 19, 2012 at 9:26 pm

  7. lbsweeney


    November 19, 2012 at 9:33 pm

  8. $80

    November 20, 2012 at 8:56 pm

  9. $85

    November 20, 2012 at 9:59 pm

  10. lbsweeney


    November 21, 2012 at 7:37 pm

  11. $110

    November 24, 2012 at 3:20 pm

  12. $120

    November 25, 2012 at 7:53 am

  13. 130

    November 25, 2012 at 11:49 am

  14. 140

    November 25, 2012 at 12:49 pm

  15. 150

    November 26, 2012 at 11:32 am

  16. I’m tempted to bid on this (looks great!), but I’ve already been published. Does Corey want to work with unpublished writers only?

    November 27, 2012 at 1:19 pm

  17. 180

    November 27, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    • lbsweeney


      November 27, 2012 at 8:42 pm

  18. 190

    November 27, 2012 at 8:10 pm

  19. lbsweeney


    November 27, 2012 at 8:43 pm

  20. $225

    November 27, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    • lbsweeney


      November 28, 2012 at 5:59 am

  21. $240

    November 28, 2012 at 6:16 pm

  22. lbsweeney

    $250 🙂 – I really need a rhyming coach!

    November 28, 2012 at 7:20 pm

  23. sallye o'rourke


    November 28, 2012 at 9:57 pm

  24. Joanne Levy

    This auction is now closed. The winner is the highest bidder whose comment and high bid are posted directly above this “end of auction” notice (any bids that are posted after this notice are void). If you’re the winner, please make sure your contact information is correct, so I can get a hold of you to let you know you’ve won. Once I confirm to you in an e-mail that you are the high bidder, please make your donation in the amount of your bid to the Red Cross at the link below. Please don’t make your donation until after I confirm to you that you’ve won, just in case.

    Once you have made your donation, please e-mail a copy of your receipt and the name/number of your auction to me at Once I’ve received that, I will get in touch with the donor so you can connect and work out the finer details of your auction.

    If you were not the winner, please consider still making a donation to the Red Cross—every little bit helps!

    Thank you for your donations, efforts and for spreading the word about this important cause.


    November 28, 2012 at 10:01 pm