Auction #78 – Manuscript Critique from Editor Molly Kempf Hodgin

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!

Molly Kempf Hodgin is currently the Director of New Media/Editorial Director for Thomas Nelson’s children’s division. They publish inspirational fiction and non-fiction for kids up to age 12 and non-fiction for teens from a Christian worldview. Molly specializes in middle grade fiction, but also works on picture books and Bible storybooks. She has been at Thomas Nelson for over two years, but lived in New York for years, where she worked at Penguin’s Grosset & Dunlap/PSS! and Scholastic.

This auction is for a two round manuscript critique. Molly will read a first draft, provide feedback, and then read the revision and provide feedback.

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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24 responses

  1. Starting the bid at $30! 🙂

    November 18, 2012 at 4:24 pm

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  4. knightsofarcadia


    November 19, 2012 at 6:52 pm

  5. $50

    November 19, 2012 at 8:06 pm

  6. $60

    November 23, 2012 at 10:07 am

  7. $65!

    November 23, 2012 at 1:16 pm

  8. I bid $100

    November 25, 2012 at 5:37 pm

  9. jb


    November 25, 2012 at 11:00 pm

  10. $130.00

    November 26, 2012 at 10:33 am

  11. Stefanie Wass


    November 26, 2012 at 11:20 am

  12. $150.00

    November 26, 2012 at 3:24 pm

  13. Stefanie Wass


    November 26, 2012 at 8:06 pm

  14. $175.00

    November 27, 2012 at 10:36 am

  15. Sherry Smith


    November 28, 2012 at 8:59 pm

  16. Stefanie Wass


    November 28, 2012 at 9:40 pm

  17. $195

    November 28, 2012 at 9:56 pm

  18. Stefanie Wass


    November 28, 2012 at 9:59 pm

  19. Sherry Smith


    November 28, 2012 at 9:59 pm

  20. Stefanie Wass


    November 28, 2012 at 9:59 pm

  21. Sherry Smith


    November 28, 2012 at 10:01 pm

  22. 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 10:02 pm