Kidlit4Japan Auction #5 from Karen Sandler

Auction #5: Query Letter Critique from Karen Sandler

Description: For the top two bidders I will provide up to three rounds of critique on a query letter for fiction.

Estimated Value: Two winners at $50 each
Reserve Bid: $40
Auction Begins: Monday 3/21 @ 1:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Thursday 3/24 @ 1:00PM EDT

Bio: Karen Sandler is the author of seventeen novels for adults, as well as several short stories and screenplays. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked as a software engineer, including work on the Space Shuttle program and communications satellites. This is her first novel for young adults. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Gary, and three cats, and can often be found riding her Andalusian/Morgan mare, Belle. For more about Karen and Tankborn, visit and

Author Karen Sandler’s Website:

Auction Terms:

  • Bid by posting a comment with your bid amount; anonymous bidding is not allowed.
  • Do not bid unless you intend to pay that amount to a designated charity organization.
  • Bids are in U.S. Dollars.
  • Bids under $50 must be at least $1 more than the previous bid; bids from $50 to under $100 must be at least $2 more than the previous bid; bids of $100 or more must be at least $5 more than the previous bid. Overbids are encouraged.
  • Highest bid before the end of the auction wins; if the highest bid is less than the reserve amount, the auction is extended until the reserve amount is reached; if no reserve amount is stated, the reserve amount is 50% of the item’s estimated value.
  • Winning bid is not final until the winning bidder is notified by email. Winning bidder must donate the winning bid amount to a designated charity organization and provide a copy of the receipt within three days of notification.
  • For physical items, unless otherwise noted, donor pays standard shipping within the U.S.; winning bidder pays for express shipping or for shipping outside the U.S.

About Greg R. Fishbone

Greg R. Fishbone is the author of galactic fiction for young readers including the GALAXY GAMES series from Tu Books @ Lee & Low Books. Check out his website at
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8 Responses to Kidlit4Japan Auction #5 from Karen Sandler

  1. Rick DeMille says:

    Let’s start at $25. Someone that writes romance really needs to outbid me and get a good deal.

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  3. Rick DeMille says:

    This is too cheap! $30. Somebody help me out here.

  4. K.T. says:

    Does it have to be a certain genre or can it be any type of query?

  5. Buttercup says:

    I’ll help. This looks great at $35.00

  6. Sandra Budiansky says:

    I haven’t written a query letter before, not is as good of a time to start. $40.

  7. WINNERS: Sandra Budiansky and K.T. Crowley with generous bids of $40 and $45 respectively! Congratulations on your winning bids. I will be in touch later today with instructions for making and verifying the UNICEF donation.

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