Kidlit4Japan Auction #7b from Marlo Garnsworthy

Auction #7b: Picture book manuscript critique from Marlo Garnsworthy

Description: One picture book editing and critique (includes developmental editing, copyediting, and full critique) OR Copyediting up to 15,000 words

Estimated Value: $300
Auction Begins: Monday 3/21 @ 3:30PM EDT
Auction Ends: Thursday 3/24 @ 3:30PM EDT

Bio: Marlo is a SCBWI member and published children’s author. She works freelance as a developmental editor, copyeditor, and writing mentor with Book Editing Associates and is on faculty at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD CE), where she teaches ‘Writing for Children’s Books’ as a component of the Children’s Book Illustration Certificate. She is also an artist and illustrator. She blogs about writing, editing, and more at

Author, Editor Marlo Garnsworthy’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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10 Responses to Kidlit4Japan Auction #7b from Marlo Garnsworthy

  1. I’ll start the bidding at fifty!

  2. LaurenJannAnton says:

    I bid $60.00 for a great cause.

  3. leslee mcgee says:

    $121.99. Marlo Rocks!

  4. BUY IT NOW: Comments will remain open until we reach the reserve bid of $150, which is 50% of the item’s value. Grab a bargain and help the children of Japan!

    Please note that this is not just a picture book critique but also developmental editing and copyediting from a professional editor/copyeditor! Or the winning bidder could opt for copyediting of 15,000 words from a longer work, which might be just the thing to polish up the sample chapters you’re planning to send out to publishers or agents.

  5. Thanks, Lauren! I’ll be in touch with instructions on how to make and verify your donation.

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