Kidlit4Japan Auction #8a from Mike Mullin

Auction #8a: Critique from Mike Mullin

Description: I’ll critique any piece of writing up to 10 pages–query letter, short story, first pages, or whatever.

Estimated Value: $30
Auction Begins: Monday 3/21 @ 4:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Thursday 3/24 @ 4:00PM EDT

Bio: I’ve been around children’s literature all my life, including working at Kids Ink Children’s Bookstore in Indianapolis in various capacities for more than 20 years. My debut young adult novel, ASHFALL, will be published by Tanglewood Press in October 2011.

Author Mike Mullin’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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24 Responses to Kidlit4Japan Auction #8a from Mike Mullin

  1. Katherine Wagner says:

    I hope it is ok to ask a question before bidding. Is this critique something I could hold onto for…say 6 months…before using it?


  2. Katherine Wagner says:

    Sounds good. I’ll start the bidding.


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  4. Cari Galeziewski says:

    Thanks for taking part in such a worthy cause. I’ll raise it $35.00.

  5. Kenda Henthorn says:

    $40 sounds like a deal to me! 🙂

  6. Kenda Henthorn says:

    $55, going once….

  7. Kenda Henthorn says:

    Or maybe two separate critiques? One for ME and one for who ever gets second place, too. 😉 $65!

  8. Kenda Henthorn says:

    P.S. I’m not THAT stingy. 🙂

  9. Yes its getting intense 😉 $85

  10. Kenda Henthorn says:

    tick, tick, tick…$90!

  11. Kenda Henthorn says:

    3:59! YES!!!

  12. Kenda Henthorn says:


  13. Katherine Wagner says:

    Oh crumb. I didn’t pay attention to the time zones! (I’m pacific time)

  14. Mike Mullin says:

    I’d be happy to make this available to both the top bidders, if you both care to make the donation. Also, as I mentioned before in the comments, I’ll critique up to 20 pages of your writing, not 10 as my item originally said, since you’ve been so generous with your donations. Thank you!

  15. Woo hoo yes!! Where should I sent my monies?

  16. WINNERS: This was an exciting auction with two generous overbids made within a minute of each other right at the buzzer. Mike Mullin has graciously offered to honor the top two bids from angelawritenow and Kenda Henthorn for $100 and $105 respectively, and to critique 20 pages from each rather than 10. Double the winners means double the help for Japan! I will be in touch later today with instructions for making and verifying the UNICEF donation.

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