Kidlit4Japan Auction #15 from Kelly Fineman

Auction #15: Poetry Critique from Kelly Fineman

Description: For the top two highest bidders, I will be happy to offer a critique of 1-3 poems (total of no more than 75 lines). Free verse or metered verse are fine, as is rhyme. If you anticipate using one or more of the poems as a picture book text, please let me know ahead of time. I will happily read one revision of each poem as well.

Estimated Value: $50
Minimum Bid: $10
Auction Begins: Tuesday 3/22 @ 3:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Friday 3/25 @ 3:00PM EDT

Bio: Kelly Ramsdell Fineman is an award-winning poet whose work has appeared in Up & Under, Highlights for Children Magazine, Bits & Scraps, and Penn & Ink, as well as books for the commercial and educational markets. In addition to her own blog, Writing and Ruminating (, Kelly contributes to Guys Lit Wire and I.N.K. Her first picture book, AT THE BOARDWALK, is due out in 2012 from Tiger Tales Books.

Author Kelly Fineman’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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9 Responses to Kidlit4Japan Auction #15 from Kelly Fineman

  1. Sheri Goad says:

    Put me in for $25

  2. Jennifer says:

    I bid $30

  3. Kenda Henthorn says:

    Count me in for $35.!!

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  5. Tanya Finestone says:


  6. Kenda Henthorn says:

    For a critique from a fellow writer and rhymer from “the Valley”…count me in! I’ll bid $45.!! (Kelly, we’ll have to talk. I graduated from Athens!) 🙂

  7. Kelly Fineman says:

    Kendra: I promise that if you win, I’ll still give you a fair critique, even if you DID graduate from a rival high school! 🙂

  8. Kenda Henthorn says:

    L-O-L! It’s OK, we’re on the same team now! Two rhyming writers from the valley? Go figure. And Go Bulldogs! (You know I had to…and I still can’t bring myself to say “Wildcats”, can you?) I’ll be watching the clock today. 😉

  9. WINNERS: Tanya Finestone and Kenda Henthorn with 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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