Monday, March 11, 2013

Agent Critique Opportunities and More in the Pens for Paws Auction!

Last year, I was looking for a way to help the no-kill sanctuary I volunteer at, Fat Kitty City, and hit upon the idea of using my writing contacts to run a fundraising auction. The Pens for Paws Auction launched and raised over $2,600 for rescued cats and dogs, and this year it's on again!

Here is a sneak peek at the items that will go up for auction March 12-16, but you'll have to tune in to the Auction for when they actually post. The best way to keep up with the auction items is to follow @pensforpaws on Twitter or subscribe to the blog posts in the sidebar of the Pens for Paws site.

  • Signed copy of The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, with a doodle especially for Pens for Paws
  • Signed copy of Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger, with bonus Steampunk Swag
  • Picture book and query critique by Kathleen Rushall of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency
  • Query, synopsis, and first chapter (up to 15 pages) critique from Pam van Hylckema Vlieg of Foreword Literary
  • Query and first 10 pages critique from Sara D'Emic of Talcott Notch Literary 
  • Critique of 50 pages by Natalie Lakosil of Bradford Literary Agency 
  • 5 chances at a query critique by Suzie Townsend of New Leaf Literary
  • Signed copies of the 1st three books in the Elemental Series by Brigid Kemmerer (yes, that includes an ARC of Spirit!) 
  • Signed copy of Interred by Marilyn Almodovar
  • Signed copy of The Fire Horse Girl by Kay Honeyman
  • Books by Kelley York, plus a 20-page critique 
  • Query plus first chapter critique by Sarah LaPolla of Curtis Brown Ltd 
  • 2 (!) signed copies each of Jeff Somers's Trickster and Sean Ferrell's Man in the Empty Suit 
  • A fabulous package with critiques and items donated by the Operation Awesome crew
  • Critique and swag from author Rachele Alpine 
Did you catch that there will be a fabulous package from Operation Awesome???


**A Bandit's Stolen Heart releases March 18, so we weren't able to link.
Don't forget to tune in tomorrow to Pens for Paws, and new items will be posted everyday through the 16th. See you in the comments for bidding!


  1. Wow, this awesome! I wanna bid on this one: "Critique of 50 pages by Natalie Lakosil of Bradford Literary Agency". I love cats, so I hope I can help. ;-D

  2. Good luck Sherry! Natalie is great, so whoever wins will be thrilled, I'm sure.

  3. Wonderful auction. I participated last year and will again this year :-)


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