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Thursday, September 16, 2010

30-Page Manuscript Critique OR Website/Online Presence Consultation by Agent Elana Roth

Super-Agent Elana Roth has donated a bidders choice! The bid winner can choose either a 30-page critique OR a website/online presence consultation!

Elana began her career at Nickelodeon Magazine, which made her fall in love with children’s publishing. Afterward, she spent nearly 5 years as an editor at Parachute Publishing, a packager specializing in children’s book series. There she was lucky to work on R.L. Stine’s ROTTEN SCHOOL among many other series for kids of all ages. She’s spent the last two years as an agent, and loves working with her clients closely, being very hands-on editorially to get those existing (and already fabulous) manuscripts just right. Elana is a graduate of Barnard College and the Jewish Theological Seminary, where she earned degrees in English literature and Bible.

Bidders, please note Elana's preferred genres when bidding:
Elana Roth is focusing her list on children's and young adult books, and is primarily looking for high concept middle grade and YA fiction. She will consider picture books from author/illustrators* only. She'll also consider a select number of adult projects in the areas of narrative nonfiction, pop culture and pop science. No vampires.

*This donation is for the online auction. Bidding will open on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 10am, and close on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 10pm Est.*


  1. That was fun! Thanks Julie for the heart-pounding bidding rounds!! I think you got it though but I'm super bummed. :(

  2. Since the official cut-off was 10, I'm going with the last bid at 9;59, which is Julie @ $115. Thanks so much, ladies! That was fun to watch! Julie, you can email me at for instructions. :)

  3. Wow! I can't believe I got it. Blee you run a hard bargain! I'm still sweating - lol. Thanks for all the fun.

  4. Is there a number to call to pay and get instructions on how to proceed? Thanks!

  5. Julie, you can call me at 407-310-4987 to pay anytime between now and Sunday (Saturday night I will be at a banquet starting at 7pm, though). If you email me at, I will send you the instructions from Elana. Thanks!