Saturday, April 27, 2013

Day 3 Item #5: YA Misfit and Author Marieke Nijkamp

The Write Stuff for Boston Auction Day 3
Item #5: Full MG/YA critique from YA Misfits member and Author Marieke Nijkamp

You are bidding on:
·         Full critique for up to 60k words (MG) or 90k (YA) novel
Opening Bid: $50
Auction Begins: Saturday 4/27 @ 10:00AM EDT
Auction Ends: Wednesday 5/1 @ 10:00PM EDT
Bio: In the midnight hours of the day Marieke (pronounced Mah-ree-ka) is a storyteller, and all her stories – ranging from literary to fantasy – have a sprinkling of magic to them. Whether it’s dark contemporary, epic fantasy, or magic realism, she loves to write stories that bend the line between reality and imagination. Preferably in a dark and twisted kind of way, but always drowning in hope. She is a founding member of and, and has been a slush reader for several years."
Marieke’s Website:
Auction Terms:
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  1. $100

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  3. $250

  4. $275

  5. 280

  6. This auction is now closed--congratulations to Billypayne on a winning bid of $280!

    I'll send the winner an email shortly confirming the winning bid along with payment/donation instructions.

    Thank you all for participating in The Write Stuff for Boston auction! Please be sure to check out the other amazing items still available.