Item #34: 40 Page Critique (by four authors) PLUS a Group Skype Session!

The Winged Pen, a collective of kidlit and adult writers, expands our popular Four on 400 monthly contest for Writers for Hope.


Four of our members will read forty pages of your manuscript then will host a group Skype with you to discuss. It will be like having four new experienced critique partners for an hour! For more information about us and our members, please visit

Your Donor:

The Winged Pen

The Winged Pen is a group of writers - Mark Holtzen, Olivia KiernanKarin LeFranc, Michelle Leonard, Jennifer Park, Rebecca Petruck, and Kristi Wientge - dedicated to pursuing careers in publishing for children and young adults. With over one hundred and ten years writing experience under our collective belts, they've joined forces to bring you their thoughts on a wide variety of topics including:

  • Children’s literature

  • Craft discussions

  • The publishing journey

  • The writer’s life

  • Library love

  • Classroom visits


Publishing can be a difficult path. As their group continues to commit and recommit to living a creative life, they'd like to offer you both support and wisdom  as they talk about the writing life, foster creativity and, of course, talk about their favorite books!

Learn more about The Winged Pen on their website!

Starting bid: $40

Any bids submitted before 12:00am on Monday, April 1, 2019 or after 8:59:59pm EST on Friday, April 5, 2019 will be deleted.

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