Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Baker's Dozen Agent Auction: HEADS UP

The auction opens ONE WEEK FROM TODAY!!

Here's what you need to know:
  • The 40 entries will post on Saturday, December 4, beginning at 8:00 am EST.
  • You may begin IMMEDIATELY to critique the entries.  Please remember to choose option 3 (Name/URL) to sign your posts with a screen name.  ("Anonymous" is not a name.)
  • Bidding on the entries will open at 8:00 am EST on Tuesday, December 7, and will close 24 hours later.  Requested materials will go to the highest bidder.
  • You may continue to post critiques during the active auction.
  • Our agents, authors, and editor will be posting under their real names.  
  • Winners will be posted on Thursday, December 9.  So you won't have to, yanno, scroll through all the entries to see who won what.
I think that's everything!  Oh, and if you're looking for my donate button during the auction, you won't find it.  I know, I know--my donate button has absolutely nothing to do with the agents or anybody else involved with the auction.  But it's coming down anyway, to avoid the tiniest hint of confusion.

Thanks for understanding.

If any aspect of the auction still has you scratching your head, please leave your questions in the comment box.  This is by far my Biggest Undertaking Ever, and I want to make sure I don't miss anything.

And yes, I'm a teeny bit excited about this.  Just marginally.


  1. *cheers and cartwheels across the room*

  2. I'm so excited to read the entries! Thanks so much for all your hard work :)

  3. Can't wait to see the wonderful entries. Good luck everyone!

  4. Authoress,
    Will agents use the "comments" section beneath each entry for bidding? Will only one agent be able to request a full (as the winning bidder)? Thanks for your wonderful work. SO EXCITED!

  5. Durango--Yes, the bids will be in the comments section. And yes, the requests will go to the highest bidder, full trumps all.

  6. Woohoo, I can't wait to see how this all pans out. Very exciting!

  7. I'm so excited too! I love reading other writer's beginnings, and critiques are so helpful! =)


  8. Authoress, you have earned a lifetime of good karma for this. Two lifetimes- and endless cashews!

    I'm so excited- GOOD LUCK TO ALL!

  9. I'm thrilled you're doing this - it's such a great boost to the legions of unpubbed writers out there. It really gives us hope. Thank you so much and the agents, authors, and editor who are so very generous!

  10. I wonder if the agents have any experience at Texas Hold 'Em? Will they tease each other with an incremental upping of the the ante, or will they just immediately go "all in" on something they like? It will be interesting to see it all pan out, but I am very excited to read everyone's entries.

  11. Good luck to everyone! I definitely had favourites among the loglines I read. I hope some of them make an appearance!

    And as always, thank you, Authoress! :)

  12. I didn't even try to get in, and I'm still excited. Such a cool event!

  13. What about submitting a mss that's been self-published on Smashwords and CreateSpace?

  14. You are awesome! Honestly. Good luck to all the entries!