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Irene Goodman Literary Agency to run Ebay fundraiser/auction
Ms. Irene Goodman, president
the Irene Goodman Literary Agency, will auction a single spaced,
half-page critique for 25 partial manuscripts (approximately 50 pages
and a synopsis). This will be done on Ebay from Dec. 1 to Dec. 15,
2009. The 25 highest bidders will win. The critiques will all be done
personally by Ms. Goodman. They will not be farmed out. Ms. Goodman
will email the completed critiques to each of the authors within one
month after the auction closing date.
All proceeds will
go directly into one of two foundations: the Foundation Fighting
Blindness and the Deafness Research Foundation. Both foundations are
well established, and the research in each area is incredibly
promising. If the necessary funds are obtained to continue research,
effective treatments can be expected in the next several years.
Ms. Goodman will consider any commercial fiction -- thrillers, romance,
urban fantasy, mystery, women's fiction, and historical fiction -- and
will also look at commercial non-fiction, prescriptive or narrative.
For the purposes of this auction, literary fiction and weighty
non-fiction submissions will not be accepted. All starting bids must be
$100 or more.
Ms. Goodman has been a leading member of the publishing community for
over 30 years. Her clients are regulars on the New York Times, USA
Today, Walden, Publishers Weekly, and Bookscan bestseller lists.
Together with her dynamic staff, her agency represents over 80 authors.
Deals range from five to seven figures.
Ms. Goodman has led many a career to bestsellerdom and has an intimate
knowledge of the art and craft of the commercial novel. Click here
for more information about the Irene Goodman Literary Agency.
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