Brenda Novak’s auction rakes in the bucks

File this one under ‘Holy crap, people have lots of money to spend on getting published’.

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about Brenda Novak’s auction for diabetes research, and how I had no problem setting aside what I could afford to bid on a critique.

Erm, apparently people have a hell of a lot more money than I do. Either that, or they really want to get published, or they REALLY hate diabetes.

The cheapest item on my watch list has a bid of over $100. The critique by Jessica Faust is at $1,060 right now. And there are 18 days left.

So yes, I’ll be doing things the old-fashioned way: with a donation and a query letter.

Not addressed to the same person.

By Kat

Kat Latham writes sexy contemporary romance, including the London Legends rugby series. With degrees in English lit and human rights, she loves stories that reflect the depth, humor and emotion of real life. She's a California girl living in the Netherlands with her baby girl and British husband.


  1. I know, it is crazy isn’t it? I usually just buy a couple of the “drawing” tickets and hope I have the luck of the draw. I can’t afford $300 for someone to read three chapters of my ms. But I’m oh so glad that others can afford to do so and, as a result, raise money for diabetes research!

    1. Yeah, I think a drawing ticking and crossing my fingers are the way I’m going to go. I’ve seen lots of writerly charity auctions for different things – like the Nashville floods – and it’s great that people are willing to give their time and money.

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