About Our Auction
#BlackCreatorsInKidLit is a community of authors and illustrators sharing our creative talents to create stories that increase Black representation across all genres of children's literature.
We exist to fill a need in the publishing industry. In six months, the BCiKL community membership has grown from just 10 members to now over 100!
Our members have benefited both from shared knowledge from amazing industry professionals and from our supportive community of writers and illustrators.
This has resulted in several book deals and multiple members of the community signing with agents.
To date, our initial growth has been independently financed by the generosity of a few core members of BlackCreatorsinKidlit for operating expenses such as community technology tools like Zoom, Slack, and the official website.
But now, we need your support to take our mission to the next level.
This year, we seek to raise a minimum of $12,000 to help assist with our goals. Just a few of our costs include:
Establishing a 501c3
Operational infrastructure costs
Providing membership scholarships
Help #BlackCreatorsinKidlit meet our goals this year by bidding on an item in our auction.
Alternatively, you support our mission without bidding by donating via the green "Donate" button on the top right.
Please note: Donors and auction winners will decide on suitable timelines for delivery of won items.
#BlackCreatorsInKidLit is a community of authors and illustrators sharing our creative talents to create stories that increase Black representation across all genres of children's literature
"Jem" Chambers-Black (Agent) - 1st 50 pages crit
Britt Siess (Agent) - GN Pitch Packet Critique
Clelia Gore (Agent) -1 Nonfiction Book Proposal
James McGowan (Agent)- 1 PB (MS or Dummy) Critique
Jarrett Lerner(Author) - MG/GN/Portofolio Critique
Mabel Hsu-Harper (Editor) - 1 PB (MS/Dummy) Crit
This includes a 30 minute phone call!