Bonus Auction Item 8: Query + 1st 25 Pages Critique by Agent Intern, Kyra Nelson

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About this item: A query and first 25 pages of your manuscript critique.

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KyraKyra M. Nelson

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Kyra (pronounced with a long i, as in ice) Nelson. She’s been interning with A+B Works Literary Agency for about two years, and she’s read a ton of query letters. She’s learned a lot in her time at the agency, and she wants to pass some of her knowledge on.

Kyra’s currently pursuing her MA in linguistics. She has a BA in English language from Brigham Young University with minors in editing and English.

She’s a compulsive thing-doer. She likes to be busy, whether it’s reading, writing, watching sports, playing violin, baking cookies, traveling, decorating cakes, or just goofing off with friends. She loves adventure, even if it’s a small adventure like roasting Starbursts over the open flame of her stove top.

Feel free to submit questions to thoughtsfromtheagentdesk @

She also does query critiques, which can be submitted at the email address above. If you’re interested in any of her other editorial services, email her for more information.


TURNAROUND TIME allow two weeks for query critiques + 1st chapters, four weeks for partials, and six weeks for full critiques. Donors will discuss turnaround times with winners. All winning bids are guaranteed. Should some unforeseen event happen, money will be returned to winner or the winner may choose to have Brenda Drake provide the critique.

Author: Brenda Drake

New York Times bestselling author of Thief of Lies (Library Jumpers #1), Guardian of Secrets (Library Jumpers #2), Touching Fate (Fated Series #1), and Cursing Fate (Fated Series #2) available now, creator of #PitchWars, #PitchMadness, and #PitMad, fueled by coffee and Goldfish crackers (but not together), and represented by Peter Knapp with The Park Literary Group. @brendadrake

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