Kira Watson is a Foreign Rights Coordinator at Janklow & Nesbit Associates. Prior to joining J&NA, Kira got her start at Emma Sweeney Agency where she oversaw subsidiary rights and worked with her own YA, MG, and picture book list. She graduated from Hunter College with a BA in English (with a focus on Creative Writing) and a BA in Russian Language & Culture.  Connect with Kira on Twitter HERE


services & rates

Submission Materials:

Query Critique (YA/MG) - $20 flat fee

  • Includes line editing, sharpening of voice, clarity, as well as addressing any questions from the author

  • Includes a second pass once edits have been applied

Submission Bundle (YA/MG)-$40 flat fee

  • Includes query & first 10 page critique, edits, and a second pass once edits have been applied. 

Partial Edits:

First Chapter (YA/MG) (Up to 20 pages)

  • Feedback $40

  • Feedback + Edits + Query $70​

First 50 Pages (YA/MG)

  • Feedback + Edits $100

First 100 Pages (YA/MG)

  • Feedback + Edits + Query $200

Full Manuscript Services

Manuscript Critique $0.006 per word (YA/MG/PB)

  • Reader report with suggested revisions​

Line Edits $0.0125 per word (YA/MG/PB)

  • Heavy edits with a focus on improving flow, clarity, and overall strength of writing  

  • In-text comments 

  • Query critique

Picture Books

One (1) Picture Book (Up To 700 Words)

  • Feedback + Edits $50​

  • Feedback + Edits + Query $65

Picture Book Bundle (3 Picture Books Up To 700 Words Each)

  • Feedback + Edits + Query w/each picture book $150

**Prices listed here are estimates. Final price will be determined after a free two page consultation edit. Please note, 1/2 of the payment is due at the beginning of the session. Payments are ONLY accepted through PayPal. **




"Kira has a keen eye for consistency that will, no doubt, improve my manuscript. I am confident in her advice because of her expertise and talent. In addition to her craft, she is a pleasure to work with - professional with great project turn around time!"-Lauren Metelski

"Kira was great to work with. She helped me deconstruct and reconstruct my query and reviewed the first 50 pages of my manuscript. Her feedback was helpful, encouraging and on point. I now have a query letter that a feel confident about--instead of insecure like my original-- and I am feeling much more at ease as I begin the next round of querying. I would highly recommend her services to any writer who is serious about wanting to find a great agent." -Eowyn Gatlin-Nygaard

"Working with Kira was incredible. Her industry expertise shines through her critiques. My manuscript flourished once I made her suggested edits and changes."-Olivia Savoie

"Kira helped polish my words to create a more succinct query that I can be proud of hitting agent's inboxes!" -P.D. Pabst


"Kira's comments and edits on my middle-grade novel ms have been insightful and helpful - and also timely. She's given me solid direction for the rest of my final draft revisions, and it's been a pleasure to work with her."-Jackie Pascoe

"Kira's suggestions were very helpful. They cleaned up my manuscript and helped me communicate more clearly. She presented her changes in a positive manner that didn't make me feel bad. I would definitely work with Kira again on future projects!"-Gina Buckles



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