Carly Watters || Literary Agent
Stephanie Reidy @EscpingElegance#askPSLA Seeing that you're CDN and I'm CDN, does that give my MS any better shot with you? i.e. Do you try to take more CND work? Thanks!
Josie Smith @_josiesmith#askPSLA Is a platform important for a fiction author when querying?
@Seshat4211 non fiction YES! Fiction no #askPSLA
Melanie Cole @MelanieKColeI was wondering how you'd categorize a YA where the main character is a ghost. (No romance) Paranormal? Magical Realism? #askPSLA
Travel Movie Guide @750GMT#askPSLA Can a non-fiction manuscript ever be sold on its own merits alone, i.e. by an author with lacking credentials and no real platform?
Andrew Munz @AndrewMunzDespite westerns being popular on screen, why aren't most agents actively looking for westerns in book form? #askPSLA
MJ Galles @MJGalles#askPSLA If your novel has threads of several genres should you lead with that, focus on one or leave any mention of genre out in the query?
Debbie Romani @dzubrickIs there a time of year when agents are more likely to be receptive to queries and less caught up with other obligations?#askPSLA
Naomi @NayWritesDoes an author’s age matter? Is there an upper age limit for a debut novelist? #askPSLA #askagent #ForAllMyNotSoSpringChickens
M.L Villax @MLVillax#askPSLA any clue on how to know if one is failing in query, plot or writing? I've read certain stats on query/partial/full might help?
Kirtida Gautam @KirtidaGautam#askPSLA Should issue based novel writers (E.g- Lisa Genova ) work to build platform by approaching NGOs and Book Clubs?
❄️Athena🌠Freya Greyson ❄️ @AthenaGreysonWhat fantasy sub-genres are overcrowded? I know urban is. Are high fantasy or magical realism "easier" to sell to agents/pubs? #askPSLA
Tracy Renee Wolfe @trm5507#askpsla Can you point me to a list of acronyms/abbreviations for newbies? I've seen several in this q&a I didn't know (ie, R&R). Thanks!
MJ Galles @MJGalles#askPSLA When does self-publishing become a viable option? How should we sep out a tough market re the mainstream vs fighting a lost cause?
Pug Mugsly @pugmugslyIf a character is 18 yo, but the story has a "coming of age" vibe, is it YA or is it automatically Adult? #askPSLA
zanylanie @zanylanie@carlywatters It's a rhyming Dr. Seuss-style poem about the unexpected benefits to be found when life doesn't go as planned. #askPSLA
@MelanieRCannon Sounds more novelty or gift book like so target agents that way? #askPSLA
Josie Smith @_josiesmith#askPSLA Any tips for writing a pitch?
@Seshat4211 go to Query Shark #askPSLA