Carly Watters || Literary Agent

Literary Agent

P.S. Literary Agency

SVP @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host ‘The Shit No One Tells You About Writing’ podcast. VP Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.

Carly Watters || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host ‘The Shit No One Tells You About Writing’ podcast. VP Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
332 Tips

#mswl generational stories of parenthood and family with non-binary and/or trans characters in the commercial or historical adult fiction genre (ie. heavy with plot!)

Carly Watters || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host ‘The Shit No One Tells You About Writing’ podcast. VP Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
332 Tips

Time periods I like to read about: 1920s-present day. I don’t read a lot of historical fiction older than that. (Madeline Miller is really the only exception.) #MSWL

Carly Watters || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host ‘The Shit No One Tells You About Writing’ podcast. VP Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
332 Tips
Carly Watters || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host ‘The Shit No One Tells You About Writing’ podcast. VP Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
332 Tips

Coming-of-age anything! Could have historical/magical realism twist i.e. THE TWELVE LIVES OF SAMUEL HAWLEY, YONAHLOSSEE RIDING CAMP, AFTER HER, THE SECRETS OF LAKE ROAD, THE GIRLS, HISTORY OF WOLVES, GIRLS ON FIRE, AGE OF MIRACLES #mswl

Carly Watters || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host ‘The Shit No One Tells You About Writing’ podcast. VP Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
332 Tips

Multi POV, time slip or dual past/present narrative structure women’s fiction, historical, domestic suspense, or upmarket like THE ALICE NETWORK, THE SUBWAY GIRLS. #mswl

Carly Watters || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host ‘The Shit No One Tells You About Writing’ podcast. VP Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
332 Tips

Historical novels where plot & setting have to work together i.e. NIGHTINGALE, ARCADIA, GIRL YOU LEFT BEHIND. I’m not interested in writers using historical to tell me how much research they’ve done. I want a very plotty historical. Beatriz Williams-esque. #mswl

Carly Watters || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host ‘The Shit No One Tells You About Writing’ podcast. VP Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
332 Tips

#MSWL past/present narratives, historical women's fiction from 1890s on, must have crackling dialogue like Beatriz Williams.

Carly Watters || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host ‘The Shit No One Tells You About Writing’ podcast. VP Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
332 Tips

I've been tweeting this #mswl for 5 yrs: historical women’s fiction/book club book about NYC garment district 1911 shirtwaist fire tragedy.

Carly Watters || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host ‘The Shit No One Tells You About Writing’ podcast. VP Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
332 Tips

A very specific #mswl: Would love an East/West Germany or Berlin Wall historical with a romantic hook

Carly Watters || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host ‘The Shit No One Tells You About Writing’ podcast. VP Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
332 Tips

#mswl: multi POV, time slip or dual past/present narrative structure women’s fiction, historical, romance, upmarket etc.

Carly Watters || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host ‘The Shit No One Tells You About Writing’ podcast. VP Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
332 Tips

#mswl: historical novels where plot & setting have to work together i.e. Nightingale, Arcadia, Girl You Left Behind

Carly Watters || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host ‘The Shit No One Tells You About Writing’ podcast. VP Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
332 Tips

Historical novel where the rich plot & important setting work together (i.e. Nightingale, Arcadia, Girl You Left Behind, Astonish Me) #MSWL

Carly Watters || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host ‘The Shit No One Tells You About Writing’ podcast. VP Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
332 Tips

I don't do historical pre-1890s. But I did dearly love Song of Achilles, so there you go. Story trumps all. #mswl

Carly Watters || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host ‘The Shit No One Tells You About Writing’ podcast. VP Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
332 Tips

Love stories that are heavy in plot, often historical could be contemporary (i.e. One Day, Me Before You, Maybe In Another Life) #mswl

Carly Watters || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host ‘The Shit No One Tells You About Writing’ podcast. VP Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
332 Tips

Historical novel where the rich plot & important setting work together (i.e. Nightingale, Arcadia, Girl You Left Behind, Astonish Me) #MSWL

Carly Watters || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host ‘The Shit No One Tells You About Writing’ podcast. VP Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
332 Tips
Carly Watters || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host ‘The Shit No One Tells You About Writing’ podcast. VP Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
332 Tips
Carly Watters || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host ‘The Shit No One Tells You About Writing’ podcast. VP Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
332 Tips

Looking for a historical: well-paced is most important, larger than life characters, big love story hooks (i.e. Beatriz Williams) #MSWL

Carly Watters || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host ‘The Shit No One Tells You About Writing’ podcast. VP Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
332 Tips

I’ve been looking for a historical upmarket novel about a cult or commune (like Arcadia by Lauren Groff) for awhile #MSWL #A

Carly Watters || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host ‘The Shit No One Tells You About Writing’ podcast. VP Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
332 Tips

Looking for a historical: well-paced is most important, larger than life characters, big love story hooks (i.e. Beatriz Williams) #MSWL #H