Carly Watters

@carlywatters

Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies.

Ottawa

P.S. Literary Agency

Carly Watters @carlywatters · 8 Feb 2017

#mswl: Complicated but accessible family drama, mother/daughter relationships i.e. The Nest, Secrets of Lake Road

Carly Watters @carlywatters · 8 Feb 2017

#mswl: southern gothic, southern coming of age i.e. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, The After Party

Carly Watters @carlywatters · 8 Feb 2017

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

Carly Watters @carlywatters · 8 Feb 2017

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

Carly Watters @carlywatters · 8 Feb 2017

#mswl: LGBTQ love stories not about coming out, but people finding each other & meeting high drama along the way i.e. The Paying Guests

Carly Watters @carlywatters · 8 Feb 2017

#mswl: upmarket/structurally interesting/sweeping love stories of all kinds. i.e. not a romance but perhaps a LGBTQ love story a la ONE DAY.

Carly Watters @carlywatters · 5 Feb 2017

Seeking upmarket/structurally interesting/sweeping love stories of all kinds. #MSWL: a high concept LGBTQ love story in the vein of ONE DAY.

Carly Watters @carlywatters · 26 Nov 2016

Resourceful way to find an agent's #mswl? Find what they read for fun. I post it all here: instagram.com/carlywatters/ with #cwreads hashtag

Carly Watters @carlywatters · 13 Sep 2016

Life is messy! People are complex! So I think books should be too. I want to be spurred to reflect on my life choices & my future #MSWL

Carly Watters @carlywatters · 13 Sep 2016

Past/present narrative structure (i.e. Losing The Light, Last Letter From Your Lover, American Wife, Beautiful Ruins) #mswl

Carly Watters @carlywatters · 13 Sep 2016

Sweeping multi POV plots that show all sides of a big story (i.e. Elin Hilderbrand, Jodi Picoult, Emma Straub, Liane Moriarty) #mswl

Carly Watters @carlywatters · 13 Sep 2016

Plot driven study of marriage (i.e. Fates and Furies, The Vacationers, Mating For Life, Everything I Never Told You, After I Do) #mswl

Carly Watters @carlywatters · 13 Sep 2016

Not afraid of unlikable or "damaged" female characters. To me they’re more real (Girls on Fire, Luckiest Girl Alive, Dark Places etc.) #mswl

Carly Watters @carlywatters · 13 Sep 2016

Domestic suspense/psychological thrillers more than woman’s journey (i.e. The Good Girl, Pretty Baby, The Widow, Husband's Secret) #mswl

Carly Watters @carlywatters · 13 Sep 2016

Coming-of-age novels rooted in big plots & high stakes (i.e. Age of Miracles, Yonahlosee Riding Camp For Girls, The Fever, After Her) #mswl

Carly Watters @carlywatters · 13 Sep 2016

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

Carly Watters @carlywatters · 13 Sep 2016

Fraught, complex, non-nuclear family drama. Also 6+ members. (The Nest, This Is Where I Leave You, Seating Arrangements, The Arrivals) #mswl

Carly Watters @carlywatters · 13 Sep 2016

High stakes stories about moral dilemmas within dark family secrets (i.e. The Light Between Oceans, Nightingale, The Nest, Honor) #mswl