Carly Watters || Literary Agent

Literary Agent

P.S. Literary Agency

SVP at @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast. VP of Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.

Carly Watters || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP at @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast. VP of Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
334 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 at @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast. VP of Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
334 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 at @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast. VP of Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
334 Tips

#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 || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP at @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast. VP of Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
334 Tips

#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 || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP at @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast. VP of Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
334 Tips

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 || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP at @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast. VP of Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
334 Tips
Carly Watters || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP at @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast. VP of Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
334 Tips
Carly Watters || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP at @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast. VP of Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
334 Tips

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 || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP at @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast. VP of Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
334 Tips

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 || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP at @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast. VP of Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
334 Tips

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

Carly Watters || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP at @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast. VP of Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
334 Tips

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 || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP at @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast. VP of Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
334 Tips

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 || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP at @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast. VP of Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
334 Tips

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 || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP at @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast. VP of Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
334 Tips

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

Carly Watters || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP at @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast. VP of Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
334 Tips

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 || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP at @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast. VP of Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
334 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 at @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast. VP of Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
334 Tips

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

Carly Watters || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP at @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast. VP of Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
334 Tips

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

Carly Watters || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP at @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast. VP of Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
334 Tips

LOVE novels about complicated female friendships of all ages (i.e. Girls on Fire, The After Party, Friendship, Losing The Light) #mswl

Carly Watters || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP at @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast. VP of Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
334 Tips

Stories about complex mother/daughter relationships (i.e. Secrets of Lake Road, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, Reconstructing Amelia) #mswl