Carly Watters

Literary Agent

P.S. Literary Agency

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

Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. BLM.
133 MSWL
224 AskAgent
331 Tips

Good morning!

My podcast ep with The Shit No One Tells You About Writing is live!

We talk multi-POV storytelling and then lots of business: PRHSS merger, working during Covid and more.

#pubtip #writetip

Listen here: buzzsprout.com/1309201/694724…

Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. BLM.
133 MSWL
224 AskAgent
331 Tips

I get asked a lot about what my favourite industry books are.

Here's a thread. #pubtip

This is THE book that gave me such a strong foundation for agenting: the late Carole Blake's FROM PITCH TO PUBLICATION.

Aspiring agents, get this one: goodreads.com/book/show/1025…

Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. BLM.
133 MSWL
224 AskAgent
331 Tips

Here's my VERY comprehensive guide to getting a literary agent that I wrote exclusively for @thewritelife!

thewritelife.com/how-to-get-a-l… #pubtip #writetip #querytip

Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. BLM.
133 MSWL
224 AskAgent
331 Tips

Loved this episode! “Before and after the book deal” with 10 EXCELLENT tips that you probably haven’t thought of.

I’m an agent and I know all these things but I’m going to buy Courtney’s book so I can recommend it liberally to authors! #pubtip podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the…

Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. BLM.
133 MSWL
224 AskAgent
331 Tips
Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. BLM.
133 MSWL
224 AskAgent
331 Tips

Writers: it’s that time of the year! Publishers Marketplace is having their free trial until the 30th.

Go forth, do research.
#pubtip #writetip #WritingCommunity

Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. BLM.
133 MSWL
224 AskAgent
331 Tips
Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. BLM.
133 MSWL
224 AskAgent
331 Tips
Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. BLM.
133 MSWL
224 AskAgent
331 Tips

Carly Watters @carlywatters

If you're pitching non fiction your proposal should be longer than 10 pages.

Much longer. #pubtip

Writing a book proposal is for YOU as much as it's for the agents and editors. You need to know exactly what your book is about. Each chapter. Who you're going to interview. Aware of the market. Have a platform/be an expert. Send samples. #pubtip

Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. BLM.
133 MSWL
224 AskAgent
331 Tips

If you're pitching non fiction your proposal should be longer than 10 pages.

Much longer. #pubtip

Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. BLM.
133 MSWL
224 AskAgent
331 Tips

A couple weeks ago I told @OpenBookON all my marketing tips for writers, especially debuts. Read here. #pubtip open-book.ca/Columnists/6-M…

Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. BLM.
133 MSWL
224 AskAgent
331 Tips
Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. BLM.
133 MSWL
224 AskAgent
331 Tips

In early September I'm going to do a live #pubtip/#askagent Q&A over on my own IG feed, follow along here: instagram.com/p/BYGMWUBBVN0/

Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. BLM.
133 MSWL
224 AskAgent
331 Tips

ICYMI last year, here's my hour long podcast interview for Writer's Market with heaps of advice: shar.es/1SWgMW #pubtip

Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. BLM.
133 MSWL
224 AskAgent
331 Tips
Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. BLM.
133 MSWL
224 AskAgent
331 Tips

Join me Aug 10th for "Successfully Publishing Your First Novel." Modern advice for today's market: tinyurl.com/y7b7szl3 #pubtip

Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. BLM.
133 MSWL
224 AskAgent
331 Tips
Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. BLM.
133 MSWL
224 AskAgent
331 Tips

ICYMI: I wrote an article for @BookMachine about authors using instagram to create reader brand ambassadors #pubtip bookmachine.org/2017/04/03/ins…

Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. BLM.
133 MSWL
224 AskAgent
331 Tips

Great ways authors can help other authors. Support your community & they'll support you: fauziaburke.com/authors-helpin… #pubtip @FauziaBurke