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

I spent many years not logging query data, but my 2021 goal is to be more organized.

Some #querystats: so far in 2021 I have received ~600 queries addressed to me.

I have requested 79 manuscripts to date (as of this wk).

I have offered rep to 1 slush pile project.

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

1st week back to work & 1st week the @PSLiterary query box is open.

Some fun #querystats:

I got approx. 120 queries pitched to me specifically the past 5 days of the queries being open.

I've read 50% & flagged 2 for requests.

1 query I saw right away & requested directly.

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

If you have a query with me: as of today I'm approximately caught up to mid-Sept & partial requests will be going out next week through our query manager. Thanks for your patience, as always!

#querystats @PSLiterary

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

I haven't emptied my query inbox in awhile.

No wonder I'm running out of space...

That's about 10 month's worth. #querystats

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

I finished my #WFWA pitch day reading. Look forward to reading some great material!

For anyone interested: There were about 90 pitches and I requested material from 15. #querystats

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

FYI I'm reading partials/fulls from August right now. My query reading is caught up to mid-September. #querystats

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

A newsworthy announcement: I am caught up on queries. Yes, you heard that right. Fully caught up. Requests to go out shortly. I take your submissions very seriously & read every single one that's addressed to me (yes, even those addressed to Carley Walters 😏). #querystats

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

If anyone is counting: I have 35 partials, 5 proposals & 15 full manuscripts. #querystats

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

Request pile: 32 partials, 19 fulls, 3 proposals, 2 picture books. Caught up to Feb 9 on query letters. #querystats

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

Just deleted all 14,863 queries from 2016. Fresh start for 2017 when @PSLiterary opens to pitches again tomorrow. #querystats

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

So yes, we get 15k queries a year, but we DO sign clients. We ARE looking for new voices. Query well & query widely. #querystats

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
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

I'm about 300 queries behind right now. Trying to catch up! Making my way through January... #querystats