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

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
@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

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
@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 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
@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 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
@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 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
@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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
@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

I signed 1 client from a @WritersDigest webinar, which is a first! #querystats
Replying to @carlywatters

I request ~10-40 manuscripts a month via the slush pile. Which is about a 1-3% request rate via traditional queries #querystats

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

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