Carly Watters


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


P.S. Literary Agency

Carly Watters @carlywatters · 25 Feb 2019

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 · 24 Feb 2019

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 · 27 Sep 2018

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

Carly Watters @carlywatters · 3 Aug 2018

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 · 15 May 2017

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

Carly Watters @carlywatters · 27 Mar 2017

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

Carly Watters @carlywatters · 2 Jan 2017

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

Carly Watters @carlywatters · 14 Dec 2016

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 · 14 Dec 2016

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 · 21 Feb 2016

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