Carly Watters || Literary Agent (she/her)

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P.S. Literary Agency

SVP & Senior Lit Agent @PSLiterary MA in Publishing Studies @CityUniLondon Co-host of @TSNOTYAW VP of Professional Assoc. of Canadian Literary Agents

Carly Watters || Literary Agent (she/her)
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP & Senior Lit Agent @PSLiterary MA in Publishing Studies @CityUniLondon Co-host of @TSNOTYAW VP of Professional Assoc. of Canadian Literary Agents
145 MSWL
229 AskAgent
334 Tips

If anyone wants to tune in I recorded myself on IG answering 90 questions on “Querying 101” >>> instagram.com/tv/CanLs54pcNl… #querytip

Carly Watters || Literary Agent (she/her)
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP & Senior Lit Agent @PSLiterary MA in Publishing Studies @CityUniLondon Co-host of @TSNOTYAW VP of Professional Assoc. of Canadian Literary Agents
145 MSWL
229 AskAgent
334 Tips

Talking about content warnings in query letters over here today: instagram.com/p/CZbu8v0rChb/… #querytip

Why you might want/need one and why adding one is NOT a spoiler.

Carly Watters || Literary Agent (she/her)
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP & Senior Lit Agent @PSLiterary MA in Publishing Studies @CityUniLondon Co-host of @TSNOTYAW VP of Professional Assoc. of Canadian Literary Agents
145 MSWL
229 AskAgent
334 Tips
Carly Watters || Literary Agent (she/her)
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP & Senior Lit Agent @PSLiterary MA in Publishing Studies @CityUniLondon Co-host of @TSNOTYAW VP of Professional Assoc. of Canadian Literary Agents
145 MSWL
229 AskAgent
334 Tips
Carly Watters || Literary Agent (she/her)
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP & Senior Lit Agent @PSLiterary MA in Publishing Studies @CityUniLondon Co-host of @TSNOTYAW VP of Professional Assoc. of Canadian Literary Agents
145 MSWL
229 AskAgent
334 Tips
Carly Watters || Literary Agent (she/her)
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP & Senior Lit Agent @PSLiterary MA in Publishing Studies @CityUniLondon Co-host of @TSNOTYAW VP of Professional Assoc. of Canadian Literary Agents
145 MSWL
229 AskAgent
334 Tips

Our talented @PSLiterary crew has grown recently!

If you're querying be sure to research our new associate agent additions: psliterary.com/who-we-are/

#amquerying
#querytip
#newagentalert

Carly Watters || Literary Agent (she/her)
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP & Senior Lit Agent @PSLiterary MA in Publishing Studies @CityUniLondon Co-host of @TSNOTYAW VP of Professional Assoc. of Canadian Literary Agents
145 MSWL
229 AskAgent
334 Tips

I spent 5 years blogging about publishing, #writetip & #querytip advice.

Today, I rounded up some of my best posts: carlywatters.com/2019/02/21/bes…

Enjoy!

Carly Watters || Literary Agent (she/her)
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP & Senior Lit Agent @PSLiterary MA in Publishing Studies @CityUniLondon Co-host of @TSNOTYAW VP of Professional Assoc. of Canadian Literary Agents
145 MSWL
229 AskAgent
334 Tips
Carly Watters || Literary Agent (she/her)
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP & Senior Lit Agent @PSLiterary MA in Publishing Studies @CityUniLondon Co-host of @TSNOTYAW VP of Professional Assoc. of Canadian Literary Agents
145 MSWL
229 AskAgent
334 Tips

You don't need to repeat our agent interests back to us--we know what's listed on #MSWL. Instead of telling us your book is a match, show us with comps & a great hook. #querytip

Carly Watters || Literary Agent (she/her)
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP & Senior Lit Agent @PSLiterary MA in Publishing Studies @CityUniLondon Co-host of @TSNOTYAW VP of Professional Assoc. of Canadian Literary Agents
145 MSWL
229 AskAgent
334 Tips
Carly Watters || Literary Agent (she/her)
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP & Senior Lit Agent @PSLiterary MA in Publishing Studies @CityUniLondon Co-host of @TSNOTYAW VP of Professional Assoc. of Canadian Literary Agents
145 MSWL
229 AskAgent
334 Tips

Reminder: Tomorrow is that last day that I'm accepting slush pile queries for the foreseeable future. #querytip

Carly Watters || Literary Agent (she/her)
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP & Senior Lit Agent @PSLiterary MA in Publishing Studies @CityUniLondon Co-host of @TSNOTYAW VP of Professional Assoc. of Canadian Literary Agents
145 MSWL
229 AskAgent
334 Tips

A series of events isn't a plot. A crisis, conflict, or goal is. #querytip

Carly Watters || Literary Agent (she/her)
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP & Senior Lit Agent @PSLiterary MA in Publishing Studies @CityUniLondon Co-host of @TSNOTYAW VP of Professional Assoc. of Canadian Literary Agents
145 MSWL
229 AskAgent
334 Tips

#querytip: round your word count. 78,138 should be 78k 1) to make it easier on our eyes 2) to give you room to edit.

Carly Watters || Literary Agent (she/her)
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP & Senior Lit Agent @PSLiterary MA in Publishing Studies @CityUniLondon Co-host of @TSNOTYAW VP of Professional Assoc. of Canadian Literary Agents
145 MSWL
229 AskAgent
334 Tips
Carly Watters || Literary Agent (she/her)
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP & Senior Lit Agent @PSLiterary MA in Publishing Studies @CityUniLondon Co-host of @TSNOTYAW VP of Professional Assoc. of Canadian Literary Agents
145 MSWL
229 AskAgent
334 Tips
Carly Watters || Literary Agent (she/her)
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP & Senior Lit Agent @PSLiterary MA in Publishing Studies @CityUniLondon Co-host of @TSNOTYAW VP of Professional Assoc. of Canadian Literary Agents
145 MSWL
229 AskAgent
334 Tips

TODAY 1p E Learn how to deconstruct your query rejections & make new plan for success bit.ly/2lMqjNv #querytip

Carly Watters || Literary Agent (she/her)
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP & Senior Lit Agent @PSLiterary MA in Publishing Studies @CityUniLondon Co-host of @TSNOTYAW VP of Professional Assoc. of Canadian Literary Agents
145 MSWL
229 AskAgent
334 Tips
Carly Watters || Literary Agent (she/her)
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP & Senior Lit Agent @PSLiterary MA in Publishing Studies @CityUniLondon Co-host of @TSNOTYAW VP of Professional Assoc. of Canadian Literary Agents
145 MSWL
229 AskAgent
334 Tips

One of the best lessons I learned about evaluating slush pile manuscripts is: "if it's a maybe, it's a no" #querytip

Carly Watters || Literary Agent (she/her)
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP & Senior Lit Agent @PSLiterary MA in Publishing Studies @CityUniLondon Co-host of @TSNOTYAW VP of Professional Assoc. of Canadian Literary Agents
145 MSWL
229 AskAgent
334 Tips
Carly Watters || Literary Agent (she/her)
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP & Senior Lit Agent @PSLiterary MA in Publishing Studies @CityUniLondon Co-host of @TSNOTYAW VP of Professional Assoc. of Canadian Literary Agents
145 MSWL
229 AskAgent
334 Tips