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
126 MSWL
217 AskAgent
325 Tips
Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. #BLM
126 MSWL
217 AskAgent
325 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
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. #BLM
126 MSWL
217 AskAgent
325 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
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. #BLM
126 MSWL
217 AskAgent
325 Tips
Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. #BLM
126 MSWL
217 AskAgent
325 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
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. #BLM
126 MSWL
217 AskAgent
325 Tips
Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. #BLM
126 MSWL
217 AskAgent
325 Tips

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

Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. #BLM
126 MSWL
217 AskAgent
325 Tips

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

Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. #BLM
126 MSWL
217 AskAgent
325 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
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. #BLM
126 MSWL
217 AskAgent
325 Tips
Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. #BLM
126 MSWL
217 AskAgent
325 Tips
Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. #BLM
126 MSWL
217 AskAgent
325 Tips

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

Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. #BLM
126 MSWL
217 AskAgent
325 Tips
Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. #BLM
126 MSWL
217 AskAgent
325 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
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. #BLM
126 MSWL
217 AskAgent
325 Tips
Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. #BLM
126 MSWL
217 AskAgent
325 Tips
Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. #BLM
126 MSWL
217 AskAgent
325 Tips
Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. #BLM
126 MSWL
217 AskAgent
325 Tips
Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. #BLM
126 MSWL
217 AskAgent
325 Tips

Read the first line of a partial manuscript & had to have the full. Sometimes one line is all it takes. #querytip

Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. #BLM
126 MSWL
217 AskAgent
325 Tips

ICYMI: last week's #MondayBlogs: 5 Reasons for “Quick Pass” on a Query Letter bit.ly/2g89Fpq #querytip