New Literary Agent Alert: Carly Watters of P.S. Literary Agency

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Carly Watters of P.S. Literary Agency) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.






About Carly: Carly began her publishing career in London, England at the Darley Anderson Literary, TV and Film Agency and Bloomsbury PLC. She completed her BA in English Language and Literature at Queen’s University and her MA in Publishing Studies at City University London with a thesis on the social, political and economic impact of literary prizes on trade publishing. Now an associate agent at the P.S. Literary Agency she is actively building her list and looking for new writers. Never without a book on hand she reads across categories which is reflected in the genres she acquires. Carly has her own blog on writing, and she is also on Twitter.

She is seeking: Carly is looking for material in the following genres and styles: international literary fiction, commercial fiction, women’s fiction (upmarket, characters over 30 years of age, issue-driven), literary thrillers, memoir, pop science and pop psychology proposals, women’s nonfiction (health, nutrition, relationships), platform-based nonfiction (must have a demonstrable expertise and a quantifiable market), contemporary YA, and high-concept picture books.

She does not represent poetry or screenplays.

How to submit: Keep your query to one page. “Please do not submit a full-length manuscript/proposal unless requested. Always let us know if your manuscript/proposal is currently under consideration by other agents/publishers. Do not send attachments. Please use text within the body of your e-mail. We only accept submissions via e-mail. We do not accept or respond to phone/paper queries. Please Note: We normally respond within 4-6 weeks. However, the process may take longer depending on the volume of submissions we may be reviewing at a particular time. Please do not call to check on the status of your submission – if you have a question or concern with regard to your submission, e-mail is the best way to inquire.”


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