Carly Watters is a VP and Senior Literary Agent with the P.S. Literary Agency. She is a hands-on agent that develops proposals and manuscripts with attention to detail and the relevant markets. PSLA’s mission is to manage authors’ literary brands for their entire career.
Never without a book on hand she reads across categories which is reflected in the genres she represents and is actively seeking new authors in including smart book club fiction, women’s fiction, upmarket fiction, commercial fiction, literary thrillers, and platform-driven non fiction. Carly is drawn to emotional, well-paced narratives, with a great voice and characters that readers can get invested in.
Bestselling and debut clients include Taylor Jenkins Reid, Karen Katchur, Andrea Dunlop, Jay Onrait, Larry Smith, Jennifer Carlson and many more.
She has been on the faculty of numerous industry conferences around North America including Pacific Northwest Writer’s Conference, Surrey International Writer’s Conference, Las Vegas Writer’s Conference and more. She has been a judge for the Women’s Fiction Writers Association’s “Rising Star” award for the past two years.
Her blog has been named one of 101 Best Websites for Writers by Writer’s Digest magazine for three consecutive years. Read her ebook Getting Published in the 21st Century: Advice from a Literary Agent.