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How to Get an Agent
By Carly Watters
Format: Live Webinar
Live Webinar Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
Length: 90 minutes
Each registration comes with access to the archived version of the program and the materials for one year. You do not have to attend the live event to get a recording of the presentation. In all WD webinars, no question goes unanswered. Attendees have the ability to chat with the instructor during the live event and ask questions. You will receive a copy of the webinar presentation in an e-mail that goes out one week after the live event. The answers to questions not covered in the live presentation will be included in this e-mail as well.
ABOUT THE CRITIQUE
You are invited to submit your 1 page query (max. 250 words). All submitted pages are guaranteed a written critique by Literary Agent Carly Watters. Carly reserves the right to request more writing from attendees by e-mail following the event if she deems the writing excellent.
Please Note: Even if you can’t attend the live webinar, registering for this live version will enable you to receive the On Demand webinar and a personal critique of your material. Purchasing the On Demand version after the live event will not include a critique.
ABOUT THE WEBINAR
Many writers think getting a literary agent is the hardest thing they’ll have to do as a writer. They think agents are looking to turn away writers, when actually many agents are actively looking to sign new talent. How do you find these agents that have open doors?
Literary Agent Carly Watters works with many debut writers she’s signed from the slush pile who have become successful multi-published authors. She’ll share the industry expectations of debut writers, how to find agents that are actively looking for new writers, and what questions to ask to make sure you find the right agent for you.
Learn what agents are being told by the industry and how that shapes the debut projects they sign, why you need an agent, and where to find agents that represent what you write. Do you want know how to hook an agent? Carly will make sure you’re fishing in the right pond.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
What an author/agent relationship looks like
How to find an agent that’s right for you
How to show agents you’re a ‘career author’
How to stand out among other querying writers
What the state of the industry looks like for new authors
How agents approach the slush pile and writers conferences
The important steps to writing a successful query letter
Why you must query an agent with what they ask for
Carly Watters is a VP and senior literary agent with the P.S. Literary Agency. She is a hands-on agent who 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 women’s fiction, commercial fiction, literary thrillers, upmarket nonfiction, and select YA. Carly is drawn to emotional, well-paced narratives with a great voice and characters that readers can get invested in.
Clients include Globe and Mail bestseller Jay Onrait, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Karen Katchur, Rebecca Phillips, Colin Mochrie, Julianna Scott, Danny Appleby, Paulette Lambert and more. Carly’s blog has been named one of 101 Best Websites for Writers by Writer’s Digest magazine. You can find Carly online at carlywatters.com and on Twitter @carlywatters.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Writers who are crafting their first book
Writers who have completed their first book
Published writers who do not have an agent yet
Writers who want to learn more about the author/agent relationship looks like
Writers who want to learn an agent’s role in the industry
HOW DOES THE CRITIQUE WORK?
You are invited to submit your 1 page query (max. 250 words). All submitted pages are guaranteed a written critique by Literary Agent Carly Watters. Carly reserves the right to request more writing from attendees by e-mail following the event if she deems the writing excellent. Instructions on how to submit your work are sent after you have purchased the webinar and officially register in Go-to-Webinar. When you have registered in GTW, you will receive a confirmation email from firstname.lastname@example.org, which contains the information you need to access the live webinar AND the Critique Submission Instructions.
HOW DOES THE WEBINAR WORK?
The webinar is broadcasted via the internet with live audio delivered through your computer speakers or over your telephone. The live webinar’s visual presentation is displayed directly from the Presenter’s computer to your computer screen. The Q&A is managed through a chat-style submission system with questions being read and answered by the Presenter for the entire class to hear. In the event some questions are not answered during the live session, an e-mail with questions and answers will be sent to all webinar attendees. By attending the live webinar and/or asking questions, your full name may be stated during the live event and captured in the recording.