Agents get nervous too…

If you think the querying process makes you nervous, don’t forget that agents get nervous too!

When we offer representation on something we love and it’s out with other agents…

When we submit our client’s projects to editors…

When we await client revisions in hopes that they get them spot on…

Agents have an emotional reaction to their client’s work. That’s what keeps us working hard! I’m on pins and needles today in fact…

Published by Carly Watters

Carly Watters is a SVP, senior literary agent and director of literary branding 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 women’s fiction, commercial and upmarket fiction, select literary fiction, platform-driven non fiction and select memoir. She occasionally represents children's book projects. Carly is drawn to emotional, well-paced narratives, with a great voice and characters that readers can get invested in.

2 thoughts on “Agents get nervous too…

  1. It’s hard for writers to remember that agents really do care. When all we hear is no and face nothing but rejection, it is easy to begin to blame the ‘cold and heartless’ agents who have ‘no idea’ what we are going through; which is simply not true.

    Hope what ever it is that you are nervous about works out for you!


    1. Thanks, Greg!

      Yes, we have hearts :) Big ones for our clients.

      The reason we don’t always get back to you adequately is because we’re working hard for them.

      Good luck with your work, Greg!


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