Ask an Editor: How to Avoid the Dreaded “No” via Algonquin Books Blog

Ask an editor: Executive Editor Chuck Adams shares what writers should not do…

Reposted from Algonquin Books Blog

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.

4 thoughts on “Ask an Editor: How to Avoid the Dreaded “No” via Algonquin Books Blog

  1. I didn’t even consider the mundane issue until about a year ago. Now I find I constantly find I have to remind myself to stop adding details like that in. Thanks for sharing! Its always good to brush up on this stuff.


Leave a Reply to Carly Watters Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: