New Year, New Wish List for 2014

notepageWhat I’m looking for in 2014:

While what I’m looking for isn’t that different from month to month or year to year. (I’m just looking for great storytelling!) Here is a detailed list of my interests for the start of this year. In no particular order:

Women’s fiction – contemporary, up-market, or historical (Example: The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls, The Engagements, Beautiful Day)

Upmarket non fiction – humor, health, wellness, cookbook (Example: Niche cookbooks or new approaches to our outlook on health)

Original Memoir – ‘drastically altered your  life’ stories. Did you cut up your credit cards and move to upstate new york to live simpler? Did you decide to live your life in 5 pieces of clothing for a whole year? Looking for super original ‘drastically changed your life’ type stories. (Example: Out Of The Woods)

Pop Science/Pop Psychology – how can you teach us about ourselves in a way we haven’t looked at yet? (Example: Power of Habit)

Young Adult and New Adult – contemporary, historical, light fantasy (emphasis on light), sci-fi, thriller, or mystery (Example: How to Love)

General fiction – literary thriller or mystery, stand alone (Example: Night Film)

Query me at query (at) Please put your title in the subject heading and address it to me. When in doubt: send me anything. I’m open to all great reads.

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.

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