I’m Looking For A Reader

Love reading, critiquing and writing?

I’m looking for someone:

  • To do reading for me and write reader’s reports
  • Who can give 10-20 hours a week for 3-6 months
  • Who can work remotely
  • That likes YA and women’s fiction
  • Who ideally has publishing industry experience, is professional, can follow deadlines, and knows what a reader’s report is

Interested? Email a resume, cover letter, your availability, and a list of your 5 favourite authors to info(at)psliterary(dot)com with the subject heading Carly Watters Reader Application. I will accept applications until March 14.

It is an unpaid and remote role, but I will happily give a recommendation for any successful candidates. Ideal role for publishing or writing students, those looking to get into publishing, or those who have a little bit of experience under their belt.

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.

6 thoughts on “I’m Looking For A Reader

  1. Hi there Carly … I love your blog and find all your tips really useful. If I were to assess your post using your criteria for queries I’d ask – Are the advantages of this unpaid position obvious? Is this someone I’d like to work for? What is the payoff for me? I know what they might be but, aside from you willing to write a recommendation, I didn’t see that in the post. To be honest, your “call” sounded really “me … me… me”. No offense, just speaking truth to power..


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