Webinar: Successfully Publishing Your First Novel in the 21st Century

Picture 1Attention debut writers! A reminder of my Webinar on Thursday. If you can’t attend in person you will still get the webinar sent to you. You still get a critique, too.

Remember: a critique is not a query. So if you want to sign up and get a critique and then use the feedback you can still query me after.


I will be teaching a Writer’s Digest Webinar on June 5th at 1pm EST. Sign up today! It includes a critique of the first 5 pages of your manuscript. Space is limited.


It has never been more difficult to get traditionally published and make your writing stand out than right now. No matter what your writing goals are, a writer needs to get their book noticed to make it in this age of publishing. But with the right tools and industry insider tips you can make it possible.

Being a published author in the 21st century means knowing how to get published, how to do it well, and how to rise above all the other books out there. Instead of accepting that it’s a competitive industry, why not learn what it takes to build a successful writing career?


  • How to begin your book and why you’ve probably been starting in the wrong spot
  • Self-editing tips that will transform your manuscript
  • How to make your query letter stand out (from someone who reads over 800 a month!)
  • Why agents stop reading your manuscript
  • What agents are looking for in writers that are going to help them stand out
  • How agents partner with authors to make them stand out in 21st century publishing

Sign up here! Listen to me for an hour and a half from the comfort of your own desk. And don’t forget: I will be critiquing the first 5 pages of everyone’s manuscript in the weeks following the Webinar.

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 “Webinar: Successfully Publishing Your First Novel in the 21st Century

  1. Carly, this sounds like a fantastic opportunity!

    I’m submitting my novel to be professionally edited by Barbara Kyle on June 23rd (here’s a shout-out for her ms evaluation program for other writers … http://bit.ly/SqJHN2). Will you be offering another similar webinar in the summer or fall? If so, I would love to take part once my novel has been edited.


  2. Thank you, Carly, for the helpful webinar and critique (I received it today). I really appreciate your advice and encouragement. Your book, blog, and tweets continue to be great resources for me as I learn the art of novel writing.

    Blessings ~ Wendy ❀


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