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Ms. Carly Watters

P.S. Literary Agency

2010 Winston Park Drive, 2nd Floor

Oakville, Ontario L6H 5R7



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Website: psliterary.com

Blog: agentcarlywatters.wordpress.com/

Twitter: carlywatters

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from ARKWrites_521
Feb 23, 2021 6:06 pm


EQ: 2/23/21

Adult Romcom 88k
from SteinbeckFan
Feb 21, 2021 1:35 am


EQ: Feb. 7, 2021
FR: Feb. 19, 2021 (yay, query successful!)
Full MS sent Feb. 20, 2021

Upmarket Women's Fiction (83,000)

*I took Carly Watters's Query 101 seminar (via Zoom), which was terrific, and just a reminder the query's one job is to GET THE AGENT TO REQUEST! Rejection/Pass on your query doesn't mean your work isn't any good. It just means you may have to return to your pitch. ;-)*
from Woodside
Jan 26, 2021 5:19 pm


EQ 1/26/2021
Espionage Thriller 83,000 words
from lisangus
Jan 25, 2021 10:11 am


Sent manuscript Dec 3 (in response to live agent pitch at Toronto writing conference Aug 2019) 71k suspense.
On Jan 4 she confirmed receipt.
On Jan 25 she rejected it: "I really enjoyed the premise of this, but the pace didn't hold up for me so I'm going to have to pass. Wishing you the best." I appreciate the comment re pace -- that gives me an indication of why she rejected it, beyond the usual "not for me" boilerplate.
from cterlson
Jan 11, 2021 2:53 pm


On instagram today, she said P.S. does not send out rejections.
They only respond if they want more materials - so no response means no.

Kind of the reality these days.
from katiebird
Jan 07, 2021 10:40 pm


EQ: 8/7
Partial & one page synopsis requested: 9/25 (from admin)
107K Literary fiction, Historical fiction
Rejection 1/6/21 not the right fit
from EddieLane
Jan 07, 2021 6:58 pm


EQ: 8/21/2020
PR: 10/15/2020
update to full: 12/11/2020
Submitted Full Manuscript: 12/23/2020

60K Historic/Fairytale Romance
from acschroeder
Jan 06, 2021 5:35 pm


EQ: 8/15/20
PR: 10/02/20 - Fingers crossed!
ER: 01/06/21 - Not the right fit. Too bad!

98k Literary
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 04, 2021 6:19 am


Profile Update: Open to queries.
from Eliza1822
Dec 16, 2020 6:27 pm


She posted to twitter today: "When our @PSLiterary query inbox opens again for the New Year please send me adult commercial/upmarket novels that are 70-85k. I would love some short and punchy novels. I don't want to read anything over 90k right now. My attention span (& the rest of the world) is SHORT."
from JasmineBaker
Dec 16, 2020 5:41 pm


EQ: 11/03/2020
No response as of 12/16/2020
from rebeccatrusty
Dec 14, 2020 3:42 pm


EQ (adult thriller 95k): 9/3 (#PitMad)
FR: 10/23
from Patrick (admin)
Dec 13, 2020 11:46 am


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from gloomsday
Dec 10, 2020 11:53 pm


EQ (adult literary/magical realism 100k): 8/15
PR: 9/25 (sent 10/7)
Nudge with offer of rep: 11/30
FR: 12/1 (sent 12/1)
Offer withdrawn: 12/10, was told by BD Gyulai that they would have a response before 12/11 (agent deadline) but did not respond with enough time for me to make a measured decision, and I decided to accept initial agent's standing offer instead. Absolutely nothing against Carly! She seems like a wonderful agent, but the offering agent just seemed like a better fit for me and my book.
from hollyanne
Nov 13, 2020 11:08 am


EQ: 11/13/2020
68K Memoir

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