How to Get an Agent
YOU'LL LOVE THIS ONDEMAND WEBINAR IF:
- You are a writer who is crafting your first book
- You are a writer who has completed your first book
- Your are a published writer who doesn't have an agent yet
- You are a writer who wants to learn more about the author/agent relationship
- You are a writer who wants to learn an agent's role in the industry
ABOUT THE ONDEMAND WEBINAR
Many writers think getting a literary agent is the hardest thing they'll have to do as a writer. They think agents are looking to turn away writers, when actually many agents are actively looking to sign new talent. How do you find these agents that have open doors?
Literary Agent Carly Watters works with many debut writers she's signed from the slush pile who have become successful multi-published authors. She shares the industry expectations of debut writers, how to find agents that are actively looking for new writers, and what questions to ask to make sure you find the right agent for you.
Learn what agents are being told by the industry and how that shapes the debut projects they sign, why you need an agent, and where to find agents that represent what you write. Do you want know how to hook an agent? Carly makes sure you're fishing in the right pond.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:
- What an author/agent relationship looks like
- How to find an agent that's right for you
- How to show agents you're a 'career author'
- How to stand out among other querying writers
- What the state of the industry looks like for new authors
- How agents approach the slush pile and writers conferences
- The important steps to writing a successful query letter
- Why you must query an agent with what they ask for
Carly Watters is a VP and senior literary agent with the P.S. Literary Agency. She is a hands-on agent who 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 women's fiction, commercial fiction, literary thrillers, upmarket nonfiction, and select YA. Carly is drawn to emotional, well-paced narratives with a great voice and characters that readers can get invested in.
Clients include Globe and Mail bestseller Jay Onrait, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Karen Katchur, Rebecca Phillips, Colin Mochrie, Julianna Scott, Danny Appleby, Paulette Lambert and more. Carly's blog has been named one of 101 Best Websites for Writers by Writer's Digest magazine. You can find Carly online at carlywatters.com and on Twitter @carlywatters.
NOTE: Writer's Digest does not offer refunds for OnDemand Webinars. All sales are final. OnDemand Webinars do NOT include a critique.