Carly Watters: PS Literary
Carly Watters is a literary agent with the P.S. Literary Agency having joined them in 2010 after working at Bloomsbury and the Darley Anderson Agency both in the UK. She considers herself a hands-on agent that develops proposals and manuscripts with attention for detail and the relevant markets. PSLA’s mission is to manage authors’ literary brands for their entire career.
Carly represents a diverse list of fiction, non-fiction and children’s authors including Taylor Jenkins Reid, Julianna Scott, Caitlin Rantala, Mary Akers, Rebecca Phillips, Ian T Healy, Jay Onrait, Colin Mochrie, Traci Foust and more. Never without a book on hand she reads across categories which is reflected in the genres she represents and is actively seeking new authors including literary and commercial fiction, contemporary romance, world literature, literary thrillers, upmarket non fiction (in health, wellness, pop science, and pop psychology), picture books, and all genres of YA. Carly is drawn to emotional, well-paced narratives, with a great voice and characters that readers can get invested in.
Find her here: Twitter: @carlywatters, Blog: http://carlywatters.com/, Website: www.psliterary.com
Elizabeth Kracht: Kimberly Cameron Assoc.
Elizabeth Kracht joined Kimberley Cameron & Associates in the fall of 2010 to broaden her perspective on the publishing industry. She represents both literary and commercial fiction as well as nonfiction, and brings to the agency experience as a former acquisitions editor, freelance publicist and writer. She thrives on working closely with authors and researching the potential market for new books. Elizabeth’s eclectic life experience drives her interests. She appreciates writing that has depth, an introspective voice or that offers wisdom for contemporary living. Having lived in cities such as New York, San Francisco and San Juan, Puerto Rico, she is compelled by urban and multicultural themes and loves settings that are characters unto themselves.
In fiction, she represents literary, commercial, women’s, thrillers, mysteries, and YA with crossover appeal. She is intrigued by untrustworthy narrators, tragic tales of class and circumstance, and identifies with flawed yet sterling characters. In nonfiction, she particularly loves memoir and other narrative nonfiction projects that contribute to the well-being of the self or others in addition to niche projects that fill holes in the market, offer a fresh approach, or make her laugh. She also has a soft spot for nonfiction heroic pet stories.
Connor Goldsmith: Foreword Literary
Connor Goldsmith is an Associate Agent at Foreword Literary. A native New Yorker, he graduated from Oberlin College in 2010 with Bachelor’s Degrees in English and Classics, and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Media Studies at The New School for Social Engagement.
He is interested in a wide range of fiction, and is looking for literary fiction, speculative fiction (sci-fi/fantasy), and psychological thrillers. Under the umbrella of speculative fiction Connor is especially interested in urban fantasy, urban science fiction, and magical realism. He is particularly looking for fiction from LGBT and racial minority perspectives. In non-fiction, he is looking for books by recognized experts with broad, established platforms. Subjects of interest include cinema, television, theater, mass media, historical biography, and progressive politics.
Stacy Glick: Dystel & Goderich Lit Agency
Stacey Kendall Glick, Vice President, joined DGLM in 1999 after working in film and television development for five years at PolyGram Filmed Entertainment and Hearst Entertainment, where she looked for book projects to be adapted into movies. Stacey is also a former child actress who appeared on television, in theater, and in feature films. She has a wide-ranging and eclectic client list that has grown and evolved over the years, and she is interested in many subjects, including (but not limited to) cooking and food, narrative nonfiction, memoir, parenting, psychology, science, health and wellness, lifestyle, current events, and pop culture. On the fiction side, she is considering YA, middle grade, and very select adult contemporary fiction. Stacey lives in Northern New Jersey with her husband and four little girls, and enjoys cooking and baking, sipping cocktails, taking pictures, shopping, theater, going to Mets games and eating spicy tuna hand rolls (among other things) when she can find the time.