About the Instructors:
is a VP and Senior Literary Agent at the P.S. Literary Agency. Carly began her publishing career in London at the Darley Anderson Literary, TV and Film Agency. She has a BA in English Literature from Queen's University and a MA in Publishing Studies from City University London. Since joining PSLA in 2010 Carly has had great success launching new authors domestically and abroad. Never without a book on hand she reads across categories which is reflected in the genres she represents at PSLA. Representing debuts and bestsellers, Carly is drawn to: emotional, well-paced fiction, with a great voice and characters that readers can get invested in; and platform-driven non-fiction.
Bestselling and debut clients include Taylor Jenkins Reid, Karen Katchur, Rebecca Phillips, Andrea Dunlop, Colin Mochrie, Jay Onrait, Julianna Scott, Danny Appleby, Paulette Lambert and more.
She has been faculty at numerous industry conferences around North America including SCBWI North San Francisco, Surrey International Writer's Conference, Las Vegas Writer's Conference, Ontario Writer's Conference, CanWrite, Florida Writer's Conference, and Oklahoma Writer's Conference.
Maria Vicente is an Associate Agent at the P.S. Literary Agency. She is a creative and editorial agent, providing support to her clients through all stages of the writing and publication process. Her publishing career began as an intern with Bree Ogden at D4EO Literary Agency, and she also interned at P.S. Literary before joining the agency as an associate agent. Her reading preferences vary across categories and genres, which is reflected in her client list. Maria holds a B.A. in English Literature from Carleton University, a B.Ed. from the University of Western Ontario, and many years of experience editing and designing literary magazines.
Clients include Sam Maggs, Suzanne Sutherland, Crystal Smalls Ord, Janelle Asselin, and many more. Maria has affinities for literary prose, strong character development, original storytelling formats, and anything geeky.