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P.S. Literary Agency - About Us
About Us

Who We Are

The P.S. Literary Agency (PSLA), established in 2005, is located in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We represent both fiction and nonfiction works to leading publishers in North America, Europe and throughout the World. We maintain a small but select client list that receives our undivided attention and focused efforts.

PSLA seeks to work with clients who are professional and committed to their goals. It is our desire to work with clients for the duration of their careers. In addition to contract negotiations, editorial and marketing guidance, our commitment extends to post-publication in pursuing foreign, audio, digital, TV/film and serial rights. Our team stays current and on top of publishing trends by attending major national and international industry conferences and travelling to New York City and other publishing hubs to meet and network with top editors.

Please take a moment to meet our team:

Curtis Russell – President & Principal Agent

Curtis Russell Curtis Russell began his publishing career as the proprietor of a micro press before crossing over to the other side of the desk and founding the P.S. Literary Agency. Curtis' reputation for excellence and passion for getting the best for his authors has resulted in a wide-ranging and diverse client list that appeals to his many literary interests. His penchant for discovering writers with unique ideas in a variety of categories has served the agency well. And his ability to spot talent of all stripes has resulted in the creation of a growing and dynamic PSLA team committed to the highest standards of literary representation. If you would like to send a query to Curtis, please click or tap here to review our Submission Guidelines.


Carly Watters – VP & Senior Literary Agent

Carly Watters Carly Watters began her publishing career in London, England at the Darley Anderson Literary, TV and Film Agency and Bloomsbury PLC. She completed her BA in English Language and Literature at Queen's University and her MA in Publishing Studies from City University London with a thesis on the social, political and economic impact of literary prizes on trade publishing. Never without a book on hand she reads across categories which is reflected in the genres she represents. If you would like to send a query to Carly, please click or tap here to review our Submission Guidelines.

 

 
 

Maria Vicente – Associate Agent

Maria Vicente Maria Vicente began her publishing career as an intern with Bree Ogden at D4EO Literary Agency. She was an intern at PSLA before joining the Agency as an associate agent. Maria has a B.A. in English Literature from Carleton University and a B.Ed. from The University of Western Ontario. Her reading preferences vary across categories and she is interested in writers with unique and creative concepts. If you would like to send a query to Maria, please click or tap here to review our Submission Guidelines.

 

 
 

Kyle Sofianek – Literary Assistant

Kyle Sofianek Kyle Sofianek interned and worked in publishing (BOA Editions and Latin American Literary Review Press) before her first experience in an agency at Harvey Klinger in NYC. Kyle has her B.A. in Literature and Communications and her M.A. in Literary and Cultural Studies from Carnegie Mellon University.


B.D. Gyulai – VP & Office Manager

B.D. GyulaiB.D. Gyulai is responsible for all back office administration which includes reviewing royalty statements, client payment processing, maintaining the PSLA website and acting as the liaison between clients and agents.


Paula Breen – Contracts Manager

Paula BreenPaula Breen is a former publishing executive with over thirty years experience in negotiating and deal-making. Before becoming an independent publishing consultant in 2003, she was Vice President and Director of Contracts for Random House. Prior to that, she worked in the contracts department of both Crown Publishers and Simon & Schuster. Paula is known throughout the industry as a fair but tough and tenacious negotiator, and she utilizes her experience to help negotiate contracts on behalf of PSLA.

 


 

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