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Ms. Tessa Shaffer

Corvisiero Literary Agency

New York, NY



Website: www.corvisieroagency.com

Twitter: has_no_regrets

AAR/AALA Member: No

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from lucabura
Nov 19, 2022 1:01 pm


Adult Historical Action Adventure
FQ for Kendyll Drilling (not on QT but same agency) sent 09/2/22
Full Request 11/14/22, sent same day
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 16, 2022 3:22 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.

Thanks williet
from williet
Nov 16, 2022 9:31 am


QM says she's closed until 1/2/2023
from RachelStone
Oct 13, 2022 12:35 pm


Thanks Patrick and no worries - it was Tuesday. Sent to others using QM same day no issue. Will try again, just thought I'd check
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 12, 2022 2:45 pm


Sorry about the trouble, RachelStone. Did this happen on Monday? We had some server issues for a few hours on Monday, but everything is fine now.
from RachelStone
Oct 12, 2022 2:30 pm


Filled in the form and got an error message after hitting submit (all input was lost!). Says the form is down and/or permanently moved. Tried contacting the general inbox to let them know and ask re next steps but also undeliverable -- is this just me?
from Melanie_Savelli
Oct 07, 2022 2:47 pm


10/6 request for manuscript - query letter sent with nonfiction book proposal a month ago
from rigrug
Oct 02, 2022 10:12 pm


Q 9/7
Rejected 10/2, carbon copy of the responses from that same intern.
from GeriMC
Sep 23, 2022 3:04 pm


I'm confused. I was trying to submit to Tessa Shaffer--used the link from her page on the Corvisiero website--but it is tracking under Marisa Corvisiero. and the email I got from querymanager said I submitted to Marisa.

Q: 8/17
9/23 Semi-personalize rejection. The first I've gotten in 30 rejections, so I guess that's a step forward?
At least I got feed back that my synopsis and query spoke to them, so that's one less thing to fret about.

51k contemporary MG
from Lorettakate
Sep 08, 2022 5:36 pm


EQ: 9/3/22

YA Gothic Horror
from DelStar99
Aug 23, 2022 3:33 pm


Queried Tessa back in June, had a quick Full request from her intern Adam. About 6 weeks later I had a reply pass on the Full, again from Adam. The feedback was pretty detailed, and quite sweet, but disappointing to come from the intern. Many of the comments went directly against the majority of praise I have had from other agents for the same areas of the MS, so I do wonder about the credibility of an intern critiquing manuscripts. Otherwise, it was nice to have a timely reply.
from bakerwordnerd
Aug 21, 2022 12:25 pm


EQ: Upmarket Fiction 97k 08-15
Rejected by Adam on 08/21- same as the rest :( growth mindset/beta readers, which like others, I find a bit condescending. Just say it's not a good fit and move on.
from freekim24
Aug 14, 2022 8:55 am


Thank you for submitting your query for XXXX to Corvisiero Literary Agency for our consideration. Even though we found great qualities within your query and synopsis, we didn't connect with the sample pages as strongly as we had hoped in order to champion the project. Please keep in mind that this industry is crazy subjective--what didn't hook us right away, could be just what another agent is looking for.

We are sorry to not have better news to share. We hope you take this decline as an encouraging "no" that is simply helping you find your way to the right "yes". Keep honing your skills, learning about the industry, and always embrace a growth mindset. We're rooting for you!

Best of luck,
Adam (on behalf of Tessa Shaffer)

Adam Cyzner
Literary Intern | Corvisiero Literary Agency
1001 Avenue of the Americas
12th Floor, Corvisiero Suite
New York, NY 10018
from jmoore0618
Aug 12, 2022 10:29 am


Dear J. Lynne,

Thank you for submitting your query for PROJECT to Corvisiero Literary Agency for our consideration. Even though we found great qualities within your query and synopsis, we felt that the story needed a stronger hook did immediately draw us into the narrative. For this reason, we didn't connect with the sample pages as strongly as we had hoped in order to champion the project. Please keep in mind that this industry is crazy subjective--what didn't hook us right away, could be just what another agent is looking for.

We are sorry to not have better news to share. We hope you take this decline as an encouraging "no" that is simply helping you find your way to the right "yes". Keep honing your skills, learning about the industry, and always embrace a growth mindset. We're rooting for you!

Best of luck,
Adam (on behalf of Tessa Shaffer)
from jenniferkathleen
Jul 27, 2022 3:28 pm


FQ via form 7/21/2022
Today from Adam the Intern (All that's missing is Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars!)

Dear Jennifer Kathleen,

Thank you for submitting your query for ONE SUMMER NEVER ENDS: HOW I HELPED SOLVE A THIRTY-SEVEN-YEAR-OLD COLD CASE to Corvisiero Literary Agency for our consideration. Even though we found great qualities within your query and synopsis, we didn't connect with the sample pages as strongly as we had hoped in order to champion the project. Please keep in mind that this industry is crazy subjective--what didn't hook us right away, could be just what another agent is looking for.

We are sorry to not have better news to share. We hope you take this decline as an encouraging "no" that is simply helping you find your way to the right "yes". Keep honing your skills, learning about the industry, and always embrace a growth mindset. We're rooting for you!

Best of luck,
Adam (on behalf of Tessa Shaffer)

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