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Ms. Marisa Corvisiero

Corvisiero Literary Agency

275 Madison Avenue, 14th Floor

New York, NY 10016



Website: www.corvisieroagency.com

Blog: thoughtsfromaliteraryagent.blogspot.com

Twitter: CorvisieroLit

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from jaymeinman
Jan 16, 2021 12:46 pm


Form Q: 9/18/20
ER: 1/16/21

SF 83K
from MikeNordenstrom
Jan 12, 2021 10:40 am


FQ - 1/12/21
98K Adult Thriller
from VictoriaJayne
Jan 04, 2021 7:44 pm


1/4/21 - FQ

98K - Contemporary Romance - Outlaw Motorcycle Club Romance - 1st in Series
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 04, 2021 2:57 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries.

Thanks cterlson
from cterlson
Jan 04, 2021 11:10 am


Today on twitter, her agency said it was open for submissions now.

@CorvisieroLit
from Catsamoa79
Dec 29, 2020 5:34 pm


EQ; 9/4/20
ER: 12/29/20, note from an intern named Tessa Shaffer.
from Wolfangel295
Dec 23, 2020 11:42 pm


After hearing all this I’m wondering if I should accept her if she wants to represent me... should I? I really don’t know.
from Laurentia
Dec 22, 2020 11:41 am


I queried this agent a few months ago before I heard of the drama surrounding her. I never received a reply so I thought it was a CNR anyway but I got a full manuscript request today. As great as it is, I just don’t think she is the right person to represent me. Her comments regarding BLM coupled with the fact that she still continued to represent Dashner after he was dropped from Penguin after sexual misconduct allegations is a big red flag. Also, a lot of her staff withdrew over these issues back in June and the ones that didn’t withdraw were fired unjustly after she received backlash for her tweets. I’ll hold out for the right agent for both me and my work :)
from SonyaBright
Dec 09, 2020 10:45 am


I'm very surprised she still has the agency running, and I would proceed with caution.

To elaborate (and correct) some of the information on here:

What happened was that she posted something about the BLM protests. On its own it didn't come across as particularly offensive, but people went back through her Twitter account and discovered she'd "liked" a lot of tweets with racist/sexist/etc. content in them. It didn't surprise many people, because she'd recently taken on an author accused of sexual harassment (he'd been fired from elsewhere because of it).

When this came to light she fired her entire staff. It was also discovered she'd been using a fake Manhattan address to make her business look more prestigious.

I have also been told behind the scenes that some authors have had issues with some of her political views.
from Patrick (admin)
Dec 01, 2020 5:15 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.

Thanks Mesmer7
from Mesmer7
Nov 27, 2020 11:22 am


Their twitter account says "Attention authors, we are closing the query box December 1, 2020 until January 2, 2021 unless your work has been requested. We need to catch up on the queries we already have. We look forward to hearing from you in the new year!"
from carolynxriot
Nov 23, 2020 3:01 pm


Well, I guess I can finally update:

EQ/FQ: 04/14/2019
PR: 11/23/2020

Finally received a rejection today after 589 loooong days and a lot of nudging. While the critique of my work was helpful, it would have been more helpful significantly closer to my original submission date so I could fix some of the things she suggested before querying others. As it stands, I'm just feeling a bit discouraged now. I think she might have been applying her lens of primarily representing romance to see my story through a different light than I intended, genre-wise, and since that wasn't where I was leaning, she might have thought that my focus wasn't quite there.
from Leim01
Nov 19, 2020 8:00 pm


EQ Sept 1 MG Supernatural.
Form Rejection 19. November
from sgtkilljoy79
Nov 19, 2020 6:07 pm


EQ: 17 Nov 20
ER: 19 Nov 20

Adult suspense/thriller, 80k

Nice form rejection. Always good to get the first one out of the way with new queries.
from mawidmaier
Nov 18, 2020 6:35 pm


OF: 5/14/2020
CNR: 8/20/2020
ER: 11/18/2020

164 K Adult Fantasy

Can't believe she held on to it for this long. The notice was a form letter, but she did say she "found great qualities in my work." That's encouraging, at least. Onward and upward!

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