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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

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Online Form: Yes

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from chicklegirl
Oct 18, 2017 5:56 pm


EQ 2/22/17 (80K--YA speculative/time travel)
CNR 6/23/17
ER 10/18/17 (helpful form letter)
from BillGinTexas
Oct 17, 2017 5:27 pm


OQ: 10/17/2017 75k Hist Fic Fam Saga
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 10, 2017 10:39 am


Profile Update: Open to queries. Now using QueryManager.
from isidri
Oct 04, 2017 8:46 pm


EQ: 5/23/16
ER: 10/4/17

form rejection

106K Science Fiction
from StoryMan
Sep 16, 2017 3:15 pm


EQ (picture book): 7/16/2016
ER: 9/16/2017 (over a year later got a very long form letter from her intern that provided no feedback on my actual piece but went on at length about blogs to look at--made me wonder if the letter was designed to get readers to go to the blogs mentioned)

Thank you so much for submitting your query to Corvisiero Literary Agency. We are going to pass at this time. We know you've put a lot of time and effort into your project. Take heart: the publishing industry is very subjective, so what may not work for us could be just what another agent is looking for. We encourage you to continue your pursuit of publication.

In your search for the perfect agent, you may want to check out Cristopher Freese's Guide to Literary Agents blog. We have found it to be a great resource for finding new agents that are looking to build their lists.

There are also great resources from industry bloggers such as Chuck Sambuchino, Cathy Yardley and Chuck Wendig that are incredibly helpful when it comes to writing inspiration and helpful tips.We also encourage writers to gather beta readers and critique partners to help hone your craft; their suggestions and feedback can be invaluable.

Writer's Digest and Publishers Marketplace are also incredibly useful tools to learn more about the publishing process and stay on top of industry news.

We also encourage writers to gather beta readers and critique partners to help hone your craft; their suggestions and feedback can be invaluable.

Thank you for considering us for your work and we wish you great success with your writing career.

Sincerely,

Caleb Bollenbacher
Corvisiero Intern Team
Corvisiero Literary Agency
from MWeisberg
Aug 24, 2017 1:42 pm


I just got a request for pages from a query I'd sent in February 2016. It seems like her interns are clearing her backlog all the way back. Props to them for being thorough!
from Catsamoa79
Aug 04, 2017 12:03 pm


EQ: 4/3/17
CNR: 8/4/17

I sent a follow-up email about a month ago and still haven't heard anything.
from SaraCo
Jul 21, 2017 7:26 pm


dpasquantonio I wouldn't CNR this yet. After waiting close to six months, I sent a follow up email. Her assistant replied she was backlogged and would eventually respond.
from dpasquantonio
Jul 21, 2017 6:00 pm


EQ: 2017-05-10
CNR: 2017-07-21

We met at the GrubStreet conference at a cocktail hour. She was engaging, funny, seemed genuinely interested in my manuscript and pitch, she gave me her card and said definitely send along a query and sample even though she's closed to queries, and ... I never heard from her. I don't know. Agents claim that making the effort to meet them in person at events like that conference gives one a leg up over a cold query, plus they say they like to see wannabe authors make the effort to attend conferences and learn craft, but I don't think I believe that any more. I think that most agents have no interest, or need, to even acknowledge pre-published authors, even after they hand you their business card and encourage you to contact them.
from LynnMC
Jul 20, 2017 9:59 am


Had submitted back in march. Nudged on june 8 with an offer from a publisher. Full request. Spoke with her in length. Marisa is very easy to talk to and definitely knows her stuff. She was also very excited about my book and offered a contract today after several correspondence concerning current publisher offer. Im excited to work with her. So pumped!!
Literary Fiction/Paranormal elements 72K
signed contract. Yay!!! 7/19/17
from kelso9494
May 03, 2017 9:28 am


Justin Wells, a junior agent at Corvisiero Literary Agency, favorited my #kidpit tweet back on April 5 and I sent him a query, synopsis, and opening pages on April 6. He requested a full April 7, then revision requests on April 8. He absolutely flew through my manuscript, which was encouraging. I sent him a revised manuscript on April 28, and on May 1, he offered co-representation with Marisa Corvisiero. They were AWESOME to work with from the very beginning; revision requests were detailed and helpful. I can't believe this process went as quickly as it did, but I'm thrilled.

Contemporary YA fiction - 73k
from BillGinTexas
Apr 24, 2017 1:13 pm


04/04/2017 nudge; agent closed after my query submission
from engstromdd
Apr 20, 2017 9:00 pm


EQ: Jan 7, 2017. Confirmation of receipt the same day.
Follow-up email after 90 days, per agency web site: April 8, 2017
Notification I'd received an offer of rep: April 16, 2017
CNR: April 20, 2017

89K word adult SF
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 06, 2017 3:38 am


Profile Update: Closed to queries.

from chachadigregorio
Apr 04, 2017 1:15 pm


FR: 11/15 after pitching at a conference. Absolutely wonderful person! I am keeping my fingers crossed.
So, after 4.5 months I nudged. I would have waited another month, but I received some editorial feedback that really helped reshape my manuscript and I wanted her to have the latest copy.

Note - I never received a receipt that she saw my MS, or any kind of email stating that the MS was received. So, I'm a little nervous about that. I keep checking that I have the right email.

Again - she's pretty fabulous :)

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