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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/AALA Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from aloopratha
Jan 31, 2023 1:46 pm


Received a personalized pass and was sorta shocked by how detailed it was. I appreciate the specific feedback! So few agents offer anything beyond a form these days, if even that.
from renee1127
Jan 30, 2023 10:13 am


PB - 845 words Non Fiction
Liked query letter did not connect with book to market it.
from esmeatkins
Jan 27, 2023 2:01 am


Marisa's agency has an agent, Kendyll Drilling. She's the best. She gives the actual reasons for rejection. So thoughtful. This helps to improve.
from lonelyfire
Jan 25, 2023 9:33 am


Has anyone not received a response on a query sent last year? I sent one on November 12, with the customary pages, and I still haven't received a response?
from hreynolds
Jan 24, 2023 9:26 pm


Query 10/27
Full request 11/22
Rejection 1/24

Rejections on fulls always sting a little, but this one was better than most. Mira was very kind, gave me great feedback and shared a helpful link as well. She also had lots of nice things to say about my story, and let me know she'd be rooting for me! I really appreciate her taking the time to give me a thorough response.
from Jonas73
Jan 23, 2023 2:38 pm


Query 1/19
Polite/informative rejection 1/23
from kmr788
Jan 20, 2023 9:33 am


FQ: 1/19
Full Request Received: 1/20
70,000-word mystery thriller
from Purple
Jan 20, 2023 7:03 am


@GeorgesMom - very best of luck!!
from GeorgesMom
Jan 19, 2023 6:40 pm


88k literary/upmarket fiction. I pitched via Zoom to Marisa at the Midwest Writers' Workshop Agent Fest in early November and submitted a requested partial (50 pages) on 11/21/22; full request was received 1/18/23.
from tturkey
Jan 19, 2023 12:08 pm


Query: January 9, 2023
Rejection: January 11, 2023
from AndrewAbarcaApoapsu
Jan 17, 2023 6:06 pm


FQ: 10/10/22
FR: 01/17/23
40k YA Urban Fantasy (requested before being finished)

Partial requested with a verbal promise to work with me to make it better at RMFW conference. A kind form rejection from an intern who said too much telling not enough showing.
from HIMluv
Jan 17, 2023 4:23 pm


FQ: 1/11/23
FR: 1/15/203
88k Fantasy

A kind form rejection from an intern with a link to the agency's youtube to learn more about querying and the agent perspective.
from ConradAdamson
Jan 16, 2023 10:36 pm


Query: 10-4-22
Rejection: 1-16-23

20 page requested submission after PNWA pitch. Rejection with detailed, specific feedback and suggestions. I would submit to her again.
from cranstonshanna
Jan 16, 2023 10:02 am


FQ: 1/14/2023
FR: 1/16/2023
70k New Adult Fantasy

Like a few other comments on here, I got a very quick rejection from an intern with links to Youtube with very generic advice about opening pages. Without feedback, I can't exactly rewrite my opening to connect with the agent as a reader, since this tends to be a matter of personal taste.
from emilyrpinifay
Jan 12, 2023 8:43 pm


FQ: 1/6/23
FR: 1/9/23

"Thank you for submitting your query for ________ 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 to champion the project.

I always like to share this article as a resource to provide potential reasons I wasn't able to connect to the opening pages: https://www.how-to-write-a-book-now.com/story-beginnings.html"

The form rejection made me laugh a littleā€”I clicked on the link out of curiosity and found it to be incredibly basic writing advice, all of which I'm pretty convinced I'm doing in my opening pages, so without more detailed feedback, it's still impossible to know why it didn't work for this particular agent. Still, it seems like the interns are personalizing the responses a little, since people do seem to be getting variations on the rejection form letter.

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