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Ms. Marisa Corvisiero

Corvisiero Literary Agency

275 Madison Avenue, 14th Floor

New York, NY 10016



Twitter: CorvisieroLit

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E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from Patrick (admin)
Oct 04, 2022 9:14 pm

Profile Update: Genres updated.
from Jennifire112
Oct 04, 2022 7:57 pm

QF submitted 9/30/22
Contemporary women's fiction, erotic romance. 66k words.
from magyarwithoddshoes
Oct 04, 2022 9:12 am

Interesting comments. Oddly helpful for a rejection. Now motivated to revise the hell out of my manuscript.
I guess, despite the rejection, I owe Marisa & Co a debt of gratitude. I had an inkling of the issue, I just needed confirmation.

from krmanzi26
Oct 03, 2022 3:08 pm

Agreed with MaggieSue. It appears as part of this agent's form rejection the agent has chosen to tell people to use beta readers. Really? I had no idea!
from TooMuchCoffeeMan
Sep 28, 2022 10:11 am

This rejection is the best possible result aside from an offer of representation. Marisa personally, specifically pointed out exactly what I now know is wrong with the MS, a mix of genres that makes it unwieldy. Otherwise she loved the MS, and I'm fixing the issue for new submissions to, unfortunately, other agents or publishers. Thank you for your encouragement, Marisa!
from manda5000
Sep 27, 2022 10:01 am

Thank you for submitting your query for XXXXX to Corvisiero Literary Agency for our consideration. Even though we found great qualities within your query and synopsis, the writing felt a little vague at times, making us crave stronger details about XXXX and his world. For this reason, we didn't connect with the sample pages as strongly as we had hoped to champion the project.

We sincerely apologize for not having better news to share. Thank you again for providing us the opportunity to review your writing, and we wish you the best of luck in finding an agent who will passionately represent your work!

Best regards,

Adam Cyzner
Literary Intern on behalf of Marisa Corvisiero | Corvisiero Literary Agency
from khornstein
Sep 26, 2022 11:06 am

Kind rejection from a "literary apprentice" at the agency after 53 days. I am happy to have been in the "maybe" pile for that long :) Sort of formy comment on the quality of pages I sent, but I'm happy at least the query lasted as long as it did in the pile! Have sent out almost 50 queries with no personal responses until this one so felt kind of in the dark as to whether the query/concept was ok. I shall keep on going!! And maybe revise my first two chapters a bit...Historical 80K
from haleywarrington
Sep 26, 2022 11:03 am

FQ: 9/26/2022
74k Adult Romance/Thriller
from haleywarrington
Sep 26, 2022 11:01 am

EQ: 8/22/2022
85k YA Fantasy
Full Request!!: 9/10/2022 (Sent same day)
Personalized rejection: 9/23/2022
from JohnWiens
Sep 26, 2022 9:15 am

She gave me a quick reply and some comments on my submission.
from MeggieSue13
Sep 26, 2022 7:27 am

FQ: 8/4/2022
FR: 9/26/2022
Adult Contemporary Fantasy 135K

This is the first time I've actually felt insulted by a rejection. The insinuation that my pages were so unpolished I obviously didn't have a beta or CP (I had 5) is, I'm sure, meant to be helpful, but instead seems incredibly out of touch and rude. They could have left it at "we didn't connect with the pages" and I'd have been fine.
from SadieJL
Sep 23, 2022 8:52 pm

Slightly personalized response

Thank you for submitting your query for TITLE 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 appreciate the response!
from GeriMC
Sep 23, 2022 3:01 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 showing up under Marisa Corvisiero.
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.
Adult fantasy 82k
from TooMuchCoffeeMan
Sep 22, 2022 1:02 pm

The email to didn't go through. This is a problem where requested material must be sent via upload to an automated form with a limit of 2MB. It doesn't work for books with a few dozen photos. And often there's a dead zone where you can't get in touch with a human to ask what to do next.

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from jmraymond
Sep 22, 2022 11:41 am

Form Query: 8/26
Personalized Form Rejection: 9/22

91k Adult Sci-Fantasy

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