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Ms. Kelly Peterson

Corvisiero Literary Agency

275 Madison Avenue, 14th Floor

New York, NY 10016

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from wda101
Aug 11, 2017 2:03 pm

EQ: 08/10
YA Fantasy
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 08, 2017 9:56 am

Profile Update: Open to queries.

(Thanks selfwinding)
from selfwinding
Aug 04, 2017 8:28 am

She said on Twitter that she is reopening queries on Aug 7.

Earlier this week she said she has "under 200" queries left in her inbox. It sounded like she's trying to clear them before reopening.
from heroic665
Aug 03, 2017 8:39 am

EQ: 10/26/16
ER: 8/3/17

95K Fantasy

I guess that any response is better than no response, but I wrote this off as a CNR 6 months ago like most sane people would. The letter was polite, and I appreciate closing the loop, but it makes me reluctant to query anything again if I have to wait almost a year for a simple thumbs up/down.
from mochik
Jun 26, 2017 5:11 pm

I just got a request from a query sent over a year ago (395 days to be exact), so she is getting through her pile, just slowly. I guess this fits with the poster below's experience that they keep queries active until they read them.
from hoptoad62488
May 18, 2017 9:50 am

She commented on my pitch to Savvy Authors Pitch Fest requesting the first 30 pages + query. I sent these in on 05/17.

05/18: Full Request!

YA Fantasy 74k
from Mendressa
May 01, 2017 6:24 am

Pitched at Philadelphia Writing Workshop on 4/8/17.

Ms. Peterson asked a lot of really good questions and even requested to look over my first page. She gave positive feedback after reading it and asked for 50 pages and a synopsis. I did learn from a first page critique panel she was on that she doesn't like it when you mention the weather in your opening paragraph. So, you might want to edit for that before querying her. I'm sharpening up my 50 pages and will update once submitted.
from slbynum3
Feb 06, 2017 2:41 pm

Today, I queried a new project to this agency. I received a response from an intern saying that my previous query from March 2016 was still active, and she told me I'm only allowed to send one query at a time per their submission guidelines. The previous query is almost a year old, so am I right to have assumed it was already read and rejected? This is the email I sent back to her:

Dear Ms. Montgomery,

I'm sorry if there was any confusion, but I have never sent the current project to your agency. Furthermore, according to the records you provided, I haven't queried your agency since March of last year, which is nearly a whole year ago. It is my understanding that after about three months, a query is assumed to have been read and rejected. So I mark any queries I never got a response to as the agent saying 'no' to representation, and I don't think of it as still being active. I think waiting a year for a reply is more than sufficient. I didn't think the agency was even considering the other queries anymore.
from DueleNinja
Jan 07, 2017 7:15 pm

I met her during a query & 1st chapter critique session at a writer's conference. She was so nice and helpful.
Full sent 11/5/16
YA Sci-Fi 85k
from DebHawkins
Jan 03, 2017 9:44 am

10/5 - liked my pitch during Twitter's #DVPit Contest. 85K YA Fantasy
10/6 - EQ
1/3/17 - CNR - guess it's safe to mark this now.
from DebHawkins
Dec 30, 2016 11:27 am

Congratulations, Shanna!
from ShannaHughes
Dec 30, 2016 11:16 am

10/5 - request through #DVpit and asked for full MS
10/10 - query + full MS sent
12/2 offer of representation
12/16 offer accepted
12/19 signed!!!

Kelly really understands my manuscript and I love the suggestions she made to improve it. She is incredibly passionate and I'm very excited to work with her!
from Patchi
Dec 12, 2016 12:32 pm

Darryl, my query is also from April. I contacted her on Twitter in September and she said she had it but was taking a while because she was getting 50 queries a day at that time. Still haven't heard back.
from Darryl
Dec 11, 2016 9:09 pm

I sent a submission first week of April 2016. Never heard back. Sent five inquiries, no response. Sent quiry on their web page - nada. Is this usual for this agency?
from SarahLRWriter
Dec 01, 2016 10:43 am

EQ: 12/1

*Favored my Tweet at #PitMad

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