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Ms. Kelly Peterson

Corvisiero Literary Agency

275 Madison Avenue, 14th Floor

New York, NY 10016


Twitter: YAFantasyFan

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Online Form: Yes

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from karenleespree
Yesterday 7:53 am

A Savvy Author Pitch request. Sent 50 pages 9/26 YA, F A pass on 10/17 complete opposite comments of other agents. Subjective business.
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 10, 2017 10:45 am

Profile Update: Now using QueryManager.
from Zooks3
Oct 09, 2017 8:22 pm

08/21/17: EQ re: Brogwin - MG
10/9/17: form rejection
from novelgirl92
Sep 29, 2017 2:57 pm

@karenleespree, I received a confirmation immediately after I submitted on Tuesday
from novelgirl92
Sep 26, 2017 4:08 pm

EQ: 9/26

83k YA Fantasy
from Allister
Sep 25, 2017 8:07 am

Yay Hoptoad! Congrats!

Kelly requested my PitMad and the first 25 pages after she had requested my full manuscript last year before I did a serious revision request on it, adding over 30,000 words. She said she loved it then and I'm hoping with all the work I put into it she will like it even more! She's really cool and I have a lot of publishers who requested the novel through DVPit if I get an agent. It would be nice to have a newer enthusiastic agent who is building their client list and she even liked a prior novel I wrote and sent me tailored suggestions. Here's to hoping!
from hoptoad62488
Sep 05, 2017 11:19 am

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

05/18/17: Full Request!
07/21/17: Withdrew Manuscript due to R&R request from other agent
09/04/17: Resubmitted Manuscript Revision

YA Fantasy 77k
from Odvillainy
Aug 22, 2017 6:36 pm

For those still waiting, I queried 5/28/16 and just got a full request today. I'm now represented though. Hang in there!
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 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.

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