Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Literary agent Cate Hart at the Corvisiero Agency seeks new authors of YA and Middle Grade novels and historical romance

Corvisiero Literary Agency
275 Madison Avenue
14th Floor
New York, NY  100016

The Corvisiero Agency bills itself as a boutique agency, meaning it’s fairly small. It was founded within the last couple of years by Marisa Corvisiero, which means that all agents at the agency are relatively new and need authors.

Junior agent Cate Hart is the newest member of the team (and so the agent most in need of new authors. Cate is all about guilty pleasures. She loves salted caramel mochas, Justin Timberlake, Fox’s Sleepy Hollow, and Steampunk. As a native Nashvillian, Cate’s biggest guilty pleasure is watching Nashville.

Cate seeks unique stories with well-crafted plots and unforgettable characters with a strong voice. Her favorite genre is historical, whether it’s Middle Grade or YA, Adult Romance or something even spicier. The time periods she loves most are Elizabethan England, the American and French Revolutions, the Victorian Era and the Gilded Age. She loves Scottish and French History. If it’s steampunk, clockpunk, or candlepunk she wants it.

Her first love will always be YA. She will consider any genre, but is looking especially for Fantasy and Magical Realism. 

For Middle Grade, she is looking for Fantasy, Adventure and Mystery with a humorous or heart-warming voice and a unique concept.

For Adult, she is only accepting Historical Romance.

Cate will also consider select LGBTQ and Erotica.

For Non-Fiction, Cate will consider select histories and biographies. She is looking for secret histories and little known facts and events. She enjoys reading about the everyday heroes of the American and French Revolutions, something more beyond the tactics of war.

Include her name in your subject line. Attach a 1–2-page synopsis and the first five pages of your manuscript as a separate Word doc.

Cate will respond to every query. You can check her website http://catehart.com/ for current through dates as well as updated wish lists.

Full submission guidelines here.  To check out all the gents at the Corvisiero Agency and what they’re looking for, go to their home page and click on Representation.

Sam Hiyate of The Rights Factory
Brian Henry will lead “How to Get Published" workshops in Thessalon in Algoma on March 23 (see here), in Guelph on April 12 with literary agent Sam Hiyate (see here), in London on April 19 with literary agent Olga Filina (see here), in Stouffville on May 24 with literary agent Carly Watters (see here) and in Ottawa on June 22 with literary agent Maria Vicente (see here).

But the best way to get your manuscript ready for publication is with a weekly course. Check out the details of all course starting in March and April here.

Brian will lead “Next Step in Creative Writing” class in Mississauga on Thursday afternoons (see here) in Georgetown on Thursday evenings (see here), and in Burlington on Tuesday evenings (see here).

Brian will lead “Intensive Creative Writing” classes on Wednesday afternoons in Burlington (see here) and on Wednesday evenings in Mississauga (see here).

And he’ll lead a “Welcome to Creative Writing” course on Tuesday afternoons in Burlington (see here) and a “Writing your life & other personal stories” course on Tuesday mornings, also in Burlington (see here).

To register or for more details of any course or workshop, email brianhenry@sympatico.ca

See Brian's full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Barrie, Brampton, Bolton, Burlington, Caledon, Cambridge, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, London, Midland, Mississauga, Newmarket, Orillia, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Stouffville, Sudbury, Thessalon, Toronto, Algoma, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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