Monday, January 11, 2021

Literary agent Marisa Corvisiero seeks fiction and nonfiction for adults, young adults, middle grade, and picture books

Sned Higgins: Middle Grade Ninja
by Chris Billingsley
represented by Corvisiero Literary
Corvisiero Literary Agency

1001 Avenue of the Americas
12th Floor, Corvisiero Suite
New York, NY  10018

Note: Don't ever miss a post on Quick Brown Fox. Fill in your email in the Follow Brian by Email box to the right under my bio, and get each post delivered to your Inbox. If you’re not yet on my newsletter list, send me an email, including your locale to: ~Brian

Marisa A. Corvisiero is the founder and CEO of the Corvisiero Literary Agency. She’s also a practicing attorney. Before starting her own agency, she worked with the L. Perkins Agency.

Marisa represents fiction and nonfiction for adults, young adults, middle grade and picture books. She looks for well developed plots and rich characters with unique voices. Like everyone, she’s especially seeking stories with standout #ownvoices from underrepresented authors and those with special circumstances or experiences that make the story truly theirs and unique.

Marisa A. Corvisiero

For adults, she will consider Romance and Women’s Fiction, Thrillers, Adventure, Paranormal, Fantasy and Urban Fantasy, Science Fiction, or any combination of these.

For Middle Grade and Young Adult, Marisa likes character-driven stories with humour or grit and unique concepts in Fantasy, Adventure, and Science Fiction, in any time period and setting, with authentic and standout voices. Issue and event-driven stories still need well-formed and relatable or redeemable characters.

Some of her favourite comps are works by Sara J. Maas, Leigh Bardugo, Tomi Adeymei, Sarah Holland, Claire Legrand, Holly Black, Scott Westerfeld, Tracy Banghart, Laura Sebastian, Victoria Aveyard, Brigid Kemmerer, Kendare Blake, Sabaa Tahir, James Dashner, Suzanne Collins, Kevin Emerson, Kiera Cass, Brandon Sanderson, Stephen Bohls, Veronica Roth, and Orson Scott Card.

Until Then by Heidi McLaughlin
represented by Corvisiero Literary

Marissa seeks Picture Books with special stories that deliver a subtle, non-didactic message, with unforgettable characters that have special value.

Marissa especially enjoys Christmas, time travel, space, science, magic, superpowers, handicaps, conspiracies, and special-relationship themes. She’s a fan of heavy science and high concept, high stakes, out-of-the-box plots. She likes to be surprised by unexpected twists. She enjoys the challenge of figuring out villains who have logical motives that give them good reason for being who they are and seeking what they seek, and likes it when the morality line is blurred enough to make the reader wonder who is actually in the right.

In nonfiction, Marissa seeks well-focused books in spiritualism, self-improvement, science, business and cookbooks. For kids, she’s especially looking for science, finance, and cookbooks. Beyond these particular topics, she’s always looking for new and amazing concepts that will add new and unique information, visions or other value in their respective fields. Significant platforms preferred.

Query Marissa through her query manager here.

Scholastic Books Executive Editor 
Anne Shone

If you’re interested in meeting an agent and in getting published, don’t miss our online How to get Published workshop Sunday, January 24, with Barbara Berson of the Helen Heller Agency (see here).

And if you’re specifically interested in writing and publishing Kid Lit, don’t miss our online  Writing for Children and for Young Adults workshops with Scholastic Books Executive Editor Anne Shone, Saturday, Jan 30 (see here) and with Kids Can Press editor Kathleen Keenan, Saturday, Feb 27 (see here).

Also check out the Writing Kid Lit and Young Adult Fiction weekly class Tuesday evenings, Feb 2 – March 30 (see here) and the Writing Little Kid Lit  weekly class, Wednesday evenings Feb 3 – March 31 (see here).

Beyond that, Brian’s schedule continues to take shape...

Weekly classes:

Online: Exploring Creative Writing, an introductory, low pressure course to get the creative juices flowing.  Offered at two times:  Thursday evenings, Jan 21 – Apr 1 {see hereand Friday afternoons,  Jan 22 – April 2 {see here}.

Online: Writing Personal Stories, nine weeks of creativity and fellowship. Thursday afternoons, Jan 28 – Apr1 {no class Feb 25}. Details here.  

     See all winter classes here.

Bestselling author Kelly Armstrong

More upcoming workshops:

Online: Writing and Revising, Saturday, February 6.  Details here.

Online: How to Write a Bestseller, with New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong, Saturday, April 3.  Details here.

Algonquin Park: Writing Retreat at Arowhon Pines Resort, an island of luxury in the middle of a wilderness. Friday, May 28 – Monday, May 31.  Details here.

For more details or to register for any workshop, retreat or weekly class, email

See Brian’s complete current schedule hereincluding online and in-person writing workshops, weekly writing classes, and weekend retreats in Algonquin Park, Alliston, Bolton, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Collingwood, Georgetown, Georgina, Guelph, Hamilton, Jackson’s Point, Kingston, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Midland, Mississauga, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Southampton, Sudbury, Toronto, Windsor, Woodstock, Halton, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York Region, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.