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    MSWL Academy

    I am so excited to be offering a live query workshop. Here’s the information. And check out all the other offerings. It’s like attending a conference in yoga pants and your Game of Thrones t-shirt.

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    Closing to Queries

      I will be closing to unsolicited queries September 1, 2016. I will still consider queries and submissions from contests, pitches, and conferences. If you were planning on querying, just hold off, polish that fabulous manuscript a little longer, check back here and the Corvisiero Literary Agency website for updates, and when I reopen query at that time. ~Cheers, Cate

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    Read, Read, and Read Some More

    What’s on the iPod – Poison & Wine by the Civil Wars You’ve probably heard it a million times, from best-selling authors like Stephen King to Judy Blume to George R.R. Martin. Above all the other pieces of advice they give to writers, it’s this: READ, and read widely. Today, I’m going to tell you why this really is the BEST advice every author can gain. Okay, I see you rolling your eyes and saying, “But Cate, I do read. At least when I can, in between posting all over social media, between writing pages, between deadlines, between fixing dinner and putting little ones to bed.” BUT are you reading with a critical eye?…

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    Conference Season

    What’s on the iPod – Congregation by the Foo Fighters Today’s long over due post was sparked after a Twitter conversation with my author-buddy Erica Rodgers after I retweeted fellow Corvisiero Agent Sara Negovetich’s blog post (HERE) about professionalism in querying. Tis the season for Conferences. In fact, Romantic Times Booklovers’ Conference is going on right now in Dallas. RWA National Conference is in a little over 2 months in New York. There’s also local conferences for me like Midsouth SCBWI and Killer Nashville Mystery Writers’ Conference, and so, so, so many more regionally across the US. I thought a little post on conference etiquette and such would be useful. A few things…

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    Updates and Such

    As you may have heard, Corvisiero Literary Agency is now closed to queries until January 5, 2015 for the holidays. I will be reading through my queries and responding to all as well as catching up on partials and full manuscripts I am still considering. Right now, I’ve responded to queries sent through September 26. I do still have several from before that time in my “Further Consideration” folder. I also hope to respond to these before the end of the year. And expect a year end post…coming soon. Wishing all of you a fantastic Holiday Season and Happy New Year.  

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    Update

    Just a little update and a post coming soon. I am up to July 24th in the queries. I have several that I am still considering. I also have several requested partials and fulls I hope to read over this weekend. Happy October!

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    With Awesome News Come Some Boundaries

    On the iPod this morning : Happy by Pharrell Williams On Saturday March 1, I officially opened to queries, celebrating my status as Junior Agent for the Corvisiero Literary Agency. I’m still soooooo excited! This news was shared by Writer’s Digest and the Guide to Literary Agents – HERE – if you haven’t read Chuck Sambuchino’s website it is full of awesomeness. I highly recommended following his posts. The announcement was shared over Twitter and Facebook. I am ever grateful for the retweets and reposts. But as I enter a new avenue within publishing, I now have to set some boundaries I never did as an author. I’ve had a Twitter…

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    Pretty New Website

    It’s been quite some time since I lasted posted, but I was in a snaggle with trying to redesign my website. I finally have the finished product. What that means is I am transitioning away from Blogger and back to WordPress. Ultimately, I will be moving the old posts and putting them up here, but unfortunately, I will loose any original comments. Going forward, I hope to post weekly both on the craft-side of writing and the agenting life.