Friday, October 17, 2014

New Assistant: Caitlin Spivey

Did not ever think that I would get such a huge response to my Help Wanted post but you guys surprised me, yet again!
Among the amazing resumes I received within the first 24 hours of that post was one from Caitlin Spivey whose cover letter was witty and personal. Her resume was even better!

While reading her resume and putting together a list of the candidates I wanted to speak with, I realized I approached the hiring of this intern the same way I approach my potential clients. It's not just about the query or the book. There needs to be a connection between us if a working relationships is going to work.
We share similar outside interests which is crucial to working with me as I tend to geek out over various things while working (multi-tasking brain) and it helps to have someone who can decipher my movie quotes and random Doctor Who and Harry Potter references for every day things without batting an eye.

But her editorial experience is what really won me over. I knew I need someone who could help me tame the inordinately large pile of manuscripts I need to review for clients and potential clients with a critical eye toward marketability as well as content. That's not always easy to find but it looks like, in Cait, I have.
So, please welcome Caitlin Spivey to the Corvisiero Literary Agency and keep an eye out for new opportunities within the agency.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Help Wanted: Interns

As many of you know I'm constantly working and my to-do list grows exponentially on a daily basis. So far, I've been able to manage the bulk of the work with little assistance but I've finally reached that point where I'm clawing at the walls in my attempt to get away from the piles of work that have grown like weeds!

My colleague, Sarah Negovetich posted about her needs for an intern on her blog and it made me realize, I need to put my own Help Wanted sign as well.

So I'm totally copying and pasting from Sarah's Help Wanted post because it's exactly what I'm looking for as well:

Here's what it looks like:
The internship is unpaid for six months, and I cannot make any promises in regard to advancement within the agency. However, if the intern is a student, I am happy to file the appropriate paperwork needed for course credit if your college allows for it. I will also gladly write letters of recommendation (where it's appropriate) for interns looking to get into other areas of publishing. While the intern will be under my direction, they may work on tasks with other agents.

I am mostly looking for someone who can assist me with queries, manuscript evaluation and working on the back end of marketing projects with my clients. But publishing is unpredictable, so I'm sure there will be other fun projects to work on as well. An ideal intern will have experience beta reading and/or editing, though formal training is not needed, and a high level of organization. A borderline obsession with spreadsheets would be helpful.

If this is you, or someone you know, please send a resume (as a word attachment) to Saritza(at)CorvisieroAgency(dot)com and use "Intern" in the subject line. I don't have a deadline for this, but I'd like to get someone in place by the end of the month, so don't dally. I would really appreciate it if you guys could help spread the word for me.

I will also add that the perfect candidate will be comfortable reading erotic romance, erotica and GLBT works. Ideally, they are a fan of the work I represent and like to read all kinds of romance.

ETA: This is a remote position.