Tara Gilbert - Agent Apprentice
Tara wants nothing more than to live and breathe literature.
While every other person grew up wanting to be Cinderella, Tara dreamed about being Belle. Not because she wanted a Beast to call her own. No, she wanted to spend her days with her nose stuck in a book and to find a home with a massive library.
Before coming to Corvisiero, Tara interned for Entangled Publishing and she loved reading all the romance. She then joined the Corvisiero team in the summer of 2018. When Tara isn’t reading manuscripts and working with authors, she is a full-time recruiter and part-time student working on her Bachelors in English. She's happily married with two fur-babies in Portland, Oregon.
Tara is currently only accepting queries through conferences and pitch events.
Tara wants to see manuscripts in Adult, New Adult, Young Adult, and upper Middle-Grade in the genres below.
She loves romance! She loves it, even more, when it has LGBTQ+ themes.
Tara is not a fan of infidelity, she doesn't swoon over men in uniform, and she's probably not your gal for cowboys.
Tara likes fantasies that are character focused. She's not a big fan of high fantasy, even though she loves Lord of the Rings; she is not the agent to represent the next LOTR. Anything over 120k word count is a good indication that it's not the right fit for her.
Tara is picky about sci-fi, but she’d love to see sci-fi that blurs the lines between genres.
Don’t send her your space operas, but if you have unique dystopian, apocalyptic, genetic experimentation, or some other unique sci-fi that has nothing to do with aliens or space, she's game!
Tara loves contemporaries with a lot of emotion and strong relationships. She prefers them to have some romance, but not always.
Tara wants emotional stories about family, friends, and love. She wants stories about accepting oneself and trying new things.
Tara is also willing to look at the following (if you think she would be a great fit for your novel):
If it isn’t clear, she wants all the LGBTQ+ books! If you fall anywhere under that colorful rainbow, she wants to see it.
What she doesn’t want:
For a more specific wish list, please visit her web page: https://storyoracle.wordpress.com/mswl/