Tara Gilbert - Literary 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 reading Romance, YA Fantasy, and YA Contemporary novels. She then joined the Corvisiero team in the summer of 2018 to expand her wings and become an agent.
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. To learn more about Tara, please visit her website here.
Tara is open to queries.
What she is looking for:
Tara is looking for stories by underrepresented voices, such as, the LGBTQ+, neurodiverse, POC, disabled, etc.
Young Adult (ages 14-19):
Middle Grade (ages 9-13):
Some of her favorite books/authors include: Maggie Stiefvater, Victoria Schwab, Rick Riordan, C.S. Pacat, STRANGE THE DREAMER by Laini Taylor, SIX OF CROWS by Leigh Bardugo, WOLFSONG by TJ Klune, HARRY POTTER by JK Rowling, RED, WHITE, AND ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston, LEAH ON THE OFFBEAT by Becky Albertalli, A LADY'S GUIDE TO PETTICOATS & PIRACY by Mackenzi Lee, and THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END by Adam Silvera.
What she doesn't want:
For a more detailed wish list, please visit her wish list page here.
Please follow the submission guidelines on our "Submissions" page and submit your query to our automated database for Tara's consideration by clicking the button below. Please include the following:
When you receive your auto-response email, it will include a link to check the status of your query. Please save this! It is also the link that allows you to message Tara to report if you've been offered representation elsewhere.
**Please do not e-mail unsolicited queries to Tara’s personal work e-mail. They will not be accepted. Thank you for your understanding.