Cate Hart is a literary agent with Corvisiero Literary. Previously, a different Corvisiero agent — Samantha Fountain — was set to attend the workshop and take pitches on behalf of herself and the agency. Samantha had to cancel, so Cate is stepping in to take pitches on behalf of the agency, as well as herself.
Cate represents young adult and middle grade fiction, select commercial adult fiction, contemporary and historical romance, and nonfiction in the areas of history and pop culture.
Cate has been with the Corvisiero Literary Agency for four years. She works with clients to build their platform, works on PR projects to help promote clients’ books, and reads manuscripts with an editorial eye.
Cate seeks unique stories with well-crafted plots and unforgettable characters with a strong voice. She loves characters that surprise her and plots that keep her guessing until the very last page.
In adult fiction, she is actively looking for Romantic Suspense. She loves FBI agents, Special Law Divisions, Cyber Crime. She’d love a caper or heist romance, sexy and stylized like To Catch a Thief or fun and adventurous like Ocean’s 11. She would love to find Historical Romance set in the Gilded Age, give her a swoon-worthy Fifth Avenue Tycoon or Knickerbocker. She is also looking for contemporary fantasy and especially magical realism.
She is looking for adult and children’s nonfiction specifically in the areas of lesser known or quirky historical facts and forgotten people of importance. She prefers pop culture nonfiction centered around music and film, and Nashville and unique Southern culture.
In Middle Grade, she accepts all genres, but is drawn to stories of strong bonds of friendship, or mischief and adventure. Cate prefers more high-concept, commercial young adult, especially fantasy, fairy tale and classics retellings, mystery and thrillers, and historical fantasy.
As always, Cate welcomes all diverse stories and authors.