Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Kortney Price of Corvisiero Literary

Screen Shot 2019-11-14 at 11.47.38 PMKortney Price is a literary agent with Corvisiero Literary.

Kortney specializes in books for children. This includes picture books, early readers, chapter books, middle grade and young adult works.

In picture books, early readers, and chapter books, Kortney is drawn to fresh ideas, humor, and diverse representation.

In middle grade, Kortney is desperately looking for adventure and survival stories, mysteries, science fiction, historical, fantasy and contemporary novels. Graphic novels are one of her favorite mediums.

In young adult, Kortney is looking for her perfectly “dark and stormy” stories. Magical realism, psychological thrillers, steampunk, historical, paranormal and science fiction are favorites of hers. Outside of these, she loves sweet and humorous “geeky” or “artsy” romances.

Some general things Kortney loves to see in stories that aren’t listed above include: an awesome sense of humor, art and artists, antiques and old buildings, strong and quirky families, and special needs representation. Stories featuring characters with developmental or physical disability are especially close to her heart. #OwnVoices and diverse books are always welcome in her inbox.

Kortney was (and still is) that person in the bookstore who recommends books to strangers based on what they’re buying. When she realized that she could make a career out of helping authors and getting excited over books, she decided to pursue a career in agenting. So, after graduating with a B.A. in English from Greenville University in 2014, she started out with her first agency internship. Since then she has interned with Andrea Hurst & Associates, Amphorae Publishing Group, and Inklings Literary Agency. She was an associate agent at Holloway Literary before finding her home with Corvisiero.

Outside of her world of books and publishing, Kortney can typically be found attending musicals, meandering through art museums, watching an absurd amount of movies, pretending she understands and can teach sports at her aunt’s special needs nonprofit, exploring the city, catering to her diva dog’s every whim, and trying to rein in her overly energetic corgi mix.