2016 Short Story Award


On January 1, 2016

we will begin accepting submissions of 

short fiction or memoir 

(2000 words or fewer) 

on the theme

"Children's Stories"

We're looking for stories 

that will appeal to children from 

pre-school through middle school 

for our 

2016 Short Story Award

Final selection of winners 
will be by celebrated literary agent

Marisa Corvisiero

Our Celebrity Judge: Literary agent Marisa A. Corvisiero

Marisa A. Corvisiero is the founder of the Corvisiero Literary Agency and its Senior Literary Agent, Speaker, Author and an Attorney practicing law with a focus on Corporate Law and Estate Planning in New York City. Ms. Corvisiero received her Bachelors in Business Administration in International Business and Marketing from Hofstra University in 1995, where she was the President of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity Chapter, and the President of the Pre Law Society during her last year. Ms. Corvisiero received her Juris Doctorate from Pace University School of Law in 2000.
Marisa seeks middle grade works of adventure, sci-fi, and fantasy stories. She is also looking for creative picture books. For adult, NA, and YA fiction, she seeks romance, women's fiction, thrillers, suspense, adventure, sci-fi, fantasy and urban fantasy/paranormal with unique voices and well developed plots. For non-fiction she seeks mainstream business and science, and self-help books.