Lisa Gouldy

Corvisiero Literary Agency

Lisa Gouldy is a passionate writer and reader of stories that stretch the imagination and reveal important truths about the world around us. Trained as an attorney, Lisa moved from the legal world into the literary one nearly a decade ago in search of stories less constrained by reality. The literary community in Seattle welcomed her in, and Lisa connected with writers everywhere from coffee shops to Hugo House, from PNWA to SCBWI, from conferences to critique groups. Assisting others with their writing journeys, it turned out, was as much fun as creating her own. As an apprentice with the Corvisiero Literary Agency, Lisa seeks to guide writers through the publishing process the way she once helped clients access the courts. Lisa loves stories with lyrical writing, memorable characters, and fast-paced plots that keep her guessing. In adult fiction, she devours upmarket and literary titles with complex protagonists, and has a special hunger for stories with speculative elements. Her sweet spot is a novel with a world much like ours, but with fantasy, sci-fi, or dystopian additions that illuminate real-life issues in a unique way. In children’s literature, Lisa particularly enjoys middle grade fantasy and young adult novels with a speculative bent, as well as picture books that make her (and her daughter) laugh.

5711 59th Ave NE,

Seattle, WA, 98105

Submissions Open

Subject Focus

Fiction: Debut
Fiction: New Adult
Fiction: Paranormal
Fiction: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Fiction: Thriller
Fiction: Women’s/Romance
Fiction: General/Other Fiction
Fiction: Literary
NF: Memoir
Children’s: Middle Grade Fiction
Children’s: Picture Book
Children’s: Young Adult Fiction
Children’s: General
Children's: Fantasy



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