Erin Clyburn


Agent Apprentice @corvisierolit . Copy Editor @foodandwine . MA in Children's Lit from @hollinsu . Southerner. Bunny owner. Lover of all things horror.

Birmingham, AL

Corvisiero Literary Agency

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · 1d

I’m finally getting to spend some time with the astounding @TheHighwomen album, & I was just shattered by “If She Ever Leaves Me.” I want a novel of that song. A F/F classic country love story with sequins & twang?! #MSWL

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · Aug 29

-Please send me anything that’ll make me laugh. I’d love to see a protagonist as dry and witty as Eleanor Oliphant or Flavia de Luce, or a dysfunctional family saga like Arrested Development.

-The Neverending Story by Michael Ende is my all-time favorite book.

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · Aug 29

-I’d love to see a new twist on Tom’s Midnight Garden.

-I read The Strange & Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender four years ago & have thought about it nearly every day since.

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · Aug 29

-If you have anything you could comp to Karen Thompson Walker, Ray Bradbury, Emma Donoghue, Helen Ellis, or Kate Milford, I need it.

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · Aug 29

-I love medical documentaries and books, from historical records to case histories to memoirs, anything that shows the human side of science: Oliver Sacks’s books, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, My Lobotomy, My Brain on Fire, When Breath Becomes Air.

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · Aug 29

-I’m a Southerner, and I want to lift up diverse Southern voices. Southern writers from marginalized communities, please send me your work.

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · Aug 29

-I’m outdoorsy. An avid hiker. Would love high-stakes travel/adventure memoirs.

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · Aug 29

-I work for Food & Wine magazine, I love food, & I love culinary history & cookbooks—the older & weirder, the better. I would love to see some culinary history subs in my query box.

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · Aug 29

-I consume thriller audiobooks like candy. Would love to see upmarket thrillers, particularly starring kickass women solving mysteries.

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · Aug 29

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn

Some things about me to get a sense of who I am? Here’s a weirdly specific #MSWL thread:

-Horror movies & novels of ALL stripes for ALL ages. I particularly love the recent spate of movies using horror to express grief and anxiety, a la Hereditary, The Babadook, and Midsommar.

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · Aug 7

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn

As a little girl who went on to take ballet for 18 years, Angelina spoke right to my heart. I pored over the illustrations for HOURS. I'll be interested to see the reissues, & I'm excited a new generation of dancers is about to get inspired.…

On that note, I'd love to see a less-pink-frills-&-bows version of a kid falling in love with dance, if anyone's working on a picture book like that. Something with "Julián Is a Mermaid" energy. Really anything with "Julián Is a Mermaid" energy. 💃 #MSWL

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · Jul 23

Andrea Walker @_AndreaWalker_

@erin_clyburn @Megan_Manzano @Literary_Tara What’s at the TOP of your MSWL? Anything you’re dying to see?! 😁


Horror, above all. In MG, YA, and adult. All kinds of horror. I'd also love to see a great adult pop science, like Mary Roach, or bio/history of a lesser known person/event, like RADIUM GIRLS. #MSWL #askagent

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · May 28

First PEN15, now BOOKSMART? Give me more smart, nerdy, awkward-confident tween/teen girls with do-anything-for-each-other friendships. #MSWL

Erin Clyburn @erin_clyburn · Apr 22

As an 🎉Agent Apprentice🎉 for @CorvisieroLit, I'll be taking pitches through conferences & pitch events (starting with #DVPit tomorrow!). Please check out my #MSWL here, & see if we might be a good match! I'm ready for all your weird & wonderful words.…