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Ms. Kayla Cichello

Upstart Crow Literary

244 Fifth Avenue, 11th Floor

New York, NY 10001

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Twitter: SeriousKayla

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from Storyoaks
Nov 19, 2021 12:32 am

EQ: 9-13-21 Before she closed to Queries.
Personalized kind Rejection 10-24-21
Early MG Humor, Magical Realism
from JHall1
Nov 10, 2021 9:23 am

From Kayla's Twitter:

I will be closed to new queries November 8 - Feb 14 for maternity leave.

1. Prior requested "revised and resubmit"
2. Requested manuscripts
3. If you were in one of my sessions from a workshop
4. Direct referrals
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 10, 2021 7:17 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from JoyNetanya
Nov 03, 2021 11:59 am

EQ: 11/3/21
MG Historical Fiction, 61k
from jonathanhelland
Oct 14, 2021 9:29 am

EQ 10/14/21

68,000 YA Fantasy

"If you haven't heard from me in 12 weeks, please consider it a pass."
from LouiseCottrell
Oct 11, 2021 8:09 am

EQ: 7/22/21
CNR: 10/11/21 (81 days)
MG Literary 44,000 words
from robinkmoore
Oct 06, 2021 10:27 pm

She is open to a wide range of books, from picture books through young adult novels.
from Katydidnt
Aug 31, 2021 7:02 am

EQ: 8/9/2021
Full request: 8/29/2021
Receipt confirmed within 20 minutes, very grateful.
Rejection: 8/31/2021 fastest full rejection I've ever experienced.

84k YA Fantasy
from PriscillaKW
Aug 23, 2021 7:19 pm

EQ: 8/23/21

from sara_gilbert_writes
Mar 13, 2021 6:09 pm

EQ: 12/8/20
CNR: 3/13/21

Upmarket YA 50k -- I think after 95 days, its okay to close this out. :(
from TPreece
Jan 12, 2021 12:47 pm

EQ 10/1/2020 contemporary YA, 70K words
CNR 1/12/2021
from Artzicarol
Nov 05, 2020 7:15 pm

EQ: 8/10/2020
CNR: 11/5/2020

Got email confirmation (it's working now):
Thank you for your query. This email serves as a confirmation that your query was received. I will aim to send responses to queries of interest within 8-12 weeks. If you have not heard from me within 12 weeks, please consider it a pass.

YA steampunk fantasy, 99k
from karenleespree
Oct 08, 2020 12:02 pm

EQ YA Historical whodunnit with para element. 10-8-20
from ladiosita
Sep 26, 2020 3:43 pm

EQ: 8/22/20
from aeandersen
Sep 03, 2020 11:25 am

EQ: 09/03 via #PitMad request

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