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Ms. Kayla Cichello

Upstart Crow Literary

244 Fifth Avenue, 11th Floor

New York, NY 10001



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Website: upstartcrowliterary.com

Twitter: SeriousKayla

AAR/AALA Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from champagne88ca
Oct 29, 2022 9:53 pm


EQ 10/15 scbwi conference
ER 10/28
pb
"an interesting concept, and your writing is nice. However, I'm not connecting to the story as much as I'd hoped, and I'm going to pass."
from Dreams32
Aug 18, 2022 12:57 pm


EQ: 8/11
ER: 8/18
She said she'd respond to anyone who participated in her query workshop at the SCBWI Summer Conference. Somewhat personalized but no details on why she didn't connect with it.
YA contemporary, 72k
from TrackingMyQueries
Jul 27, 2022 4:13 pm


EQ : July 13th, 2022

PB
from blackhand
Jun 02, 2022 2:11 pm


Email Query: 6.2.22

YA Historical, 92k
from CartoonCatalyst
May 21, 2022 11:44 pm


Request from agent to see query, dummy and portfolio after seeing illustrations in PBParty showcase.
3/28/22 - sent Query, PB dummy: wc=404. Character-driven, SEL.
4/8/22 - Said story was "darling" but didn't connect with dummy or portfolio. Email rejection.
from czimagineer
May 06, 2022 1:37 pm


EQ: 2/15/22 PB-disability
CNR: 5/6/22
from Zooks3
Feb 21, 2022 6:15 pm


2/21/22 - EQ re: Brogwin - MG 75K. Confirmation of receipt.
from ejdhanda
Feb 15, 2022 1:10 pm


EQ: 2/14/22

60k YA Fantasy
from Patrick (admin)
Feb 14, 2022 9:19 am


Profile Update: Open to queries.

Thanks RCrawford
from RCrawford
Feb 14, 2022 8:02 am


Now open to queries
https://twitter.com/SeriousKayla/status/1493085762002165761?s=20&t=9oH5Cx0qyn5lhgBbt_hBOw
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.

Exceptions:
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."

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