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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 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."
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

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