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Mr. Michael Stearns

Upstart Crow Literary

244 Fifth Avenue, 11th Floor

New York, NY 10001


Twitter: mikalroy

AAR/AALA Member: No

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Snail-Mail: Closed

E-Mail: Closed

Online Form: Closed

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from tarzan
Apr 25, 2011 12:50 pm

PennAuthor: Simply put: he's being a jerk.
from PatsFan
Apr 24, 2011 7:33 pm

Ouch, I'm sorry PennAuthor, that's a pretty horrible experience.
from Terri_Martin
Jan 03, 2011 9:24 pm

EQ 11.4.2009 (two months before query holiday).
Received the "Received" email in response, and but nothing after that. Have given up on this one.
from SMWendtland
Feb 08, 2010 3:42 pm

Query sent August 12, 2009; form rejection received Feb 6, 2010.
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 18, 2010 5:34 pm

Profile Update: Accepting queries ONLY through conference submissions and client referrals.

(Thanks litgirl)
from litgirl
Jan 18, 2010 9:46 am

Their web site says that both he and Ted Malawer are only taking queries from people they meet at conferences now.
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 16, 2010 11:08 pm

Profile Update: Taking queries again.
from litgirl
Jan 16, 2010 11:20 am

So, did anyone hear back over the query break? Or should I assume that if I didn't hear back, it's a no?
from Patrick (admin)
Dec 14, 2009 6:03 pm

Closed to queries until Jan. 16th.

(Thanks KristaG)
from KristaVanDolzer
Dec 14, 2009 10:42 am

The entire Upstart Crow team is on sabbatical until January 15, 2010 (just for the holidays, it sounds like), so they'd like everyone to hold off on new submissions until then. (They did mention in their blog post that they will respond to all outstanding submissions by year's end, so no need to resubmit.)
from KristaVanDolzer
Dec 01, 2009 9:47 am

Anybody received a reply from Mr. Stearns lately? It seems like he responds in waves, so hopefully he's getting ready for another one...
from fina00
Oct 31, 2009 6:12 pm

I received a rejection letter from Michael Stearns today via email.

8/8 submitted some pages with an e-query
10/31 rejection, but very nicely worded

Good luck to those still waiting to hear back.
from Cellophane
Sep 25, 2009 12:00 am

No replies since 9/10 for anything submitted after 8/5 from Mr. Stearns. Buried in agency startup work? I'm inclined to send this agency to the blackhole of non-responders. Little do they know the power I possess. Mwuhahaha! See how nuts this querying stuff is making me?
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 05, 2009 12:00 am

Note new email address for queries.
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 27, 2009 12:00 am

Formerly with Firebrand Literary Agency.

Started Upstart Crow Literary in July of 2009

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