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Ms. Danielle Chiotti

Upstart Crow Literary

244 Fifth Avenue, 11th Floor

New York, NY 10001



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Website: www.upstartcrowliterary.com

Blog: upstartcrowliterary.com/blog/

Twitter: daniellechiotti

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from Fordwalker
Jan 18, 2019 9:10 pm


YA Spec Fic 100k
EQ: 1/15/19
ER: 1/18/19

Lovely personal rejection:
"Thanks for reaching out to me about THE BLADE AND THE BOW. Your writing is a lot of fun to read, but I'm not taking on many post-apocalyptic books these days, so I'm not the best fit for this one. I'm glad to hear you have interest from other agents, and I hope you find the perfect match soon. Keep writing!"
from redpandabear
Jan 18, 2019 1:26 pm


EQ: 1/5/19
FR: 1/18/19

YA Fairy Tale Retelling 64k
from JoshuaFagan
Jan 04, 2019 1:32 pm


EQ: 9/25/18
ER: 1/4/19

I sent her another book, and I got an... interesting rejection: "Thanks for reaching out and for your patience while I read query for ONE NOTE MISSING. I currently have several projects on my list that fulfill a similar need for me, so I'm not the perfect agent for this one. I wish you the best of luck in your search. Keep writing!"

If nothing else, it reads like she actually read what I sent her, so that's a plus.
from jillsteele21
Dec 03, 2018 2:42 pm


Query 9/21/18 (Memoir)
Rejection 12/3/18

Very nice rejection (oxymoron?) describing my story as incredible, and saying she's glad I"m telling it. Says nonfiction list is more limited to food-related titles.
from catherinearguelles
Dec 03, 2018 11:32 am


Query - 9/19/18
Rejected - 12/3/18
It's been so long I'd forgotten I'd sent to her, and I've already moved on from this project, but today I got great feedback from Danielle and it was encouraging enough to want to revitalize this ms!
from mirandaf
Nov 30, 2018 6:32 pm


EQ 8/12
FR 9/25

Super super kind rejection today 11/30 with feedback that showed she read to the end. I am a big fan of hers, so the personalized response kind of made my day :) good luck everyone!
from inkymeandering
Nov 20, 2018 1:44 am


EQ 10/26
Nudged w/ offer 11/15
from DairyQueen
Oct 26, 2018 10:39 am


EQ sent 10/22/18
YA contemporary 87k words
from Jeanetto
Oct 11, 2018 10:10 pm


EQ 5/28/18
MG Adventure/sci fi

ER 9/11/18 form letter about not connecting to voice.
from Tiggercat2003
Oct 10, 2018 4:37 pm


EQ 8/4
FR 9/20
Reject with R&R 10/10
*Nicest rejection I have ever received with good feedback and encouragement to send again if I revise. Also super fast turnaround on the full! The other agent with it has had it since March...
from askjudyww
Oct 10, 2018 11:42 am


27k MG Historical
EQ: 9/04
Full mss requested on 9/26
Rejected on 10/10 with a helpful letter explaining her reasons.
from Laina1312
Sep 21, 2018 11:53 am


EQ: 7/19/18
ER: 9/21/18

I also got the compelling premise rejection,. Nice form, at least, if it's a form.
from JoshuaFagan
Sep 20, 2018 2:03 pm


EQ: 7/5/18
ER: 9/20/18

If you can call a rejection pleasant, this is a pleasant rejection. She sounds like a good agent to work with:
"Thanks for thinking of me for ATHENA'S ARENA, and for your patience while I reviewed the query. It's a compelling premise, but I didn't fall head over heels in love here, so I'm going to step aside on this one. I wish you the best of luck in finding the perfect agent for it soon. Keep writing!"
from Dreams32
Sep 12, 2018 3:03 pm


EQ: 6/28
ER: 9/12

The nicest rejection I've ever received. Complimented my writing and explained why she thought she had to pass.

YA contemporary, 70k
from duke_of_lilywhite
Sep 10, 2018 1:40 pm


EQ: 5-12-18
ER: 9-7-18
Thank you for your patience while I considered your query. While I wish I could write a personal response to every query I receive, time does not permit it.

Regretfully, your project is not a perfect fit with what I’m looking for at this time.

I wish you the best of luck in finding the right agent for your project soon. Keep writing!

Yours,
Danielle

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