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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 CWSchurman
Sep 04, 2019 1:28 pm


EQ: 8/7/19
ER: 9/4/19

48K MG Contemporary adventure w/female protag. Standard "didn't fall in love with it, good luck" rejection.
from redpandabear
Sep 01, 2019 6:55 pm


Shopcraze1, she's accepted two of my revisions on the same MS. I described in detail what changed the second time, since after the first she didn't invite me to submit again and I wanted to leave her a soft opening to say no thanks without guilt, but she said she'd take another look.

If you haven't gotten an R&R, requery again but note that significant changes have been made. If they're significant enough, it should reflect in your query.
from Shopcraze1
Sep 01, 2019 6:25 pm


Would anyone know if Danielle accepts resubmissions after there have been significant revisions? Thanks
from Shopcraze1
Aug 30, 2019 12:30 pm


EQ: 7/30/19
ER: 8/30/19

MG Sci-Fi 60K
from LUV4NA
Aug 30, 2019 11:14 am


EQ: 7/29/19
ER: 8/30/19

NA Contemporary Fantasy
from jennadevillier
Aug 30, 2019 10:11 am


EQ: 7/22
ER: 8/30

79k YA fantasy

A little bummed since she seems so great, but I do love her form letter :') So nice
from jennadevillier
Aug 30, 2019 10:11 am


yay Megan!!
from MReyesWrites
Aug 28, 2019 12:33 pm


EQ: June 12th
FR! August 27th (sent the full same day)
She confirmed receipt August 28th

I'm such a big fan of Danielle, so I'm crossing my fingers on this one. She's always been so kind in our interactions. Anyone would be lucky to sign with her!


MG fantasy adventure, 78k
from Angeliabailey1118
Aug 16, 2019 3:00 pm


EQ 8/16/19

YA Romantic Suspense 87k
from KristenH
Aug 04, 2019 4:50 pm


EQ 7/12/19 (2nd/final Requery Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 7/30/19 (Passed--only focusing on kidlit)
from Haleighm
Jul 06, 2019 10:45 am


EQ:3/5
FR:4/24
ER:5/29
YA contemporary romance
from KristenH
Jun 22, 2019 3:31 pm


EQ 1/17/19 (Requery Diplomatic Immunity)
CNR 4/7/19 (No word via nudges)

6/22/19: EQ 4/5/19 (2nd/final Requery Chain Reaction)
ER 6/15/19 (Passed via nudge--taking children's fiction only)
from redpandabear
Jun 10, 2019 11:38 am


EQ: 1/5/19
FR: 1/18/19
Rejection with invitation to R&R: 2/1/2019
Danielle is quick and thorough. She praised certain aspects but struggled with others, and invited me to resubmit if I make certain changes. They're admittedly large changes regarding framework, but she provided reasoning and it was solid. Also invited me to think of her for future projects, too. Into revisions I go!
Note: I asked her some clarifying questions about her advice. She was more than happy to extrapolate.
R&R Submission: 3/11/19
Rejection: 4/23/19 - Still couldn't get past the pacing but invited me to think of her with future projects.
6/9/19 - I reached out to Danielle and explained that I'd taken her rejection seriously and made another revision. I detailed what specifically had changed and said that if she thought this would fix the issues, I'd love for her to read it one last time, but if not, I'd understand,
6/10/19 - Manuscript requested!!

YA Fairy Tale Retelling 64k // Revised: 66k // 2nd Revision: 68k
from timeoftimes02
Apr 29, 2019 11:44 am


Danielle is very kind. I spoke with her through Manuscript Academy. Would recommend
from dclawr
Apr 17, 2019 2:03 pm


EQ 4/2/19

MG contemporary
52,000 words

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