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Ms. Danielle Chiotti

Upstart Crow Literary

244 Fifth Avenue, 11th Floor

New York, NY 10001

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Twitter: daniellechiotti

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from Boreas
Jul 19, 2017 2:50 pm

EQ: 3/11/17 - Haven't received a confirmation by 3/12, will email her tomorrow to confirm.
Confirmed receipt on 3/13/17
CNR: 4/18/17
ER: 7/19/17

YA Action/Drama 107k
from blanghinrichs
Jul 05, 2017 3:03 pm

Disappointed because after five months with the full and a few nudges, I have to mark this as Closed, No Response. Sigh. (I will update if she eventually does respond)
from kccurry26
May 10, 2017 12:27 pm

EQ: 2/15/17
Personalized Rejection: 5/10/17

Took a little while, but I really appreciated her feedback! She also invited me to submit any other works that I have now or in the future.
from kib5032
Apr 20, 2017 6:04 pm

EQ 4/20

YA fantasy (102k)
from blanghinrichs
Apr 07, 2017 9:05 am

@JustinJoseph I'm not sure how helpful it is to know, but it took 97 days after I queried her for her to request a full, which she's had now for 58 days. She's terrific, but I wouldn't put too much faith in that 2-4 weeks.
from JustinJoseph
Apr 07, 2017 1:53 am

Requeried 3/13 confirmation said 2-4 weeks
from EMBmom
Mar 08, 2017 10:49 am

Today, Danielle Tweeted:
Querying writers: queried and didn't get a reply? Email me at with title and date and will confirm receipt.
from karambelas
Mar 07, 2017 1:48 pm

EQ: 11/7/16
CNR: 2/22/17
Update: Form rejection on 3/1

YA Contemporary 76K
from karenleespree
Mar 07, 2017 8:09 am

EQ: 12/27 CNR: 2/23

YA, HF I got a very kind and helpful pass. She was specific about what grabbed her or didn't. Pretty awesome. Good luck, writers!
from WriterGirl12
Mar 03, 2017 10:33 am

Thanks, @blanghinrichs. You, too!
from blanghinrichs
Feb 22, 2017 9:28 am

@WriterGirl12 Good luck!
from WriterGirl12
Feb 22, 2017 8:02 am

EQ + 20 pages in email 2/6/17
Full request 2/21/17

MG, contemporary fiction
from blanghinrichs
Feb 08, 2017 1:03 pm

11/3/16 EQ 34K MG Fantasy
02/8/17 Full request

Fingers crossed.
from karenleespree
Jan 30, 2017 9:54 am

Thanks, tabell. I never received an auto-confirm and being 34 days since I queried I nudged. Yeah, I did on 1/30
Finally, the auto-confirm and happy to have it.
from tabell
Jan 20, 2017 1:06 pm

Hi karenleespree,

I used the agency contact form to explain my submission (including date sent and title) and lack of auto response. Danielle Chiotti replied to say my submission was received. Said she's working through November and December submissions and I should hear back soon. I bet your submission went through, too, so I'd sit tight.

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