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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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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from jci1996
Jul 26, 2018 9:50 pm


EQ: 7/4
FR after nudge with offer of rep: 7/17
Polite step aside 7/26 with a lovely detailed note about the strengths of my writing and why she wasn't quite the right fit for the manuscript.
Super professional.
Definitely query her.
from DNE424
Jul 26, 2018 2:41 pm


EQ: 3/6/18
ER: 7/26/18

Nice email, possibly form, but with a personal feel.

97K YA Fantasy
from donedeal
Jul 09, 2018 3:15 pm


Very nice response to query (she replied 40 days after I sent it):

"I like your energy and the project has a great voice. But. There's always a but, isn't there? I do very few memoirs, and most of those of late have had to do with food. So sadly, I'm not the perfect agent for this one. I hope you find the right agent soon. Best of luck to you!"
from cakeforall
May 31, 2018 9:46 am


EQ: 05.05.2018
Rejection: 31.05.2018
YA Contemporary

Said she loved the concept & story but didn't connect with the voice. Seemed nice! Good luck to you guys!
from Jeanetto
May 28, 2018 7:01 am


EQ 5/28/18
MG Adventure/sci fi
from WhidgetBaker
Apr 27, 2018 9:13 pm


EQ: 3/6
FR: 4/19
Sent same day.

4/27 Very kind personalized rejection today. (YES I am sad, but trying to see that she said some good stuff. Boohoo for me.)

I’ve had the chance to spend some time with your full manuscript, and I’ll get right to it—I have to pass on it for now. Your writing shows a lot of potential (I’m loving the voice). But the structure of the piece—the flashbacks and the diary entries and journals—that keeps me at more of a distance from the story than I’d hoped. Additionally, the pacing feels slow to me—very step-by-step, rather than honing in on the most important, tension-filled moments to keep moving your plot forward.

Given that I have these reservations, I’m not the right agent for this right now. I’m sorry I don’t have better news. This is a a tough email to write, as I see your potential, and I’ve no doubt you’re going to go far. I wish you the best of luck in whatever decision you make—whether signing with an agent now or waiting a bit. And do know that if you’re seeking rep in the future, I’d be happy to consider any future works you may have.
from CaitlinEJones
Apr 06, 2018 10:18 am


EQ (PitMad Request) - 03/09/18
FR - 03/11/18 (sent same day!!)
4/6/18 - Rejection: Very detailed on what did and did not work for her. High compliments to concept and characters, but didn't fall in love with the writing. Very polite and friendly, and so enthused in her response. Absolutely would query again!
from terrilynm
Apr 05, 2018 8:30 am


EQ: 1/22
ER: 3/11 "Dear Writer"
from Elysia
Mar 16, 2018 11:30 am


EQ: 1/15
ER: 3/11 "Dear Writer"
from KristenH
Feb 15, 2018 4:07 pm


Eq 12/18/17 (Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 2/15/18 (Passed--not a good fit.)
from Glitterfox
Feb 01, 2018 5:22 pm


EQ: 12/5/17
ER: 2/1/18

YA sci-fi 90k
from hdiangelis
Jan 26, 2018 11:53 am


11/17/17: EQ
1/26/18: ER
from StephanieTheban
Jan 15, 2018 6:19 pm


EQ 8/9/2017
ER 11/29/2017

Thanks for your patience while I read ________________________________. Your writing has a great energy to it, and it's quite fun to read! But I wasn't as swept away by the premise as I'd hoped I would be, and so I'll have to step aside on this one. I hope another agent feels differently and snaps you up soonest--if they haven't already. And do know I'd be happy to consider any future projects you may have.

All Best,
from FalthoWitch
Dec 06, 2017 12:50 pm


EQ: 10/04/2017
ER: 12/06/2017

Thank you for querying me about your manuscript, THE THIRTEENTH GUARDIAN. I've read your sample pages and your project isn't a perfect fit with my current needs. This has less to do with your strengths as a writer and more to do with my goals as an agent and the trends of the literary marketplace.

I wish you the best of luck in your search for the right agent and publisher. Keep writing!

YA low fantasy 83k
from Lupine
Nov 29, 2017 9:36 am


EQ 7/20
ER 11/29

Form rejection.

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