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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

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Galen_Marek
Sep 14, 2016 2:15 pm


Today I got the same form rejection months after querying. It is one of the most impersonal, and frankly, brazen form rejections ever. LMAO.
from happilyeverafter
Aug 27, 2016 2:25 pm


4/28 - EQ
8/10 - A form letter in huge point bold print that begins 'Dear Writer' goes a long way in toughening one's skin.
from sabrinajasmeen1234
Aug 03, 2016 11:38 pm


Backtracking to give stat updates for my querying peeps:
7/5/16: EQ
7/17/16: email sent to notify of an offer from my dream agent
7/17/16: Bounce back message saying she was out of the office until August 1st and would read emails then - assumed wouldn't hear from her
7/18/16: Full request
Danielle is a true gem. She is by far one of the sweetest agents I've ever had the pleasure of interacting with, and I cannot recommend her enough. Seriously. Query her.
from Sofiya143
Aug 03, 2016 11:43 am


EQ 3/9/16
ER 8/3/16

Good to know you can still get a "Dear Writer" form rejection 147 days after you sent you query...
from bonniekateday
Jun 29, 2016 8:01 pm


ER form 6-29-16
EQ 2-22-16
MG historical fiction, 45K
from KristenH
Jun 23, 2016 4:16 pm


6/22/16 EQ (Requery Venom)
6/23/16 ER (Not right for her list at this time. At least, she remembered me from 5 years ago.) Will try her for Chain Reaction this summer.
from lrb2290
May 09, 2016 2:47 pm


MG Thriller 26,000k

EQ: 3/21
from Patchi
May 04, 2016 10:04 am


12/03/15 Query, YA fantasy
03/29/16 won query crit through Literary Rambles
05/04/16 critique & pass
from JBlakemore
Apr 27, 2016 1:13 pm


EQ: 02/02
ER: 04/27

"Dear writer" form letter. I had forgotten I even wrote her and the book has since been rewritten in some pretty major ways.

YA Fantasy
from InconstantMoon
Apr 27, 2016 11:48 am


EQ: 2-2
ER: 4-27

Very kind rejection saying she liked my writing but the book wasn't high concept enough.

YA Contemp
from fornickels
Apr 20, 2016 11:12 am


EQ: 3/28/16
Nudge with offer of Publication
ER: 4/20/16 only taking on a few new clients and this doesn't fit in with her roster
from prcbuff
Apr 17, 2016 11:40 pm


EQ 1/27
Nudged with offer of representation: 4/4/16
Full request: 4/5/16
Said she didn't connect with the voice of the story so stepped aside: 4/15/16

YA Contemp Fantasy, 91k
from orangrila
Apr 06, 2016 6:22 pm


EQ: April 22, 2015
CNR: July 20
Sept. 18: Since the Agency website doesn't say "no response = no" I decided on a whim to send a nudge today
Oct. 21: ER to April query. Form response "Dear Writer" from Agency address

Dec. 2nd, 2015: Another update: an email from Danielle today asking to see the full ms ! Wow--after the form rejection in October, what a surprise! Never say never...:D
April 6, 2016: Kind personal rejection on the fuil ms.

MG Fantasy
from scifictionwriter
Apr 06, 2016 12:01 am


EQ: 2/25
CNR: 4/5
from wackywriter
Apr 01, 2016 1:02 pm


EQ: 4/1/16

YA paranormal - 70k

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