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Ms. Alexandra Penfold

Upstart Crow Literary

244 Fifth Avenue, 11th Floor

New York, NY 10001

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from chicklegirl
Mar 09, 2018 4:33 pm

EQ 3/9/18 (77K--YA contemporary fantasy/time travel) Query through SCBWI's Insight magazine
from danielahelena
Dec 18, 2015 1:25 pm

PB EQ: 11/16

I saw her speak at an SCBWI conference in November.
from ghiagirl
Oct 14, 2014 4:10 pm

10/14/14 I asked her and she's open to conference submissions and industry referrals only.
from 1stMalone
Oct 04, 2014 3:31 pm

Has she really reopened? Says after labor day, but website still lists as closed.
from klmanning
Sep 05, 2014 8:47 am

The Upstart Crow website lists her as open to queries again.
from gusmom
Sep 17, 2013 9:53 am

Sept 5 tweet:
Alexandra Penfold ‏@AgentPenfold 5 Sep

I'm on maternity leave from @UpstartCrowLit for several more weeks. Watch this space for news on when I'm open to queries. Thanks!
from TLCPierce
Sep 03, 2013 8:02 pm

I queried her today and also rec'd the auto-reply that she's still on maternity leave. I wish the company website would post accurate information about subbing to her (it implies she's open to submissions now).
from dreamyreads
Jul 08, 2013 3:15 pm

She is still closed. I tried to query today and received a form email that said she was closed for her maternity leave.
from ohmynoti
Jun 11, 2013 12:45 pm

According to the agency website, she is open to queries again.
from LizanneWrites
Jun 06, 2013 7:55 am

PB EQ sent March 19th
ER June 5th
from MindyAlyse
Jun 05, 2013 1:34 pm

There seem to be a few queries that fell through the cracks in mid February. I sent mine on 2-19 and haven't heard back either.
from wbooydeg
Jun 05, 2013 8:33 am

PB EQ 2/20

Still waiting for response
from Bear2617
May 29, 2013 10:34 am

She said she would get back to all queries by the end of May. Anyone have any good news?
from Tangelb
May 25, 2013 7:39 pm

EQ 3/14
ER 5/24

chapter book. Nice form that included my name and title of my MS.
from dufreebee
May 20, 2013 7:32 pm

EQ 3/5
ER 5/19
After over two months of waiting, finally received an e-mail on Sunday which was just a form letter of rejection. My friend submitted to the same agent and we both received the same letter within two days apart.

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