Mr. Michael Stearns

Upstart Crow Literary

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Accepting queries ONLY through conference submissions and client referrals.

Michael Stearns

Upstart Crow Literary

244 Fifth Avenue, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10001
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Closed to Unsolicited Queries
Only handles young adult, middle grade, and children's
This agent is seeking the following genres:


Literary Fiction
Middle Grade
Young Adult


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04/25/2011 12:50 PM
PennAuthor: Simply put: he's being a jerk.
04/24/2011 07:33 PM
Ouch, I'm sorry PennAuthor, that's a pretty horrible experience.
01/03/2011 09:24 PM
EQ 11.4.2009 (two months before query holiday).
Received the "Received" email in response, and but nothing after that. Have given up on this one.
02/08/2010 03:42 PM
Query sent August 12, 2009; form rejection received Feb 6, 2010.
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Patrick (Admin)
01/18/2010 05:34 PM
Profile Update: Accepting queries ONLY through conference submissions and client referrals. (Thanks litgirl)
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