Alexandra Penfold
@AgentPenfold
Literary Agent
Literary agent, NY Times Bestselling children's book author, maker of donuts + pies, lover of coffee.
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Stephanie Salkin @StephanieSalkin

What is the market for fractured fairy tales? #askUpstart
Replying to @StephanieSalkin

I think fractured fairytales can be fun but your take has to be truly unique and fresh because the backlist is so strong in this genre.
#AskUpstart

Alexandra Penfold
@AgentPenfold
Literary Agent
Literary agent, NY Times Bestselling children's book author, maker of donuts + pies, lover of coffee.
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Cara Liebowitz @spazgirl11

If you're unclear on the feedback an agent offers on your full, is it appropriate to email back and ask for clarification? I often find when agents offer feedback I'm not entirely sure what they mean. #askupstart
Replying to @spazgirl11

If they gave specific feedback re something they'd like to see changed in a revision for possible resubmission,
I think it's fine to ask. I think there's a difference between broad feedback (the character needs greater depth) & confusing feedback, if that makes sense.
#AskUpstart

Susan Hawk
@susanhawk
Literary Agent
Children's and YA Book Agent at Upstart Crow Literary. Excited to read your query!
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Lynn Rogalsky 💻 @lynn_rog

#AskUpstart @susanhawk : Your bio says you’re looking for "some" nonfiction for children. What type of nonfiction are you looking to find from a writer?
Replying to @lynn_rog

I'm open to NF in any category for teens or children. I'd love to see NF in graphic novel form. I really want subjects and themes that haven't already been written about multiple times. I'm especially looking for diverse subjects and creators here. #AskUpstart

Danielle Chiotti
@daniellechiotti
Literary Agent
Literary agent @ Upstart Crow Literary, book lover, food lover.
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Susan Hawk
@susanhawk
Literary Agent
Children's and YA Book Agent at Upstart Crow Literary. Excited to read your query!
120 MSWL
26 AskAgent
3 Tips
Danielle Chiotti
@daniellechiotti
Literary Agent
Literary agent @ Upstart Crow Literary, book lover, food lover.
12 MSWL
22 AskAgent
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Alexandra Penfold
@AgentPenfold
Literary Agent
Literary agent, NY Times Bestselling children's book author, maker of donuts + pies, lover of coffee.
8 AskAgent
80 Tips
Susan Hawk
@susanhawk
Literary Agent
Children's and YA Book Agent at Upstart Crow Literary. Excited to read your query!
120 MSWL
26 AskAgent
3 Tips
Danielle Chiotti
@daniellechiotti
Literary Agent
Literary agent @ Upstart Crow Literary, book lover, food lover.
12 MSWL
22 AskAgent
1 Tips
Susan Hawk
@susanhawk
Literary Agent
Children's and YA Book Agent at Upstart Crow Literary. Excited to read your query!
120 MSWL
26 AskAgent
3 Tips
Susan Hawk
@susanhawk
Literary Agent
Children's and YA Book Agent at Upstart Crow Literary. Excited to read your query!
120 MSWL
26 AskAgent
3 Tips

Stephanie Salkin @StephanieSalkin

Is sophisticated language okay in middle grade novels? #AskUpstart
Replying to @StephanieSalkin

So hard to say without knowing specifics! but I don't think there's any problem with it, depending on what it is and what your story is about. #AskUpstart

Danielle Chiotti
@daniellechiotti
Literary Agent
Literary agent @ Upstart Crow Literary, book lover, food lover.
12 MSWL
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Susan Hawk
@susanhawk
Literary Agent
Children's and YA Book Agent at Upstart Crow Literary. Excited to read your query!
120 MSWL
26 AskAgent
3 Tips

Stephanie Salkin @StephanieSalkin

What do you think of "quiet" novels? How do you define "quiet?" #AskUpstart
Replying to @StephanieSalkin

"Quiet" isn't really defined in one way, that's in the reader's response. I do want to feel deeply connected, and pulled into a story. For me, something too quiet would fail to do that. #askUpstart

Danielle Chiotti
@daniellechiotti
Literary Agent
Literary agent @ Upstart Crow Literary, book lover, food lover.
12 MSWL
22 AskAgent
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Susan Hawk
@susanhawk
Literary Agent
Children's and YA Book Agent at Upstart Crow Literary. Excited to read your query!
120 MSWL
26 AskAgent
3 Tips