Upstart Crow Literary Forms, and Offers Plenty of Great Advice on Website

My coworker Alice Pope actually had the scoop on this a few days ago, but I thought I should mention it here as well.Three agents from Firebrand Literary have broken off to form a new agency: Upstart Crow Literary. Strange name aside, I think the agency looks very cool. It will be headed up by Michael Stearns, who was formerly a prolific children’s book editor. Also on board are agents Chris Richman and Danielle Chiotti. Between the three of them, they handle adult fiction, lots of kids fiction, and some nonfiction, too.One thing you should check out immediately is their “Toolbox” – a resource page for writers. Besides including the usual blogroll stuff, they actually have specific helpful “articles” for writers – very cool! See the following on the Toolbox page:

  • How to Write a Query Letter
  • Ten Commandments of Writing for Children
  • Dialogue, Some Basics
  • A Bookshelf for Writers & Editors 


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