Upstart Crow runs a nearly paper-free office (or that’s what we aim for, anyway), and trust that we are serious when we tell you: we do not accept hard copy submissions via the US mail. We consider only electronic submissions. Mailed submissions will be thrown unread into the recycle bin.
Interested writers may submit a QUERY and TWENTY PAGES of their manuscripts. Please put your query and sample in the body of the email; we will not open emailed attachments. If your submission is received by our system, an automated response will be emailed to you.
Our agents are closed or open to submissions based upon a number of factors, and the best way to know who is currently reading is to visit our website. There you can read about what each agent is looking for and make sure that your project aligns with their very specific tastes.
We will respond to most queries within twelve weeks. Unfortunately, due to the overwhelming number of submissions received, personal responses are only very rarely possible. But if we are interested, we will request your full manuscript.
Thank you for trying us, and all good luck! We’ll try to get back to you as quickly as possible.