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Danielle Chiotti
Upstart Crow Literary

Danielle has worked in publishing for sixteen years. Formerly an editor, she joined Upstart Crow when it was founded in 2009, specializing in young adult and middle grade fiction, as well as cookbooks, select nonfiction, and literary and upmarket fiction for adults. Thanks to her extensive editorial background, she enjoys working closely with authors to develop projects. She welcomes first-time authors with a unique voice and point of view.

FOR YA AND MG: Gorgeous writing and strong, flawed characters. Her dream project for young readers is one that challenges and inspires, with a compelling voice that will make her stay up all night reading. Good examples of this are Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson, Chime by Franny Billingsley, The Crossover by Kwame Alexander, The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly, Still Life With Tornado by A.S.King, The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma, Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo, and When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead.

FOR ADULT FICTION: Up-market commercial fiction. She prefers books that explore deep emotional relationships in an interesting or unusual way. Good examples of this are Shine Shine Shine by Lydia Netzer, The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty, and A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki.

NONFICTION: Compelling, voice-driven projects that shed a humorous or thought-provoking light on a previously unknown topic in the areas of narrative nonfiction/memoir, lifestyle, relationships, humor, current events, food, wine, and cooking. She is also interested in healthy living, lifestyle, culture, parenting and select self-help topics.

She is NOT CONSIDERING the following adult categories: romance, mystery/suspense/thriller/political thriller, science fiction, horror, or erotica.


years experience: 16
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Fantasy/science fiction, Juvenile fiction, Mind/body/spirit, Lifestyle, Cookbooks, Children's books
LEADING CLIENTS
Jacqueline West (NYT bestselling BOOKS OF ELSEWHERE series and forthcoming THE COLLECTORS)
Jeremy Sewall (James Beard Nominated cookbook THE NEW ENGLAND KITCHEN)
Erin Byers Murray (SHUCKED: LIFE ON A NEW ENGLAND OYSTER FARM and GRITS: A CULINARY JOURNEY THROUGH THE SOUTH)
Beth Hautala (WAITING FOR UNICORNS and THE OSTRICH AND OTHER LOST THINGS)
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
The New England Kitchen by Jeremy Sewall and Erin Byers Murray (Rizzoli)
MOST RECENT SALES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
THE COLLECTORS by Jacqueline West (Greenwillow/HarperCollins)
MAJESTIC by Matt Myklusch (Simon and Schuster)
THE INSTANT POT NO-PRESSURE COOKBOOK by Laurel Randolph (St. Martin's Press)
DRINKING LIKE LADIES by Misty Kalkofen and Kirsten Amann (Quarto)
THE OSTRICH AND OTHER LOST THINGS by Beth Hautala (Philomel)
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Query and first 20 pages of the project, pasted into the body of the email. Send to danielle.submission@gmail.com. Full submissions guidelines can be found at www.upstartcrowliterary.com/submissions.
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