Monday, July 27, 2009

Michael Stearns Starts a New Agency, Upstart Crow Literary...


Former editor Michael Stearns recently left Firebrand Literary, where he's worked for more than a year, and will debut his own brand new agency, Upstart Crow Literary, the first week of August.

Michael will be joined at Upstart Crow by two other former Firebrand agents, Chris Richman and Danielle Chiotti. Michael says of his once and future colleagues:

"Chris and Danielle possess that mix of literary savvy, good taste, and dedication to their authors and books that marks them as either potentially crazy or simply crazily dedicated. I feel fortunate to embark on this new venture with the two of them, as well as with our talented list of authors, all of whom will be following us to our new home.

We'll be making our first Upstart Crow submissions next week, and when the site goes live the week after that, I hope you'll stop by and take a look at what we've got in the works."

16 comments:

Shelli said...

interesting!

Christy Raedeke said...

Exciting news! Best of luck to Upstart Crow.

shelley said...

Chris, please join Facebook!

S A Putnam said...

I knew Chris was a shaker and a mover when he was in my DB critique group. I hope Upstart Crow has a long and prosperous run.

Tara said...

I'm looking forward to checking out the new website. Thanks for the links and the info.

Paul Ă„ertker said...

Je dig the name. Hope it flies well.

Bonnie A said...

Does anyone know what this means for Firebrand--is the agency disbanding? Is Nadia Cornier going to keep it running on her own?

Alice said...

Bonnie, I haven't heard any other news about Firebrand at this point. If I do, I'll pass it along right away.

Bonnie A said...

Thank you! Any news much appreciated.

Vacuum Queen said...

No wonder Firebrand hasn't continued their blog lately. So what happens to Firebrand?

Sliding on the Edge said...

So it looks like Firebrand is no longer among us. Too bad, but very glad to hear about the new Upstart!

Wonders of Weird said...

Alice, I did a Regional SCBWI conference with Michael Stearns and Bruce Colville and Bruce Hale a few years ago outside of Detroit. He's a very smart, witty fellow. His clients will be VERY lucky. Can't wait for the website to go live.

Any word on whether or not they'll represent nonfiction?

J.E.Larson said...

Intriguing name - hope to keep up with it's progress;)

Rueyn said...

Thanks for the update. I sent in a query to Firebrand two weeks ago before I had heard about the mass exodus. Not sure what to do now? Query the new agency?

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