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Mr. Stephen Barbara

InkWell Management

521 Fifth Avenue, Ste 2600

New York, NY 10175

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Twitter: Stephen_Barbara

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from Michelle_in_WI
Today 6:02 pm

EQ 3/18

Contemporary YA 81K
from Lilnightmusic
Today 4:18 pm

EQ: 3/18
FR: 3/18 (!!)

ya fantasy 78k

I emailed him directly per publisher’s marketplace
from heroich
Mar 05, 2019 10:47 am

His Publisher's Marketplace says to submit to him directly. Anyone try that?
from KristenH
Feb 16, 2019 6:30 am

EQ 11/15/18 (Requery Venom)
CNR 2/14/19 (No word from nudges)
from jeeje2u
Dec 28, 2018 12:58 pm

EQ 11/8/18
CNR 12/28/18
from elizaann10
Oct 17, 2018 7:38 am

EQ: 10/10
ER: 10/15

YA Fantasy 90K
from LightofBeauty
Jun 21, 2018 11:12 am

EQ: 5/25
from jenwillett
Jun 20, 2018 8:18 pm

EQ: 6/20/18
from writer832
Jun 16, 2018 1:29 pm

EQ 6/7/2018
from Zooks3
Jun 15, 2018 12:32 pm

3/5/18 EQ re: TANCM
6/15/18: CNR
from AliciaIsWriting
Jun 06, 2018 8:21 am

06/06/2018 EQ - YA Dark Fantasy 87k
06/06/2018 ER
The rejection came within two hours. Polite, and it included both my name and my manuscript title. I'm simultaneously bummed and impressed. :)
from Eliza_f
May 16, 2018 9:23 pm

EQ: 5/16/18

MG Fantasy 76k
from JasonTVoiovich
May 06, 2018 1:46 pm

EQ: 4/9 Business
Nudge: 4/27/18
from safashaqsy
Apr 21, 2018 11:34 pm

EQ: 7th April 2018

YA contemporary #ownvoices 60K
from JackSkellington
Apr 11, 2018 6:05 am

EQ: April 10th
ER: April 10th (A few hours later)

I submitted a pb, but I knew my chances of securing representation with him were slim to none. Nowhere does he speak about picture books in specific, and they're not even listed on his website bio (though he is said to rep them). I later learned that he told my editor he doesn't take on many pbs. So heads up, pb writers.

Form letter: Dear [Full Name],

I’ll pass on the chance to pursue, but thanks kindly all the same for thinking of me for your picture book ms.

Best wishes on your agent search—"

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