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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 Kaiodem
Mar 14, 2018 1:46 pm

EQ: 3/14/18

from surfrat224
Mar 06, 2018 5:55 am

EQ: 1/2/18
CNR: 3/6/18

YA Contemporary
from Zooks3
Mar 05, 2018 4:34 pm

3/5/18 EQ re: TANCM
from udonnoodles
Feb 01, 2018 8:34 am

Hi KSmith, it is a standard agreement found commonly in the film industry. Given that Inkwell is a reputable agency, I wouldn't worry too much about it. An agency's business model profits by selling completed works. It's too much work for them to sift through thousands of letters, steal a good idea from a fully finished work, then ask one of their own clients to reproduce the work. Also, ideas are a dime a dozen :)
from KSmith
Nov 21, 2017 8:50 am

Has anyone read their submission agreement? I'm not a lawyer, but it seems to say, basically, that they can reject you and give your idea to one of their clients and there's nothing you can do about it. Maybe I misread, but I think I'll hold off on sending to them.
from StaceyTrombley
Nov 09, 2017 7:23 pm

She may be starting her own list now and it's just not official yet. Not unusual for an assistant to be promoted to agent, that's usually what they're working towards.
from shewrites
Oct 25, 2017 5:40 am

Hmm, that's odd, I found her on MSWL which is why I decided to submit to her, as she was looking for the kind of book I've written. Oh well!
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 18, 2017 11:44 am

shewrites, according to her twitter, Claire is an assistant at Inkwell and not an agent.
from shewrites
Oct 14, 2017 6:35 pm

EQ Oct 14 (to Claire Draper, but she's not listed on QT)
from karenleespree
Oct 11, 2017 8:30 am

EQ: 9/26

CNR: 10/11 reading the other comments and I've never had a response from Barbara before. So I'm moving on.
from Pelegrin
Sep 12, 2017 9:34 pm

try again 9 2017
from orfeo1607
Aug 26, 2017 3:20 pm

EQ: 7/17 (YA Fantasy 107K)
8/4: Nudged with offer
8/15: Closed

Agent doesn't seem to respond very often. In the past two years, he's responded positively to only 5 queries.
from JustinJoseph
Jun 28, 2017 9:30 pm

Has anyone got an update? I think it's a little early for me to close it out.
from fornwalt
Jun 01, 2017 12:36 am

EQ: 5/31/2017

YA Fantasy (87k)
from dennison2969
May 20, 2017 6:35 pm

EQ: 4/17
Nudge with offer: 5/10
Full Request: 5/10
Step aside: 5/19

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