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Mr. Stephen Barbara

InkWell Management

521 Fifth Avenue, Ste 2600

New York, NY 10175



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Website: www.inkwellmanagement.com

Twitter: Stephen_Barbara

AAR Member: No

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from joelee__
Apr 06, 2021 6:25 pm


EQ 4/6/2021

Adult fantasy 139k
from Attewell
Apr 05, 2021 3:01 pm


EQ 4/05/21
YA SF 80,000
from jaymeinman
Mar 26, 2021 11:09 am


EQ: 3/26/21


SF 87000
from dhamm29
Mar 05, 2021 3:48 pm


88K Thriller
EQ - 3-1-21 addressed to Inkwell (OK to not specify an agent as per Website)
from JSZ0819
Feb 03, 2021 12:12 pm


EQ: 2/3/21
ER: 2/3/21

YA Horror
from Chantilly
Jan 22, 2021 5:31 pm


EQ: 12-14-20
Nudge /w offer of pub: 12-30-20
Full Request (to be sent at a later date): 12-30-20
Full sent: 1-17-21
ER: 1-22-21

Adult Historical, 102k
from Miceal
Nov 14, 2020 6:29 am


EQ: 8/28/20
Nudge:10/19/20
ER: 11/13/20 Rejection email from assistant.
from MandyMBallard
Sep 11, 2020 7:51 pm


EQ: 9/11

90k YA fantasy
from schannepj
Aug 18, 2020 11:48 am


Auto reply: I am "out of office" for the week of 8/17.
from shddavis
Jul 30, 2020 8:44 pm


EQ: 5/29/2020
CNR: 7/29/2020

MG Contemporary 60K
from moniquemihalit
Jul 29, 2020 12:55 pm


EQ: June 20 (to his personal email per his publishers marketplace page guidelines)
CNR: July 29
97K YA Historical
from Julesq
Jun 20, 2020 7:40 pm


EQ 6/15/20
R 6/20/20

Lovely personalized note, bad timing. He loved the premise and the sample but has clients with similar projects and feels he can't offer rep on this particular one.
from emmatens
Apr 30, 2020 3:00 pm


EQ: 04/29/2020

MG Contemporary Fantasy, 50K
from danniemolguin
Mar 29, 2020 8:40 am


EQ: 12/10/19
Nudged with offer of rep 3/12/20
Closed. Accepted offer 3/29/20

72k Contemporary YA

Emailed him directly since his Publishers Marketplace page said that's okay. Agency sub guidelines are to paste "a short writing sample (1-2 chapters)." My book is written in diary form, with most entries being just a page or two, so I sent the first 14 pages. Hopefully, that's not too much.
from keepthefaith
Dec 09, 2019 9:12 am


Congratulations KristenH!!!!

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