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Ms. Catherine Drayton

InkWell Management

521 Fifth Avenue, 26th Floor

New York, NY 10175



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Website: www.inkwellmanagement.com

Twitter: cjdrayton

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Mander_Pander
Mar 21, 2019 8:14 pm


@KristenH That....is freaking hilarious ha ha! At least she got the name of our books right! :)
from KristenH
Mar 21, 2019 11:24 am


EQ 3/13/19 (Requery Venom)--Full Request! Full is sent out! Same here Ford!
ER 3/21/19 (Passed from Claire--(can't offer rep and not connecting)--Mander Pander, I got the same rejection from Claire. How weird she sent you the same form on a full that was meant for me. Bad copy/paste fail on her part.
from Mander_Pander
Mar 21, 2019 10:57 am


EQ: 3/07 (MG Contemp Fantasy)
FR: 3/11
ER: 3/21

Hi Kristen (my name is not Kristen),
Thank you for the opportunity to consider XXX! Unfortunately, Catherine cannot offer representation at this time. While you’re a fantastic writer, we’re not connecting with the book as much as we would have hoped.
Please feel free to query us again. We wish you the best of luck!
Best,
Claire
from Fordwalker
Mar 20, 2019 6:49 pm


EQ: 3/10/19
FR: 3/10/19 - 30 minutes later!
ER: 3/20/19
(YA speculative fiction, 103k words)

Feedback: "Thanks for sending [TITLE]. You write well but I’m concerned that the story isn’t sufficiently original in the crowded fantasy market."
(The thing is, it's not fantasy... you could call it dystopian, spec fic or even sci-fi, but there's not the remotest hint of magic or the supernatural anywhere in it.)
from Jlillie
Mar 16, 2019 3:04 pm


EQ: 2/12/19
2/13/19: Full Request (response from assistant, Claire)
3/11/19: Rejection saying it was too genre heavy for her list. Dunno what that means.

YA F 91k
from Buddrcup
Jan 23, 2019 9:09 am


EQ: 1/20/19
ER (form:) 1/22/19
57,000 word MG Contemporary Supernatural Mystery
from dina93
Jan 10, 2019 12:24 pm


EQ: 12/17
FR: 12/18
R: 1/8

Form rejection, but appreciate fast response.
YA fantasy 70k

from klclou
Nov 26, 2018 1:27 am


EQ. 10/29
PR: from Catherine: 11/06
ER: 11/26

Complimented the writing but said it wasn't for her. Sadness!

YA Paranormal Romance 88.5K
from Mander_Pander
Nov 16, 2018 8:21 am


EQ: 10/23
PR from Claire: 10/29
ER: 11/12

Okay, this was a little strange. Nice, but strange. Claire complimented my writing and said that they "didn't connect with the manuscript," but I could submit a new draft of the book. Since the rejection offered no details about what was wrong with it, I asked for clarification. Alas, no response. It's sorta like she offered an R&R...without any guidelines to start the R&R. If I don't know what's wrong with it, how am I supposed to rewrite it? But hey, at least it was quick!

YA Suspense
from rivershadow654
Oct 10, 2018 1:14 am


EQ 8/4/18 (YA Fantasy/Adventure, 104K)
CNR 10/9/18
from askjudyww
Sep 17, 2018 4:41 pm


MG Historical 27K
EQ: 9/16/18
ER: 9/17/18 Form letter from assistant
from Catsamoa79
Aug 01, 2018 1:44 pm


EQ: 5/28/18
CNR: 8/1/18
from Winnie12
Jul 28, 2018 11:50 pm


EQ 7/09/18
PR 7/25/18
Lit fic
from MReyesWrites
Jun 04, 2018 4:54 pm


EQ: 5/30/18
FR: 6/4/18 from her assistant, Claire

YA fantasy, 79k
from Jeanetto
May 28, 2018 8:54 am


EQ: 5/28/18
MG adventure/sci-fi

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