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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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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from saracnetto
Jun 21, 2017 3:10 pm


EQ 06/17
PR--first 50-- 06/21 (from Claire, Catherine's assistant)
YA Fantasy 81K
(btw, I did use the general website submissions email address, but directed it in the subject line to "Catherine Drayton." Worked fine for me)
from billybuttercup
Jun 16, 2017 10:59 am


EQ: May 19, 2017
PR: May 31, 2017
ER: June 7, 2017

YA Speculative

Kind, personal rejection from Catherine's assistant, Claire. They seem like they would have been a great team to work with!
from tiff880515
May 10, 2017 3:49 am


EQ 4/6/17 YA sci fi
Haven't received a reply yet; could it be because I used submissions@inkwellmanagement.com (as listed on their website) instead of catherine@inkwellmanagement.com (as listed on Query Tracker)?
from Patrick (admin)
May 09, 2017 10:39 am


karenleespree, Jessica Mileo is now listed. Thank you.
from Junebug
May 08, 2017 12:55 pm


EQ - 5/05


Adult 72K Upmarket Commercial Fiction/Mystery/Suspense/Magical Realism
from karenleespree
May 08, 2017 12:11 pm


Jessica Mileo isn't on Inkwell's list here. She is on the website. Not sure where to record my query. Hmm?
from FountainPen
Apr 18, 2017 4:12 pm


EQ 4/1
Form rejection from assistant 4/17
from Maggie_Soares
Mar 28, 2017 4:26 am


#DVPit request from Claire, query + first 50 sent 10/05.
FR 10/07!
ER 10/18 from Claire, with invitation to submit further work.

EDIT: I queried my new project (#ownvoices contemp YA) on 03/06, got a partial request from Claire 03/07, which got upgraded to a full 03/08.
R&R 03/22
from Mander_Pander
Mar 26, 2017 9:02 am


EQ: 3/17
FR: 3/19
ER: 3/23
She typed less than half of my manuscript title into the rejection. Along with a single sentence saying, "Unfortunately, it isn't for me." Before, when I sent her material, at least she was kind enough to offer an explanation for rejecting it. She must've REALLY hated this one!
Update: She emailed me back and kindly said that it's difficult to sell a book with a certain element that mine contains. Feeling slightly better now!

YA Contemporary
from eiverson
Mar 20, 2017 10:57 am


EQ 3/3
FR 3/6
R&R 3/20

Similarly to leightongrey, Catherine's assistant Claire gave me some feedback and invited me to submitted a revised draft or any future work. Definitely plan on making some changes and sending a new version their way!

YA Fantasy 80K
from leightongrey
Mar 15, 2017 8:31 pm


EQ 12/29/16
PR from assistant 1/9/17
ER/R&R 1/25/17 with an invitation to submit new drafts/work in the future
On 3/15 I asked if they were still interested in taking a second look at another draft, and Claire said yes. :) Sent the same night.
from otherside
Mar 13, 2017 11:03 am


EQ: 2/15/17
R from assistant Claire: 3/13/17

YA Contemporary 76k
from Boreas
Mar 01, 2017 12:19 pm


EQ: 2/9/17
ER: 3/1/17 - Polite, personalized form rejection.

YA Action/Drama 107k
from melissamcinerney
Feb 22, 2017 6:50 pm


EQ: 1/20
FR: 2/22
MG fiction
from chicklegirl
Feb 22, 2017 4:09 pm


EQ 1/29/17 (80K--YA speculative/time travel)
ER 2/22/17 (form)

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