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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

AAR Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from BSWindon
Jul 25, 2021 3:25 am


@sara_gilbert_writes I queried the agency submission email 76 days ago and haven't got a response, so maybe try her personal? (Please report back if you do and you get a response)
from sara_gilbert_writes
Jul 24, 2021 12:47 am


can someone tell me which email to send my query to? lol. i saw one or two things saying her personal email (that she likes to manage her own queries), and others saying to send to the agency submission email. I dont know which one to follow and i'd rather not get on anyone's bad side lol
from BSWindon
May 10, 2021 6:40 am


EQ: 10/05/2021

YA Fantasy (105,000 words)
from tarislb
Mar 09, 2021 8:23 pm


EQ: 02/06/2021

79 000 YA Magical Realism
from Erik_Giles
Feb 22, 2021 10:24 am


Queried other Inkwell agent 2/16, try later if declined.
from Isolamelia
Feb 15, 2021 6:38 am


EQ: 2/13/21
ER: 2/14/21
Book Club Fiction
She's FAST! and a Valentine's Day rejection.
She's blunt:
Thank for your query. I’m afraid this isn’t for me.
Good luck,
Catherine
from deborahmarkus
Feb 08, 2021 11:20 pm


EQ: 06/15/20
FR: 06/18/20
Nudge: 02/04/21

"Sorry it has taken me a while to respond. I'm afraid I'm a bit swamped at the moment so will have to pass."

Really would have preferred a form rejection to that nothing sandwich.
from MarlowePercival
Jan 17, 2021 10:34 pm


EQ: 01/17/2021

YA Literary 68K
from HazelGreen
Sep 28, 2020 2:39 pm


EQ 7/27/20
CNR 9/27/20

PB
from lindsaysmith818
Sep 22, 2020 6:26 am


EQ 9/14 New Adult 50k
ER 9/22
Polite rejection stating she is “super busy at the moment and not taking on anymore clients”
from SugarMagnolia
Yesterday 8:47 am


@lindsaysmith818, InkWell's website says all queries should go to the submissions email. (Most agents who utilize a general email like this don't like to also receive queries on their personal emails.) Additionally, the website says you will hear from them in two months if they want to see more; otherwise, you won't hear from them. Good luck!
from SugarMagnolia
Aug 20, 2020 10:27 am


EQ: 7/29
CNR: 8/19
94K Adult Paranormal Suspense

According to the QT stats, Catherine usually responds within two days if she's interested. So I'm going to go ahead and close this one out... Best of luck to everyone still being considered!
from Cherylking
Aug 14, 2020 6:54 pm


7/19/2020: EQ
8/14/2020: CNR
YA hist fict (64K words)
from moniquemihalit
Aug 03, 2020 1:09 pm


EQ: June 4
CNR: Aug 4
96K YA Historical
from eiverson
Jul 28, 2020 10:53 am


EQ: 7/23
FR: 7/24
Sent 7/24
ER: 7/28 - polite form rejection saying she didn't connect with the MS as she had hoped

YA Fantasy 71K words

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