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Ms. Catherine Drayton

InkWell Management

521 Fifth Avenue, 26th Floor

New York, NY 10175

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Twitter: cjdrayton

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from jaustail
Aug 19, 2017 12:14 am

EQ: 25th July 2017
ER: 18th August 2017
Space Opera
from Belle_91
Jul 18, 2017 5:53 pm

EQ: June 15
ER: July 18
from saracnetto
Jul 10, 2017 3:35 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 Maggie_Soares
Jul 07, 2017 10:15 am

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
07/06: Claire reached out to ask how revisions were going: I told her I revised, but not quite how her and Catherine suggested, and asked if they were still interested
07/07: Claire said they were still interested, I sent the new draft
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 (as listed on their website) instead of (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 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

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