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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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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Beckstah
Dec 04, 2017 9:43 am

EQ 11/30 (to the submissions address)
FR via Claire 12/4!!

YA magical realism
from delilahnoduh
Nov 30, 2017 8:09 pm

EQ 11/19/17 (to submissions[at] address)
FR 11/28/17 (via assistant Claire)

YA Fantasy 83k
from sherloh
Nov 30, 2017 7:11 pm

For those who received a response (R or request) in Nov, did you send to submissions@inkwell or to catherine@inkwell as indicated on querytracker?
from hairaplenty
Oct 19, 2017 11:09 pm

EQ YA thriller/suspense
from mmansfield
Oct 11, 2017 1:08 pm

She ultimately rejected the manuscript, but wrote a lovely letter.
from sachi6
Oct 10, 2017 11:12 am

9/11 EQ contemporary middle grade
10/10 ER
from CarolynGrady
Sep 18, 2017 4:02 pm

from LightofBeauty
Sep 13, 2017 2:55 pm

9/8 EQ
9/13 ER

Form letter from her assistant, Claire. As impersonal as getting a "Dear Author" is a form from the agent's assistant lol.

"I have shared your query with Catherine and I’m afraid that she can’t offer representation at this time. She wishes you the best of luck.

Warm regards,


from smbishop
Sep 13, 2017 10:03 am

EQ - 8/22/17
PR - 8/31/17 (50 pages - request made through Claire F)
ER - 9/14/17
from Pelegrin
Sep 12, 2017 9:37 pm

Has JD and specializes in copyright law
from MReyesWrites
Aug 30, 2017 2:52 pm

After Catherine requested a full (and passed) on my MS last year, I emailed her (8/24/17) to let her know I'd just finished a complete rewrite.

PR, from her assistant, Claire: 8/30/17

MG fantasy
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

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