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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

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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
from Eliza_f
May 07, 2018 5:43 pm

EQ: 3/27
PR: 3/28 via assistant Claire
5/7: a kind note from assistant Claire that said while I was "clearly a talented writer" they hadn't connected with it quite as much as they'd hoped and invited me to submit something in the future.

76k MG Fantasy

They seem lovely. Their clients are lucky.

Onward. :)
from Mananda9
Mar 26, 2018 5:23 pm

EQ: 3/24/18 YA Fantasy 82k
from AuthorGGRyn
Mar 15, 2018 12:12 pm

Still waiting on a query sent 1/8... Wondering if CNR or if I should re-send ;(

Resent 3/15...
from jillannbixel
Feb 12, 2018 4:28 pm

Thanks alkisner! I was so hoping I didn't have to cross her off my list!
from alkisner
Feb 12, 2018 4:26 pm

jillannbixel--She does! She has a lot of US clients.
from jillannbixel
Feb 12, 2018 4:03 pm

I'm really impressed by what I'm reading about Catherine Drayton, but I just stumbled on the information that she "recently returned to Sydney, Australia where she will continue to work as an associate of InkWell with the aim of helping Australian publishers and agents sell their authors’ books in the United States." I've poked around the internet, but I can't determine if she accepts queries from U.S. writers. Does anyone know?

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