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Ms. Catherine Drayton

InkWell Management

521 Fifth Avenue, 26th Floor

New York, NY 10175

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Twitter: cjdrayton

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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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?
from BeverlyMT
Feb 12, 2018 3:59 pm

AuthorGGRyn: I queried on 1/22 and haven't heard anything either. Looking at the timeline of queries, it appears she isn't taking the queries in order. The way I look at it, as long as I haven't gotten a rejection there is still hope.

Update: Form rejection received today after 21 days. Oh well. On to the next agent.
from AuthorGGRyn
Feb 12, 2018 1:55 pm

Thanks BeverlyMT - 29 days so far for me and no rejection yet LOL sooooo I guess that's a positive ;)

Now 35 days ... Will re-send next week if I hear nothing back.
from Michelle_in_WI
Feb 12, 2018 12:32 pm

EQ 2/06
ER 2/12

Contemporary YA 74K
from AuthorGGRyn
Feb 04, 2018 3:22 pm

Anyone still waiting to hear back on a query? I queried her on 1/8... wondering if it's just a CNR or got lost...
from Malicia
Jan 21, 2018 10:01 am

EQ - 10/24
PR - same day (half an hour later!)
ER - 11/13 (short but personalized rejection)

YA Historical Fantasy
82k words
from peppermint22
Jan 19, 2018 8:55 am

EQ - 9/12
PR - 9/13 (sent same day)
ER - 9/27 (form)

YA Historical Fantasy
from m_pepper
Jan 18, 2018 1:54 pm

EQ: 1/6/18
ER: 1/18/18 - form from assistant:

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.
from bookwormwrites
Jan 03, 2018 12:58 pm

EQ 11/19/17 (to submissions[at] address)
FR 11/28/17 (via assistant Claire)
ER 01/03/18 (via assistant; looks like a kind form. bummer.)

YA Fantasy 83k
from Beckstah
Dec 18, 2017 1:30 pm

EQ 11/30 (to the submissions address)
FR via Claire 12/4!!
ER 12/18 - short and kind

YA magical realism
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.

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