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Ms. Claire Friedman

InkWell Management

521 Fifth Avenue, Ste 2600

New York, NY 10175



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Website: www.inkwellmanagement.com/

Twitter: clairefriedman8

AAR/AALA Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from anonwriter22
Jun 16, 2022 11:11 pm


FQ: 06/14/22
CNR: 6/16/22

YA Fantasy 93k
from lcsparrow
Jun 16, 2022 8:14 pm


@christinaferko No auto confirmation for me, and I got a full request so I know she read it. Hopefully you get a reply from her shortly. (Cause whoa she's fast.)

Oh and I suppose if it helps for gathering intelligence-wise:
Personalized query referencing editor she just worked with who liked us during the LGBTNPit event sent 5/25/22
Full request 5/26/22, sent 5/27
Form Rejection 6/16
YA Horror 75,000 words
from writersofrohan
Jun 16, 2022 1:36 pm


EQ: 5/23/22
Full MS request: 5/24/22
Personalized rejection: 6/16/22

This was the kindest, most encouraging rejection I have ever received. It's so rare these days to find someone who gives personal feedback. She invited me to submit future projects and asked about any other books I'm working on, and I'm definitely going to submit to her again in the future.
from Sapphire_Demoness
Jun 15, 2022 12:03 pm


Email query: 6/14/22
90K adult contemporary romance
from rebeccatrusty
Jun 14, 2022 5:24 pm


EQ: 6/13/22
Full MS request: 6/14/22 (sent an hour later — she sent confirmation of receipt)

***Note: I queried Claire in December 2020 and received a full request. She ended up passing on my work but sent personalized feedback and asked that I send her future work. I mentioned this in my latest query.
Adult psychological thriller 72k
from coleroe
Jun 07, 2022 3:00 am


EQ: 6/7/22

Adult SFF 93k
from coleroe
Jun 07, 2022 3:00 am


EQ: 6/7/22

Adult SFF 93k
from christinaferko
Jun 06, 2022 8:22 pm


@lcsparrow thanks so much for the reply! Congrats on the full! Fingers crossed for you!
from christinaferko
Jun 06, 2022 10:40 am


Does anyone know if Ms. Friedman's submission email sends out an auto-confirmation when querying? I haven't gotten one and just wanted to check. Thanks!
from sweetarva
May 27, 2022 8:46 pm


#Smoochpit partial request: 05/17/22
Kind step aside (although she loved my concept and writing): 05/27/22
from keaeye
May 27, 2022 5:29 pm


EQ: 5/22/22
Full request: 5/23/22
Kind, semi-personalized rejection: 5/27/22

YA contemporary 67k
from aemuskett
May 22, 2022 9:18 pm


EQ 5/19
YA Fantasy 50,000
CNR 5/22
from cwbuecheler
May 20, 2022 3:54 pm


EQ 3/30/22
CNR 5/20/22 - joining the chorus of "if there was interest, I'd have heard much faster" :)

Dark Fantasy 96K
from cakeforall
May 18, 2022 2:23 pm


EQ: 5/16
gonna CNR bcus she replies in 1 day if interested

QPOC MG contemp-fantasy
from jdebinski
May 18, 2022 1:17 pm


EQ: 4/26/22
Full Request: 4/26/22
Full Rejection: 5/18/22

Said she loved my characters but my plot didn't give a "have to have it feeling."

YA ownvoices QBIPOC Contemporary Fantasy 99k

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