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Claire Draper

The Bent Agency

New York, NY



Website: thebentagency.com

Twitter: draper_claire

AAR/AALA Member: No

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E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from GinaBMonroe
Oct 02, 2022 9:06 am


Form Query: 9/20/22
Form Rejection 10/2/22

YA Contemporary Fantasy, 81k
from jennadevillier
Sep 20, 2022 2:26 pm


FQ: 9/20

89K YA FANTASY
from ltran_
Sep 08, 2022 4:59 pm


FQ: 7/20
FR: 8/8
78K YA fantasy
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 18, 2022 10:06 pm


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from chelseambrown
Aug 18, 2022 8:46 pm


FQ: 8/11/2022
60k YA spy
10 pages (1.5 chapters)
FR: 8/18/2022

"Thank you for submitting XXXX to me. After carefully reviewing your query, I've found that I am not the right agent for this work. And as a policy I don't offer editorial notes or suggested changes on works I am passing on, as I feel it's unfair to try and ask you to change your work when your future agent or editor may have a different vision and suggestions from mine. Publishing is incredibly subjective and I encourage you to keep trying. Thank you again for submitting your work to me and I wish you the best of luck in your search for representation."
from LesWrite
Jul 31, 2022 8:17 pm


YA/Adult GN

Query: 4/20/22
Rejection: 5/9/22
from amymallow
Jul 11, 2022 6:00 pm


FQ: 6/30/22
FR: 7/11/22
YA Fantasy 96k

Thank you for submitting X to me. After carefully reviewing your query, I've found that I am not the right agent for this work. And as a policy I don't offer editorial notes or suggested changes on works I am passing on, as I feel it's unfair to try and ask you to change your work when your future agent or editor may have a different vision and suggestions from mine. Publishing is incredibly subjective and I encourage you to keep trying. Thank you again for submitting your work to me and I wish you the best of luck in your search for representation.

Best,
Claire
from MorganSloan
Jul 11, 2022 5:44 pm


71k LGBT Fiction
10 days post-submission, Form Rejection:
Thank you for submitting *Title* to me. After carefully reviewing your query, I've found that I am not the right agent for this work. And as a policy I don't offer editorial notes or suggested changes on works I am passing on, as I feel it's unfair to try and ask you to change your work when your future agent or editor may have a different vision and suggestions from mine. Publishing is incredibly subjective and I encourage you to keep trying. Thank you again for submitting your work to me and I wish you the best of luck in your search for representation.

Best,
Claire
from Patrick (admin)
May 11, 2022 2:45 pm


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from Patrick (admin)
May 03, 2022 9:19 am


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from Ace12065
May 02, 2022 2:43 pm


Form Query: 04/15
Form Rejection: 05/02
MG Fantasy 68k
from cece285
May 02, 2022 12:25 pm


Form Query: 3/23/22
Form Rejection: 5/02/22

MG, GN
from jrtprods
May 02, 2022 11:53 am


Identifies as Mx. Doesn't want books about identity NOT written by people with that identity.
from swatithegeek
Apr 08, 2022 5:04 am


Form query: 03/26/22
Form rejection: 04/07/22

Adult Rom-Com, 75k words
from ekdwrites
Apr 05, 2022 2:00 pm


FQ: 17 March 2022
Nudge with offer: 28 March 2022
FR: 5 April 2022
50k MG contemporary

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