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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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Online Form: Closed

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from Patrick (admin)
Dec 22, 2022 9:23 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from ronniekiley
Dec 18, 2022 3:50 pm


@amyvail they stated on their manuscript wishlist that they prefer to be addressed either as Claire or Mx. Draper, just as an FYI!
from DanielleDauthor
Dec 18, 2022 3:17 pm


FQ: 12/10/22
Form rejection 12/18/22
from Amyvail
Dec 18, 2022 2:32 pm


Do not address this agent improperly. This person prefers they/them pronouns, and will reject anyone who begins a query letter with Dear Ms. Draper. I don't know what the correct salutation would have been, but there it is.
from TuesdayWrites
Dec 02, 2022 9:08 pm


FQ: 11/26/22
Form Rejection: 11/26/22
"not the right agent..."

104k MG #ownvoices SEA High Fantasy
from KathrynFaye007
Nov 28, 2022 7:57 pm


FQ: 11 November 2022
Form Rejection: 26 November 2022

41K MG Scifi-Horror w/ disabled representation
from riathewolf
Nov 27, 2022 6:13 pm


FQ: 11/7/22
FR: 11/27/22

YA Fantasy 91k
from CassCutting
Oct 14, 2022 11:39 am


Query - October/3/2022
Rejection - October/14/2022

100,000 W/C Multi POV YA High Fantasy

Their rejection was very kind, reassuring, and encouraging.
from jennadevillier
Oct 14, 2022 11:33 am


FQ: 9/20
ER: 10/14

89K YA FANTASY
from cameronwittbooks
Oct 14, 2022 11:25 am


FQ: 10/6/22
Form Rejection: 10/14/22

YA Contemporary Fantasy, 101k
from yuvawrites
Oct 05, 2022 10:16 pm


FQ: 24/9/22
FR: 2/10/22

84K YA Horror
from GinaBMonroe
Oct 02, 2022 9:06 am


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

YA Contemporary Fantasy, 81k
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."

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