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Changed agencies. Formerly with InkWell Management.

Ms. Claire Draper

The Bent Agency

New York, NY



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Website: thebentagency.com

Twitter: draper_claire

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E-Mail: Yes

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from IreyWest
May 01, 2019 3:17 pm


EQ: 5/1

YA? Graphic Novel

T-T so excited
from Glitterfox
May 01, 2019 12:45 pm


EQ: 4/16
ER: 5/1

YA contemporary 63k
from ktwills79
May 01, 2019 12:28 pm


EQ: 4/16 with offer of pub
ER: 5/1 Form

PB-NF, 980 words
from karenleespree
Apr 26, 2019 12:48 pm


EQ: 4/26

YA, HFantasy
from southernfriedauthor
Apr 15, 2019 1:43 pm


EQ 3/29/2019
75K Words YA Apoc Thriller
Rec'd Auto Response 4/15/2019 to let me know she rec'd my query and will respond as soon as she is able.
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 22, 2019 10:33 am


Profile Update: Changed agencies. Formerly with InkWell Management.
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 20, 2019 9:40 am


Profile Update: No longer listed on the agency website.
from emmatens
Mar 01, 2019 10:13 am


EQ Feb 28, 2019
YA Historical Fantasy - 77,000 words
from TGrace
Feb 16, 2019 2:43 pm


EQ (sorta): 11/8/18 - A few weeks ago, she invited me to send her a different manuscript based on a previous connection (internship), but since that's not quite ready yet, I pitched the mss I'm currently querying other agents with, and she asked for the full.
FR: 11/8/18; sent 11/9
YA Contemporary Fantasy, 86K
Update - sent her slightly revised version 12/15; responded saying she'll continue on with the new version 12/17
12/21/18 - updated to say she's not quite finished, but "loving" it so far and would like to chat in the new year.
Another update - mentioned I was about to query a MG Fantasy (the previous MS) on 2/6, she told me she's still interested and to send it over; call still in the future
from LuckyZiri
Nov 03, 2018 6:51 pm


EQ: 8/22/18
CNR: 11/3/18

YA Fantasy, 83k
from PilotKelson1056
Jul 13, 2018 1:19 am


EQ: 5/21

I’m gonna go on a limb here and say she’s not the responsive type.
from ktwills79
Jul 09, 2018 5:18 pm


EQ: 5/4
CNR: 7/9

PB, 300 words
from annikab
May 13, 2018 2:23 am


EQ 2/28
ER 4/11
Personalized rejection off the query, which was novel.

YA SF, 95k
from ktwills79
May 04, 2018 12:41 pm


EQ: 5/4/18

PB, 300 words

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