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Mr. Stephen Barbara

InkWell Management

521 Fifth Avenue, Ste 2600

New York, NY 10175

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Twitter: Stephen_Barbara

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from jchsyu
Feb 02, 2023 1:58 pm

EQ 02/02/23

epic fantasy, 101K
from lpelliott
Jan 26, 2023 1:03 am

EQ 1/25/23 for 128k SciFi
from nyflicka
Dec 18, 2022 8:43 am

12/7/22 submitted EQ - 81,000 word upmarket, coming-of-age, literary horror
Full request same day, sent same day
12/13/22 Very kind and personalized rejection
I wished for a different outcome, of course, but so appreciate the quick turn around and personalization. Seems like a lovely guy.
from Catsamoa79
Jul 14, 2022 11:20 am

EQ: 4/16/22
CNR: 7/14/22
from kitbuddy
Apr 27, 2022 7:48 pm

Queried 3/17 Adult Supernatural thriller 83k
Closing 4/27 CNR
from Vetanda
Apr 22, 2022 12:55 pm

Have people who queried via the agency address (as per agency guidelines, as opposed to the instructions on his PM page) received a response?

(I sent to that email, before realizing that his PM page had different instructions and I'm hoping I haven't scuddled my chances.)
from ESOliver
Apr 17, 2022 2:27 pm

EQ: 2/16
CNR: 4/16
94k Dark Fantasy/Thriller
from duriez
Apr 06, 2022 10:59 pm

EQ: 04/04/22
A reminder submission email was sent out on 4/6/22.
Fantasy 5 Million words, would be the; 'Guinnus World Record for Longest Novel' to date, as a selling point of the novels and writer.
Dark worlds, themes, Dark angel/vamper, YA
Nudge with an offer of publication: to Stephen Barbara, 4-6-22, asking for full submissions of 'Nevaeh,' and all subtitles and an agent to represent all works.
Books have been edited.
Nevaeh has 79 manuscripts, which would make 40 books, around 600-page each as novels estimated.
Asking for all manuscripts requested, and a 4-year book deal- for 20 years- with a teen/ya publisher.
I have 105 manuscripts looking for a home/house publisher.
Pitch to Harper Collins- Teen.
All works by Marcel Ray Duriez
from nkoussis
Jan 21, 2022 7:42 pm

EQ: 12/02/21
CNR: 01/21/22

Closing due to the stated response times here.
Adult Fantasy 110k
from AjP1933
Jan 17, 2022 4:49 pm

EQ: 01/17/22 to Agency at large
82k Memoir
from godfreya
Dec 21, 2021 1:40 pm

EQ: Sent direct as per PM profile - 12/21/2021 - SF HORROR
ER: Promptly responded with polite declination. Very professional and courteous. - 12/21/2021
from davegoodman
Nov 19, 2021 1:33 am

Email query, sent direct as per PM profile - 14/10/2021 - SF, 105k
Withdrawn due to offer of rep 19/11/2021
from DLWilburn
Oct 26, 2021 8:28 pm

EQ: 10/19/21, Adult SF, 103k
from fireantsbook
Oct 26, 2021 4:57 pm

EQ: 10/26/2021, Children's Book
from Midnight7
Oct 12, 2021 10:25 am

EQ: 10.11.21 - sent directly to his email
80K Science Fantasy
ER: 10.12.21
Personal response.

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