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Mr. Stephen Barbara

InkWell Management

521 Fifth Avenue, Ste 2600

New York, NY 10175



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Website: www.inkwellmanagement.com

Twitter: Stephen_Barbara

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from StaceyTrombley
Nov 09, 2017 7:23 pm


She may be starting her own list now and it's just not official yet. Not unusual for an assistant to be promoted to agent, that's usually what they're working towards.
from shewrites
Oct 25, 2017 5:40 am


Hmm, that's odd, I found her on MSWL which is why I decided to submit to her, as she was looking for the kind of book I've written. Oh well!
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 18, 2017 11:44 am


shewrites, according to her twitter, Claire is an assistant at Inkwell and not an agent.
from shewrites
Oct 14, 2017 6:35 pm


EQ Oct 14 (to Claire Draper, but she's not listed on QT)
from karenleespree
Oct 11, 2017 8:30 am


EQ: 9/26

CNR: 10/11 reading the other comments and I've never had a response from Barbara before. So I'm moving on.
from Pelegrin
Sep 12, 2017 9:34 pm


try again 9 2017
from orfeo1607
Aug 26, 2017 3:20 pm


EQ: 7/17 (YA Fantasy 107K)
8/4: Nudged with offer
8/15: Closed

Agent doesn't seem to respond very often. In the past two years, he's responded positively to only 5 queries.
from JustinJoseph
Jun 28, 2017 9:30 pm


Has anyone got an update? I think it's a little early for me to close it out.
from fornwalt
Jun 01, 2017 12:36 am


EQ: 5/31/2017

YA Fantasy (87k)
from dennison2969
May 20, 2017 6:35 pm


EQ: 4/17
Nudge with offer: 5/10
Full Request: 5/10
Step aside: 5/19
from Kettle56
Apr 04, 2017 9:12 pm


I sent an exclusive query, nudged after about 60 days of no response and now, nine days later will close.
from elaine27
Feb 17, 2017 9:35 am


EQ (agency form) 2/16 YA Contemporary
from kib5032
Feb 10, 2017 11:30 pm


EQ 2/10

YA fantasy (103k)
from ladytuono
Jan 27, 2017 7:15 am


EQ 12/13
CNR 1/27

Adult contemporary fantasy 86k
from chicklegirl
Dec 30, 2016 1:52 pm


EQ 10/31/16 (80K--YA speculative/time travel)
CNR 12/30/16

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