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Mr. Stephen Barbara

InkWell Management

521 Fifth Avenue, Ste 2600

New York, NY 10175

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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
from karambelas
Dec 19, 2016 8:52 am

EQ: 10/21
CNR 12/19

YA Contemporary 76k
from hickchickmom
Nov 15, 2016 7:13 pm

Gowiththeflow :-(
from gowiththeflow
Nov 15, 2016 2:18 pm

Hickchickmom, I got a full request a couple of years ago. Nudged twice, never heard anything. Sadly, I've had this experience with multiple agents. Not responding on a query is one thing, but on a full? I won't bother with Stephen again.
from hickchickmom
Nov 14, 2016 11:34 am

Has anyone on here gotten a full-request and then never heard anything back? I was so excited when Stephen requested my book because I thought, he's known to be fast and for giving great feedback. So even if he didn't want my book, I could get some agent insight on what I could improve. But I have heard nothing. He requested back in June and I've nudged twice (with plenty of time in between) and still nothing. It's so weird.
from klgreer
Nov 03, 2016 9:12 pm

EQ 10/16
CNR 11/3
118K gunpowder fantasy

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