Welcome to the all NEW QueryTracker. See what's changed.

Mr. Stephen Barbara

InkWell Management

How often does this agent reply to queries?

Get answers to this, and many more agent questions at QueryTracker.


Stephen Barbara

InkWell Management

521 Fifth Avenue, Ste 2600
New York, NY 10175
To protect agents from spam, email addresses are hidden except to members.
Join Now
AALA Member:
Query Methods
Accepts queries via...
This agent is seeking the following genres:


Literary Fiction
Middle Grade
Young Adult


Humor/Gift Book
Join Now (FREE) to learn more about this agent. (Such as how often and how quickly each agent replies to queries.)

Known Clients (current & past)
Vincent Asaro
Heidi Ayarbe
Betsy Bird
P.J. Bracegirdle
Heather Burke
Thomas Christopher
Heather Davis
Marcel Ray Duriez
Richard Farr
Jack D. Ferraiolo
Lisa Graff
Lexa Hillyer
Conrad Jestmore
Lynne Jonell
Alma Katsu
Marc Kipniss
Minh Le
Suzanne Morgan Williams
Lauren Morrill
Sam Munson
Shana Norris
Lauren Oliver
Marlene Perez
Hugo Rivera
Leila Sales
Laura Schaefer
Laura Amy Schlitz
Libby Schmais
Michael Spooner
Zoje Stage
Tammar Stein
Todd Strasser
Paul G. Tremblay
Tom Venuto
Author Comments
Comments by authors about this agent.
02/02/2023 01:58 PM
EQ 02/02/23

epic fantasy, 101K
01/26/2023 01:03 AM
EQ 1/25/23 for 128k SciFi
12/18/2022 08:43 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.
07/14/2022 11:20 AM
EQ: 4/16/22
CNR: 7/14/22
04/27/2022 07:48 PM
Queried 3/17 Adult Supernatural thriller 83k
Closing 4/27 CNR
04/22/2022 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.)
04/17/2022 02:27 PM
EQ: 2/16
CNR: 4/16
94k Dark Fantasy/Thriller
04/06/2022 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
01/21/2022 07:42 PM
EQ: 12/02/21
CNR: 01/21/22

Closing due to the stated response times here.
Adult Fantasy 110k
01/17/2022 04:49 PM
EQ: 01/17/22 to Agency at large
82k Memoir
12/21/2021 01:40 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
11/19/2021 01:33 AM
Email query, sent direct as per PM profile - 14/10/2021 - SF, 105k
Withdrawn due to offer of rep 19/11/2021
10/26/2021 08:28 PM
EQ: 10/19/21, Adult SF, 103k
10/26/2021 04:57 PM
EQ: 10/26/2021, Children's Book
10/12/2021 10:25 AM
EQ: 10.11.21 - sent directly to his email
80K Science Fantasy
ER: 10.12.21
Personal response.
09/27/2021 02:00 PM
EQ: 9/27/21 - sent directly to him per Publisher's Marketplace
ER: 9/27/21
119k adult fantasy

Fast is better than waiting!
06/13/2021 11:16 AM
06/12/2021 03:55 PM
The Agent's Publisher's marketplace says to send directly to him. The Inkwell Management says to send to "Submissions" with his name in the subject line. Did not know what to do. I sent directly to him. EQ - 6/12
06/11/2021 08:50 PM
Queried PICTURE BOOK on 6/11/21
05/28/2021 03:14 PM
Does anyone know if there should be an auto-reply to say this agency received my email query?
Join Now (FREE) to learn more about this agent. (Such as how often and how quickly each agent replies to queries.)
Agent Interviews
Interviews with this agent from across the web.


Success Story Interviews
Read interviews with authors who have signed with this agent.

None found for this agent

View all success story interviews

Report a success story

Profile History
Last Update:
Always verify agent's information before sending your query, and review the agent's website(s) for more up-to-date information.

Though we do our best, QueryTracker can not guarantee the accuracy of any information provided.

An agent listing on QueryTracker is not an endorsement or recommendation of that agent by QueryTracker.

Before contacting an agent, authors should verify and assess the agent's requirements and suitability by visiting the agent's website(s), and becoming familiar with ways to spot and avoid bad agents. A good place to start is Writers Beware, a watch group that helps inform and protect authors from shady practices.