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Ms. Catherine Drayton

InkWell Management

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Catherine Drayton

InkWell Management

521 Fifth Avenue, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10175
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This agent is seeking the following genres:


Literary Fiction
Middle Grade
Young Adult


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Author Comments
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01/05/2023 10:24 PM
EQ: 1/5

YA fantasy 80k
12/09/2022 04:10 PM
EQ: 12/03
Notification of offer 12/08
Full request 12/09
10/29/2022 03:30 PM
Email Query: 10/29/2022

109K YA epic/high fantasy
10/12/2022 08:20 AM
Email Query: 10/2/22

YA contemp. fantasy, 81k

No auto reply to confirm submission, website says no response in 2 months means they’re uninterested
02/26/2022 12:04 PM
EQ 12/26/2021
CNR 2/26
92K YA contemporary

01/24/2022 06:08 PM
Queried 12/30
YA LGBT Fantasy 87k

12/28/2021 02:08 PM
Queried: 12-28
Adult Spec Fantasy 80k
11/04/2021 08:47 PM
Queried: 11/2/21
Reject: 11/3/21
Picture Book
Thank for your query. Unfortunately I'm not representing picture books.
Best of luck,
07/25/2021 03:25 AM
@sara_gilbert_writes I queried the agency submission email 76 days ago and haven't got a response, so maybe try her personal? (Please report back if you do and you get a response)
07/24/2021 12:47 AM
can someone tell me which email to send my query to? lol. i saw one or two things saying her personal email (that she likes to manage her own queries), and others saying to send to the agency submission email. I dont know which one to follow and i'd rather not get on anyone's bad side lol
05/10/2021 06:40 AM
EQ: 10/05/2021

YA Fantasy (105,000 words)
03/09/2021 08:23 PM
EQ: 02/06/2021

79 000 YA Magical Realism
02/22/2021 10:24 AM
Queried other Inkwell agent 2/16, try later if declined.
02/15/2021 06:38 AM
EQ: 2/13/21
ER: 2/14/21
Book Club Fiction
She's FAST! and a Valentine's Day rejection.
She's blunt:
Thank for your query. I’m afraid this isn’t for me.
Good luck,
02/08/2021 11:20 PM
EQ: 06/15/20
FR: 06/18/20
Nudge: 02/04/21

"Sorry it has taken me a while to respond. I'm afraid I'm a bit swamped at the moment so will have to pass."

Really would have preferred a form rejection to that nothing sandwich.
01/17/2021 10:34 PM
EQ: 01/17/2021

YA Literary 68K
09/28/2020 02:39 PM
EQ 7/27/20
CNR 9/27/20

09/22/2020 06:26 AM
EQ 9/14 New Adult 50k
ER 9/22
Polite rejection stating she is “super busy at the moment and not taking on anymore clients”
09/15/2020 08:47 AM
@lindsaysmith818, InkWell's website says all queries should go to the submissions email. (Most agents who utilize a general email like this don't like to also receive queries on their personal emails.) Additionally, the website says you will hear from them in two months if they want to see more; otherwise, you won't hear from them. Good luck!
08/20/2020 10:27 AM
EQ: 7/29
CNR: 8/19
94K Adult Paranormal Suspense

According to the QT stats, Catherine usually responds within two days if she's interested. So I'm going to go ahead and close this one out... Best of luck to everyone still being considered!
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