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    HMS,

    What agent has your full?
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    Catherine requested my full off my partial today!!! Incredibly excited!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AuntB View Post
    Catherine requested my full off my partial today!!! Incredibly excited!!!
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    Thanks rtrgirl!

    I'm beyond excited! This is the first full I've had requested off of a partial rather than just a query. And Catherine's definitely at the top of my list!
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    Has anyone had any interactions with Nathaniel Jacks of InkWell Management? He appears to be interested in sci/fi and fantasy but I'm struggling to find out anything specific.

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    I'm interested in querying Mr. Pine at Inkwell. Anyone have any response times for this agent?

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    hey folks

    I know Catherine Drayton has a reputation for being FAST but I think I've got you all beat. She replied with a request for 50 pages 1 minute after I sent my query. I thought it was an automated response and was stunned to see a human reply

    Will let you know if I get the big "R" or a request for full.

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    This speed everyone's reporting is making me afraid mine got lost. It hasn't been a horribly long time so I'm not too worried, just longer than it looks like she usually takes.

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    hey Sage

    Good luck! I'd say that half of all my queries never get a reply and once sufficient time has passed (8 weeks or so), I'll usually resubmit to someone else at the agency if I think they are a decent fit for the project. It's possible the original query got lost but I tend to think a no-reply is a no.

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    Sage, I FINALLY got a rejection from my 10/19 resent query to Catherine on 1/20 by what must have been her assistant.

    I guess she only replies right away when she's interested. But by the time I received the rejection, I was like, "..........Why bother?" I had already checked her name off and started querying an entirely different project.
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    To all of you who queried Catherine Drayton, did you email her through the general submissions from their website or her personal email listed on AgentQuery?

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    @ILove2Write: I e-queired on 1/26/10 and sent to submissions@inkwellmanagement.com. No reply yet.

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    I also queried at the general submissions email, though I put Attn: Catherine Drayton after my title in the subject line.

    That was on 10/24
    rec'd partial request on 10/27
    full request on 12/08
    emailed full on 12/09 and rec'd confirmation of receipt same day

    Just over two months now... and I have no nails left to bite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djaffe View Post
    I'd say that half of all my queries never get a reply and once sufficient time has passed (8 weeks or so), I'll usually resubmit to someone else at the agency if I think they are a decent fit for the project. It's possible the original query got lost but I tend to think a no-reply is a no.
    I've gotten enough requests after a few months (one after a year) that I don't do this. The only time I do consider it (considering it now), is with the next project.

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    Got an email from Catherine today. My heart jumped into my throat thinking it was a reply to my full, when in reality... it was another email saying she liked my partial, and asking for the full(which she already had). I was so confused, and was stressing trying to figure out what to say in a reply, but luckily she emailed back shortly apologizing and saying it was a mistake. She then said she was about to start reading and wanted to make sure I hadn't accepted representation.

    I have to say though... now, at least, I know the upgrade from partial to a full wasn't a fluke, because she's done it TWICE.



    Also, now I'm panicking everytime my phone vibrates with a new email. Urgh.
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    lol how strange, AuntB, but congrats...again!

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    Just an update, I queried Catherine this time on 2/11, and received a remarkably speedy rejection the next day. Maybe they're a little disorganized?
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    I'm part of the chorus that's frustrated because I don't know which agent to query.

    I'm going to do the horribly tacky thing and just address it "Good Morning." Hopefully whoever goes through the e-mails will identify a book with "Murder" in the title as a mystery and send it to someone who might enjoy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtrenteseau View Post
    I'm part of the chorus that's frustrated because I don't know which agent to query.

    I'm going to do the horribly tacky thing and just address it "Good Morning." Hopefully whoever goes through the e-mails will identify a book with "Murder" in the title as a mystery and send it to someone who might enjoy it.
    Let us know if you ever do figure out who's the "mystery agent" there.

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    Inkwell Management

    Does anyone have any experience dealing with Inkwell? After querying the agent, I got an email over 2 weeks ago from Ethan Bassoff asking for the first 100 pages of my novel. I haven't heard back. After a week, it felt promising. After 2 weeks, I think he passed on the novel without ever letting me know. Anyone else get this kind of brush-off?

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    I'm sure a mod will be along to move this to here--> <snipped>

    But in general (that is, in the industry), responses to partial submissions can take months to receive.

    I'd wait before writing this one off. But keep querying in the meantime.
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    Hi, Sarah, and welcome to AW.

    There's a thread on Inkwell Management here.

    There's also a general index to pre-existing threads here so you can see if an agency is being discussed.

    It usually takes agents a while to give a response after they've asked for a partial so a fortnight is nothing. Personally, I'd give it a couple of months and then nudge to see if he's had a chance to read it.

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    Last edited by CaoPaux; 03-19-2010 at 08:26 PM. Reason: threads merged, thanks!

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    I queried Catherine on the 16th of March (submissions@inkwellmanagement.com) and have yet to receive a reply--I know it's still early. The posts are confusing and the agency seems a little inconsistent. I have no idea when I should expect a response.

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    Huh, I still haven't heard after 2.5 months.

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    I had to query Catherine twice. I queried her at the beginning of Feb and then again mid March. She got back to me within three days the second try.

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