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Old 12-05-2009, 06:19 AM   #101
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HMS,

What agent has your full?
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:40 AM   #102
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Catherine requested my full off my partial today!!! Incredibly excited!!!
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Old 12-09-2009, 09:00 AM   #103
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Catherine requested my full off my partial today!!! Incredibly excited!!!
OMG - Lucky you! That's awesome. Yay you!
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Old 12-11-2009, 12:32 AM   #104
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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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Old 12-14-2009, 02:42 AM   #105
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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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Old 01-13-2010, 06:02 PM   #106
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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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Old 02-01-2010, 05:26 AM   #107
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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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Old 02-01-2010, 05:57 AM   #108
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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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Old 02-04-2010, 01:31 PM   #109
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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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Old 02-10-2010, 11:14 PM   #110
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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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Old 02-10-2010, 11:54 PM   #111
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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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Old 02-11-2010, 07:46 AM   #113
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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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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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Old 02-15-2010, 09:31 AM   #115
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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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Old 02-15-2010, 09:00 PM   #116
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lol how strange, AuntB, but congrats...again!
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:24 PM   #117
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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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Old 03-02-2010, 07:43 AM   #119
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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.
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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Old 03-19-2010, 08:13 PM   #121
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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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Old 04-02-2010, 01:52 AM   #123
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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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