Literary Agent Interview: Claire Draper, InkWell Management

Claire Draper is a new literary agent at InkWell Management . She’s studied Queer Diversity in Children’s Literature at New York University. Before becoming an agent, she interned at Rare Bird Lit, InkWell Management and the Children’s Book Council. This Southern California native now lives in Brooklyn. She enjoys young adult fiction, graphic novels and the latest collection of feminist essays. She is seeking diverse novels with strong LGBTQIA representation. How did you become an agent? I’ve wanted to be a part of books for years, so my intention with going to college was to eventually be a part of publishing. I interned at InkWell Management while studying Diversity in Children’s Literature at NYU, and ended up loving InkWell so much that when it was time join publishing long term, I came back to the place that had taught me so much. Then, I signed my first client a little over a year later from a #PitMad entry, and officially became an agent. What’s something you’ve sold that comes out now/soon that you’re excited about? Being as new to agent-ing as I am, I haven’t sold anything yet, but my clients have some projects in the pipeline that I […]

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