Claire Friedman

InkWell Management

My Manuscript Wish List

I joined InkWell in 2016, after graduating from Columbia University with degrees in English and history. Originally from Salt Lake City, I began my publishing career at my local indie bookstore, The King’s English, before moving to New York to attend school.

I’m looking for smart, voice-driven stories with bite. I represent all ages (children's through adult) in a variety of genres -- as long as the voice is strong, the genre doesn’t matter to me. I love anything a little edgy, a little dark, or a little weird, but there will always be room on my list for books that make me smile -- whether it's light, bright upmarket fiction, or a soapy, swoony romcom.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to

Queries should be emailed to:

In the body of your email, please include a query letter and a short writing sample (1-2 chapters) and address the email to me either at the beginning of the e-mail, or put it at my attention in the subject line.

Guidelines & Details

Vital Info

Fiction: Action/Adventure, Children's, Commercial, Crime, Family Saga, Fantasy, General, Graphic Novel, Historical, Horror, LGBTQ, Literary, Middle Grade, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult

Favorite sub-genres:
I'd like the next...

My favorites include...

In no particular order… Megan Abbott, V.E. Schwab, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Riley Sager, Helen Hoang, Talia Hibbert, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Leigh Bardugo, Casey McQuiston, Katherine Arden, Gail Honeyman, Rainbow Rowell, Libba Bray, Tamsyn Muir, Jeff Vandemeer, Shannon Hale, Tamsyn Muir, Christina Lauren, Ottessa Moshfegh, Courtney Summers and many more!

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