Claire Draper (they/them) at the Bent Agency
By submitting a query to me, you are agreeing to address me as Claire or Mx. Draper and that your manuscript will NOT contain the following or it will be considered an automatic pass:
I accept submissions for the following: graphic novels for all ages, all genres; illustrator portfolios; YA and MG contemporary; YA and MG genre; Queer Adult Romance novels; Select Queer Memoir.
For all the books I work with, I prefer to work with queer and/or BIPOC creators, and strongly encourage those creators to send me their work. Regardless of genre, age, subject, I like lighthearted, emotional, hopeful, adventurous reads. I prefer books with a fast pace, high stakes, and strong emotional development for the main character(s). I do not want to see books from authors writing identity based books not of their own identity.
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