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Ms. Andrea Somberg

Harvey Klinger, Inc.

300 West 55th Street, Suite 11V

New York, NY 10019

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Twitter: andreasomberg

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from imjjang
Today 12:25 pm

EQ 4/6
ER 5/20

E-mail went right to spam!
from dpvoyles
Today 10:40 am

EQ: 04/06/2018, thriller
ER: 05/20/2018
Polite rejection
from mikealexanderanderson
May 16, 2018 2:39 pm

EQ: 4/25/2018
Form Rejection: 5/16/2018
Polite rejection.
from JasonTVoiovich
May 08, 2018 6:48 pm

EQ: 5/8/2018 business
from ZaidaM
May 04, 2018 4:40 pm

EQ: 4/22/18
ER: 5/4/18

Contemporary YA, 84K
from tdubphyz
May 02, 2018 4:54 pm

EQ: 4/18
ER: 5/2

lit fic, 92k
from jennck
Apr 20, 2018 10:36 am

EQ 3/11/18
ER 3/22/18 (email went to my spam folder)
from safashaqsy
Apr 18, 2018 11:07 pm

EQ: 7 April 2018 (sent query without the first chapters)

PR: (she said she is interested to read the first pages) sent her the first pages on 18th of April 2018

YA contemporary #ownvoices 60K
from Malonm1
Apr 18, 2018 4:03 pm

Her email went to my Spam, too.
from WhidgetBaker
Apr 17, 2018 7:36 pm

EQ 3/2
I noticed on here that she usually replies quickly. I was worried my query went to spam filter.
RE-Queried on 3/26 (worried I'd be annoying).
She replied 3.27 at 5 am saying she had sent me a Full Request and never heard back.
I went into my spam. Sure enough, there it was on the DAY she said she sent it, and I HAVE NO Idea why it went to spam, or why I followed up with her, except I decided to try it. SO, bizarre.
FR 3/10
I sent it yesterday, 3/27

Crazy town. I'll update with what she says later. Mine's a 66,000 word YA contemporary suspense.

UPDATE: She just rejected 4/17, but it was a very long rejection. She said my prose was beautiful, better than many authors she's signed. She said my narrative pacing was perfect and the plot moved great. She said unfortunately, for reasons she can't put her finger on, she didn't connect with the two main characters and so she was going to pass but she was sure another agent would snap up my book... Uh. Okay. I'll admit. This was depressing. SIX rejections on fulls now, with 12 more agents still reading. I wish this was all easier.
from courtshipofthemonsters
Apr 17, 2018 4:28 pm

EQ: 01/29/18
ER: 01/30/18 (form)

Entered Sun vs Snow with a revised manuscript, and Andrea requested the full. So excited she's giving it a second shot!

FR: 02/09/18 (subbed 02/12/18, confirmed receipt same day)
ER: 04/17/18
Kind, personalized rejection with her reasons for passing.
from dreamcat
Apr 17, 2018 2:50 pm

EQ sent 4/10
ER form 4/17 Womens Fiction 95K words
from placebo_junkie
Apr 13, 2018 1:50 pm

(Just wanted to update this because I came across this comment and saw that I wrote "I think this MS is toast" after getting this rejection--don't ever consider a MS toast. This was the only request for pages I got, and I queried tons of agents at the time, so I really thought the book would never be published. But I eventually revised it, sent it to a reputable publisher, had it accepted, and ended up publishing three more books with them. I know this isn't really the place for this comment, but I'm querying agents again now, and this is such a super difficult, draining task, and I just wanted to say there's always light at the end of the tunnel.)

Cont. fantasy 83k
EQ: 3/10
Full request: 4/1
Rejection: 4/28

She was really fantastic and kind in her rejection, and I impressed with how quickly she read the book. I figured on waiting a couple months at least. She said she really liked the writing but that it didn't fit neatly into the right genres and she wasn't sure how she'd market it, so... Andrea seemed like she would be great to work with, though.
I have a few more queries out, but I'm not going to hold my breath. I think this manuscript is toast. On to the next.
from Mananda9
Apr 12, 2018 1:37 pm

EQ: 3/30/18 YA Fantasy 83k
ER: 4/12/18
from meagent
Apr 09, 2018 9:39 am

Does anyone what it means if you are past her typical time and see other queries with responses after yours? I've been diligent with my spam checking and haven't missed something there.

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