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Ms. Andrea Somberg

Harvey Klinger, Inc.

300 West 55th Street, Suite 11V

New York, NY 10019



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Website: www.harveyklinger.com/

Blog: andreasomberg.com

Twitter: andreasomberg

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from ASMannai
Today 4:34 am


Email Query: 9/23/20
Form Rejection: 9/30/20
YA Fiction 75,000 words
from jennaqueries
Sep 28, 2020 1:06 am


EQ 9/23/2020
ER 9/28/2020

YA fantasy 93k
from lindsaysmith818
Sep 27, 2020 3:53 pm


EQ 9/27/20 New Adult Fiction 50k
from jaymeinman
Sep 25, 2020 2:59 pm


EQ: 9/23/20
ER: 9/25/20

YA Sci fi 83K
from pljarizona
Sep 23, 2020 3:50 pm


EQ 9/22/20 Historical Fiction/Famaily Saga 92k
ER 9/23/20 quick reply, not drawn into material as much as she hoped. (me too!) Same as what she sends others, form letter.
from ireenchau
Sep 21, 2020 8:02 pm


EQ: 9/20/20
ER: 9/21/20
95k YA Fantasy
Quick response and super nice!
"I’m sorry to say, though, that I just wasn’t as completely drawn in by the material as much as I had hoped. What with my reservations, I’d better bow out. Thanks so much for contacting me, though! I really appreciate it and wish you the best of luck. "
from justapettyslytherin
Sep 18, 2020 9:37 am


EQ: 9/16
ER: 9/17
Form letter
YA Fantasy 122K
from MandyMBallard
Sep 14, 2020 12:17 pm


EQ: 9/11
ER: 9/13

90k YA fantasy
from Cherylking
Sep 13, 2020 1:23 pm


Vivian, their website says not to query more than one HK agent *at a time*, so I'm taking that as you can query another one after the first one passes. I got a pass from one months ago, so I have just queried a different one at the agency.
from vivianwolkoff
Sep 13, 2020 1:17 pm


EQ: 09/05/20
ER: 09/13/20.
I have no idea why I queried her, to be honest. I had every intention of querying someone else in her agency. She sounds like a great agent, but I she does have a full list and probably isn't looking to add anyone.
Does anyone know if the agency is "a no from one is a no from all"? I kinda want to query someone else in her agency, since she passed on my stuff.
from natalieu
Sep 07, 2020 10:34 am


EQ- 09/02/20
ER- 09/07/20
YA Fantasy 95k.
Polite form.
from Sturge007
Sep 02, 2020 3:40 pm


@purpleteacher111 I would. That's long enough that it's completely appropriate to 'nudge'
from purpleteacher111
Sep 02, 2020 3:35 pm


Opinion question. I submitted my query to Ms. Somberg back in the beginning of June. I noticed that most people get responses within a week or two. Do you think I should follow up?
from c_wilson314
Sep 02, 2020 7:58 am


EQ - 08/30/2020
ER - 08/31/2020

Responded about 19 hours after I queried. Polite form rejection.
YA Sci-Fi, 78k
from michaeldg1
Sep 01, 2020 10:10 pm


EQ - Aug. 23, 2020 at 12:03 a.m.
ER - Aug. 23, 2020 at 6:07 p.m.

18 hours, 4 min. response time. Zing!

88k YA Fantasy

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