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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 Lizzie
Today 2:35 am

EQ: 1/17/17
ER: 1/22/17

HF 83,000
from Whidbey
Jan 19, 2017 5:58 pm

EQ: 1.19.17 = 85K mystery/suspense
ER: 1.19.17 = Polite, but a downer " I’m sorry to say, though, that I just wasn’t as completely drawn in by the material as much as I had hoped."
from alexisdaria
Jan 18, 2017 12:10 am

EQ: 1/11
ER: 1/17 form
Contemporary Romance 93k
from CarolBlondette
Jan 06, 2017 2:29 pm

EQ: 12/15/16
ER: 1/6/17
Contemporary YA
from TLSherwood
Jan 06, 2017 9:44 am

EQ: 1/4//17
ER: 1/6/17
Form rejection
77,500 RomCom
from duke_of_lilywhite
Jan 01, 2017 6:02 pm

EQ: dec 28 16
ER: dec 30 16
form letter rejection
156K literary novel
from LTShade
Dec 30, 2016 3:01 pm

EQ: 10/29 (People are saying they got a confirmation via email, but I've got nothing. Wonder if I went to spam?)
Resent EQ: 12/9

12/30: No response on second query. I am going to take that as a reject. Sad because she is one of my dream agents. Well, on with the query process.
from Thantaliza
Dec 29, 2016 4:04 pm

EQ: 12/27
ER: 12/29
101k Fantasy Thriller (Based on my research, I didn't think this would be a good fit for her. Her rejection was very pleasant)
from ShannaHughes
Dec 29, 2016 3:22 pm

EQ: 12/02/2016. Query + first 20 pages as per her request during #PitMad
12/2 nudged with offer of representation
ER: 12/2 stepped aside and offered congratulations
12/19 signed with another agent!

YA contemporary, 67K
from vienna
Dec 26, 2016 12:33 pm

EQ: 11.23.16
ER: 12.12.16

82K MG Fantasy
from Yarn_Spinner
Dec 24, 2016 1:33 pm

11/23 EQ
12/12 FR
from bevjack1
Dec 23, 2016 3:55 pm

12/7 EQ
12/23 ER
Lit Fic - Thanks so much for sending along the sample pages. 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.
This is her form letter.
from Renee_Rebel
Dec 21, 2016 8:43 am

EQ: 12/19/16
R: 12/20/16
Romantic Suspense
from ladytuono
Dec 16, 2016 8:27 pm

EQ: 12/3
SFFPit request 12/8. Nudged to existing query.
Form Rejection 12/16

Adult LGBT Contemp Fantasy 86k
from karambelas
Dec 16, 2016 8:20 am

EQ: 10/3
FR: 11/5

A full request on a Saturday night with an apology for the delay and some very kind words. She seems great! Sent same day. :)

UPDATE: 12/14 Ultimately, Andrea passed on this novel. She gave me many wonderful compliments on my writing and how fully dimensional my main character was, but she said this was a case of "like and admire" rather than falling in love. However, she did leave an offer for future work and even offered to give me additional advice or bounce ideas I have off of her. This is one of the kindest rejections I've ever gotten, and I'm having a hard time being upset. I'm working on another novel for my thesis so I'm going to follow up and see if she has any thoughts on the project.

Update: 12/15 Andrea gave me a bit of feedback on my thesis project and offered to read once I complete it! I should be done by April 1, so I plan to send her the thesis once I've had some readers read. She has been so kind through all my interactions with her. I definitely recommend querying!!

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