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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

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E-Mail: Yes

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from Charlydaws
Today 1:55 pm


EQ: 9/10/2019
ER: 9/17/2019

MG Fantasy (46,000 words)
from jsk_31
Today 12:22 pm


EQ: 9/17/19, lit fic 80,500 words
from Eeyorescloud
Yesterday 6:50 pm


16/9 R on Full. I suspect, based on other comments I’ve seen, it’s a personalized form. But it’s definitely the nicest one I’ve ever seen!

“There's some great prose in these pages—in fact, the writing is far superior to most of the material that crosses my desk. And I found (character name) to be a sympathetic, compelling protagonist. It’s with regret, though, that I must admit that for some reason that I just can’t put my finger on, this is coming down to a case of like and really admire but not absolutely in love. Something about the story itself just didn’t completely capture my imagination as much as I had hoped and, what with the market being as competitive as it is, I’d better bow out—I suspect I wouldn’t be the best advocate.”
from WHMontana
Sep 12, 2019 8:27 pm


Query 9/5/19. Fantasy. 83,000 words. Response 9/12/19.

"Thanks for sending along the sample pages. With regret, though, I'm afraid the material just didn't draw me in as much as I had hoped. What with my reservations, I'd better bow out. Thanks so much for the opportunity though! I really appreciate it and wish you the best of luck. Best, Andrea"
from smashem
Sep 05, 2019 1:11 pm


EQ: 7/9/19
FR: 8/20/19 (Full MS sent same day)
ER: 9/4/19 - Had really lovely things to say about my writing and the story, but in the end, she said that though she really enjoyed it, she didn't fall in love with the story quite enough to feel like she was the best advocate for it. Though that's really hard to hear, because it's like darn, I was so close! It's also nice to hear, because yay, I think this means I'm close!

85k YA Paranormal Mystery
from Lyzaster
Sep 01, 2019 11:00 am


Thanks for sending along the sample pages. With regret, though, I'm afraid the material just didn't draw me in as much as I had hoped. What with my reservations, I'd better bow out. Thanks so much for the opportunity though! I really appreciate it and wish you the best of luck. Best, Andrea
from evanisbroken
Aug 31, 2019 3:40 am


FR: Thanks for sending along the sample pages. With regret, though, I'm afraid the material just didn't draw me in as much as I had hoped. What with my reservations, I'd better bow out. Thanks so much for the opportunity though! I really appreciate it and wish you the best of luck. Best, Andrea

Seems she bows out a lot. Waste of time querying unless your an established writer/name.
from mirandamiller137
Aug 29, 2019 9:16 am


EQ: 8/19/19
ER: 8/29/19

108k Adult historical adventure
from Roseppdle72
Aug 26, 2019 1:46 pm


EQ:08/25/19
ER: 08/26/19
YA Fantasy 92k
from macall
Aug 24, 2019 12:11 pm


EQ: 7/31/19
ER: 8/23/19 Form

Romance 87K
from patchworkcat
Aug 23, 2019 3:11 pm


EQ 8/23/19
ER Form an hour & 15 mins later
from billybuttercup
Aug 23, 2019 1:47 pm


EQ: Aug 12/19
ER: Aug 23/19
Women's Historical Fiction - 89K

I believe the rejection was part form, part personal, but kind nevertheless - she seems like she would be great to work with.

"XX, good to hear from you. There’s some great prose in these pages but I’m afraid I’ve had a tough time placing historical novels these days. What with my reservations I’d better bow out, I suspect I wouldn’t be the best advocate. I do think you’re a talented writer though and if somewhere down the line you find yourself without representation but with a new project on your hands I’d be happy to hear from you."
from whereslish
Aug 22, 2019 8:37 am


Queried and received response within 2 weeks. Brief but kind, helpful, honest decline.
from LUV4NA
Aug 19, 2019 11:00 am


EQ: 7/31/19
ER: 8/19/19

NA Contemporary Fantasy
from GeriMC
Aug 12, 2019 9:44 pm


EQ: 7/20/19
ER: 8/12/19

Fantasy 80k

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