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Mr. Nat Sobel

Sobel Weber Associates

146 East 19 Street

New York, NY 10003


AAR Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: No

Online Form: No

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from whitelilac29
Sep 14, 2021 12:36 pm

Snail Mail Query: 08/31
Email Full Request: 09/08
Full Sent: 09/14

In his email requesting the full manuscript, he recommended ensuring the opening chapters are the best they can be and said to take my time. I took the advice to heart and revisited the opening stories before sending.

50K literary short story collection
from SewellThompson
Sep 09, 2021 4:00 pm

Since this agent only accepts exclusive queries, do you think it's permissible to wait until everyone else has passed? If he expects to be queried first, it's a bit too late for me.
from whitelilac29
Aug 31, 2021 6:36 pm

Mail Query: 08/31

He had sent a very kind email about some of my work he found in a literary journal and invited me to submit. I waited until no other agent had my MS, per his guidelines.
from rebobinar
Aug 27, 2021 11:54 am

This agent will only read on an exclusive. He requested my manuscript but declined to read because it was out with other agents already. Just a note that if you're going to query perhaps only do so if you don't already have materials out there.
from MissPlum
Apr 01, 2021 9:57 am

They accept snail-mail queries, so I sent one just for the heck of it. Got a snail-mail rejection @14 days on a literary thriller.
from sugarkane32
Sep 26, 2020 4:13 pm

"I am sorry to report that our agency does not take on previously published authors, preferring to work with writers at the beginning of their careers."

They should probably put this on their website so others don't spend time and money to ship them a submission.
from KristenH
Mar 29, 2020 6:58 am

SQ 3/2/20 (2nd/final Requery Chain Reaction-adult thriller)
SR 3/11/20 (Passed-not right agent)
from cordner
Sep 24, 2019 2:16 am

No simultaneous submissions and only by snail mail? You're kidding me.
from anotherearth
Jun 25, 2019 6:38 pm

What? They only accept exclusive queries? That seems unfair.
from KristenH
Jun 22, 2019 3:21 pm

SQ 12/3/18 (Final Requery Venom)
SR 12/2/18 (Passed-not best agent)

FJ2018, where did you get his email address?

4/21/19: SQ 3/21/19 (Diplomatic Immunity)
SR 4/9/19 (Passed via nudges--not good fit)
from KristenH
Jun 22, 2019 3:21 pm

SQ 3/9/18 (3rd Requery Venom)
SR 3/25/18 (Passed-not right agent)
from Fj2018
Dec 14, 2018 8:09 pm

EQ 11.18.18
ER 12.14.18 (Form)
from mlowriter
Oct 04, 2018 11:09 pm

It looks like this agency doesn't accept email submissions. Nor simultaneous submissions - they want you to only submit to them and by snail mail.
from scbwrites
Sep 11, 2018 12:54 pm

Website defunct: 9/11/18
from anotherearth
Apr 06, 2018 11:10 am

SQ: 03/36
ER: 04/06 Literary 110K

Thank you for your query letter. We’re sorry to report that we don’t believe that we’re the right agency to sell your books in today’s extremely tough marketplace. Please keep in mind that this is a subjective business and another agent may have a more positive response. We’ve been wrong before.

We wish you the best of luck in placing your work.

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