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Mr. Barney Karpfinger

Karpfinger Agency

357 West 20th Street

New York, NY 10011


AAR/AALA Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: No

Online Form: No

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from cobani1
Jun 21, 2022 2:50 pm

Form rejection informing me they didn't have time to read it after 3 months.
from jurysout
Apr 29, 2022 4:10 pm

Form rejection after 40 days from assistant. Legal thriller, 113K.
from TooMuchCoffeeMan
Mar 27, 2022 12:00 am

I just can't work up any enthusiasm for an agent who only does snail mail. Does he snail mail the publishers too?
from MissPlum
Apr 08, 2021 10:34 am

snail-mailed him on literary thriller, CNR @43 days
from KristenH
Jan 27, 2019 5:58 pm

SQ 7/25/18 (2nd/final requery Chain Reaction)
SR 8/17/18 (Passed--interesting project, no new clients)

1/27/19: SQ 12/10/18 (Chain Reaction)
SR 1/23/19 (Passed--same as before)
from KristenH
Jun 05, 2018 4:10 pm

SQ 8/9/16 (Requery Venom)
SR 10/3/16 (Interesting project, not taking any new clients these days.) I might try him again later this year.

SQ 7/5/17 (2nd Requery Venom)
ER 8/23/17 (Passed via assistant via email on smail mail nudge---not a good fit, real selective.) Will try Kate with DI next month.

SQ 5/16/18 (3rd/final requery Venom)
SR 6/4/18 (Interesting project, not taking any new clients these days.)
from DancesOnPin
Aug 08, 2016 2:47 pm

Snail mail q: 7/26/16

Rej: 8/8/16 He said he is taking on nearly no new clients these days. Oh, well.
from roland007us
Mar 06, 2013 9:01 pm

SM Q - 2/21/13
SM R - 3/6/13

Form rejection. Upmarket fiction.
from ChiTrader
Aug 14, 2012 2:22 pm

SM Q- 7/27/12
SM R- 8/8/12

Form rejection. Suspense novel.
from johanniter
Feb 27, 2012 5:51 pm

SM-Q 2/08/2012
SM-R 2/27/2012


Nice cardstock form rejection. Very form and impersonal, but still nice.
from LarryB
Oct 20, 2011 7:09 am

9/27 Snailmail query
10/15 R - same form response as Angelscribe
Political Thriller
from KristenH
Apr 08, 2011 4:42 pm

On 3/8, I mailed him my query and sample for Venom. I've heard back with a rejection: Although my project does sound interesting, they're taking on nearly no new clients these days...

8/22, I queried him. Today I've heard back. Same response as before.
from Patrick (admin)
Feb 28, 2010 8:52 pm

Profile Update: Added agent's website

(Thanks xolotl)
from xolotl
Feb 28, 2010 6:21 pm

they have a website:,
and appear to be accepting snail queries.
from OctoberRain
Nov 21, 2009 2:39 am

Dear Writer form rejection card in the mail, 10 days after query sent.

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