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Mr. Barney Karpfinger

Karpfinger Agency

357 West 20th Street

New York, NY 10011


AAR Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: No

Online Form: No

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from KristenH
Oct 03, 2016 4:08 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.
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.
from omallpi
Aug 27, 2009 12:00 am

Postcard rejection that fit perfectly into # 10 SASE. No new clients. Probably a good idea to update this agent's profile.
from jscutler
Sep 15, 2008 12:00 am

Form mail rejection

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