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Mr. Harvey Klinger

Harvey Klinger, Inc.

300 West 55th Street, Suite 11V

New York, NY 10019

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Twitter: HKLiterary

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E-Mail: Yes

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from ORT23OI
Sep 07, 2021 8:59 pm

EQ 8/17/2021
Form Rejection 9/7/2021
"Sorry, not for me."
from grcollazo
Jul 12, 2021 11:19 am

EQ 6/10/21
Rejection 7/12/21
Same general comments as below.
from anapatricia
Jun 22, 2021 9:34 pm

EQ: 6-14-21
from Maranda
Jun 18, 2021 11:24 am

from TheHayseed
May 10, 2021 1:32 pm

EQ: 3/17/21
FR: 4/9/21
In addition to the full short story collection, he requested to read the opening chapters of my novel. I am keeping my fingers crossed! His request came as such a lovely surprise. Will post updates.
Rejected the full on 5/10/21.
from SteinbeckFan
Mar 12, 2021 2:25 pm

EQ: Feb. 16, 2021
PR: Feb. 23, 2021 (sent same day)
ER: Mar. 9, 2021 (he gave me feedback specific to my manuscript about why he decided it's a pass for him ;-)

Upmarket Women's Fiction (83,000)
from Interluke
Feb 01, 2021 6:29 pm

EQ: 1/7/21
PR: 1/22/21
FR: 2/1/21

Upmarket historical fiction 90k
from noranne
Jan 19, 2021 4:27 pm

EQ Harvey Klinger 1/18/21
Received response from Cate Hart, the query having been passed to her as a better fit
FR 1/19/21 (sent same day)
from DukeDKraft
Aug 30, 2020 1:28 pm

Queried Klinger in June, 2020. In July, got an email back to send first 50. In late July, got "sorry, but the writing didn't hold up like I would have hoped."

Exactly the same as others in this thread regarding his "didn't hold up" comment back to me.
from AMWalters
Aug 06, 2020 8:44 am

EQ- July 27
FR: July 27

This guy's "sorry, not for me" response cracks me up for some reason. I guess you have to appreciate the timely reply.
from LaurenRoseWriter
Jun 29, 2020 7:24 pm

Paranormal Romance 94K
EQ: 28 June 2020
Rejected with impersonal four word email: 29 June 2020
I feel like one day wasn't a lot of time to give anyone their full attention, and to have a four word rejection was upsetting, but glad I wasn't waiting for months.
from max_entropy
Jun 03, 2020 8:50 am

EQ: 5/6/20 87K upmarket women's crime
FR: 6/2/20 "Sorry, not for me."
from BERemington
Apr 27, 2020 12:38 pm

EQ: 2/27/20
PR: 3/24/20
FR 4/22/20
Emailed Rejection with personalized feedback 4/27
women's fiction 83k
from slcody
Apr 21, 2020 3:55 pm

EQ: 2/24/20
PR: 3/23/20
ER: 4/21/20
literary historical, 70k
from jadege
Apr 06, 2020 1:32 pm

107k Commercial
23 days Query
form reject: "Sorry, not for me."
No Salutation, no reference to which MS was queried.
BUT - personally, this is my kind of Reject. No flowery, meaningless phrases. Short and to the point.

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