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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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from bevjack1
Feb 20, 2018 5:00 am

Nathang, Ellen Levine is HUGE, I'm so, so happy for you. Oh, it's really inspiring to have some GOOD news in these comments for a change. I wish you the top success, and hope she places it VERY, VERY SOON! It's a terrific agency, you are in good hands!

(Yes, I've always found Harvey to be a (busy) gentleman but down to earth, no BS and that's always appreciated.)
from nathang
Feb 19, 2018 2:05 pm

bevjack1, thank you for your kind words. I ended up accepting the offer of Ellen Levine @ Trident Media Group. I was quite fortunate to have three offers of rep from wonderful agents, but I'm happy with my choice in the end.

Since this is Harvey Klinger's thread, I'll just briefly say that I found him to be courteous and professional in our brief correspondence. I should note (in case it wasn't clear on my previous note) that he did not officially offer rep. He simply asked if the manuscript was still available, and when I informed him it wasn't, I didn't hear back. I don't know if it would have been an offer or not, but in the end, it didn't matter. I was thrilled with the three offers I received, and I'm happy with my final choice. Good luck to you, Bev, and to everyone else!
from Carpedm
Feb 14, 2018 12:26 pm

EQ: 2/6/18
I had followed him on Twitter and got a DM saying he would be happy to read my first few chapters. I had already submitted to him an hour earlier so he checked it out.
ER: 2/13/18 Opening pages didn't win him over. I was impressed by his direct contact on Twitter and his response to my email.
from bevjack1
Feb 14, 2018 6:12 am

Nathang, Congrats on finding representation! Are you happy with your choice? Who did you go with? I was so excited reading your experience with Klinger. (he's my agent of choice) and can't deny a bit of envy. Best of luck to you! Let us know when you get a publisher!!! I'd like to read it. Bev
from Fj2018
Feb 11, 2018 10:30 pm

EQ 1.28.18
ER 2.6.18

Medical Thriller 76k
from nathang
Feb 02, 2018 12:32 pm

EQ: 12/8/16
PR: 12/9/16
ER: 1/13/17

Literary Fiction -- 87,000 words

Short note that said the novel was too "quiet" for his taste. I appreciate his reading and the response, however short.
Update: I followed up with a few questions, and he responded well, inviting me to revise for pacing and resubmit.

Update 2: Sent him the full manuscript per on 01/17/18 after revising. I have an offer of rep on the manuscript from another agent, but I wanted to give Mr. Klinger a chance to see it since he was kind enough to say he'd look at a revision. He let me know he will read the manuscript quickly and respond.

Update 3: Mr. Klinger sent an email asking if the novel was still available, but this was almost a week past the deadline and I had already accepted another offer of rep.
from RobertH
Nov 28, 2017 1:57 pm

Met Harvey at Thrllerfest asked for first 50, then wanted the qhole thing. Sent him something that had a problem I missed and it got rejected, tried to send him the fixed version and he politely declined. Nice guy and helpful, maybe next time.
from CarolynnGates001
Nov 21, 2017 8:17 am

Haven't heard from another agent, sent an email query.
from BillGinTexas
Oct 14, 2017 5:03 pm

EQ: 10/14/2017 75k Fam Saga Hist Fic
from lcostanzo
Aug 17, 2017 11:04 am

The briefest possible rejection ("not for me") but very prompt, which is appreciated.
from eebnhab
Jul 06, 2017 2:35 pm

EQ: 6/20/17
Espionage/Thriller 72k
ER: 7/6/17 "Not for me."
from Catsamoa79
Jun 20, 2017 5:02 pm

EQ: 5/29/17
ER: 6/20/17
"Sorry, not for me." That's it.
from CindyintheRain
Jun 19, 2017 3:29 pm

EQ: 5/26/17
ER: 6/19/17 "Sorry, not for me."
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 21, 2017 2:30 pm

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from laurainboston
Mar 31, 2017 2:41 pm

EQ 2/28. Requested full manuscript
ER 3/31 with thoughtful comments.

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