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Mr. Nat Sobel

Sobel Weber Associates

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Nat Sobel

Sobel Weber Associates

146 East 19 Street
New York, NY 10003
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Query Methods
Accepts queries via...
Postal Mail
This agent is seeking the following genres:


Literary Fiction


Pop Culture
True Adventure/Crime
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Known Clients (current & past)
Julianna Baggott
James Carlos Blake
Wiley Cash
Robert Cooley
Tim Dorsey
Barry Eisler
James Ellroy
C.J. Hribal
Lee Irby
Robert Jordan
Elmer Kelton
Stuart Neville
Richard Russo
Joseph Wambaugh
Author Comments
Comments by authors about this agent.
12/17/2022 03:14 PM
rejection email on 12-16 after mailing on 12-6.
12/06/2022 04:49 PM
SMQ 12-6-22
87K Commercial/Thriller
09/09/2022 05:21 AM
Query sent 7/25/2022
Partial request 8/29/2022
Rejected 9/8/22
08/06/2022 10:57 AM
Sending query by snail in this day and age?
03/13/2022 01:04 PM
Wants exclusive snail mail query. According to QT Timeline, frequently doesn't respond to queries. I think that if you're going to demand an exclusive, then you should at least be very fast and very consistent about responding.
09/14/2021 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
09/09/2021 04:00 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.
08/31/2021 06:36 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.
08/27/2021 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.
04/01/2021 09:57 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.
09/26/2020 04:13 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.
03/29/2020 06:58 AM
SQ 3/2/20 (2nd/final Requery Chain Reaction-adult thriller)
SR 3/11/20 (Passed-not right agent)
09/24/2019 02:16 AM
No simultaneous submissions and only by snail mail? You're kidding me.
06/25/2019 06:38 PM
What? They only accept exclusive queries? That seems unfair.
06/22/2019 03:21 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)
06/22/2019 03:21 PM
SQ 3/9/18 (3rd Requery Venom)
SR 3/25/18 (Passed-not right agent)
12/14/2018 08:09 PM
EQ 11.18.18
ER 12.14.18 (Form)
10/04/2018 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.
09/11/2018 12:54 PM
Website sobelweber.com defunct: 9/11/18
04/06/2018 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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