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Ms. Julia Kardon

HG Literary

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Julia Kardon

HG Literary

37 West 28th St, 8th floor
New York, NY 10001
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This agent is seeking the following genres:


Literary Fiction
Women's Fiction


Cultural/Social Issues
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Known Clients (current & past)
Brit Bennett
K-Ming Chang
Chris McCormick
Melissa Riverio
Mori Rothman-Zecher
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Author Comments
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03/11/2023 03:33 AM
FQ: 2 Nov 2021
MS requested: 2 Dec 2021

No response to several nudges...still no communication as of March 2023
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
01/04/2023 11:58 AM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
12/05/2022 10:34 AM
PippaP, that's ridiculous. I'm sorry to hear that.
05/31/2022 04:47 PM
Form query: 11/16/21
Full request: 12/06/21
Sent: 12/06/21
Nudged: 4/28/22
Withdrew: 5/31/22

From other comments, it seems Julia regularly doesn't respond to full manuscripts or nudges. About six months after sending my full, and one month after nudging, I decided not to wait any longer.
05/25/2022 01:45 PM
If only I had mentioned I went to U of C I'm sure it would have made the difference. Of course, I was for a time the only undergrad in the Art Department, thanks to Vera Klement, and that is a truly dubious achievement at best. Maybe not worth mentioning.
04/09/2022 01:49 PM
Anybody nudge this agent? If you did, how long did you wait?
02/23/2022 12:22 PM
FQ 2/15/22
FR 2/23/22 form

Thank you so much for the opportunity to consider your manuscript. Unfortunately, I didn't feel like I would be the right agent for your work.
02/07/2022 11:58 AM
Query Sent: Jan. 28, 2022
MS Type: Contemporary Adult 116K words
Form Rejection Received: 09:57 a.m. Feb 7, 2022

Thank you so much for the opportunity to consider your manuscript. Unfortunately, I didn't feel like I would be the right agent for your work.
As I'm sure you know, publishing is an incredibly subjective industry, and I wish you the best of luck in finding an agent who feels like a better fit.
01/28/2022 10:11 AM
EQ: 10/14/21
CNR: 1/28/22

Historical Fiction 112K
08/27/2021 12:19 PM
FQ: 08-21-21

LGBTQIA+ Cont. Fiction, 99K
08/25/2021 01:36 PM
EQ: 7/21/21
ER: 8/25/21
Form letter
02/25/2021 11:45 AM
QM 2/25/21

literary 97k
02/24/2021 04:18 PM
Only marking her as "closed / no response" because I closed the submission after taking another offer. Otherwise I think she might've been getting ready to make an offer. I got a good vibe from her. She rejected my manuscript a few months ago, but agreed to take a look at a revision (that's why I marked her earlier rejection as a revise / resubmit). Just wanted to explain the data on the timeline!
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
12/09/2020 06:27 PM
Profile Update: Now using QueryManager. Genres updated.
09/15/2020 04:56 PM
EQ: 9/15
09/14/2020 03:00 AM
EQ: 9/14/20 92k Literary Fiction
07/25/2020 08:25 AM
EQ: 7/15/2020
PR: 7/16/2020
01/07/2020 10:09 PM
Although not stated on her profile, she does not represent YA, but was kind enough to email me back that that was the case and I could try again with another agent from the agency.
12/11/2019 06:58 AM
EQ 9/11/19
CNR 12/11/19
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
11/18/2019 02:14 PM
Profile Update: New email address.
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01/04/2023 - Closed to queries.
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