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Thread: [Agency] Harvey Klinger, Inc

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    Submitted a query to Andrea Somberg on Friday through the website, and I got a request for a partial on Monday. So that made Monday a little nicer.
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    Just in case anyone has missed it - it's come up a number of times, many pages back - Andrea Somberg's submission guidelines on her personal website ask for the first five pages in the body of the email along with the query. The Harvey Klinger website does not mention this.

    I know, because I got a request for the first five pages from her this morning, then I read this thread...
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    Question Response Time For Full Manuscripts

    Hi, I'm new, so I'm sorry if this isn't in the right section (I'm sure someone will move it if it isn't). I sent a full MSS to agent Sara Crowe in the beginning of June. She actually requested for it the same day I queried her (yay!). I haven't heard anything since. I looked on Query Tracker, but it looks like the responses aren't exactly in order. It's been over a month (August 9th will mark the 2nd month mark). I'm just wondering what the typical wait time is for a full and when it be appropriate to follow up? I don't want want to seem too pushy. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Received a 5 page request from Mrs. Andrea! my first one!! Don't you think 5 pages are not much though?

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    I just saw Sheepie's post, and I'm obviously a little late, but for anyone else who's wondering, Sara requests quickly but takes a long time on fulls. She had mine for five months before offering, and that's pretty typical for her.

    Poppy, congrats on your first request! 5 pages isn't much but it's enough for an agent to know if she wants to see more.

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    This hat is getting too hot Chumplet's Avatar
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    I queried Ms. Crowe back in June and received a form rejection 45 minutes later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poppyI View Post
    Received a 5 page request from Mrs. Andrea! my first one!! Don't you think 5 pages are not much though?
    Oooouch, I''m going to be the voice of DOOM and say that Andrea's submission requests explicitly state QUERY PLUS FIVE PAGES.

    So everyone who sends a "query only" will be emailed back and asked to include the five pages.

    She's nice enough to do that (or the intern to do it) I guess, many agents delete queries if they aren't correct to a T.


    Quote Originally Posted by onesecondglance View Post
    Just in case anyone has missed it - it's come up a number of times, many pages back - Andrea Somberg's submission guidelines on her personal website ask for the first five pages in the body of the email along with the query. The Harvey Klinger website does not mention this.

    I know, because I got a request for the first five pages from her this morning, then I read this thread...


    Good luck though!
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    Sent Query plus 5 pages November 16th, received a form rejection today. I'm getting rather discouraged after eight years of this stuff...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chumplet View Post
    Sent Query plus 5 pages November 16th, received a form rejection today. I'm getting rather discouraged after eight years of this stuff...
    Aw, man, that stinks, Chumplet. I wish I had some words of wisdom for you, but I don't. Kudos to you for persevering. We make a big deal out of NYT bestsellers and people whose manuscripts sell in two or three days for two or three hundred thousand dollars, but the real rock stars are the ones who hang in there month after month, year after year, taking rejection on the chin.
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    Thanks, Krista. I've seen over the years how long and hard the road can be. I'm truly happy for my fellow AWers who have busted through! I hope to follow them. However, it seems this agency isn't going to be "The One." Not for this book, anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chumplet View Post
    However, it seems this agency isn't going to be "The One." Not for this book, anyway!
    Hang in there!! It might not be the agency for you. Then again, Sara Crowe rejected the first four manuscripts I sent her and signed me on the fifth. I know how frustrating the long road is. Hugs to you!!!

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    Thanks, Joy! Hugs back!

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    If it helps any, I got a form R pretty quicly from Andrea.

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    I queried Andrea last year for a nonfiction project and received an incredibly nice rejection email. I think it was a form email, but it felt personal and was very polite. I just queried her yesterday for my novel. We'll see what happens. I wouldn't mind getting a rejection that was as nice as the last one! (Welllll maybe I would mind, but you know.)

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    Yeah, I queried Andrea Somberg back during June's #sffpit event. Unfortunately, it was a (seemingly? no feedback) form R, but a fast one. Sent 6/19, R received 6/25. Wish I could've gotten a bit of feedback, but that's just the nature of querying. I'd definitely query her again with a different work.

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    Just received a full request from Andrea Somberg through the Sun vs Snow contest. Sent it today 2/24/2016.

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    I got a request from Andrea Somberg during #SFFPit 22 June 2017, and a very nice rejection today, 5 Jul 17. Just wanted to update the thread on the very quick turnaround time.
    Back to the query mines for me. Maybe a few cuts to the 1st chapter too, but I'll wait a week or so before making that decision.
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    Hi all, has anyone had recent experience working with Harvey Klinger himself (or know someone who has)? I'm so excited to have an offer of representation from him, but I'm trying to do some due diligence because I have a few other offers as well. I'm shocked and thankful to be in this position, but as grateful as I am for that, this is actually a really tough call to make and I want to give my first book the best possible chance for success.

  19. #494
    Quote Originally Posted by PointVirgule View Post
    Hi all, has anyone had recent experience working with Harvey Klinger himself (or know someone who has)? I'm so excited to have an offer of representation from him, but I'm trying to do some due diligence because I have a few other offers as well. I'm shocked and thankful to be in this position, but as grateful as I am for that, this is actually a really tough call to make and I want to give my first book the best possible chance for success.
    Congratulations on the offers! My best piece of advice is to ask to call/e-mail one or two of each offering agent's clients. Most agents expect it, and good agents encourage it. There's no better way to find out how an agent operates behind the scenes.
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    Thank you! I've taken your advice and am reaching out to a couple of clients of each of my top contenders today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PointVirgule View Post
    Thank you! I've taken your advice and am reaching out to a couple of clients of each of my top contenders today.
    Good luck! Let us know who you end up choosing.
    THE SOUND OF LIFE AND EVERYTHING (G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, May 2015)

    EARTH TO DAD (Capstone, Fall 2018)

    DON'T VOTE FOR ME (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, August 2015)
    DON'T SOLVE THE PUZZLE (Bloomsbury Children's, Winter 2019)

    www.kristavandolzer.blogspot.com

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    Queried Andrea Somberg after Twitter contest 'like':16.09.17
    Request for partial/first three chapters: 20.09.17
    Partial sent: 20.09.17

    The waiting begins

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