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    Slave to the metal Rhush's Avatar
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    [Agent] Andrea Somberg/Vigliano Associates

    Does anyone know anything about Andrea Somberg with Vigliano?

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    I know..

    she sent me a lovely rejection e-mail after I queried her. LOL. Seriously, I think she's ok. Perhaps David knows something more. I remember researching her and finding good things, but that was months ago, so I don't remember. I only remember her name b/c she rejected me.
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    I sent her an email query and got a quick response asking for the first five pages. It wasn't a match for her agency, but the rejection was curteous and professional. Hope that helps.
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    I know she had one or more verified sales to legitimate publishers this past year. Wish I could offer more.
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    This agency prefers celebrity books, apparently.

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    Thanks guys! Always helpful.

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    Thumbs up

    I queried her, when she was with another agency, and she requested the full manuscript of my fantasy novel. She ultimately rejected it, but even so I was impressed with her. Very professional and courteous. I'm definitely keeping her in mind for a future project.

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    [Agency] Vigliano Associates

    I was about to query Celeste Fine when she was at another agency but recently learned that she has moved to Vigliano Associates. Does anyone know about this new agency? Also, does anyone know if Ms. Fine is still interested in representing middle-grade fantasy fiction.

    Thanks!

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    This is by no means a "new" agency. David has been around for years and has a reputation as a very aggressive agent. I have no idea if Ms. Fine is there or what she's interested in, but I suggest you simply Google the agency for more information.

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    Andrea Somberg, previously an agent at Vigliano Associates and the Don Maass Agency, joined Harvey Klinger Inc. in the spring of 2005. She handles both fiction and non-fiction, including literary, commercial, young adult, genre (romance, mystery, sf/fantasy) memoir, pop-culture, how-to, self-help, humor, interior design, cookbooks, and health & fitness.

    Harvey Klinger, Inc. began as a one-man, one office literary agency in October, 1977. Over the years, it has grown and expanded, and is widely recognized as among the top boutique literary agencies in the publishing industry.
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    [Agent] Dan Ambrosio/Vigliano Associates

    Nyone had any dealings with Dan Ambrosio at Vigliano and Associates?

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    No, but I completely love his name. I'm writing that one down.

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    Vigliano = power agent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimmi View Post
    Vigliano = power agent.
    I know Dan used to be an editor--I think at Simon and Schuster, and then he went over to Vigliano. I think the reason he requested my novel is because he used to write for a local paper right next to where I live. In my query title I said, 'I'm a P'Burg guy.' At least it caught his attention. As an aside, I wrote revisions for a lovely agent at Levine/Greenberg and it is with them now, but the last time I spent a summer doing that the agent decided she didn't want it after all. So now I'm trying to cover all bases.
    Anyway, kimmi and CaoPaux, thanks for the info. Have either of you queried them? Or is anyone you know with Vigliano?

    Thanks.

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    I pitched to Kirsten Neuhaus (one of Vigliano's agents) this past weekend at a conference. Was not afraid to tell authors she wasn't interested, but did so in a professional, polite way. I was extremely nervous when our session started, but she put me at ease and led the session until I was comfortable. She was free with information and advice to authors the entire weekend. Seemed very professional and knowledgeable.
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    Anyone have any recent dealings with Vigliano Associates...in particular David Vigliano? He's listed as repping Christian Fiction, so I sent him a query the other day for my Christian Literary Fiction.

    Any info is great!!!!

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    100% rejection statistics in litmatch. 13 days for them to reject you.
    http://www.litmatch.net/Literary-Age...p?agent_id=118
    Some old discussion on Andrea Somberg stretching back to 2004
    http://www.writers.net/forum/read/10/81528/81488Vf
    Ms.Somberg is with Harvey Klinger now. http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/asomberg/
    A highly recommended in P&E: http://www.anotherealm.com/prededitors/pealv.htm
    Last edited by nicolesingslave; 11-18-2009 at 10:58 AM.

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    Adding information on Vigliano Associates or David Vigliano Literary Agency:

    A fancy flash homepage, http://www.viglianoassociates.com, and from their FAQ page,
    "Vigliano Associates is not accepting unsolicited queries at this time."

    The listing of their staff can be found here:
    http://sites.google.com/site/literar...#_Toc174789123

    They got the coveted 'highly recommended' on P&E:
    http://www.anotherealm.com/prededitors/pealv.htm

    32 mix bag of fiction & non-fiction books on Amazon; of which 5 are directories:
    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss?ur...s%22&x=13&y=19

    Just some updates on this agency's ex-agents:
    Mr. Ryan Fischer-Harbage has branched off on his own.
    http://www.fischerharbage.com/contact.html
    Ms. Kirby Kim has left and joined William Morris Endeavor.
    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/kirby-kim/3/8a0/162
    Mr. Michael Harriot is with Sanford J. Greenburger Associates,
    http://www.querytracker.net/agent.php?agent=212
    Last edited by nicolesingslave; 11-18-2009 at 11:21 AM.

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    Is now AGI Vigliano Literary: http://www.agivigliano.com/

    Ebook imprint, Vigliano Books.
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