Andrea Somberg

Andrea Somberg

Harvey Klinger Inc.

My Manuscript Wish List

My list is diverse and I love it that way. I represent almost all types of fiction and nonfiction, as well as young adult and middle grade. For nonfiction I am searching for books that look at the world in a new, unusual way, or that give me insight into a topic that I may not be familiar with. For fiction, regardless of whether it’s literary, upmarket book club fiction, romance, epic fantasy, science fiction, cozy mysteries, thrillers, ya or middle grade, I am looking for a narrative voice that resonates with me. Books that particularly make me sit up and take notice these days are:

Upmarket fiction (i.e., bookclub fiction) that have a twist or shed light on an intriguing issue, or that feature quirky, dysfunctional families.

Novels that explore cultural heritage

Epic fantasy, especially one set in a non-Western culture, military sf or space opera

Psychological thrillers with female protagonists

Magical realism for the adult, YA or MG market.

Young adult and middle grade novels that feature diverse protagonists

Nonfiction for middle grade or young adult audiences

Any novel with great characters and a compelling storyline

Unique nonfiction

All that being said, I’m really just looking for projects that I fall in love with and since I can’t always predict what that is going to be, definitely feel free to reach out to me regardless!

 

 

 

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to andrea@harveyklinger.com

Please send along a query letter and the opening five pages of your manuscript to andrea@harveyklinger.com

Consultations

As a new addition from The Manuscript Academy, #MSWL’s sister company, we are now offering ten-minute e-meetings with a select group of our agents and editors to discuss your work, what you can do better–and how to maximize your chances in the submissions process. You’ll be able to pick from Skype, Hangouts, or a phone call–and, yes, this works internationally. Please see our FAQ, our step-by-step guide to booking your meeting, a list of participating agents and editors–and consider joining our Facebook group, a free, friendly community of writers cheering each other on through this process.

Please note: Meetings are posted once monthly, and then often sell out. If there are meetings available, you’ll see them bolded on the calendar below after clicking “Set Time Zone.” 

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Vital Info

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Fiction: Action/Adventure, Children's, Commercial, Crime, Family Saga, Fantasy, General, Historical, Horror, Humor, LGBTQ, Literary, Middle Grade, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult
Non-Fiction: Cookbooks, Crafts/DIY, Humor, Journalism, LGBTQ, Memoir, Pop Culture, Psychology, Science, Sports, Travel, True Crime

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