Andrea Somberg

Harvey Klinger Inc.

My Manuscript Wish List®

I represent fiction and nonfiction for adult audiences, as well as young adult and middle grade. For nonfiction I am primarily looking for narrative nonfiction that adds to our current conversation and that helps us understand our world in a new, unusual way. For fiction, regardless of whether it’s literary, upmarket book club fiction, speculative or horror,  fantasy, science fiction, mysteries, thrillers, YA or middle grade, I am looking for a narrative voice that resonates with me. And I am  very interested in stories from underrepresented and BIPOC authors. Books that particularly make me sit up and take notice these days are:

Upmarket bookclub fiction or literary fiction that engages with the challenges in our current world

Narrative Nonfiction that has something to say

Intergenerational family sagas

Novels that explore cultural heritage

Adult, YA or MG novels that have a speculative edge or verge on horror

Magical realism for the adult, YA or MG market.

Adult, MG or YA novels from underrepresented or BIPOC authors

YA psychological thrillers

MG mystery novels

MG or early chapter book novels that are funny and/or are illustrated

MG or YA novels that will make me cry

Any novel with great characters and a compelling storyline


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, feel free to reach out to me regardless!




Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to

Please send along a query letter and the opening five pages of your manuscript to



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