Harvey Klinger

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Harvey Klinger received his M.A. in The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University. He began his publishing career at Doubleday where he expected to become the next Max Perkins among editors. Instead, he left and worked for a literary agent for eighteen months and began forming his first client list. A two-year stint followed in association with an independent publicist. Harvey created his own independent operation in October, 1977 and has never looked back. He personally loves great adult commercial and literary fiction; and in non-fiction, books with a strong narrative voice in all disciplines, but written by an author who already has an established professional platform in one's field of expertise.

He does not personally accept submissions for children's books and those submissions should not be sent directly to him.


David Dunton has been at Harvey Klinger, Inc. since 1996. Among the writers he represents are S.J. Kincaid,  Greg Kot, Tara Altebrando, Brad Tolinski, James Beard winner Jason Sheehan, Dan Charnas, Robert Elder, Scott Mebus, Ashley Kahn, Katherine Catmull, Lou Beach, Michelle Mercer, Ed Ward, Robert Gordon, and Ken Sharp.  He specializes in music-related books and is looking for the following types of projects: pop culture, young adult fiction, middle grade fiction, narrative nonfiction, memoir, cooking, and literary fiction. See his listing on the client page of this website for links to some of his writers' webpages.

Past projects include Jeremy Jackson's Life at These Speeds and James Beard nominee The Cornbread Book; Bob Mould's See A Little Light; Mark Kemp's Dixie Lullaby; Shawn McBride's Green Grass Grace; Richard Meltzer's Autumn Rhythm; Blake Nelson's User; Mac Randall's Exit Music: The Radiohead Story; Karen Schoemer's Great Pretenders; Mark Weingarten's Station to Station; and many more.

Prior to becoming an agent, David was an editor in Simon & Schuster's trade paperback group until 1995, where he acquired and edited Donald Passman's bestselling All You Need to Know About the Music Business, and Gavin Edwards' 'Scuse Me While I Kiss This Guy (And Other Misheard Lyrics), among other titles, before leaving to tour for a year in support of the critically acclaimed Kevin Salem album Soma City. He grew up in Portland, CT and Milton, MA, graduated with a B.A. in American Studies from Wesleyan University in 1988, can be contacted at david@harveyklinger.com and answers email queries many months before hard copy ones.


Sara Crowe represents children's fiction and adult fiction and non fiction. Her clients include NYT Bestselling author Jonathan Maberry, USA Today Bestselling author Jeff Hirsch, as well as Nina LaCour, Michael Northrop, Lisa Schroeder, Kristen Tracy, and Dan Wells. Her authors have been nominated for Edgars and the Morris Award and have been on the ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults list and in the Top Ten. She is consistently ranked among the top three YA and MG agents in Publishers Marketplace.

After attending the Radcliffe Publishing Course, she started her career at The Wylie Agency in New York, and after two years, moved to their London office as a foreign rights agent. At Trident Media Group in New York, she was a Foreign rights manager and represented rights for Louis Sachar, Michael Ondaatje and Russell Banks. She joined Harvey Klinger in 2005 to build her own list and to develop a children's list for the agency.

Utilizing her seven years of experience in foreign rights, she aggressively markets British and translation rights for her authors, regularly attending the Bologna book fair to promote her clients' work. Harvey Klinger, Inc. works closely with the our co-agents overseas to market our list internationally, and actively market film and TV rights for our clients.

She has many debuts among her recent sales and hopes to keep it that way. She is open to queries and read and respond to all of them. She does not respond to queries sent by regular mail. She prefers queries by email to sara@harveyklinger.com or sent with the form on the agency website: www.harveyklinger.com Feel free to include up to 5 pages below the query, pasted in as plain text in the body of your email. No attachments, please.

Please visit her website: http://www.saracrowe.com/

Follow her at Twitter: saraagent



A literary agent for over ten years, Andrea Somberg represents a wide range of fiction and nonfiction, including projects aimed at a young adult and middle grade audience. Previously an agent at the Donald Maass Agency and Vigliano Associates, she joined Harvey Klinger Inc. in the spring of 2005. Her client list is quite full, however she is always actively looking to take on new authors who write in the following categories: Fiction; literary, commercial, womens fiction, romance, thrillers, mystery, paranormal, fantasy, science fiction, young adult, middle grade. Nonfiction: memoir, narrative, popular science, pop-culture, humor, how-to, parenting, self-help, lifestyle, travel, interior design, crafts, cookbooks, health & fitness, business, and sports.

For more information about Andrea and her clients, please visit: http://www.andreasomberg.com

She can be queried directly at andrea@harveyklinger.com


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