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Mr. Matthew Belford

The Tobias Literary Agency

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from Patrick (admin)
Jan 15, 2020 12:11 pm

Profile Update: Changed agencies. Formerly with David Black Literary.

Thanks JoLadzinski
from JoLadzinski
Jan 15, 2020 10:32 am

He has moved to Tobias Literary Agency
from MsFebruary
Dec 29, 2019 12:46 pm

11/02- Sent Query


Just thought to mention that there are other gatekeepers, even beyond agents, editors, and publishers. He could have a similar project or his hands are full as of now. Lots of reasons really. Even tastes in reading differ agent to agent. My first rejection included a paragraph praising my writing style. A later one declared that it was too ornate. Don't let one no keep you off the path.

Best of luck.
from Mecheart
Dec 20, 2019 6:18 pm

EQ: 10/29 (Adult Sci-Fi 87k)
ER: 12/13 (Barely a form rejection)

This one's a bit disheartening as this agent seems like the "go to" guy for graphic sci-fi. Just a note to perhaps put things in perspective with querying ones novel around. Sure, rejection is to be expected. However, through an online writing group 1050+ readers read this manuscript and a large majority of them enjoyed it. Obviously the book appeals and is marketable. Ode to the "gatekeepers" I suppose . . .

from qorquiq
Dec 11, 2019 3:24 pm

EQ: 11/11/2019 96k adult SF - Requested during DVPit
FR: 12/11/2019
from edunbar87
Dec 10, 2019 4:04 pm

EQ: 9/24/2019
Full Request: 12/10/2019

Adult Fantasy 90k
from paddler
Dec 04, 2019 6:55 pm

EQ 10/28/19

EFR 12/4/19
97k sci-fi
from Nadler369
Nov 27, 2019 10:15 am

EQ 10/02/19
Nudge 11/27/19
ER 11/27/19
My apologies for the delay in responding—I’ve fallen behind on responding to queries due to some health issues I’ve was dealing with over the last few months.
I appreciate you reaching back out to me regarding your submission. From the age of your protagonist and the themes you mention in your query letter, this feels like a manuscript more focused on young adult or new adult readers. For that reason, I’m going to have to pass on this project.
I wish you the best of luck moving forward, and a Happy Thanksgiving to you as well.
from Catsamoa79
Nov 27, 2019 7:47 am

EQ: 9/22/19
ER: 11/27/19
Form letter
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 12, 2019 11:15 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from FerrisArrow
Nov 11, 2019 8:10 am

EQ: 11/9
ER: 11/ 11 "Thank you for sending over your submission. Unfortunately, I will not be able to take on your project at this time as I am currently closed to all unsolicited queries."
from MAnthony99
Nov 07, 2019 10:06 am

EQ: Graphic Memoir. 9/26/2019
PR: 9/26/2019.
ER: 11/07/2019.
from ALThornton
Oct 23, 2019 12:18 pm

EQ: 8/27/19
Going to CNR here: 9/30/19
Form Rejection: 10/23/19

Adult Fantasy 87k
from LUV4NA
Sep 27, 2019 12:16 pm

EQ: 8/20/19
ER: 9/27/19

NA Contemporary Fantasy
from bearmama
Sep 23, 2019 4:37 pm

EQ: July 31
ER (form): Sept. 15

120K Fantasy

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