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Mr. Matthew Belford

The Tobias Literary Agency


Twitter: MWBelford

AAR/AALA Member: No

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Online Form: Closed

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from Patrick (admin)
Apr 09, 2022 1:13 pm

Profile Update: No longer working as a literary agent.
from DeeCee2022
Mar 17, 2022 2:14 pm

FQ: 14 February 2022
FR: 17 March 2022
SF 85k

"I have to say that I am leaving the Tobias Literary Agency. Because of this, I have to pass on your work"
from angelsteele
Mar 16, 2022 10:21 pm

Per his Twitter today, Friday will be his last day as an agent, he will be pursuing something else in publishing.
from aFictionalHubbard
Mar 16, 2022 1:39 pm

No spot to show that he's leaving the agency. So, not a rejection exactly.
from spacerog
Mar 16, 2022 12:59 pm

Thank you for sending your query my way. It is with a heavy heart that I have to say that I am leaving the Tobias Literary Agency. Because of this, I have to pass on your work. If you believe your manuscript may be a good fit for one of my colleagues, please query them directly.
from cwbuecheler
Mar 16, 2022 11:58 am

Mr. Belford has announced that he is leaving both the Tobias Agency and agenting in general, and will be working in other roles in the publishing industry.
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 04, 2022 10:34 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from Semperance
Feb 25, 2022 9:33 pm

Query form: 2/25/2022

Adult Fantasy 112k
from c_rush
Feb 22, 2022 9:39 am

FQ: 02/14/22
FR: 02/22/22

Adult science fiction. 85,000 words.
from Patrick (admin)
Feb 09, 2022 9:40 am

Profile Update: Genres updated.
from Finch_dubois3
Jan 14, 2022 12:37 pm

Query sent: 12/19/21
Query rejection: 01/14/22
Sci-fi YA: WC 66,000
from gwprouse
Dec 16, 2021 11:05 pm

EQ: 10/22/2021
FormR: 12/16/21
Adult Fantasy 109K
from evflynn
Dec 13, 2021 3:10 pm

FQ: 10/8/2021
FRej: 12/13/2021

92k Adult Fantasy
from John_Darous
Dec 09, 2021 12:48 am

EQ - 09/21/2021
Rejected - 12/09/2021

Form rejection
from UnderTheTree
Nov 29, 2021 10:35 am

11/15/21 Web form submitted
11/29/21 Emailed rejection
54k fantasy
"While I appreciate the amount of work you’ve put into creating this story, I am unfortunately going to have to pass on this project."

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