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Mr. Matthew Belford

The Tobias Literary Agency



Website: thetobiasagency.com

Twitter: MWBelford

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from MindiWM
Jul 30, 2021 5:44 pm


FQ: 7/30/21
Scifi, 94,000
from wombatony
Jul 20, 2021 5:00 pm


FQ 7/20/21

89,000 word historical fantasy
from Anansi
Jul 18, 2021 9:29 am


EQ: 5/15/21
ER: 7/16/21 Form letter

Adult Contemporary Fantasy, 123k
from bubblyian
Jul 13, 2021 6:15 pm


Form query sent July 6
Standard rejection letter July 13
YA/Scifi 65k
"Thank you for sending over your submission. 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.
As you may know, fiction is very subjective and just because this wasn’t a good fit for me, that doesn’t mean that someone else won’t feel differently.
I wish you the best of luck moving forward."
from AlexisLCarroll
Jun 23, 2021 7:46 pm


EQ 6-17-2021
FR 6 - 21 -2021

Adult - Fantasy - 121k
from nomsequitur
May 27, 2021 11:16 pm


FQ: 4/6/21
ER: 5/27/21

91k adult fantasy
from awendel01
May 25, 2021 6:43 pm


FQ: 5/16/21
FR: 5/25/21

YA Fantasy @ 114K
from acolvin09
Apr 29, 2021 12:29 pm


FQ: 4/22/21
FR: 4/28/21

adult SF/F @ 99,798k
from Christi12
Apr 28, 2021 6:26 pm


Form query: 4/17/21
Form rejection: 4/28
82k contemporary with speculative elements
from tinahuang
Apr 28, 2021 3:34 pm


FQ: 4/15/21
FR: 4/28/2021 (appreciated the fast response, even if it was a rejection)

111k Adult Dystopian Sci Fi

from mkhardy
Apr 27, 2021 4:23 pm


Form query: 16 Feb 2021
Form rejection: 21 April 2021

"Thank you for sending over your submission. 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.
"As you may know, fiction is very subjective and just because this wasn’t a good fit for me, that doesn’t mean that someone else won’t feel differently.
"I wish you the best of luck moving forward."

Adult Space Opera 123k
from jdruffin
Apr 26, 2021 9:15 am


FQ: 4/4/21
ER: 4/21/21
Fantasy 78k
from Nadler369
Apr 23, 2021 10:26 am


FQ: 4/12/21
Fantasy, 108k
ER:: 4/23/21
from K_Hana_Lee
Apr 19, 2021 1:14 pm


FQ 4/8/21
Nudge with offer of rep 4/13/21
Kind step-aside apologizing for not having time to read the full 4/19/21

Adult Fantasy 120k
from AlexJGetz
Apr 01, 2021 9:02 am


EQ: 03/21/21
ER: 03/31/2021

Adult Fantasy 115K

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