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Mr. Matthew Belford

The Tobias Literary Agency



Website: thetobiasagency.com

Twitter: MWBelford

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E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from Wimoon
Sep 10, 2020 11:22 am


Form rejection from PitMad request. Ngl I’m devastated about this one, I was so excited by how closely our likes aligned. Sigh. :(
from allisonwall
Sep 05, 2020 9:52 am


FQ: 9/5/20

96k Adult SF

I previously submitted to Matt in March, but received a #PitMad like on the 9/3/20 event and since I had changed the first twenty pages since then, I decided to resubmit. We'll see how it goes....
from er_walling
Sep 03, 2020 6:50 pm


EQ: 8/21/2020
ER: 9/4/2020
127k words, adult fantasy

Not a fit for him. I also noticed he uses QueryManager now.
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 31, 2020 6:30 pm


Profile Update: Now using QueryManager.
from cwbuecheler
Aug 10, 2020 11:15 am


EQ - 7/29/2020 (#SFFpit fav from Mr. Belford. Yay!)
ER - 8/10/2020 - polite, encouraging form

Contemporary Fantasy, 93k words.

Here's the tweet (slightly censored to not offend any QueryTrackers with delicate sensibilities) - "Amber f*cked up Matthias's dumb ritual. Now she's got powers, sure, but she's stuck with this demonic dickhead. Matthias wants to murder her, steal the demon back, and lay waste to half of Miami, so that's … not great. At least she met a cute girl?"
from stafocker
Jul 13, 2020 10:50 am


EQ - 7/4/20 - GN 32000
7/10/20 - email request for more images, PDF, links of graphic novel
7/13/20 - email rejection
from LCannon1234
Jun 29, 2020 9:21 pm


EQ May 31, 2020
ER June 8, 2020

SF 106K

I appreciated his quick response.

"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."

from cwbuecheler
Jun 22, 2020 10:56 am


EQ: 6/11/20
ER: 6/22/20 - polite form (I think) (well, I mean, I know it's polite ... just not 100% sure if it was customized or not)

SF Space Opera, 103k Words
from lnloft
Jun 01, 2020 4:08 pm


EQ: May 8, 2020
ER: June 1, 2020

97k science fantasy
from rehexen
Jun 01, 2020 8:14 am


Rejected after 5 days, but appreciate the quick turnaround.
115k Epic Fantasy
from Sierrawrites
May 27, 2020 4:01 pm


EQ: 5/26/2020 after 4/2020 DVpit interest

125k Adult High Fantasy
from SteveP101
May 04, 2020 8:22 pm


EQ: 4/22/20
Form rejection: 5/4/20

Space opera, 89k
from peachie2
Apr 30, 2020 2:44 pm


EQ: 4/11
ER: 4/20

Science fiction, 119K
from PamCemen
Apr 24, 2020 6:56 am


The rejection email was very nice, but not particularly helpful. Just said my work didn't fit him.
from jinzou
Apr 20, 2020 9:24 am


EQ: 4/10/20
ER: 4/20/20

form rejection

Sci Fi Thriller, 105k

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