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Mr. Matthew Belford

The Tobias Literary Agency



Website: thetobiasagency.com

Twitter: MWBelford

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Online Form: Yes

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from Nateo85
Nov 19, 2020 9:15 pm


FQ: 11/19/2020 SF 106K
from M_Heck
Nov 17, 2020 1:29 pm


25 day form rejection.
Doesn't seem to have gotten a single work published yet.
from rdumontgreenlee
Nov 17, 2020 9:00 am


FQ: Nov. 3 2020

science fiction/historic fiction genre blend 98K
from TinaHendricks
Nov 13, 2020 1:25 pm


adult com fantasy-mag realism 88k was shared by the original agent I queried at the Tobias group with Matt as he may be a better fit.
from LAMeeker
Nov 11, 2020 10:23 am


EQ 11/11/20
from MyGoodnessPauline
Nov 10, 2020 7:57 am


EQ to Lane Heymont 10/25/20
same day Mr. Heymont forwarded my query to Mr. Belford, as he thought Mr. B might be a better fit
dark epic fantasy, 140k
from Leto1366
Nov 02, 2020 10:12 am


EQ to Lane Heymont: 7/28/20
FR from Matt Belford: 9/24/20 (submitted 9/25)
ER: 11/02/20 - Felt like a standard form rejection, which kind of sucks to get for a full MS request. He mentioned my sample chapters did not get to a major point of tension soon enough . . . which makes me think he didn't make it very far into the MS at all. Seems like a cool guy; kind of bummed this didn't pan out. Ah well.

108k Adult Fantasy
from Buddrcup
Oct 20, 2020 4:09 pm


EQ(online form:) 10/20/2020
Contemporary Fantasy
83000 words
from pkawerner
Oct 09, 2020 12:23 pm


FQ: 9/15/20 after 9/3 PitMad request

No response yet as of 10/9. Fingers crossed!
from wallam
Oct 07, 2020 3:04 pm


FQ: 9/5/20
ER: 10/7/20

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 parnegard
Sep 30, 2020 2:13 pm


EQ: 9/20/20
ER: 9/30/20 (Form Letter)

90k Adult Fantasy
from EmilyRae
Sep 25, 2020 1:00 pm


PitMad Request
Sent: 9/3
Form Rejection: 9/25
from Insicorpeous
Sep 21, 2020 2:06 pm


Form rejection text: 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 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 ghibli0810
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.

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