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Ms. Gail Hochman

Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents, Inc.

1501 Broadway, Suite 2605

New York, NY 10036



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Website: brandthochman.com

AAR/AALA Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Mevrouw_Bee
Aug 16, 2022 1:21 pm


Query sent: 04/13/22
Women's Historical Fiction
07/03/22 CNR
from Somewhere
Aug 16, 2022 12:33 pm


09/09/21 Query - Memoir
09/09/21 Full Request
8/15/22 Nudged with offer of rep, and she kindly passed.
I'd waited for months to hear from Ms. Hochman, and over the course of 11 months I'd nudged her multiple times, and she always responded promptly with a kind apology that she was swamped. Yesterday, when I received an offer of representation from another agent, she apologized for never getting around to reading my MS. This industry is brutal for debut authors, but Ms. Hochman was always kind and considerate.
from ericaeisen
Jun 21, 2022 10:46 am


EQ 4/22
Nudged 6/17, received quick and kind reply apologizing for delay, as she'd been out of office and snowed under when I queried. Promised response soon.
UPDATE: Full Request 6/21
from RestartLMAuthor
Apr 28, 2022 1:06 pm


Queried 4/24/22
R only hours later on 4/24/22
Apologized but said too busy with current clients and her TBR pile to even read my manuscript.
MG fantasy 26K
from rsilvestro
Apr 21, 2022 12:17 am


I sent my query 4/20/22, and Gail answered the same day with a very kind, personal email. It is not a rejection, really, as she couldn't even commit to reading my query due to a backlog in other work.
from FadingHippie
Dec 21, 2021 10:50 pm


EQ 12/20
FR 12/21

upmarket family saga 82k
from bubblyian
Oct 11, 2021 8:26 am


Emailed query October 11
Received standard rejection after 6 hours
Scifi 76k
"I am so sorry, but I am just not the right agent much for your project. But I wish you successAnd I thank you for thinking of me. GH"
from bubblyian
Oct 11, 2021 8:26 am


Emailed query July 16th
Received email standard rejection inside two hours!
Scifi 65k
"I am so sorry but I don’t think I am your best agent match. But I wish you success and thank you for thinking of me.. gh"
from andyscontras
Sep 20, 2021 6:29 pm


EQ -- 9/20/2021 Spec Fiction 84K
from LouiseCottrell
Sep 17, 2021 9:21 am


EQ: 6/26/21
CNR: 9/17/21 - After 83 days
MG Literary 44,000 words
from Sagesoul
Sep 09, 2021 1:15 pm


EQ 6/22/21
ER 9/9/21 While it did not provide specific feedback, it was personal, as it seems all of her rejection emails are. She's a class act.

Literary mystery MG 51K
from susanemerson
Aug 26, 2021 3:31 pm


EQ 8/26/21, response within minutes (literally)
"I am so sorry but I cannot offer to read your novel. I am drowning in obligations to clients and a huge reading pile. I could not give your work the time and attention you deserve. I am so sorry but I wish you success and I thank you for thinking of me, gh."

Pretty nice for an automated response. :)
from dbelmonte
Aug 19, 2021 3:21 pm


Did not have to be so nice in rejection:

"I wish I could help you as this indeed sounds like an amazing story, very courageous and quite inspiring. But at this moment I am drowning in my obligations to clients, and buried in my reading. I just cannot take in more material until I have my current workload under control. But I appreciate you writing me, and I wish you great success with this project."

Even in follow up after I wrote a thank you she was encouraging. Far better than the typical responses from her profession: 1) no response, 2) form letter.
from mrthedge
Jul 08, 2021 4:50 pm


EQ: 7/5/21
ER: 7/6/21

Literary 99k words
from AbbyWilliams
Jul 06, 2021 3:48 pm


Update: 7/6/2021: CNR

06/03/2021: Submitted Memoir (77k)

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