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Ms. Gail Hochman

Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents, Inc.

1501 Broadway, Suite 2605

New York, NY 10036

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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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 Mevrouw_Bee
Apr 13, 2022 10:18 pm

Query sent: 13 Apr 2022
Women's Historical Fiction
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)
from adooley
May 28, 2021 2:38 pm

Same nice form letter. 15 day turnaround to rejection on a 79k memoir

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