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Ms. Gail Hochman

Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents, Inc.

1501 Broadway, Suite 2310

New York, NY 10036

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Snail-Mail: Yes (preferred)

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from MReyesWrites
Jun 28, 2019 5:53 pm

EQ: June 28
ER: June 28
MG fantasy

At least she's quick. :)

"I wish I could help. But at the moment, I am absolutely drowning in my manuscript and obligations to current clients. I just can’t take in new reading until I get that all under control. I am so so sorry, but I thank you for writing me and I wish you every success. Sincerely, ‘Gail H’

Sent from my iPhone"
from Doreen
Mar 25, 2019 12:35 pm

QM to Bill Contardi on 8/10 Two pages
No response.
from Alberta
Feb 12, 2019 10:02 am

Sent query with a desire to find a publisher for the substance abuse books. Sent to Emma Petterson
from KristenH
Dec 23, 2018 12:14 pm

EQ 12/7/18 (Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 12/10/18 (Passed--same as below)
from duke_of_lilywhite
Oct 21, 2018 1:40 pm

EQ: 10-14-18
ER: 10-15-18
I wish I could help, but I am deluged with mss at this moment and am taking a little break from new reading. I am so sorry, and I am flattered you wrote me. BUT I wish you success. I know my own limitations, and would rather not hold you up…gh
from anotherearth
May 25, 2018 1:40 pm

EQ: 05-25
ER: 05-25 Literary 110K

Not sure if personalized at all. If she is not taking new clients, shouldn't she just say closed to queries? I'm confused.

I wish I could help as your book sounds quite interesting. But I am overloaded with client mss and obligations and have to take a little break from new reading..I am so sorry. But I wish you success and thank you for thinking of me. Gh
from jillsteele21
May 03, 2018 11:47 am

EQ 5/2/18
ER 5/3/2018 "I am so sorry but I am drowning in obligations to current clients so cannot offer to read your ms. I do wish you success and I think you for thinking of me. Best wishes."
from KristenH
Feb 17, 2018 6:53 am

EQ 2/16/18 (Requery Chain Reaction)--same day rejection (full list.)
from erbomu
Yesterday 7:52 pm

SQ 4/10
PR 6/21
Sent 6/21
Nudge w/offer 7/3
Nudge acknowledged 7/5
Form R 7/6
from FlyingViking
Jul 12, 2017 12:57 pm

I received this message: "I am sorry -- I am overloaded with client obligations just now, so am taking a break from new reading. I wish you success with your novel, and thank you for thinking of me..Gh"

Sounds like she does not accept new queries at this time. Perhaps better to wait a few months before querying her?
from jubilee
Mar 07, 2017 4:19 pm

EQ: 12/9/16
Nudge: 3/3/17
ER: 3/3/17 (a few minutes later stating that she's too busy with current clients but wishes me all the best, etc. Very sweet!)
from karenleespree
Mar 07, 2017 8:07 am

EQ: 3/6 only the query. YA, HF a quick pass a couple hours later that she's very busy with her clients presently.
from qwertyman
Jul 06, 2016 3:55 pm

EQ: 7/6. Received an auto reply stating she'll be out of her office until July 12.
from snowcrocus
May 25, 2016 9:47 am

SMQ sent 5/24/16
from KristenH
May 17, 2016 4:06 pm

On 11/4/15, I've requeried Gail with Venom. Today I've nudged him and heard back from Jody Kahn with a pass--they didn't respond to this material. I'll try him next month with Chain Reaction.

On 3/16/16, I requeried Gail with Chain Reaction. Today I've nudged him and heard back from Jody with a pass--same as before. I'll try Marianne Merola this summer with Venom.

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