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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 KristenH
Feb 17, 2018 6:53 am

EQ 2/16/18 (Requery Chain Reaction)--same day rejection (full list.)
from erbomu
Jul 14, 2017 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 danenbarger
Mar 31, 2017 4:20 am

Gave me a polite rejection, saying she was sorry to be flooded with existing clients.
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.
from SueHinkin
Jan 19, 2016 12:34 pm

EQ 1-18-16 mystery/thriller
from jonnyk
Oct 26, 2015 9:24 pm

SQ: 10/01
SR: 10/26

Form rejection. Overwhelming commitments... AND the letter and signature were photocopied, not even a signed form rejection. Funny.
from Blatherskite
Aug 06, 2015 10:21 am

EQ: 4/6
CNR: 8/6

Upper middle-grade fantasy adventure
from hopefulmonster
May 22, 2015 2:22 pm

EQ: 4/10/15
CNR: 5/22/15
Literary fiction/thriller
from WhatAWriter
Apr 07, 2014 4:37 pm


"I am out of the country till April 15. I will try to get to your message if I can or will do so upon my return. If you need urgent help, please contact Jody Klein at 212 840-5770 or via e mail at

Gail Hochman"
from Tetsujin
Feb 27, 2014 8:40 pm

SQ: 01/05/2014
SR: 02/27/2014

Form rejection from Ms. Hochman saying that she had reviewed my query, but due to overwhelming commitments for present clients she is taking little if any new material.

Gotta admit, this one hurts. If I had a dream agent, she's it. I'll take solace in the fact that her rejection said nothing about my work not being a good fit, only that she is too busy.

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