Sign In
Literary Agents

Ms. Gail Hochman

Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents, Inc.

1501 Broadway, Suite 2310

New York, NY 10036

E-Mail: To protect agents from spam, email addresses are hidden except to logged-in members. Join Now


AAR Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes (preferred)

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

Learn more about this agent, including:

  • Genres of Interest
  • Typical Response Times
  • Best Query Methods

Become a QueryTracker Member (Free)

Leave comments about your experiences with this literary agent, or read what other authors have to say.

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 Doreen
Aug 10, 2018 1:31 pm

QM to Bill Contardi on 8/10 Two pages
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
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.

To read more comments about this agent, or to leave comments of your own, become a QueryTracker member.

Agent Reports.

QueryTracker Members can view the data gathered by all other members, organized into reports showing...

  • The Number of Queries Sent and Their Replies
  • Query Response Times
  • Most Popular Manuscript Word-Counts
  • Most Popular Genres
  • Historic Trends
  • And Much More