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Mr. Mitchell Waters

Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents, Inc.

New York, NY



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Website: brandthochman.com

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from lauratheauthor
Today 10:17 am


Email Query: 6/28/21
CNR: 09/20/21

Cozy Mystery 89k
from MichelleT
Sep 09, 2021 10:31 pm


EQ August 26, 2021
A M 77.5k
CNR Sept 9, 2021
from hollyanna
Aug 24, 2021 1:40 pm


EQ: 07/30/21
Within one minute, a beautifully-worded full R, sent same day. I was excited about this one!
Nudged w/ offer of rep 08/10/21.
Date to respond came and went without word, so CNR. Wouldn't hesitate to work with him though, I think he just responds to what he wants to pursue. Go into querying him with that in mind: silence is a rejection.
84k thriller.
from RR2020
Jul 02, 2021 7:51 am


@tirving123 I see his name on the "Agents" tab as the second to last listed.
from tirving123
Jul 01, 2021 8:06 pm


Not on website
from FloraMacIvor
Jun 15, 2021 7:18 am


EQ: 5/25/2021
Historical fiction, 71K
from anewman102
May 27, 2021 4:57 pm


Waters RF only a week or so after he received my query. That was December 15 and still not a word from him. Nudged in April, no response. It’s unfortunate.
from MissPlum
May 19, 2021 4:24 pm


Literary thriller CNR @ 112 days
from richardparis
May 03, 2021 10:44 am


I hate to add to the pile-on, but I've queried Mitchell twice for two separate projects, and both times he has enthusiastically requested the full manuscript within minutes before vanishing into thin air. He seems like a nice enough person, but I think he just needs a good assistant to help him manage his queries and submissions. This repeated ghosting after requesting material from authors is concerning and unprofessional, and it seems to be hurting his reputation among potential new clients, which is too bad, because he otherwise strikes me as being better than this.
from RR2020
Apr 16, 2021 8:08 am


Has anybody with a 2021 FR heard anything?
from Pinky5
Mar 09, 2021 1:00 pm


EQ: 3/9/21
FR: 3/9/21
Historical mystery 105K
from rahkan
Feb 24, 2021 4:14 pm


He requested my manuscript after being passed my query by Gail Hochman. Ninety days later I nudged him, and he said he "was already reading it" (or something like that), and would be back to me this weekend. I knew from this forum that he often doesn't respond to manuscripts and to emails. I never heard from him again, and I closed out the submission ninety days later after getting another offer from an agent. Judging by query tracker, I'd advise against going with him. You don't want an agent who doesn't respond to your emails.
from redloam
Jan 26, 2021 9:31 pm


EQ: 7/7/2020
FR : 7/7/2020 Same day
He made a point of advising us to limit our query and submission process. Said he would read soon.
10/2 after not hearing for almost three months I wrote to ask if he could give a sense of when he intends to read. No answer.
12/11 With still no response I wrote again to say I’d received a request for an exclusive read but would delay if he thought he would read soon. Told him I would very much appreciate a response. Still nothing.
At this point I gave up on The errant Mr. Waters and went with the agent requesting an exclusive.
I was grateful to read others posting similar experiences here which helped me adjust my expectations.
from Interluke
Jan 04, 2021 3:39 pm


EQ: 1/4/21
FR: 1/4/21. Sent that day

Adult HF 90k
from Catsamoa79
Oct 07, 2020 11:51 am


EQ: 7/10/20
CNR: 10/7/20

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