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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 Patrick (admin)
Nov 26, 2019 11:29 am


Profile Update: Changed agencies. Formerly with Curtis Brown.
from biwillia
Aug 15, 2019 4:15 pm


I worked with Mitchell for two years, went through four rounds of submissions, only two rejections. The rest were no response. He responded to email sporadically after two face-to-face meetings. He was too busy to read any new material. He quit Curtis Brown and never said a word. Only found out because his assistant was reading my emails (at least someone was).
from KristenH
May 15, 2019 11:21 am


Patrick, I just saw this tweet: Agent Alert: Mitchell Waters is joining Brandt and Hochman as a senior agent. Keep an eye out for his #MSWL once he's settled!
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 29, 2019 12:13 pm


Profile Update: No longer listed on the agency website.
from LGV_AL
Feb 25, 2019 7:24 pm


EQ 1/8/19 literary mystery (96,800 words)
CNR 2/25/19
from loched
Oct 16, 2018 4:04 pm


EQ: 9/25/18
CNR: 10/16/18

LGBT, 126k
Suppose I knew this one was a stretch, but the ones where you don't even get a response really sting!
from LightofBeauty
Jun 11, 2018 8:42 pm


EQ: 5/14

Nudge, CNR: 6/11
from mystyk41
Aug 02, 2017 12:57 pm


EQ: 8/2/17
87k dark literary fiction
from bevjack1
Jul 30, 2017 6:35 pm


6/23/17 EQ Lit Fic 73K + 50 attach.
CNR 7/30/17
from anotherearth
Feb 23, 2017 11:59 am


I know someone who had a similar experience with this agent as janetdonkeys below. He requested an exclusive, requested two extensions on the exclusive and two rewrites, then went MIA. She's not sure he ever read either of the rewrites.
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 04, 2015 7:44 am


Profile Update: Now taking email queries.
from KristenH
May 29, 2013 6:13 am


Thanks for the update Janet. Ouch.
from janetdonkeys
May 28, 2013 9:26 am


Just a warning to you all.
Snail mail query 2/11/12
Exclusive requested by phone 3/21/12

As of 5/28/13 Never responded, after multiple nudges and agency wouldn't return manuscript, even though I had sent SASE.
C/NR
from KristenH
Mar 05, 2013 10:56 am


Requeried Mitchell via snail mail, since his email address didn't work. I didn't get a response to my Chain Reaction query or nudge last year. Chapters have been revised. Last shot at this.
from KristenH
May 22, 2011 6:33 am


Bummer my friend. Yeah mine didn't have a signature either. Oh well.

7/31/12, I sent him a query for Chain Reaction. Two weeks ago, I nudged him and got an ooo response. Closed/no response. Requery him in 2013, will try Maureen in December.

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