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Mr. Bill Contardi

Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents, Inc.

1501 Broadway, Suite 2310

New York, NY 10036



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Website: brandthochman.com

AAR Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Expat8410
Aug 10, 2017 12:38 pm


EQ: 8/10
ER: 8/10

Just a pasted "not for me" one-liner, but courteous.
from dtam3292
Aug 08, 2017 10:51 pm


EQ: 8/8 5:48pm
ER: 8/8 7:26pm
from FGeiger
Jul 30, 2017 8:52 am


EQ Summer With Pappy 7/16
ER 10 hours later...that makes 5
from mattyc81
Jul 25, 2017 1:38 pm


EQ at 12:36pm on 7/25/17
ER at 1:39pm on 7/25/17
from vivienchase
Jul 24, 2017 9:54 am


EQ at 9:23am on 7/14/17
FR at 9:48am on 7/14/17

Glad about his fast response--he apparently has a reputation for that! Does anyone know the wait time for a full request? I'm assuming it's the standard 4-6 months, but I haven't seen anything online to verify that with Mr. Contardi. Thanks!
from jaustail
Jul 18, 2017 7:05 am


EQ: 5:01 pm 18th july 2017
ER: 532 pm 18th july 2017
Atleast he was quick
from KimberlySmith
Jul 12, 2017 4:05 pm


EQ: 7/12/17
FR: A few hours later

YA fantasy 68k

from KristenH
Jul 10, 2017 4:26 pm


Eq 7/10 (Requery Venom)--same day rejection (not right agent.) Will try Emma with V next month.
from eebnhab
Jul 08, 2017 11:49 am


EQ: 7/7/17
Contemporary Espionage/Thriller 72K
ER: 7/8/17
from AnthonyRodrigues
Jul 07, 2017 2:01 pm


I'm worried. I submitted a query yesterday, and I still haven't received his rejection. I wonder if he's sick or on vacation?
from lucky8
Jun 21, 2017 3:33 pm


Quick rejection. Submitted memoir query earlier today, just received this: "Thank you for your query. But this is not right for me. I wish you all the best."

from fornwalt
Jun 06, 2017 5:59 pm


EQ: 6/6/2017
ER: 6/6/2017 (form)

One hour later; super impressive speed! I'd recommend querying, if only to see! :)
from shaunta
Jun 01, 2017 11:47 am


Looking at the Data Explorer, it looks like he just skipped right over my MG manuscript. He's responded one way or the other to just about every query that came in after and before mine. Wondering about a nudge? Maybe he didn't get mine?
from LizziWolf
Jun 01, 2017 9:36 am


6/1/2017: Form letter rejection to my query in 10 minutes flat: "Thank you for your query. But this is not right for me. I wish you all the best. Bill Contardi."
from BrittanyEvans
May 31, 2017 10:09 pm


Very quick response. Not even an hour after sending the query. Form response though. "Thank you for your query. But this is not right for me. I wish you all the best. Bill Contardi"

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