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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

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from askjudyww
Yesterday 9:52 pm


27k MG Historical
EQ: 9/2
Full MS Request/Author Bio/Brief Synopsis: 90 minutes later.
I sent the requested materials to him on 9/3.
ER: 9/23 with personal note.
from andyg452
Aug 27, 2018 4:12 pm


47k MG fantasy
EQ: Aug 27
ER: Same day
Thank you for the query. But this is not right for me. I wish you all the best. Bill Contardi
from abbyrosebeck
Aug 25, 2018 6:50 pm


146k Contemporary YA
EQ: August 22
ER: August 23
Short and blunt
from Watchdog
Aug 10, 2018 10:13 am


EQ 7/20
ER 7/20, about two and a half hours later

YA Contemporary, 63K
from k8lynwrites
Jul 31, 2018 7:49 am


EQ: 7/9/2018
YA Contemporary 70k
Full MS Request/Author Bio/Brief Synopsis: 7/9/2018..within like 20 mins of my initial query.
7/31/2018 Emailed about correcting the grammar in my manuscript to see if he wanted an updated copy - answered within an hour saying yes.
*I don't wanna get my hopes up since he still hasn't turned me down but it's been about his normal turnover time and he just agreed to seeing my updated version - so I think that's a good start*
from stephpeterson
Jul 23, 2018 12:43 pm


EQ 7/23
ER- six minutes later.
At least he's fast.
from TexasFilly
Jul 10, 2018 12:14 am


His rejection was so nice. A small but great critique, which helped a lot!!!!!!!
from GatNyg
Jun 07, 2018 8:13 pm


EQ 6/7/18
YA contemporary.
from thewhipslip
May 31, 2018 6:50 pm


EQ: 5/30/2018
ER: 5/30/208 (2 hours later)

66K YA Fantasy
from annikab
May 25, 2018 1:52 pm


EQ: 5/13/18
PR: 5/13/18 Dang, he IS fast. First 50 pages + synopsis.
Rejection 5/25, personalized, seems like a nice guy.

YA SF, 99k
from Zooks3
May 16, 2018 12:05 pm


5/16/18: EQ re: TANCM - YA
5/16/18: form rejection within minutes
from Eliza_f
May 07, 2018 6:50 pm


ER: 4/30/18
ER: 5/1/18

"Thank you for the query [name]. But this is not right for me. I wish you all the best. Bill Contardi" ... I thought this was a nice form reject. I appreciated that he used my name. :)

This was for an MG fantasy (76k) and I believe I'd read somewhere recently he didn't want any more fantasy... so I knew it was a long shot, but worth a try.
from kkeelin
May 03, 2018 8:07 pm


EQ: 5/2
ER: 5/2
Super fast which was very much appreciated.
from Fj2018
Apr 29, 2018 2:58 pm


EQ 4.28.18
ER 4.29.18
"..not right for me"
Quick, which is appreciated. Kind of like ripping off a Band-Aid. Less painful when it isn't drawn out...I guess...
from jdroses
Apr 17, 2018 2:03 pm


EQ: 4/17/18
ER: 4/17/18

MG Fantasy, 85K

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