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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 oaklandjpg
Dec 14, 2017 10:23 pm


eq 11/22/17
fr 11/22/17
lower mg fiction
e-mail with request for phone call 12/3/17; offer call 12/5; offer accepted 12/14!
from oaklandjpg
Dec 10, 2017 8:41 pm


Thanks, Eliza F. This has been a very interesting experience, to say the least -- and this site and the members have been really helpful and supportive.
from Eliza_f
Dec 10, 2017 5:32 pm


Congrats oaklandjpg! So exciting!
from Nostromo
Dec 05, 2017 1:41 pm


EQ 12.05.17
ER 12.05.17 (A couple hours later)

Nice, kind rejection. Wasn't right for him, but wished me the best.

Psychological Thriller 97K

from cwiggles
Dec 04, 2017 8:03 am


congrats oaklandjpg!
from Boreas
Nov 21, 2017 8:30 am


EQ: 11/20/17
ER: 11/21/17

YA Action/Drama 106k
from ya_writer
Nov 08, 2017 9:19 am


EQ 10/12
FR 10/12 (14 minutes!)
Nudge due to offer 10/24
Offer of rep 10/31 (Happy Halloween indeed!)
Accepted a different offer: 11/7 (I'm so grateful for Bill's offer and enthusiasm, but ultimately I thought another agent would be a better fit.)

YA thriller
from hester
Nov 01, 2017 11:11 am


WOOT! Congrats ya_writer!
from StaceyTrombley
Oct 31, 2017 5:52 pm


LightOfBeauty, I love fast responding agents. I mean, I'd prefer a quick request to a quick rejection, but... then I'd still prefer a quick rejection to a slow one, so...
A lot of agents don't respond at all. I'm especially impressed by person rejections, but a quick response is also up there.
from Bevany
Oct 05, 2017 7:42 pm


EQ: Sept 7, 2017
No response yet


UMG: Fantasy/Adventure series
from FGeiger
Oct 01, 2017 9:13 am


EQ Summer With Pappy 7/16
ER 10 hours later...that makes 5 thumbs down from this agent even for stories that have gotten a partial or full from other agents...not sure he is even reading what is sent
from Kaiodem
Sep 26, 2017 9:43 am


EQ: 9/26/17

YA Dark Fantasy 87k
from pename
Aug 31, 2017 11:00 pm


If my query gets rejected BEFORE I even send it, then I'll be really impressed.
from LightofBeauty
Aug 30, 2017 1:17 am


Am I the only one that's not all impressed by super fast-responding agents? I mean, in one way it's nice for it to be over and done with QUICK instead of waiting for months for a "no," but it's not as if that agent is the only one, and it's not all that impressive to just send a bunch of forms in lightning speed. If it was actually personal, THEN I'd be impressed, but a curt form, what's the big deal? I just don't get the hype, that's all lol, to me it only comes across like he's not actually reading the queries. Why should we praise an agent for that? I'm just saying..

Also: with that kind of reputation, in a way many of us are basically querying him more just to see how fast the ER will be than for because we think he'd be a great agent for our work lol, so I dunno, it's a double-edged sword. Just my two cents/rant!
from Expat8410
Aug 10, 2017 12:38 pm


EQ: 8/10
ER: 8/10

Just a pasted "not for me" one-liner, but courteous.

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