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Ms. Marianne Merola

Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents, Inc.

1501 Broadway, Suite 2605

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 Caitlin100
Nov 08, 2020 7:30 pm


EQ 10/02/20 - Lit Fiction 91,000 attached full ms
ER 11/08/20 - form letter
from NHWriter_bipoc_she_her
Sep 29, 2020 9:42 am


EQ: 9/29/2020
88K words, novel
from ireenchau
Sep 21, 2020 11:08 am


EQ: 9/20/20
ER: 9/21/20 - not a good fit
95k YA Fantasy
First query response ever! I'm actually really glad she replied so fast, even if it was a rejection haha
from ReitzCK
Sep 03, 2020 7:42 pm


Fastest rejection ever! About 15 minutes. Must be some sort of record, lol.

30k MG Fantasy
from Samazra
Jul 07, 2020 9:15 pm


Email Query: 07/07/20
Form Rejection same day

60k YA Sci-Fi
from the_new_kid
Jun 08, 2020 2:00 pm


@akuamg Thank you. that's what I thought. But wanted some second opinion in case anyone got the same response.
from akuamg
Jun 08, 2020 1:51 pm


@new kid: I think she'll get to it later. This is a publishing industry mass action in support of the protestors.
from the_new_kid
Jun 08, 2020 12:06 pm


I just sent my query to her and received this automatic reply: "I am remaining offline today in support of calls for the publishing industry to reflect on systemic racism and inequality and to effect change."

Anyone has any idea if this means I should resend again tomorrow or she is just saying she'll get to it later?
I'm beyond confused...
from lindaservsafe2
Jan 09, 2020 9:46 am


Appreciate comment by Nadler369.
from Nadler369
Jan 08, 2020 10:43 am


EQ 01-06-20
ER 01-07-20
YA Fantasy - Passed with nice form letter - not good fit. I replied because the note was sweet, as opposed to all the other form letters and she replied. She really seems nice. The right person will be lucky to be represented by her.
from KristenH
Dec 29, 2019 6:43 am


EQ 11/20/19 (2nd/final Requery Diplomatic Immunity--adult thriller)
ER 11/21/19 (Passed--not good fit)
from cupcake
Nov 04, 2019 9:48 am


EQ: 10/29/19
FR: 11/4/19

contemporary mg 54k
from LGV_AL
Jul 29, 2019 11:26 am


EQ 7/11/19 literary mystery @97K words
FR 7/23/19
ER 7/29/19
from davidm617
Jul 18, 2019 5:03 pm


EQ 7/18
ER 7/18

Query letter only, without sample per instruction on her website. "Thank you for thinking of me in connection with your writing. I’m not the right match for you on this project..." At least I didn't have to wait long!
from kdprudolph
Jul 15, 2019 9:27 am


EQ 7-9-2019
ER 7-15-2019

Upper MG Contemporary 43k

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