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Mr. Paul Bresnick

Bresnick Weil Literary Agency

30 Deep Six Drive

East Hampton, NY 11937

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AAR/AALA Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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Fiction: query letter with two chapters Nonfiction: query letter with proposal

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from TooMuchCoffeeMan
Oct 30, 2022 8:15 pm

Two questions--does this agent really want queries and regardless of the answer, why bother?
from OPKiwi
Nov 05, 2021 12:13 pm

CNR 84 days
No response to nudge
from PilotCharley
Oct 12, 2021 3:36 pm

from andyscontras
Sep 20, 2021 6:32 pm

The "query" email bounces... use

EQ - 3/9/21 SpecFic 84K
cNR 9/20/2021
from artifex
Jun 18, 2021 11:53 am

EQ 6/18/21

98k psychological thriller
from LarkMarie
Apr 20, 2021 9:45 am

Query (to associate, Susan Duff), with proposal, 2/2/21, 135k true crime/me too memoir
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 13, 2021 11:13 am

Profile Update: New email address.

Thanks andyscontras
from Nomad_girl
Feb 22, 2021 5:27 am

Submitted query and proposal via website on Feb 22, 2021. Received a return email. Resent at
from Bill17
Dec 06, 2020 7:02 pm

Like others, I received a strange email containing a password-locked .zip file from A bit of investigation with other programs suggests that the file contains malware. This is by far the harshest rejection I've received from any agency. Hopefully, the agency will clarify if they wish for emails sent after a particular date to be resubmitted.
from Mesmer7
Dec 05, 2020 6:32 pm

Does this mean that queries sent to the hacked address will be lost? Should we requery to the new email?
from Expat8410
Dec 02, 2020 7:15 am

Paul Bresnick emailed this:
"That e-mail account has been hacked. Please ignore. Sorry."
from pie4man
Dec 01, 2020 9:54 pm

I received not only one but two of the strange emails mentioned below, with varying file sizes among the strange zip files. I don't know of any person who responds to correspondence with locked zip files (that's just weird). The number of people getting them within the same time slot compounded with the strange broken English what little of the letter was written in seems to imply that the Bresnick email may have been compromised and is sending spam on mass. I don't suggest anyone open these files until someone can confirm their contents or similarly hears back from the real Bresnick literary team about these suspicious emails. Based on the older QueryTracker comments it seems like at one point or another this email was legitimate.

Edit: The email these are coming from is not listed on the contact page of their website anymore.

Edit: I can confirm the account was hacked disregard any suspicious emails from the above mentioned IP.
from John_Ritchie
Dec 01, 2020 4:36 pm

It strikes me as unprofessional that this agency did not send out a warning to everyone that received the spam email. Nothing on their website about it either. Makes me think about all the people who don't use this site and might have unknowingly downloaded the file and gotten their data stolen.
from Expat8410
Dec 01, 2020 11:45 am

I also received strange message with attachment and a password.
Written in only halfway-passable English, otherwise might have worked.
from stevereney
Dec 01, 2020 10:23 am

Received an encrypted file also, looks like malware. DON’T OPEN!

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