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Ms. Gail Hochman

Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents, Inc.

1501 Broadway, Suite 2310

New York, NY 10036

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AAR Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes (preferred)

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from qwertyman
Jul 06, 2016 3:55 pm

EQ: 7/6. Received an auto reply stating she'll be out of her office until July 12.
from snowcrocus
May 25, 2016 9:47 am

SMQ sent 5/24/16
from KristenH
May 17, 2016 4:06 pm

On 11/4/15, I've requeried Gail with Venom. Today I've nudged him and heard back from Jody Kahn with a pass--they didn't respond to this material. I'll try him next month with Chain Reaction.

On 3/16/16, I requeried Gail with Chain Reaction. Today I've nudged him and heard back from Jody with a pass--same as before. I'll try Marianne Merola this summer with Venom.
from SueHinkin
Jan 19, 2016 12:34 pm

EQ 1-18-16 mystery/thriller
from jonnyk
Oct 26, 2015 9:24 pm

SQ: 10/01
SR: 10/26

Form rejection. Overwhelming commitments... AND the letter and signature were photocopied, not even a signed form rejection. Funny.
from Blatherskite
Aug 06, 2015 10:21 am

EQ: 4/6
CNR: 8/6

Upper middle-grade fantasy adventure
from hopefulmonster
May 22, 2015 2:22 pm

EQ: 4/10/15
CNR: 5/22/15
Literary fiction/thriller
from WhatAWriter
Apr 07, 2014 4:37 pm


"I am out of the country till April 15. I will try to get to your message if I can or will do so upon my return. If you need urgent help, please contact Jody Klein at 212 840-5770 or via e mail at

Gail Hochman"
from Tetsujin
Feb 27, 2014 8:40 pm

SQ: 01/05/2014
SR: 02/27/2014

Form rejection from Ms. Hochman saying that she had reviewed my query, but due to overwhelming commitments for present clients she is taking little if any new material.

Gotta admit, this one hurts. If I had a dream agent, she's it. I'll take solace in the fact that her rejection said nothing about my work not being a good fit, only that she is too busy.
from karenleespree
Feb 06, 2014 1:08 pm

EQ 2/6 Upper MG
just emailed a query, though it said "preferred" snail. I'm just so tired of wasting paper w snail mail.

however, Gail is out on Jury duty for two weeks-- got a auto-reply.
from vcanfield
Jan 21, 2014 9:43 am

1/20 Query
1/21 Form rejection from Bill Contardi. He said Gail Hochman was too busy with editorial work so he's picking up her queries since he is building his client list.

At least it was a fast turn around.
from KristenH
Oct 12, 2013 7:13 am

Aww, thanks Sagesoul. We all support each other here. I'm hoping for my lucky break to happen this mid to late fall.
from Sagesoul
Oct 11, 2013 8:50 am

Thanks, angelscribe! She would be a dream agent; I assumed I was going to end up with a CNR in a month. A response at all was shocking. (By the way, your comments are so positive to everyone. You are a bit of an angel, for sure. Thank you for being so sweet and encouraging!)
from KristenH
Oct 11, 2013 6:53 am

Good luck Sage!
from Sagesoul
Oct 10, 2013 7:44 pm

EQ 10/9
Request for first 100 pgs minutes later (fastest reply ever--even faster than my fastest rejections! so you know that's fast :) )
Sent 10/10

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