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Ms. Emily Forland

Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents, Inc.

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Emily Forland

Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents, Inc.

1501 Broadway, Suite 2605
New York, NY 10036
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This agent is seeking the following genres:


Graphic Novel
Literary Fiction
Young Adult


Cultural/Social Issues
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Known Clients (current & past)
Nancy Clark
Anthony Doerr
Heidi W. Durrow
Emily Forland
Bill Hayes
Sara Levine
Nancy Miller
Suzanne Rindell
Dominic Smith
Author Comments
Comments by authors about this agent.
11/16/2022 02:09 PM
EQ: 05/11
FR: 05/12
Nudge with offer of rep: 11/07

After giving her a deadline of two weeks to get back to me before I accepted other offer, she said she was reading the full and would, but did not respond within the time frame.
09/27/2022 10:22 AM
Query: 7/26/22
CNR @ 63 days 9/27/22

Spec/lit 85k
09/17/2022 03:26 PM
EQ: 9/17/2022
LitFic / magical realism
09/06/2022 09:04 AM
EQ: 5/7/22
Nudge: 8/15/22
CNR: 9/6/22

LGBT Literary Fiction
08/12/2022 12:16 PM
EQ 1/12/22
FR 1/12/22
Literary Fiction (105K)
Requeried with new version 8/1/22
She responded she looked forward to reading
07/19/2022 11:46 AM
EQ sent 7/19/22
Memoir 36k
Included chapter and outline of book
*Note: Emily Forland is noted on the "Literary Agents" list of "Top Fastest Positive Responders" List
05/09/2022 12:28 PM
Looks like she almost never follows up after manuscript requests.
04/22/2022 12:51 PM
EQ March 16
02/14/2022 10:17 AM
She's had my full since December 2020 but always responds promptly and kindly to my nudges. Not sure what to make of it, only that until I get an offer, I will continue to nudge her every 4-6 months and hope she eventually gets around to it.
10/24/2021 07:33 PM
EQ: 10/24/21 Lit Fiction 100,000 words
08/28/2021 12:33 PM
EQ: 6/21/21
CNR: 8/28/21
06/15/2021 11:32 AM
NF 69k CNR @ 46 days
05/19/2021 04:07 PM
Adult/YA graphic novel CNR @ 104 days
04/13/2021 10:06 AM
EQ: 4/8/21
CNR: 4/13/21
YA Magical Realism 78k

According to her timeline, she requests within a day or so, and she requested a query sent after mine. Not a fan of false hope, so I'll add another red face to my list, but not before I write another rejection letter I didn't receive.

Dear delusional hopeful,

Thank you for submitting your query for the manuscript that you have labored over for a significant fraction of your life. I just didn't connect with it on that deep level you need an agent to feel about your work. I'm sure it's my fault and not yours or some lengthier expression of that cliche. Of courser persistence is key in this endeavor, even as you fail to elicit even an auto-sent form rejection and will forever wonder if your work was ever read. Good Luck!

What can I say? It's cathartic.
04/03/2021 10:16 AM
EQ: 1/31
Full request: 2/1
Nudge with offer of rep: 3/20
CNR: 4/3 (accepted offer elsewhere)
02/22/2021 02:36 PM
EQ 2/22/21

Literary, 97k words
02/04/2021 03:35 PM
EQ: 02/04/2021

YA Literary 68K
01/29/2021 01:20 PM
EQ: 1/4/21
CNR: 1/29/21
63k word Magical Realism
10/18/2020 06:14 PM
EQ 10/18/20
New Adult Literary 50k
10/07/2020 07:33 PM
Emailed memoir query in November 2018 & received an automatic reply that she would only respond if interested. Never received a response.
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