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Mr. Mitchell Waters

Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents, Inc.

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Mitchell Waters

Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents, Inc.

New York, NY
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This agent is seeking the following genres:


Literary Fiction
Young Adult


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Known Clients (current & past)
Joy Castro
Stephan Eirik Clark
Candy Deemer
Suzanne Harper
Sheri Joseph
Chris Lemmon
Stewart Lewis
Michael Lowenthal
Jennifer Murphy
David Nimmons
Yamuna Zake
Author Comments
Comments by authors about this agent.
03/19/2023 02:41 PM
Emailed QL and 1st 10 pages 3/19/2023 - Narrative NF/Bio/Historical - 35500 wc
02/13/2023 05:05 PM
EQ: 1/4/23
Memoir 96K
02/04/2023 05:07 PM
EQ 2/4/23
Thriller 129K
01/13/2023 04:49 PM
EQ: 10/14/22
Full Request 10 minutes later
Nudge with Offer of Rep: 12/13/22.

No response. At least I knew what to expect from reading QT!
01/08/2023 09:00 PM
EQ: 1/8/23

67k YA Rom Com
11/29/2022 10:29 PM
EQ: 11/29/22 Hist Fic 138k
06/30/2022 08:36 AM
Email Query: 26 April
Full request: 26 April
Notification of Offer of Representation: 16 June
Closing without a response to notification: 30 June
Coming-of-Age, 89k

Extremely personable during full request exchange. Will update if/when I get a response to the notification on the offer of representation.
06/03/2022 12:42 PM
Email Query: 6.3.22

YA Historical, 92k
10/21/2021 10:30 AM
Will respond if interested.
09/22/2021 10:17 AM
Email Query: 6/28/21
CNR: 09/20/21

Cozy Mystery 89k
09/09/2021 10:31 PM
EQ August 26, 2021
A M 77.5k
CNR Sept 9, 2021
08/24/2021 01:40 PM
EQ: 07/30/21
Within one minute, a beautifully-worded full R, sent same day. I was excited about this one!
Nudged w/ offer of rep 08/10/21.
Date to respond came and went without word, so CNR. Wouldn't hesitate to work with him though, I think he just responds to what he wants to pursue. Go into querying him with that in mind: silence is a rejection.
84k thriller.
07/02/2021 07:51 AM
@tirving123 I see his name on the "Agents" tab as the second to last listed.
07/01/2021 08:06 PM
Not on website
06/15/2021 07:18 AM
EQ: 5/25/2021
Historical fiction, 71K
05/27/2021 04:57 PM
Waters RF only a week or so after he received my query. That was December 15 and still not a word from him. Nudged in April, no response. It’s unfortunate.
05/19/2021 04:24 PM
Literary thriller CNR @ 112 days
05/03/2021 10:44 AM
I hate to add to the pile-on, but I've queried Mitchell twice for two separate projects, and both times he has enthusiastically requested the full manuscript within minutes before vanishing into thin air. He seems like a nice enough person, but I think he just needs a good assistant to help him manage his queries and submissions. This repeated ghosting after requesting material from authors is concerning and unprofessional, and it seems to be hurting his reputation among potential new clients, which is too bad, because he otherwise strikes me as being better than this.
04/16/2021 08:08 AM
Has anybody with a 2021 FR heard anything?
03/09/2021 01:00 PM
EQ: 3/9/21
FR: 3/9/21
Historical mystery 105K
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Profile History
Last Update:
11/26/2019 - Changed agencies. Formerly with Curtis Brown.
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