Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents, Inc.
After two years in a publishing house, I started as a literary agent at a company which was then called Paul R. Reynolds, Inc., the oldest American literary agency. After five or six years I moved to Brandt & Brandt Literary Agents Inc., which eventually changed its name to Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents, Inc. I am currently the president of that agency. In college I had no idea I would become a book agent – I studied neuroanatomy /neurophysiology and Italian. But like most publishing professionals, alongside my other interests and hobbies (theater, opera, ballet, travel, cooking, nonprofit charity organizations) I always loved to read. I served as the President of the AALA Board of Directors for approximately twenty years.
1501 Broadway, suite 2605
New York, NY, 10036
Years of Industry Experience
How to successfully present your work
Unfortunately I am overloaded with queries and may not be able to answer them all. I am not taking in very much new material, but periodically a query will pique my interest. I am much less likely to want to read submissions in categories in which I am not active. In literary fiction or mystery, it is fine to include the first 10-15 pages, or the first chapter, in case I do find the subject of interest.