Gail Hochman

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.

Submissions Open

Subject Focus

Fiction: Debut
Fiction: Mystery/Crime
Fiction: Thriller
Fiction: General/Other Fiction
Fiction: Literary
NF: Biography
NF: Memoir
NF: Narrative
NF: Science
NF: General/Other Non-Fiction
Children’s: Graphic Novel
Children’s: Middle Grade Fiction
Children’s: General



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Submission Requirements

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.