Posted by: Kathy Temean | May 27, 2013

Agent Looking to Build Client List

emma-patterson-agent-brandt-hochmanChuck Sambuchino over at Writer’s Digest reported last week that agent Emma Patterson was looking to build her client list at Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents.

1501 Broadway New York, New York 10036
Phone: (212) 840-5760

Emma grew up in New Jersey, the daughter of a literary agent, so she has been around books, manuscripts, and query letters, all her life. After graduating from Kenyon College with a degree in history, she joined The Wendy Weil Agency as an assistant, later became a rights associate, and eventually an agent. After Wendy’s sudden and tragic death last fall, Emma and her colleague Emily Forland joined Brandt & Hochman in the beginning of 2013. She sold her first manuscript in March. She now lives in Brooklyn.

She is seeking: “I am on the lookout for literary and commercial fiction, upmarket women’s fiction, historical fiction, narrative nonfiction, pop culture, memoir, food writing, and YA and MG fiction and nonfiction. I’m open to mostly any project with strong writing, an original premise, and a story that immediately grabs me – and I still think about weeks after I’ve finished reading it. I’m especially drawn to stories that make me cry, laugh, or transport me to a world that’s new to me. So long as the writing is strong, I don’t shy away from dark or quiet stories. I don’t tend to like category or genre fiction.”

How to submit: “The best way to contact me is via email at epatterson [at] with a basic query letter (a bit about the project, the author, and the author’s past publishing or writing history). A few pages of the work can also be pasted into the body of the email, but I won’t open attachments unless I’ve specially asked for one. Due to the high volume of emails I receive, I generally only respond to queries that sound up my alley.”

I could not find a website for this agency, but they have reported 15 signed contract in the last twelve months.


  1. Thanks for the info.!


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