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Full Agent Profile: Bill Contardi



NAME

Bill Contardi

AGENCY
Brandt & Hochman Literary Agency
AAR MEMBER
Yes
EMAIL
bill@billcontardi.com
AGENCY WEB SITE




FICTION GENRES
Literary Fiction | Crime | Commercial Fiction | Historical Fiction | Young Adult | Thrillers/Suspense | Children's | Multi-Cultural | Military/Espionage
NONFICTION GENRES

History | Celebrity | Biography | Religion | Politics | Multi-Cultural | Memoirs | Spirituality | Pop Culture | Narrative | Nature/Ecology | Film & Entertainment | True Crime

CURRENT STATUS
  • This agent accepts queries
  • MORE INFORMATION

    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    • He is most interested in Literary Fiction, Biography, Memoir, Religion, Spirituality, Inspiration, and Young Adult
    • Looking for a fresh, smart voice, in control of the story which has some resonance to today. A story that hits the ground running with drama and fully developed characters and takes me to a new place. Writers, including multi-cultural, with a point of view, something to say which will appeal to an audience that enjoys wit and intelligence.
    • This agent sells many debut literary novels
    • In terms of YA, he is interested in urban fantasy and dystopian
    DOES NOT REPRESENT
    • He does NOT represent Comix, Graphic novels, Erotica, Poetry, Puzzles, Games, Romance, Business, Investment, Cooking, Food, Wine, Crafts, Hobbies, DIY, Health, Diet, Home, Garden, Mind, Body, Spirit, Music, Musicals, Parenting, Family, Politics, Current affairs, Professional, Reference, Relationships, Family, Science, Technology
    • NOT Sports
    • NOT Technical, How-to
    • NOT Textbooks
    • NOT Travel, World cultures
    • NOT True crime
    • NOT CHILDREN'S BOOKS
    • NOT Picture books
    • NOT Early readers
    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
    • He prefers email queries
    • Email: query

    FACTS/TIDBITS
    • Often serves as co-agent to sell film rights for various literary agencies
    • He is the dramatic rights agent for such authors as Meg Cabot and Ursula Le Guin
    EDUCATION


    NEW DEALS
    Fiction | Young Adult
    Jessica Brody's UNREMEMBERED book series, set against the backdrop of time travel and gene manipulation that begins when a 16-year old girl awakens with no memories surrounded by the wreckage of a devatating plane crash; the only clue to her identity is a mysterious young man who claims she was part of a scientific experiment 100 years in the future, to Janine O'Malley at Farrar, Straus, in a four-book deal, for publication in 2012, by Bill Contardi at Brandt & Hochman (World English).

    Fiction | Young Adult
    IMMORTALS author Alyson Noel's SOUL SEEKER series, a supernatural story that will "explore themes of Shamanism and the ability to walk through the Upperworld and the Underworld and to walk amongst the dead," again to Rose Hilliard at St. Martin's, in a major deal, for seven figures, for publication beginning in 2012, by Bill Contardi at Brandt & Hochman.

    PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
    The Karma Club
    Author:   Jessica Brody
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR); First Edition edition (April 27, 2010)
    Madison Kasparkova's world is destroyed when her seemingly perfect boyfriend cheats on her. After her mom takes her on a New Age retreat that gets the teen thinking about karma, she decides not to wait for the universe to set things right and enlists her friends' help in seeking revenge on those who've ever hurt them. They create a Karma Club and go about evening the score with their enemies.
    View book at Amazon

    Death Along the Spirit Road (Manny Tanno)
    Author:   Curt Wendelboe
    Genres:   Mystery | Multi-Cultural
    Publisher:  
    First in a new series featuring FBI agent Manny Tanno- a Native American returning to the reservation home he thought he left behind.
    View book at Amazon

    Night Star (Immortals)
    Author:   Alyson Noel
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   St. Martin's Griffin (November 16, 2010)
    With 2 million copies of her Immortals series in print, Alyson Noël is one of the hottest paranormal teen authors writing today. Night Star continues the epic love story that has enchanted readers across the world.
    View book at Amazon

    Johnny Porno
    Author:   Charlie Stella
    Genres:   True Crime
    Publisher:   Stark House Press (April 21, 2010)
    Set in New York City in 1973, Stella's vibrant seventh crime novel catches the cadence and daily grind of organized crime grunts.
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    Phantoms In The Snow
    Author:   Kathleen Benner Duble
    Genres:   Young Adult
    Publisher:   Scholastic Press; 1 edition (February 1, 2011)
    The year is 1944, and fifteen-year-old Noah Garrett's parents have died from smallpox. Without any other family nearby, Noah is sent to live with his uncle, whom he has never met, to a U.S. military base camp in Camp Hale, Colorado. Noah's struggle to resolve his upbringing with the horrors of World War II into a way of life he can believe in takes him on an incredible and riveting journey from the training camp to the frontlines of battle.
    View book at Amazon




    LINKS
    http://writing-world.com/publish/agent01.shtml
    This is an interview with William Contardi conducted by Natilie R. Collins for "Ask an Agent!"
    This is an interview with Bill Contardi on Cindy Pon's blog
    http://cindypon.blogspot.com/2008/10/chat-w-bill-contardi-of-brandt-and.html
    PREVIOUS AGENCIES
    William Morris Agency