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Michaela Whatnall

Dystel Goderich & Bourret LLC

Los Angeles, CA



Website: www.dystel.com/

Twitter: mwhatnall

AAR/AALA Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from TuesdayWrites
Dec 02, 2022 9:10 pm


FQ: 11/22/22
Form Rejection: 11/28/22

"don't feel I'm the best fit..."

104k MG #ownvoices SEA High Fantasy
from fable1
Nov 29, 2022 3:35 pm


Queried: 11/21/2022
Rejected: 11/28/2022
PB, 590 words.

Received a kind and personalized rejection.
from Seilann
Nov 29, 2022 1:29 pm


FQ: 09-06-22
FR: same day
R: 11-28-22
130k YA fantasy

Personalized rejection on full. Very positive and sweet, but just didn't feel the "spark." I will definitely query my next project with them if I remain unrepped.
from secondmoon
Nov 14, 2022 10:25 am


FQ: 11/03/22
FR: 11/14/22
102k Adult Fantasy
from lauriesfortier
Nov 04, 2022 8:23 pm


I received a kind, personalized pass. Very appreciated!
from danielleewrites
Nov 01, 2022 3:34 pm


EQ: 9-30
FR: 10-24
Thank you for sending me your query and sample material for XX, which I was grateful for the chance to read. Unfortunately, I’ve determined that I am not the appropriate agent to represent this material. In this very competitive market, I’m simply not enthusiastic enough about my ability to sell this work to offer representation.

I wish you the best of luck placing this successfully. Thank you, once again, for letting me consider it."

Adult Fantasy Romance: 110k
from MarshmallowBard
Oct 25, 2022 2:11 pm


Queried: 9-13
Rejected: 10-25
from DRMOOK
Oct 24, 2022 4:39 pm


Quick rejection (72 hours)
from Claire_47
Oct 17, 2022 7:49 pm


EQ:20/09/22
ER:17/10/22
upper middle grade horror 47k
from Kidwell222
Oct 17, 2022 2:23 pm


Query on 10/08/22
Kindly Passed on 10/17/22
from CassCutting
Oct 17, 2022 10:08 am


Query - October/7/2022
Rejection - October/17/2022

100,000 W/C Multi POV YA High Fantasy

Their rejection was very kind, reassuring, and encouraging.
from Kidwell222
Oct 15, 2022 8:36 pm


Form query: 10/08/2022
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 14, 2022 10:47 am


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from llloyd
Oct 12, 2022 11:14 pm


FQ: 22 Sep 2022
ER: 11 Oct 2022

63k SFF
from jennadevillier
Oct 12, 2022 8:55 am


FQ: 9/10
ER: 10/11

89k YA Fantasy

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