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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 guildlibrary
Nov 29, 2021 9:51 am


Email Query: Oct 29, 21
Form Rejection: Nov 29, 21
Adult Sci-Fi 100k
from Tara725
Nov 29, 2021 9:44 am


Email query: 10/28/21
Form Rejection: 11/29/21

Adult fantasy, 110k
from amandapreston
Nov 24, 2021 1:18 pm


Submitted via an online form on 11/24/2021

Adult Horror
85,000 Words
from mawidmaier
Nov 22, 2021 11:55 am


EQ: 10/20/2021
ER: 11/22/2021

159K Adult Fantasy

Very nice rejection: I hope that this email finds you well. Thank you for letting me review your query and sample material for TITLE, which I read with great interest. 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 giving me the opportunity to consider it. All best, Michaela
from JeffLRich
Nov 16, 2021 6:47 am


FQ: 11/16/2021

LGBTQ+ Historical Fiction: 75k
from marmoisan
Nov 15, 2021 10:12 am


EQ: 9 October 2021
FR: 15 November.
Fantasy 76k.
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 12, 2021 10:12 am


Profile Update: Now using QueryManager. Genres updated.
from sarahmccalip
Oct 18, 2021 12:33 pm


EQ 9/25/21
ER, form: 10/18/21
Adult fantasy 119k
from jonathanhelland
Oct 18, 2021 9:50 am


Form Query 9/28/21
Form Rejection 10/18/21

28 Day Form Rejection. Relatively prompt all things considered.

YA Fantasy 68000 words
from jojoh_
Oct 12, 2021 4:46 pm


EQ: 9/15/2021
ER, form: 10/12/2021

Adult Fantasy, 90K
from OnyxEyez
Oct 07, 2021 12:43 am


EQ: 8/10
FR: 10/6

Adult scifi
from magellen
Sep 20, 2021 3:28 pm


EQ: 9/20/21

102k Adult Horror
from AJM_Stories
Sep 13, 2021 7:40 pm


Received form letter rejection after 10 days
118K Adult SF/Speculative fiction
from droideka
Sep 09, 2021 6:14 pm


LGBTNpit request: 4/15/2021
EQ: 4/15/2021
Confirmation of receipt: 4/16/2021
Nudge with revised manuscript: 8/6/2021
Full request in 5 minutes!!!
ER: 9/9/2021

very kind personalized rejection encouraging me to requery with another project!

101k Adult SF Romance
from CDCovington
Sep 08, 2021 6:07 am


EQ 8/30
ER (form) 9/7
lit/fantasy/retelling 50k
(Thank you for sending me [title],) which I read with great interest. 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.

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