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Michaela Whatnall

Dystel Goderich & Bourret LLC

Los Angeles, CA



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Website: www.dystel.com/

Twitter: mwhatnall

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Sgh_ava
May 11, 2021 1:23 pm


Email query: March 26, 2021
Form rejection: May 3, 2021

PB
from mkhardy
Apr 27, 2021 4:48 pm


Email query: 16 Feb 2021
Email rejection (a kind form): 8 March 2021

Adult Space Opera 123k
from AudraWinter
Apr 23, 2021 4:13 pm


EQ: 4/23/2021

108K YA LGBTQ+ Fantasy

They seem like a really cool person! I have high hopes for this agent.
from acolvin09
Apr 22, 2021 1:02 pm


EQ: 4/22/21

adult SF/F @ 99,798k
from ASMannai
Apr 21, 2021 7:02 am


Email Query: 3/17/21
Form Rejection: 4/19/21
MG Fantasy 57,000 words
from meredithmooring
Apr 16, 2021 11:38 am


EQ: 3/25/21
LGBTNPit like: 4/16/21, emailed in original chain with a link to the pitch

Adult science-fantasy 118k
from droideka
Apr 16, 2021 10:44 am


LGBTNpit request: 4/15/2021
EQ: 4/15/2021
Confirmation of receipt: 4/16/2021

95k Adult SF Romance
from mhbarton
Apr 16, 2021 10:21 am


Email query: 4/16/21

Adult fantasy, 89k
from MindiWM
Apr 12, 2021 11:38 am


EQ: 3/5/21
ER: 4/12/21 (kind, as others said)
YA SF, 94k
from GeriMC
Apr 06, 2021 11:42 am


EQ: Feb 13th
ER: Mar 5th

Polite form letter.

MG contemporary
from sophiakate
Apr 05, 2021 7:23 pm


EQ 2/18/21
ER 4/5/21
"Thank you for letting me review your query and sample material, 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."
85K adult fantasy
from catmarauder191
Apr 05, 2021 5:22 pm


EQ: 2/9/21
ER: 4/5/21, kind form rejection

99k YA fantasy
from hmdeath
Apr 05, 2021 10:34 am


EQ: 3/12/2021
ER: 4/5/2021, form
New Adult Fantasy, 110,000 words
from tinahuang
Mar 30, 2021 11:04 am


EQ 2/24/2021 (no confirmation)
Revised QL and first chapter sent 3/22/2021
FR: 03/30/2021
(Pretty disappointed, took way too long and the response was just a generic "Project doesn't suit list at this time." response)

Adult Dystopian SFF 107k
from BySarahJane
Mar 29, 2021 9:52 pm


EQ: 2/3/21
Nudge: 3/29/21 (as per guidelines on the agency's website)
ER: 3/29/21

Quite possibly one of the kindest and most encouraging rejections a person could hope to receive. Was long, personalized, and complimentary, and also included specific things they liked about my manuscript. Seems like a wonderful agent to work with! Good luck all!

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