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Ms. Jessica Papin

Dystel Goderich & Bourret LLC

One Union Square West, Suite 904

New York, NY 10003



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Website: www.dystel.com

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Blackhat
Nov 09, 2017 11:24 am


EQ: 11/6/17
(query + first 25 pages. Requires the manuscript pages to be double spaced when they're pasted into the email. Not always easy to assure.)

Women's fiction - 102k
from thephrygian
Jun 12, 2017 11:29 am


9/22/16: Email Query
9/22/16: Full Request
11/28/16: Interim reply expressing positive assessment so far.
1/20/17: Nudge email:
2/16/17: Second nudge
2/17/17: Reply; Still reading.
4/4/17: Suggested I revise and resubmit.
6/9/17: Query asking to resubmit.
6/9/17: Reply; Re-submitted.
from pickfordm
Jan 31, 2017 11:02 am


I submitted a partial on 8/27 in response to her request at a writers conference. Haven't heard back, so sent a (hopefully) polite follow up. She seems way too nice to blow off a submission.


PR: 6/2016
P Sent: 8/27/16
Follow up : 1/30/17
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 21, 2016 8:22 am


Profile Update: Agency name changed from Dystel & Goderich Literary Management to Dystel Goderich & Bourret Literary Management.
from pickfordm
Sep 09, 2016 12:24 pm


Yay ipark98!! She seems wonderful!!!!!
from AAuthor
Sep 07, 2016 3:46 pm


Congrats ipark98!!
from ipark98
Sep 07, 2016 12:41 am


EQ 8/21 (narrative non-fiction, popular science)
Proposal request: 8/22
Offer of representation 8/29 (I almost fell over)
Offer accepted 9/6
My agent!!
from pickfordm
Aug 27, 2016 11:36 am


I met her at a writers conference recently and she seems great, very nice and very present and attentive and interested.

8/27/16: Finally sent out my first three chapters. Let the worrying begin!!
from KristenH
Oct 24, 2015 1:46 pm


It's been a little over a month, ARealGShaw. Check her submission guidelines and then nudge if it had expired.
from aRealGShaw
Oct 24, 2015 12:59 pm


EQ 9/7/15 General Fiction 73k...Still no response
from dahosek
Oct 23, 2015 1:13 pm


EQ 22 Oct 2015
ER 23 Oct 2015
Literary fiction
from remember123
May 06, 2015 10:33 pm


EQ: 4/26/15
ER: 5/6/15
Literary fiction
from PilotKelson1056
Feb 06, 2015 9:39 pm


EQ: 1/30
ER: 2/6

Non Fiction Book Proposal
from newbie1
Aug 06, 2014 6:42 pm


EQ 05/27
CNR 08/06

Sci-fi thriller
from Aden72
Jul 24, 2014 1:53 pm


EQ: 5/8/14
No response--unfortunately for me she had just finished a conference the day before & tweeted that she was extremely busy. I didn't check her Twitter page before submitting.
EQ: 7/22/14
Trying again.

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