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Mr. John Rudolph

Dystel Goderich & Bourret LLC

One Union Square West, Suite 904

New York, NY 10003



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Website: www.dystel.com/

Twitter: johnwrudolph

AALA (AAR) Member: No

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from dalyrimple
Oct 12, 2021 6:21 pm


Reply 4 mos. after submission, form letter saying sorry it took so long but (same as letters below, not confident they can sell it). Said I could keep querying him.
from robinkmoore
Sep 25, 2021 9:25 pm


On the children’s side, John is keenly interested in middle-grade and young adult fiction and would love to find the next great picture book author/illustrator. For adults, he is actively looking for narrative nonfiction, especially in music, sports, history, popular science, “big think”, performing arts, health, business, memoir, military history, and humor.
from Shopcraze1
Mar 01, 2021 1:56 pm


EQ: 2/28/21
ER: 3/1/21
MG sci-fi 60K
from MiiaJa
Jan 12, 2021 1:02 pm


Does not want to receive stories about superheroes
from NancyDetra
Oct 21, 2020 2:55 pm


I sent him a query and forgot to attach the dummy on Oct. 20. Sent the whole thing on Oct. 21, 2020
from gellisbarber
Sep 24, 2020 2:30 pm


FYI Dystel Goderich & Bourret does not allow you to query another agent at the agency after you have been rejected by one of them. A rejection by one is a rejection by all. I recommend waiting to query them until you 100% sure you have a winning query letter and a solid submission and then sending to your top pick, because you only shot with them.
from KristenH
Jul 05, 2020 6:37 am


EQ 3/20/20 (Requery Chain Reaction-adult thriller)
ER 3/26/20 (Passed--not right fit)
from juliabean
Dec 16, 2019 3:26 pm


EQ: 11/19
ER (Form): 12/16
from dmdomosea
Jul 08, 2019 2:28 pm


EQ: 7/6/2019
ER: 7/8/2019 (2 days)
Well, there's something positive to be said about not being left in limbo for weeks on end. Onward and upward!
MG Light Fantasy 54k
from andshap2
May 13, 2019 1:41 pm


EQ 5/9/19
ER: 5/13/19
Thank you for letting me review your query. Unfortunately, I don't believe that we are the appropriate agents to represent this material. In this very competitive market, we are simply not enthusiastic enough about our ability to sell this work to offer you representation.
We wish you the best of luck placing this successfully. Thank you, once again, for letting us consider it.
Best regards,
John Rudolph

NF PB
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 22, 2019 11:00 am


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from channingrollo
Apr 08, 2019 10:45 am


EQ: 04.06.19 - Children's picture book
ER: 04.08.19 - Form letter
from Mananda9
Jan 24, 2019 2:54 pm


To anyone who has gotten a full request from him, did you receive confirmation that he got it? I never did so I nudged a month later saying no rush on reading but I wanted to make sure he got it. No response to that either.
from kdprudolph
Jan 22, 2019 4:14 pm


EQ 1-9-2019
ER 1-22-2019; form letter

MG contemporary 50k
from Mike_Meyer
Dec 04, 2018 9:44 am


Queried on 11/30, received a rejection e-mail 12/3. Very professional.
FAKE is my novel.

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