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No longer working as an agent. Formerly with Dystel & Goderich

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Rachel Stout

Dystel & Goderich Literary Management

One Union Square West, Suite 904

New York, NY 10003



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Website: www.dystel.com/

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from Christi12
Nov 02, 2015 2:08 pm


Oh, dang! I submitted to her about a month ago. I guess I'll take her off my list!
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 18, 2015 11:10 am


Profile Update: No longer working as an agent. Formerly with Dystel & Goderich
from cmandrewslit
Oct 14, 2015 12:40 pm


I submitted three weeks ago, and she was on the website, but since then she has been taken off of the agents page and many of the agent pictures have been changed. Is she no longer with Dystel and Goderich?
from pickfordm
Aug 18, 2015 12:08 pm


congratulations, cmsugiura!!!
from Rohallma
Aug 03, 2015 6:28 pm


EQ: 3/30
Nudge: 7/16
FR: 7/17
She said she never received my original query. So glad I nudged!

YA Contemporary
from murmurs
Aug 02, 2015 12:32 pm


EQ: 4/6/15
FR (via Laura Silverman, assistant): 5/4/15
Nudge (Dystel's website says to check in after 2 months): 7/14/15
Nudged again (this time to Ms. Stout's email address): 7/24/15
ER: 15 minutes later, 7/24/15

Hard not to think I shouldn't have nudged. But their own website says to do so. Curt, perfunctory form rejection.
from cmsugiura
Jul 11, 2015 10:40 am


EQ: 6/8
Nudge with offer of rep: 7/9
ER: 7/9

You’re a talented writer and this is a compelling storyline, but I will step aside in favor of your more enthusiastic interest. I do wish you all the best here and congratulations!

YA Contemp. 77K
from Stephanie_Escuadro
May 04, 2015 11:52 pm


EQ: April 5
ER: May 4 (form)
from pickfordm
Apr 08, 2015 12:21 pm


Congratulations, Laclos!!!!!
from SMWendtland
Apr 07, 2015 8:48 am


EQ: 2/10/2015
FR: 3/6/2015
YA Contemporary Fantasy
ER: 4/4/2015

Form Rejection
from Laclos
Mar 24, 2015 8:32 am


Thanks and good luck SMWendtland!
from SMWendtland
Mar 13, 2015 9:05 am


CONGRATS! Laclos. That is fantastic news :-)
from Laclos
Mar 11, 2015 12:21 pm


I queried Jane Dystel on 2/1 with my Contemporary Romance. She asked for the full on 2/2.
On 2/25, Jane emailed me to let me know that Rachel Stout would be interested in discussing representation.

On 3/6 I signed with Rachel and couldn't be happier. (I don't think any of this will show in the statistics since I entered it as a referral.)


from moonwatch178
Feb 28, 2015 3:22 pm


EQ: 1/25
FR: 2/25
FRS: 2/25

I'm excited, but I'm doing my best not to get my hopes up. Fingers crossed!

YA Contemporary 51k
from Horserider
Feb 12, 2015 4:32 pm


On their Submission Requirements page it says "Please be sure to query only one agent at this agency. We will not review queries sent to more than one of us."

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