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Ms. Jane Dystel

Dystel Goderich & Bourret LLC

One Union Square West, Suite 904

New York, NY 10003



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Website: www.dystel.com/

Twitter: jdystel

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Patrick (admin)
Apr 22, 2019 10:23 am


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from lgrebowsky
Apr 21, 2019 9:10 pm


EQ: 4/21/19
FR: 4/21/19, 4 minutes later

Upmarket contemporary

It's Easter Sunday, so I'm surprised, but I hope she likes the full!
from Doreen
Mar 24, 2019 9:22 am


EQ to Kemi Federin 25 pages.
from cterlson
Mar 14, 2019 9:37 am


EQ: 02/27/19
ER: 03/14/19

Form rejection - Literary crime.
from ColoradoBen
Jan 17, 2019 10:23 am


Passed after receiving full manuscript: mystery 40,000 words.
from ColoradoBen
Jan 11, 2019 10:04 am


Asked to see full manuscript: mystery 40,000 words.
from wtbyrne
Nov 20, 2018 3:30 pm


EQ: 11/11
FR: 11/12
ER: 11/20
Mystery
from duke_of_lilywhite
Oct 21, 2018 2:35 pm


EQ: 9-27-18
ER: 10-18-18
Dear Author,

Thanks so much for letting us take a look at your materials,
and please forgive me for responding with a form letter. The volume of submissions we receive, however, makes it impossible to correspond with everyone personally.
Unfortunately, the project you describe does not suit our list
at this time. We wish you the best of luck in finding an agent and publisher for your work, and we thank you, once again, for letting us consider your materials.

Sincerely,
Dystel, Goderich & Bourret LLC
from RWO3ac
Oct 11, 2018 11:43 am


EQ: 9/18/18
FR: 9/19/18
Women's fiction 98,000
ER 10.11.18 - form letter
from KristenH
Oct 06, 2018 5:55 pm


Eq 5/10/17 (requery Venom)
FR 5/10/17
Full request sent on 9/17/18.
ER 10/4/18 (Passed--not right agent and not enthusiastic). She must've had a change of heart from last year's requery. ;-(
from KristenH
Oct 06, 2018 5:52 pm


Congrats RWo, but those two genres don't go together well. Congrats on the full though!
from jesskirkwood
Sep 05, 2018 10:01 am


8/16 EQ
8/16 FR

Upmarket Women's Fiction, 98K
from Kensi99
Aug 25, 2018 7:21 am


5/28 Same day full request
6/7 Nice personalized reject that called it "fascinating" but ultimately didn't "connect enough" - because of an email I was mistakenly sent I know Jane didn't read it, an intern did. At least was quick, and personalized. To be honest, if I knew then what I knew now, I'd try to select someone over there who was lower in the totem pole, and give the MS a chance to get read by the agent, because it's a no from one is a no from all policy there. Once the intern rejects, you're done and there were a couple of other agents I was interested in.

91K PsychThriller
from Batcop
Aug 16, 2018 5:13 pm


Dear Author,
Thanks so much for letting us take a look at your materials, and please forgive me for responding with a form letter. The volume of submissions we receive, however, makes it impossible to correspond with everyone personally.
Unfortunately, the project you describe does not suit our list at this time. We wish you the best of luck in finding an agent and publisher for your work, and we thank you, once again, for letting us consider your materials.
Sincerely,
Dystel, Goderich & Bourret LLC
from Dasein
Aug 15, 2018 11:02 pm


8/15/18 EQ
8/15/18 FR

Unbelievable, I know. I am still reeling.

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