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Ms. Jane Dystel

Dystel & Goderich Literary Management

One Union Square West, Suite 904

New York, NY 10003



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Website: www.dystel.com/

AAR Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from elysezane
Apr 28, 2016 3:28 pm


12/13/15 - EQ & FR
4/28/16 - Nudge & ER

Form rejections on fulls are the worst.
from renefomby
Apr 14, 2016 12:43 pm


3/30 - EQ
3/30 - FR
4/14 - ER

Very nice personalized response... she clearly understood my book and appreciated what I was doing with the main character, but just "didn't fall in love with the book." Disappointed, but she handled it very professionally.
from pickfordm
Apr 04, 2016 12:43 pm


WritingForFun, that's awful! It's great when someone rejects with a helpful critique, but there's no need to be mean. We're all trying our best.
from WritingForFun
Apr 01, 2016 6:41 pm


3/26 - EQ
3/28 - FR
4/1 - ER

Got a really mean rejection. Personalized, but incredibly harsh and long. :(
from BlackRose101
Jan 19, 2016 7:52 pm


not true. I was also rejected by somebody else (Michael) , but I currently have full requests from a few amazing agents.
from verakurian
Jan 18, 2016 6:05 pm


At a minimum I know the stats that are on this website which go back 2 years and show many requests over time. people record both snail mail and email queries on here.
from Thulsa_doom
Jan 18, 2016 2:26 am


According to her 90 day history it's not a huge amount of requests per query (and I'm a reject in that pile!)

It may be that they've streamlined interns and email requests. Some agents just cant deal with the HUGE amount of work coming through the query pipeline, but snail mail is drying up with the increase in postal costs.
from shanewrites
Jan 15, 2016 6:42 pm


Really? A history? She just began accepting emails about a yearago, maybe less. So how would you know her snail mail stats? Psychic? I have a friend who was a client at her agency. She only took queries by referral. But clearly, you two go back a long way. :)
from verakurian
Jan 14, 2016 8:49 pm


It isn't every query she's requesting on and it isn't all the sudden. She has a history of making a lot of requests.
from shanewrites
Jan 14, 2016 4:46 pm


Just curious. Anyone have a theory as to why an agent who used to be reachable only by snail mail is suddenly asking for fulls on every query that comes her way? I don't get it.
from verakurian
Jan 14, 2016 9:10 am


EQ 1/9
full request 1/10 (sent MS the same day)
literary fiction.
from dlawton
Dec 07, 2015 11:40 am


EQ 10/19
Full request 10/19
Followed up 12/7
Nice rejection 12/7, although no specific reason(s) for their decision was noted.

Crime suspense thriller, 92k
from BlueBunny
Dec 04, 2015 3:09 pm


EQ: 11/18
FR: 11/18
ER: 12/3

Personalized R. She said a lot of nice things about my MS but she didn't quite connect enough. I appreciate how she took the time and effort to give me some fairly detailed feedback. She seems like a great agent.
from dlawton
Nov 30, 2015 1:39 pm


TerryRogers - it's been 8 weeks since your full request, have you heard anything?
from mshum71
Nov 25, 2015 9:25 am


EQ: 11/17
FR: 11/17
ER: 11/25

Literary, 62K

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