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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

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from lindsaysmith818
Oct 05, 2020 9:29 am


EQ 10/4/20
New Adult Fiction 50k
from notsonewbie
Oct 01, 2020 8:33 am


EQ: 9/23/20
FR: 9/23/20
ER: 10/1/20

92k contemporary romance
from JourneymanNS
Sep 29, 2020 5:30 am


EQ: Historical Fiction/Women's - 90K - sent Sept. 28/20
Full request of manuscript: Sept. 29/20
from gellisbarber
Sep 24, 2020 2:28 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 jwschlack
Sep 24, 2020 8:52 am


Form rejection letter sent within 3 weeks of submission.
from pwilson962
Sep 18, 2020 11:47 am


EQ 9/4/2020
requested full ms 9/4/2020
Rejected 9/16/2020 - personal email - very nice & encouraging.
from lilxxlarkin
Sep 14, 2020 3:51 am


EQ 8/21/20
FR 8/21/20
Rejection 9/10/20
from reason
Sep 13, 2020 7:45 pm


EQ: 9/13
FR: 9/13

Under an hour, wow! 93K women's fictiion
from ElizabethAnne
Sep 04, 2020 8:04 pm


EQ: 8/5
FR: 8/5

73K Contemporary Romance Novel
from AngryLadyKami
Jul 21, 2020 2:00 pm


Polite form rejection, very timely response. Science-Fiction, Female Protag 83K
EQ 7/2/20
FR 7/16/20
from KSWomack
Jul 01, 2020 10:49 pm


EQ: 061520
FR: 061520
ER: 062520

Literary/Historical/Multicultural: 102K
from Hulagirl
Jun 13, 2020 4:47 pm


EQ: 12/28/19
FR: 1/2/20
ER: 1/9/20
Very polite form rejection; same form rejection others have received.
Women's Fiction 89K


Dear Jeanne

Thank you for letting us review your material for TITLE, which we read with great interest.

Unfortunately, we have determined that we are not 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 representation.

We wish you the best of luck placing this successfully. Thank you, once again, for letting us consider it.

Best regards,
from Hulagirl
Jun 13, 2020 3:13 am


EQ: 6/12/20

Historial Romantic Women's Fiction approximately 77K
from akarras823
Jun 11, 2020 6:56 pm


EQ: 6/11/2020
FR: 6/11/2020 (about 25 minutes)
from matoaka
Jun 04, 2020 6:13 pm


EQ: 5/22
FR: 5/26
Historical Women's Fiction 102K
Still waiting. (Will update) Read somewhere that she makes full requests on about 50% of all submissions and accepts 3-4 new clients a year.
ER: 6/4

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