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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 vbarger
Oct 02, 2017 10:14 am


EQ: 10/2
FR:10/2

YA Thriller
from Hulagirl
Sep 29, 2017 1:36 am


EQ: 9/19/17
FR: 9/20/17
ER: 9/28/17

I was hopeful, but no dice.
from qbee2001
Sep 12, 2017 2:43 pm


@bert what do you mean by shortlist?
from BertWouters
Sep 11, 2017 1:36 pm


Short List?
from qbee2001
Sep 06, 2017 2:57 pm


EQ 9/5/17
Out on vacation
from AliciaIsWriting
Jul 31, 2017 6:40 pm


EQ 7/26 YA Dark Fantasy 76k
ER 7/31 from Jim McCarthy
from AuthorTeacherkl
Jun 22, 2017 11:00 am


EQ: 6/12/17
FR: 6/13/17
ER: 6/22/17
Form letter, I'd guess...

Dear Kathryn,

Thank you for letting us review your material for DON'T JUDGE A CON BY HER COVER, 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,

Jane Dystel

Contemporary Con/Heist 80k
from bevjack1
Jun 16, 2017 10:03 am


EQ 6/5/17 Q+25 (1st per vs) Lit Fic 73K
Request for full 6/5/17
Rejected 6/15/17 - might be a form? Not enthusiastic about their chances of selling the book. No feedback on book itself? I like the way they do biz.
Classy outfit.
from jwtownsend49
May 18, 2017 9:32 am


Although I am disappointed that she did not choose to represent me, I am pleased that she reviewed the entire manuscript and responded quickly.
from KristenH
May 10, 2017 4:10 pm


Eq 5/10/17 (requery Venom)
FR 5/10/17 (Will send this out this summer after revisions are done.)
from reason
Apr 06, 2017 3:50 pm


EQ: 1/29
CNR: 3/30
FR: 4/6 :)

Women's fiction 81K
from Sheluvspink
Mar 21, 2017 3:00 pm


EQ: 3-19
FR:3-20 Full sent 3-21
Commercial Womens 90k
from haydenmcasey13
Mar 03, 2017 7:32 pm


EQ: 4/28
FR: 4/28 (an hour later)
ER: 5/5

Super personalized, the most personalized feedback I've gotten from anyone. Excerpts: "You have some really gorgeous language here, with a great rhythm and lovely descriptions." "You're clearly a talented writer with a gift for creating well-rounded characters." Is it bad to be this happy about a rejection? :)
from jjadamson
Feb 08, 2017 12:49 pm


Can't find her email address on the website; wondering if she's closed to queries.
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 23, 2017 12:34 pm


snowcrocus, Kemi has been added.

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