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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 macall
Aug 22, 2019 1:33 pm


EQ: 7/22/19
ER: 8/22/19 Form letter

Romance 87K
from KristenH
Jun 22, 2019 3:27 pm


EQ 6/7/19 (Requery Chain Reaction)
ER 6/20/19 (Passed--not good fit)
from Hulagirl
Jun 13, 2019 12:25 pm


EQ: 6/3/19
FR: 6/4/19
ER: 6/13/19
Contemporary romance 71k
from PSbookish
May 16, 2019 11:27 am


I sent a query out to this agent on 4/29/2019. I will update this when I get a response.

Genre: Dark Fantasy
Word Count: 66,000

I got a rejection on 5/16/2019. Unfortunately the project your describe does not suit out list at this time.
from lgrebowsky
May 16, 2019 9:58 am


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!

UPDATE:
R on full: 5/16/19
The nicest personalized rejection though! Commented on aspects of the novel and the main character. Seems she liked it but wasn't completely in love with it. Oh well! I appreciate the fast response!
from Sphynx
May 02, 2019 11:58 pm


EQ: 4/9

I’m waiting on a response. It seems maybe I was skipped over. :(
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 22, 2019 10:23 am


Profile Update: Genres updated.
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. ;-(

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