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Ms. Jane Dystel

Dystel & Goderich Literary Management

One Union Square West, Suite 904

New York, NY 10003



Website: www.dystel.com/

AAR Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: No

Online Form: No

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from C_Chap
May 17, 2015 8:52 pm


EQ: 3 March 2015
CNR: 18 May 2015

Commercial Women's Fiction/Chick lit. 93.000 words. I've been surprised by the lack of response (even rejections - which I'd rather than no response at all!), compared to when I queried a year ago. Have decided to self-publish and am already getting media/blog traction during pre-sale period. Haven't looked back!
from emghinchy
May 12, 2015 1:22 pm


A few places suggest query and chapter 1 while others say to include a synopsis. I'm thinking query, synopsis,and 1st chap. Is that correct to all who have submitted? Thanks!
from maronanrow
May 11, 2015 9:41 pm


I received a rejection email 11 days after sending my full manuscript. It would be helpful to know if it's a form email, so I'm pasting it here. If others who receive a rejection email after sending the full manuscript are willing to share their emails here as well, I'd appreciate it.
"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."

Good luck, everyone!
from alibryn
Apr 17, 2015 7:18 am


AidanLarson, thanks much. Your words are most appreciated. Good luck to you and anyone else waiting to hear!
from AidanLarson
Apr 16, 2015 9:00 pm


Oh alibryn,
I'm sorry. That's harsh. Good luck with your book. Someone will actually read the full that they request and love it. I know it.
Best,
Aidan

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