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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 awkwordly
Sep 08, 2016 12:36 pm


EQ: 8/24/2016
FR: 8/25/2016
ER: 9/8/2016 form via D&G email address

Though it wasn't surprising considering her MO lately, a form rejection on a full still stings a bit.
from yetanotherheather
Aug 25, 2016 3:17 pm


Thanks for the quick replies! I just sent my query and I also got an immediate full request :) Congratulations awkwordly and fingers crossed for both of us!
from awkwordly
Aug 25, 2016 1:27 pm


Hi Yetanotherheather,
I noticed that too, but sent a query this week and she requested a full immediately--so she must be open! Good luck. :)
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 25, 2016 11:43 am


Hi yetanotherheather,
The email address came from her profile at AAR, which you can get to from the link on the "Main" tab above. Good luck.
from yetanotherheather
Aug 25, 2016 11:21 am


Does anyone know for sure if Jane is accepting queries? QT indicates that she is and gives what appears to be an accurate email address, but I noticed her email address is conspicuously absent from the DGLM website.
from Bryn_75
Aug 18, 2016 11:30 am


EQ: 7/28/16
Request for full ms: 7/29/16
Suspense/Thriller
ER: 8-18-16. Form rejection. I believe Jane, or a staffer read the ms, but it probably didn't fit their wheelhouse. My story has a fairly strong Christian theme.
from frennis
Jun 26, 2016 1:04 pm


EQ 6/26/16
from brittmull
Jun 13, 2016 7:37 pm


EQ: 6/13
FR: 6/13 (sent same day)

YA Contemporary
from reason
Jun 13, 2016 9:38 am


EQ: 5/9
Proposal request: 5/9, within an hour
Proposal sent: 5/23
Offer of representation 6/9
memoir
from authorjprose
Jun 02, 2016 8:21 pm


EQ - 5/30/16
FR - 5/30/16
EP: 6/2/16 Not confident in their ability to sell my work.
from cterlson
Jun 02, 2016 12:49 pm


ER 06/02/16 - on the full request. With all the manuscripts she's been asking for, I kinda guess this.
Pretty much a form - read with great interest, not confident they can sell it.
from cterlson
May 21, 2016 9:25 am


EQ - 05/20/2016
FR - 05/20/2016
In about an hour she asked for it, with an interesting question: "As long as this novel has not been previously presented to publishers, I would like to read it."
I never sub to publishers, so I wondered why she wondered that. Maybe because in my query I mention being previously represented by another agent. I also got an auto reply that she was not answering emails this weekend, and then shortly after got the request.
from Sofiya143
May 12, 2016 1:28 pm


EQ: 5/5
FR: 5/5 (ten minutes later!!)
ER: 5/12

Kind rejection, but not very specific in terms of any revision or improvement. Noted that it was a compelling story that the agency read with interest, and that I'm clearly a talented writer, but they just didn't fall in love with the story. My first rejection on a full. I appreciate their quickness and kind rejection all the same.
from reason
May 09, 2016 3:36 pm


EQ: 5/9
Proposal request: 5/9, within an hour

Submitted memoir query
from haydenmcasey13
May 05, 2016 11:45 am


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

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? :)

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