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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 WillowInc
Jun 14, 2018 9:14 am


5/31/18 EQ
5/31/18 FR
6/14/18 ER
Literary fiction, 76k
Kind, professional letter. Said they read with great interest, but did not feel strongly enough about their ability to sell the book.
from cqdarrell
Jun 08, 2018 3:50 pm


1/20 Query sent
1/22 Full request

And... crickets. I nudged her on 5/17, no reply to that, still no word back on the manuscript. This seems really weird for her. Should I just assume it's a no?
from Thulsa_doom
Jun 07, 2018 11:16 pm


Rejection after 11 days. 95k Fantasy.
from Kensi99
Jun 07, 2018 11:14 am


5/28 Same day full request
6/7 Nice personalized reject that called it "fascinating" but ultimately didn't "connect enough" - because of an email I was mistakenly sent I know Jane didn't read it, an intern did. At least was quick, and personalized.
91K PsychThriller
from JKeller
May 24, 2018 12:18 pm


EQ: 5/15 (1 AM)
FR: 5/15 (8 AM)
Full sent: 5/16
Rejection: 5/24. Fast response for a full. Form letter.
from marnahale
May 21, 2018 4:29 pm


They sent a form letter to turn me down.
from DRMOOK
Apr 26, 2018 7:53 pm


Full manuscript requested 4/16. Rejection e-mail received 4/26/18 after review of full
from Arte_Evans
Apr 18, 2018 9:21 am


EQ: 2/22/18
3/8/18 Thinking of requesting a status check, considering numerous others got a response the same day.
In the end, I'm choosing to CNR 4/18/18
from dreamthanwrite
Mar 31, 2018 12:51 pm


I got a request for full manuscript in two days
from jldelozier
Mar 29, 2018 10:51 am


EQ: 3/18/18 71,000 crime
FR: 3/19/18
Form rejection on full 3/29/18
from dreamthanwrite
Mar 26, 2018 12:16 pm


Jane wants to see my manuscript!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
from Fj2018
Mar 22, 2018 2:10 pm


EQ 3/9 Thriller
ER 3/22 (Form)
from BeverlyMT
Feb 01, 2018 2:09 pm


EQ: 1/18/18
Full sent: 1/19/18
Rejection: 2/1/18

Form rejection. No personal input.
from Nostromo
Dec 19, 2017 2:59 pm


EQ 12/04/17
FR 12/04/17 - within an hour
ER 12/19/17

Psychological Thriller 97K
from Hulagirl
Dec 07, 2017 10:57 pm


EQ: 11/22/17
FR: 11/27/17
ER: 12/7/17

True to form, she rejected the manuscript after her full request.

Contemporary Romance 76K
Don't have much hope for this one. This agent's mode of operation is asking for a full request and then rejecting the manuscript.

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