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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/AALA Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from BL2017
May 07, 2022 4:47 pm


EQ: 03/08/22 adult sci-fi 76k
CNR: 05/07/22
from lauzydan
Apr 28, 2022 4:20 pm


Email query 4/28/22

NA Fantasy 114K
from curlygirlknepper
Apr 28, 2022 9:07 am


Email Query - 4/21/22
78K - YA/Crossover Adult Contemporary Romance
25 sample pages

Form Rejection - 4/28/22

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 rdefiore
Apr 23, 2022 11:06 pm


EQ 4/15/2022
ER 4/21/2022: Dear NAME,

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

Note: very nice response time. Even though it isn't the response I was hoping for, I can at least move on to the next one. Good luck to everyone.


Something positive to hear: There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose
Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb
-Miley Cyrus. Look up the song "The Climb"

from BarbaraDrake
Apr 07, 2022 4:58 pm


EQ 4/3
ER 4/7
memoir 88K
A very nice rejection letter. Perhaps it is a form rejection, but it is a nice one. "Thank you for letting us review your material for ____ , 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. "
from wjwriter
Mar 24, 2022 10:33 am


EQ and FR: 3/8/22

update
ER: 3/24/22

from godfreya
Mar 01, 2022 9:50 am


EQ: 2/19
Full Req: 2/19

from jjmartin14
Feb 28, 2022 7:38 pm


Wanted to make sure I queried Jane Dystel correctly? DGB doesn’t list her email address, so I used the one listed here.
from robertbryant
Jan 27, 2022 8:43 am


EQ 1-20-22
FR 1-26-22
100k psychological thriller
from Pinky5
Dec 09, 2021 2:20 pm


EQ: 11/29/21 plus first 3 chapters (24 pages)
Historical mystery 104K
Full request within minutes! Fingers crossed!
Form letter rejection 12/9/21
from DLWilburn
Dec 02, 2021 5:50 pm


EQ: 11/26/21
FR: 12/2/21
Adult Sci-Fi 103k words
from Catsamoa79
Oct 23, 2021 1:46 pm


naziarahman123 - Who knows what it means? Every agent is different. It may mean that they are considering yours further and sent quick rejections to others that they knew were not right for them. It could mean that they missed yours for some reason. There is no rhyme or reason to it. I sent a follow-up email after the 8 week wait suggested on the website and received a rejection 5 days later.
from naziarahman123
Oct 23, 2021 1:03 am


What does it mean that they skip over yours and move to the next one? the one above me and below me were rejection, so does that mean she is still reading mine or what?
Someone please send a message. Thanks!
from ThatsNoMoon
Jul 22, 2021 8:16 am


EQ: 7/13
FR:7/13
Form rejection: 7/22

Thank you for letting us review your material, 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.
from YellowStrike1
Jun 30, 2021 10:38 am


Sent letter on June 23, 2021

Sci fi romantic comedy 125k words

Form rejection on June 30, 2021

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