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Ms. Miriam Goderich

Dystel & Goderich Literary Management

One Union Square West, Suite 904

New York, NY 10003



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Website: www.dystel.com/

Twitter: MiriamGoderich

AAR Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from MWBURDETTESBOOKS
Jul 24, 2016 9:56 pm


Acknowledged receipt of Query letter.
from Frederique
Jun 23, 2016 10:13 am


EQ: 3/9 (Didn't hear anything, so per their website suggestion I resent query on 5/23)
FR: 6/7
ER: 6/23
from alisondowns
Jun 20, 2016 1:56 pm


EQ: 6/7
FR: 6/15
Form rejection: 6/20

At least she was quick about it. But I hate when they send form rejections on a full request. :(
from Crawford945
Feb 23, 2016 12:46 pm


EQ: 2/18
ER: 2/22 (form)

Impressive turnaround time!

Crime Fiction
from fjsfej
Feb 07, 2016 6:42 pm


Does anybody know if Miriam Goderich represents authors as a literary agent? I'm not seeing that she has any actual clients.
from barcintl
Nov 12, 2015 4:04 pm


Rejected by Jim McCarthy with some very helpful comments.
from Artemus
Aug 15, 2015 10:06 am


EQ: 3/20 (met at conference)
ER: 4/14 (form)

Literary fiction
from MarieKeller
Jul 08, 2015 9:32 am


EQ: 6/26/15
Full request: 6/30/15
R: 7/8/15, Form rejection

Southern noir
from KathiLS
Jun 08, 2015 6:40 am


EQ 4/9/15
CNR 6/8/15

Adult anti-hero fantasy 96k
from ernwrites
May 26, 2015 6:50 am


EQ: 4/12
ER: 5/22
from hopefulmonster
Apr 29, 2015 3:05 pm


EQ + synopsis + first chapter: 4/29/15

Literary fiction
from m_pepper
Apr 20, 2015 1:22 pm


So Miriam Goderich rejected my full on 11/10/14. But then on 12/12/14, Mike Hoogland at Dystel favorited a PitchMAS tweet and requested the full on 1/20/15. Then, when I offered him a look at my revisions, he asked to see those. So I sent the revised mss to him on 3/14.

ER: 4/17 - After nice, personal back and forth with the agent, I end up with a (possibly slightly personalized) form letter. "We have to really fall in love with a novel before we will think about representing it and—although you are a fine writer—that just didn’t happen with this one."
from dreamcat
Mar 27, 2015 8:17 am


Sent EQ. Requested Full. They lost email with ms. Resent it after I followed up and discovered they hadn't read it yet. After two days, a nice rejection. Women's fiction 96K words
from Inkmama
Mar 23, 2015 7:21 pm


I queried Jane Dystel. Jane said to send 50 pages. A week later or so I heard from Miriam, who's with the agency. She wanted the entire mss. I sent it a week later--today. She was nice to send a note to say thanks for sending.
from wtrimrob
Nov 19, 2014 7:25 am


I'm sorry, m_pepper. That's the same form I got on my full, too, if it helps. Spent hours trying to analyze it because...writer.

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