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Mr. Michael Bourret

Dystel Goderich & Bourret LLC

CA



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Website: www.dystel.com

Twitter: MichaelBourret

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from KathrynFaye007
Today 4:04 am


EQ: 19 Jan 2021

Upper MG Contemporary Fantasy 63k
from MarlowePercival
Jan 15, 2021 5:22 pm


EQ: 11/10/2020
FR: 11/13/2020 (Sent same day!)
Confirmation receipt: 11/16/2020
ER: 01/12/2021 - This one hurt because he seems like such a fantastic agent, lol! He gave kind, personalized feedback.

YA Literary 68K
from andyscontras
Dec 07, 2020 12:58 pm


EQ -- 11/28/2020 speculative fiction 84K
FR -- 12/7/2020
from miketal20
Nov 02, 2020 12:48 pm


EQ 11/2
115K Memoir (LGBT, Gay Asian Immigrant story)
from lmtuss
Oct 15, 2020 10:25 am


EQ: 10/8
ER: 10/15

MG Fantasy
from mhknecht12
Sep 25, 2020 10:15 am


EQ: 07/18/2020
FR: 07/28/2020 sent same day
Confirmed receipt 07/29/2020
ER: 09/25/2020 form

YA science fantasy 75k
from gellisbarber
Sep 24, 2020 2:28 pm


FYI Dystel Goderich & Bourret does not allow you to query another agent at the agency after you have been rejected by one of them. A rejection by one is a rejection by all. I recommend waiting to query them until you 100% sure you have a winning query letter and a solid submission and then sending to your top pick, because you only shot with them.
from shddavis
Jul 30, 2020 8:41 pm


EQ: 7/1/2020
ER: 7/20/2020

Form rejection - MG Contemporary 60K
from iceplanet
Jul 27, 2020 1:28 pm


EQ: 7/12/20
Full Request: 7/17/20
Form Rejection: 7/27/20

MG Contemporary Fantasy 45K
from Steinbeck
Jul 08, 2020 6:37 pm


EQ: 5/21/2020
ER: 6/1/2020
YA Historical Fantasy.
The "DEAR AUTHOR" rejection really seems a kick in the teeth when agents expect a tailored query. I mean, gosh. :/
from spookster
Jun 22, 2020 1:26 pm


EQ: 6/10/20
ER (form): 6/22/20 "Dear Author..." same as below

20k MG Horror
from purpleteacher111
Jun 22, 2020 1:12 pm


EQ: 06/10
FR: 06/22

MG Magic Realism 52,000 words
from nomsequitur
May 19, 2020 1:52 pm


EQ: 5/7/20
ER (form): 5/19/20

81k Fantasy
from anuhea4
May 19, 2020 11:06 am


EQ: 5/6/20
form rejection: 5/19/20
CB 8K
from StarryEyes
Mar 31, 2020 8:47 am


EQ: 3/6/2020 - 40k MG fantasy/magical realism
ER: 3/30/2020 - "Dear Author, Thanks so much for letting us take a look at your materials..."

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