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Mr. Michael Bourret

Dystel Goderich & Bourret LLC


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Twitter: MichaelBourret

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Johnny555
Apr 05, 2021 12:43 pm

EQ: 25th March 2021
ER: 5th April 2021

MG Fantasy, 69K

Form letter rejection
from Viddiest
Mar 25, 2021 8:13 pm

EQ - Jan 6
FR - Jan 21 (submitted same day)
Confirmation - one day later
Nudge- March 22
Response a few minutes later that he hopes to be in touch soon! Fingers crossed!
Kind, personalized rejection with information on what's not working and option to revise and resubmit - March 25

Lit Fiction - 84000 words
from RichelleRenae
Mar 20, 2021 12:11 pm

Email Query: 3/1/2021
Rejected: 3/15/2021
YA Contemporary STEM/Music 65k
from ShawnProctor
Feb 08, 2021 10:09 am

EQ: 2/8

MG Contemporary Fantasy 47K
from KathrynFaye007
Feb 01, 2021 11:32 am

EQ: 19 Jan 2021
ER: 1 Feb 2021 (Form)

Upper MG Contemporary Fantasy 63k
from mike_yaffe
Jan 23, 2021 11:07 am

1/10/21 EQ
1/20/21 ER (same as below)
Commercial Fiction/NA 60K

Dear Author,

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.


Michael Bourret
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 SteinbeckFan
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. :/

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