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Mr. Michael Bourret

Dystel Goderich & Bourret LLC

CA



Website: www.dystel.com

Twitter: MichaelBourret

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from sophiakate
Oct 21, 2021 9:03 pm


form query 10/21/21
90k ya fantasy
from danielwill
Oct 13, 2021 1:08 am


Quick reply and nice, even if it's a NO
from dterkhanian
Sep 27, 2021 1:39 pm


ER: 9/1/21
FR: 9/27

MG contemporary 51K
from robinkmoore
Sep 25, 2021 8:30 pm


My tastes are quite broad, ranging from children’s fiction—picture books, chapter books, middle grade and YA—to thrillers and women’s fiction, to memoir, and to nonfiction, particularly about science, technology, and leftist politics. To query Michael, please visit his Query Manager site: https://querymanager.com/MichaelBourret
from erinquill8
Aug 23, 2021 6:12 pm


FQ: 13 Aug 2021, Friday
FR: 23 Aug 2021, Monday (kind form rejection)

600 word PB
from sarahhawkinsauthor
Jul 29, 2021 7:17 am


Online form: 07/20/2021
Form Rejection: 07/26/2021
from LouiseCottrell
Jul 26, 2021 12:21 pm


Online Form: 7/21/21
Email Rejection: 7/26/21
MG Literary 43,000 words
Polite but standard rejection
from max_entropy
Jul 19, 2021 1:24 pm


Sorry to disabuse you Memokage, but your rejection letter uses the exact same language as one I received from Bourret in 2016. It is courteous, but not personal.
from Earth2Andy
Jul 13, 2021 7:45 am


what e-mail are people using? I sent to mbourret@dystel.com months ago and haven't even gotten a rejection or confirmation, not sure if i'm using the wrong e-mail or need to nudge.

Bump. I even nudged and haven't heard anything. You guys, gals, and nonbinary pals getting any sort of confirmation of receipt?

NM I guess it's querymanager now lol
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 12, 2021 7:14 pm


Profile Update: Now using QueryManager for queries. Genres updated.
from Scrittore67
Jul 12, 2021 11:52 am


EQ: 6/30
FR: 0712

YA Urban Fantasy, 67k
from Memokage
Jul 07, 2021 1:53 pm


sent query 6/7
upper MG, 67000 words
Courteous rejection (doesn't seem like a form letter) 7/6: "...not the appropriate agent to represent this material. In this very competitive market, I’m simply not enthusiastic enough about my ability to sell this work to offer representation. Wishing you the best of luck...." etc
from PriscillaKW
Jul 06, 2021 12:20 pm


EQ: 6/25/21
FR: 7/6/21

PB
from ex_machina
Jul 03, 2021 5:25 pm


Query sent: Jan 15th
Full request: Jan 26th
Sent; Jan 26th
Full rejection: Mar 25th
I asked Michael if he'd be willing to look at a revised manuscript, and he very kindly agreed.
Revised manuscript sent; Jun 7

YA/Sci-Fi 90k

fingers crossed!!
from Sagesoul
Jun 24, 2021 1:14 pm


EQ 6/22/21
Full request 6/24/21

MG literary 51K

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