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Mr. Michael Bourret

Dystel Goderich & Bourret LLC

CA



Website: www.dystel.com

Twitter: MichaelBourret

AAR/AALA Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from Patrick (admin)
Apr 26, 2022 6:52 am


Profile Update: Open to queries.
from FaunaExtreme
Apr 13, 2022 2:31 pm


1-20-22: Full request
4-12-22: Very thoughtful, personalized pass. Really appreciated his kind words.

Graphic Novel
from EJNorton
Apr 04, 2022 9:52 am


Query Sent: 2/21/22
Form Rejection: 4/4/22

Adult Contemporary 98K
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 23, 2022 6:28 am


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from Robisstrange
Mar 01, 2022 11:11 pm


Submitted Query: 03/01/2022

Adult horror 118k words
from spacerog
Feb 28, 2022 9:43 am


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,
Michael Bourret
from edenrose
Jan 31, 2022 4:26 pm


Passed based on the fact that I queried another agent in the office who passed. Their policy is a pass from one, is a pass from the entire agency.
from overallcheck
Jan 31, 2022 11:01 am


FQ 1/21/22
YA contemporary 92k

from FaunaExtreme
Jan 21, 2022 8:36 am


FQ: 12/16/21
Full request 1/20/22

YA Graphic Novel
from smlmdi17
Dec 21, 2021 3:22 pm


Form rejection letter, in a very timely manner. I would much rather this over a line or two of BS. Looks like a very professional group.
from jvchambers
Dec 20, 2021 3:34 pm


FQ: 12/14/21
FR: 12/20/21

Horror 69k
from heyitsLex
Dec 13, 2021 11:29 am


FQ: 12/09/2021
ER: 12/13/2021
Seemed like a form rejection until I saw the comment on my age- sad not to have him as an agent, he seemed great.

"Dear Lex,
I hope that this email finds you well.

Thank you for letting me read your query and sample material for (title). Unfortunately, after careful consideration, I don’t think that I am the appropriate agent to represent this material. In this very competitive market, I am simply not enthusiastic enough about my ability to sell this work to offer representation. However, I do think you are a very talented writer, especially for someone your age, and I encourage you to keep writing.
I wish you the best of luck placing this successfully. Thank you, once again, for letting me consider it.
Best,
Michael Bourret" noice
from bubblyian
Nov 22, 2021 4:30 pm


Submitted form query November 13
Received the following November 22:
"Thank you for sending me your query and sample materials. However, it looks like one of my colleagues has previously reviewed your query, and our policy is that a pass from one agent is a pass from the agency.

I wish you the best of luck, and thank you, once again, for reaching out.

All best,
Michael"
from O_Booth
Nov 20, 2021 9:02 pm


MG pseudo-historical adventure 56k
FQ 11/12
FR 11/19

Form rejection, but he very kindly said that I'm a "talented writer, especially for your age," so he at least read it. Encouraging to receive a speedy and not-entirely form reply.

Teen and female author
from thamnosma
Oct 29, 2021 2:22 pm


form query 10/23/21
rejection 10/29/21
95K memoir
I hope that this email finds you well.

Thank you for letting me review your query and sample material for XX, which I read with great interest. Unfortunately, I’ve determined that I am 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.
I wish you the best of luck placing this successfully. Thank you, once again, for letting me consider it.

Very fast on the replies. Of course, was hoping for a more positive outcome. Seems he did read it and didn't care for it, can't quite tell.

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