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Mr. Michael Bourret

Dystel & Goderich Literary Management

One Union Square West, Suite 904

New York, NY 10003



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Website: www.dystel.com

Twitter: MichaelBourret

AAR Member: Yes

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from WithinAPeriodPiece
Apr 26, 2016 12:24 pm


EQ: 4/19 (Contest 'like')
Full: 4/22
Full Sent 4/24
Full Confirmation (with note that he would 'be in touch shortly') 4/25

EEK! Super nervous. Great (amazing) clients and seems like a great guy.

YA 83K Thriller
from Hillary
Mar 08, 2016 2:17 pm


EQ: 1/12/16

YA contemp

ER: 3/8/16
With "Dear Author." Is it really that hard to insert the name in there? Oh well!
from PeteMarsh
Mar 04, 2016 1:01 pm


YA - Contemporary fantasy

EQ 2.16.16
FR 2.17.16
Sent Full 2.19.16
They requested a Bio 2.23.16
R & R 3.1.16

I queried his assistant, Erin Young, not Michael. All correspondence was with her and Michael was not mentioned. I suggested to Query Tracker to add Erin Young to be more specific but they wanted to keep her as assistant.

She said, and I quote "I can't tell you how much I enjoyed this novel," but that she "just doesn't know how receptive the YA market is to this kind of novel, which not being fully fantasy- it's set on Earth- it comes off as Paranormal. While this kind of book would have flown off the shelves a few years ago, it's just not something that's currently selling."

Just my luck. Looking into how I can make these revisions (if even possible) now.
from hgirlla
Jan 28, 2016 7:14 am


EQ 11/30/15
ER 1/27/16 polite form
(nothing like getting a rejection with a bad cold and fever ;p )
from warmfoothills
Dec 17, 2015 11:16 am


EQ: 12/16

MG contemporary
from frogandtoad
Dec 16, 2015 8:26 am


mg fantasy
EQ: 9/9/15
req for full: 10/1/15
decline: 11/9/15
form communication but nice & polite
from Torshaluvs2cre8
Nov 25, 2015 10:43 am


Has anyone who queried in October heard back yet? I queried 10/19. Just curious to see where he is with his query pile.
-cheers
from nicholasdeantonio
Nov 23, 2015 2:52 pm


EQ: 11/20/2015

SF/ Supernatural Thriller - 72k
from Dragonman
Oct 19, 2015 10:17 am


EQ 09/08
ER 10/19

SF / Thriller, 83k
from Markwcarson
Oct 05, 2015 11:52 am


EQ 8/27
ER 10/05
Form letter
YA fantasy 115K
from turtlefairy1
Oct 02, 2015 10:28 am


EQ 8/17
ER 10/2

YA Fantasy
from hlabay
Jul 30, 2015 12:29 pm


EQ: 7/5/15
ER: 7/30/15 (form)

MG Fantasy
from night_librarian
Jul 18, 2015 11:39 am


Does anyone have information on Michael Bourret's assistant, Erin Young? From the agency website it seems implied she is taking her own queries.
from MissMary
Jul 15, 2015 3:31 pm


EQ: 6/15
ER: 7/15

YA gothic thriller/romance
from 2ndTimeAround
Jul 09, 2015 10:17 am


I had almost forgotten about this one after 27 days, but had a lovely surprise this morning with a request for a full.

Timeline:
EQ: 5/14
FR: 6/10
Notification he got it: 6/11
ER: 7/12 with polite note saying he doesn't have the enthusiasm to try to sell this in such a competitive market.

Hi-ho, hi-ho, it's off to query (again) we go :)

MG Ghost story

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