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Mr. Michael Bourret

Dystel Goderich & Bourret LLC

CA



Website: www.dystel.com

Twitter: MichaelBourret

AAR Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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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
from annaowens256
May 24, 2021 12:22 pm


EQ 5/10/21
ER 5/24/21

Generic form rejection. "Dear Author.." etc.

Psychological thriller 87K
from EverAfter
May 24, 2021 11:21 am


YA horror
EQ: 5-12-21
ER: 5-24-21
from mhknecht12
Apr 30, 2021 6:52 pm


EQ: 07/18/2020
FR: 07/28/2020 sent same day
Confirmed receipt 07/29/2020
ER: 09/25/2020 said he didn't feel confident he could sell it

YA science fantasy 75k
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

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