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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 FryingPangolin
Sep 28, 2022 8:54 pm


@JohnEvans86 Are you requerying agents with the same book because you believe Streak is tracking your query on a webform?
from JohnEvans86
Sep 28, 2022 6:54 pm


Query: 9/28/2022
CNR: 9/28/2022
Horror 80k

Submission Unread.
from writingbubbly
Sep 26, 2022 12:09 pm


QM: 9/20/2022
QR: 9/26/2022
MG Hist Horror 54K
from bluelinnet
Sep 19, 2022 1:18 pm


Form query: 10 Sept.
Form rejection: 19 Sept.

MG Fantasy
from katine
Sep 12, 2022 11:02 am


FQ: 8/19/22
FR: 9/12/22

Upper MG Fantasy 64K
from Roanyoja
Sep 02, 2022 7:44 pm


Queried 9 Sept 2021
Rejected 21 Sept 2021

Said he wasn't the appropriate agent.

YA Historical
from bcaldwellop
Aug 17, 2022 12:09 pm


Kind, personalized rejection received about a week after query sent.
from haleywarrington
Jul 22, 2022 9:46 am


FQ: 7/21/2022
84k YA Fantasy
from overallcheck
Jul 18, 2022 5:49 pm


FQ 1/21/22
Nudged 7/7/22
Full request 7/11/22
Sent 7/18
YA contemporary 92k


from erinquill8
Jul 16, 2022 12:59 pm


Query: 16 Jul 22

Picture book
from MarshmallowBard
Jul 11, 2022 10:32 am


Queried: 6-27-22
Rejected: 7-11-22
from JohnEvans86
Jul 11, 2022 10:10 am


Query Sent Jul 05, 2022
Form Rejection Jul 11, 2022

Horror 80k words, Query was deleted UNREAD.
from jgvigna
Jul 04, 2022 9:41 am


Meant to submit this earlier
query submitted 5/5/22
query rejected 5/9/22

Dear John,

I hope that this email finds you well.

Thank you for letting me review your query and sample material for PARTY & PLAY: METH, #METOO AND POLITICS AS USUAL, 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.

All best,
Michael
from Zimberoff
Jun 17, 2022 12:00 pm


Well, I don't know if he got my email (see post below). But he declined too. Still seems like a form letter.
from Zimberoff
Jun 17, 2022 11:23 am


Michael,

Somehow, I missed this on your website:

"Do be sure to query only one agent at this agency. We will not review queries sent to more than one of us and a pass from one here is a pass from us all, as we do share materials widely in house."

Then again, if your admonition is not noted OBVIOUSLY on QueryTracker, where we’ve been directed to submit queries, you can’t fault writers for making submissions in series to other agents at DG&B who have not declined. We have a lot to look for. And you should look at it anyway. (Dismissed by Jim McCarthy instantaneously on 06/09 and submitted to you on 06/11)

WIth all good thoughts,

Tom Zimberoff

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