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Mr. Jim McCarthy

Dystel Goderich & Bourret LLC

One Union Square West, Suite 904

New York, NY 10003



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Website: www.dystel.com

Twitter: JimMcCarthy528

AAR Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from BSheridan75
May 16, 2017 9:41 am


5/15 EQ
5/16 ER (form letter)
from Mendressa
May 08, 2017 12:56 pm


5/6 EQ
5/8 ER
Generic Dear Author Letter.
from SaraCo
May 01, 2017 9:16 am


EQ+50 pages from #DVpit 4/26/17.
Confirmed receipt a few minutes later.
ER: 5/1/17 (Form)

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EQ from #pitmad request: 3/23
Responded with partial request in less than an hour! :-)
Polite form rejection 3/28
from MorganAlexander
Apr 28, 2017 4:46 am


EQ: 4/17/17
Form rejection a few hours later. I suppose it's better than to have to wait for ages for the no :)
from crystallee33
Apr 26, 2017 10:14 am


EQ: April 6/2017
FR: April 10/2017
from JonSnowTruther
Apr 24, 2017 9:49 am


EQ 4/21
ER 4/24 "Dear author..."

SF
from crystallee33
Apr 10, 2017 10:49 am


EQ: 4/07/17
ER: 4/10/17 - Form Rejection Letter

93k Memoir
Impressed by the fast response.
from JennyRuth81
Apr 06, 2017 7:23 pm


wants smart sociological nonfiction, whether more cerebral (Maggie Nelson, Eula Biss) or more pop (Jon Ronson)
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 05, 2017 10:39 am


Profile Update: This agent reviewed and approved his listing.
from si1123
Apr 03, 2017 2:04 pm


EQ: 1/18/17
Nudge: 3/27/17
FR & sent: 3/28/17 (My original query got lost in cyberspace/skipped over somehow. Jim was very apologetic about it.)
ER: 4/3/17
98k YA fantasy
from KBurrrr
Mar 28, 2017 4:37 pm


EQ: 3/28
ER: 3/28 5 hours later! Form reject

YA SF
from Babs14
Mar 27, 2017 10:42 am


EQ 3/19
FR 3/20

83k YA PNR :D

ER 3/27 Somewhat of a form, but very polite.
from Catsamoa79
Mar 27, 2017 9:13 am


EQ: 3/25/17
ER: 3/27/17
"Dear Author" form letter....not right for their list....etc. etc.
from Voxeterna1
Mar 20, 2017 10:24 am


EQ: 3/17
ER: 3/20

Polite form
from teamash
Mar 13, 2017 6:00 pm


EQ: 3/10
FR: 3/13 (Sent 3/13)

AHHHH.

YA Fantasy

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