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Mr. Jim McCarthy

Dystel & Goderich Literary Management

One Union Square West, Suite 904

New York, NY 10003

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Twitter: JimMcCarthy528

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from ImaanB
May 18, 2016 1:23 pm

#DVpit EQ: 4/20
Full request: 4/25
5/18: rejection with very helpful feedback and invitation to send along future projects. Between the speedy response and kind comments, he seems like a great catch! Good luck to the rest of you :)
from SaffronAKent
May 17, 2016 4:25 pm

EQ: 5/17
ER: 5/17

Standard Dear Author rejection.
from CarrieKorts
May 17, 2016 8:11 am

EQ: 5/17
Form rejection, same day.

YA Fantasy
from coffeeandpens
May 16, 2016 8:15 am

EQ: 5/12/16
ER: 5/16/16 (form)

So many agents no longer reply at all that I appreciate the timely response.

YA Contemp
from rook1966
May 11, 2016 4:24 pm

Same day rejection-form letter-does not suit their list at this time. Three rejections in one day. A new personal best! :-)
from KristenH
Apr 29, 2016 4:19 pm

Same day rejection for Venom's requery via #MSWL--not a good fit. I'll try him with Chain Reaction this summer.
from karajonson
Apr 29, 2016 2:36 pm

katwinn--I interned for them a few years ago. Usually if you submit to one agent, but it's not for them, if they think someone else there would be a good fit they'd pass it along and then you'd hear from the other person if they were interested. But if you get a no, there's a good chance that its a no from all. If you really want in there, you should wait a few months and perhaps heavily revise before resubmitting.
from katwinn
Apr 28, 2016 2:57 pm

Does anyone know this agency's rules on submitting to more than one agent? Got a rejection from one, but wanted to send to another. Lemme know if ya know.
from eleven02
Apr 27, 2016 5:20 pm

EQ April 11
FR April 11
Full sent April 11
Nice ER April 27

YA near-future sci-fi
from moonlit_mystery
Apr 27, 2016 12:42 pm

#DVpit EQ: 4/26
Full Request: 4/27

YA Historical
from Azalea
Apr 25, 2016 6:28 pm

EQ late march for a YA contemporary of 50,000 words. Rejection form email 4/25/2016.
from whitewavedarling
Apr 25, 2016 10:42 am

I queried Jim partly because he requested a full on the first MS I queried, and 'read it with great interest, but wasn't in love enough to offer representation'. This time, I didn't even get a partial request, but he did send me a really nice note (after four days) explaining exactly why this one wasn't as of much interest to him. I wish the rest of you luck--he seems like he'd be great to work with.
from PaigeTurner
Apr 22, 2016 4:03 pm

ER: 4/22/2016 (form response "Dear Author")
from alexisdaria
Apr 21, 2016 10:11 pm

EQ: 4/4 8am
FR: 4/4 12pm
ER: 4/11 form
68k adult romance
from Azalea
Apr 13, 2016 12:20 pm

Sent an EQ on 12/20/15.
No response as of 4/13. Something I read said, "Responds in 6-8 weeks. Resend if no response." has anybody resent with success?

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