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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

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from tiff880515
Today 11:07 am


EQ 5/10/18 (75pgs per #DVpit request)
ER 5/21/18:

"Thanks so much for sending TITLE along. Unfortunately, I'm going to be passing at this time.
I’m sorry this wasn’t a match. While I found much to admire here, I wasn't ultimately convinced I would be the best possible advocate for this project.
Thank you again, sincerely, for the chance to take a look. I wish you all the best with this project."

No details on why, but encouraging all the same!
from redpandabear
May 11, 2018 4:30 pm


EQ: 5/11/18
ER same day

I appreciate the quickness, even if it is disappointing. He sounds amazing to work with. Maybe another project. :)

YA Fantasy 91k
from aalogan
May 10, 2018 8:53 am


EQ 5/9/18 39k MG cont fantasy
ER 5/10/18
from Neeltem
May 03, 2018 1:20 am


EQ: 4/26 MG Fantasy 97k
ER: 4/30 (Form)
from NikkilC
Apr 30, 2018 5:34 pm


EQ:4/18 fantasy romance 71,100
ER: 4/18 form
from SalamanderSam
Apr 26, 2018 3:18 pm


EQ: 4/26/18
ER: 4/26/18

Form rejection.
from LeonoraF
Apr 24, 2018 4:38 pm


EQ: 24/04
ER: Form rejection 24/04

YA Fantasy 89K words.
from SteveP101
Apr 14, 2018 11:07 am


EQ: 1/5/18
ER: 1/8/18
Scifi, 80k words
from lenazanarbor
Apr 11, 2018 12:04 am


EQ: 4/8
FR: 4/9

99K YA fantasy
from Mananda9
Apr 04, 2018 4:05 pm


EQ: 4/4/18 YA Fantasy 83k
ER: 4/4/18 (About an hour later.)

At least he was fast.
from SBreaux
Mar 21, 2018 6:24 pm


EQ: 3/14/18
ER: 3/15/18
from mysterious623
Mar 14, 2018 9:25 am


EQ: 3/13/18
ER: 3/14/18 (Form)
from seventhstar
Mar 12, 2018 10:28 pm


EQ: 4/3/18
Full request: 6/3/18
#PitMad fav. He forgot he has my full, then sent me a smiley after I reminded him.
Form rejection: 13/3/18

Oh well, onwards and upwards!

YA Fantasy 93k words
from happydance
Mar 09, 2018 11:13 am


Like other comments, I see here. The response was one day, actually about 14 hours. "The volume of submissions we receive, however, makes it impossible to correspond with everyone personally." I got this reference out of the Writers Digest and of course, there are going to be a lot of queries! Should have considered that,
from WritingInYellow
Mar 08, 2018 7:06 am


EQ: March 4th, 2018
ER: March 5th, 2018

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