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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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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 gowiththeflow
Today 11:51 am


EQ: 1/25
FR: 1/26
ER: 2/11
I got the nicest rejection from Jim today. You guys, it's agony. He seems so awesome, and he said this one was a near miss for him. Said he'd be happy to read again if I revise. Not sure if I will yet, but I am considering it.

YA fantasy, 91k
from gowiththeflow
Yesterday 10:26 am


Thanks for the info, tehlorkay!
from tehlorkay
Yesterday 4:39 am


hey gowiththeflow, I've been back and forth with Jim a few times since the holidays about my R&R with him. he says he is extreeeemely backlogged on reading and response times are slower than normal because of it.
from Jstryker
Feb 09, 2016 6:31 pm


EQ: 11/9/2015
Nudge: 1/11/2016
FR: 1/12/2016
ER: 1/19/2016

YA Contemporary - 63K - Form rejection

Normally I don't nudge; however, as Mr. McCarthy has always responded in past and I really thought this manuscript might interest him, I took the chance. He confirmed right away that my original November query had gone into his junk folder. He really is top-notch and his professionalism is outstanding!
from gowiththeflow
Feb 08, 2016 5:02 pm


Is anyone else waiting on a full? Jim's only had mine for 2 weeks, and with any other agent I wouldn't expect a response for months. But he's usually so fast! I jump every time I get an email.

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