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Mr. Jim McCarthy

Dystel Goderich & Bourret LLC

One Union Square West, Suite 904

New York, NY 10003



Website: www.dystel.com

Twitter: JimMcCarthy528

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from joejohnsonwrites
Yesterday 12:47 pm


Quick form reply: "Thank you for thinking of me. Unfortunately, I don't believe that I'm a match for this project at present. I thank you, sincerely, for the chance to consider your work, and I wish you all the best of luck with it.
Best,
Jim"
from plapointe
Aug 01, 2021 2:15 pm


EQ: 7/29/2021
FR: 8/1/2021
Very professional in responsiveness and comment basically saying it didn't match what he was currently looking for.
This was for an Historical Action-Adventure 100k
from Kiarasa
Jul 29, 2021 4:36 pm


EQ: 7/7/21
FR: 7/12/21

69k MG F
from amoeba
Jul 28, 2021 5:22 pm


QF: 7/01
FR: 7/02
Form Rejection: 7/28

YA Sci-Fi 99.5K
from GenFord
Jul 23, 2021 10:00 am


FQ 7/22
Form Rejection 7/23

YA PNR 100k
from moonwatch178
Jul 23, 2021 9:25 am


EQ: 6/28
FR: 6/29
Full Sent: 6/29
Sent message as I realized Scrivener compiler failed to include a chapter and asked if I could resend 7/15. No response to message received.
Form rejection: 7/23
MG Horror 33k
from Ibisfan
Jul 14, 2021 12:02 pm


EQ 3/27
ER 3/29

Kind form rejection.

MG Fantasy
from tabwitherspoon
Jul 12, 2021 11:36 pm


Form Q: 7/12/21

115K YA Dark Contemporary Fantasy
from sophiakate
Jul 11, 2021 3:50 pm


form query 7/9/21
form rejection 7/11/21

90K YA LGBT fantasy
"Thank you for thinking of me. Unfortunately, I don't believe that I'm a match for this project at present. I thank you, sincerely, for the chance to consider your work, and I wish you all the best of luck with it."
from joelee__
Jul 09, 2021 5:56 pm


Form Query - 7/9/2021

96K Urban Fantasy
from grcollazo
Jul 07, 2021 4:50 pm


EQ; 6/6/21
ER: 6/7/21
from maryjanedarling
Jul 02, 2021 9:44 am


Q: 2 Jul 21
FR: 2 Jul 21
New Adult/Family Saga, 82K

Super quick, polite form reply.
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 01, 2021 5:58 pm


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from awendel01
Jun 30, 2021 7:24 pm


Form query: 6/29/21
Form rejection: 6/30/21
YA Fantasy 110K.
from MCSmith
Jun 30, 2021 9:21 am


Form query: 6/29/21
Form rejection: 6/30/21
Upmarket fiction

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