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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 Beckstah
Today 5:21 pm


Good luck Maggie!
from Maggie_Soares
Today 4:42 pm


EQ: 9/29
Full Request 9/29-- 4 hours later!! This is my first response on an unsolicited query with this book, so I'm super excited.
from smashli
Yesterday 4:20 pm


EQ: 9/27
ER: 9/28
Yowza! They weren't kidding about it being fast - personally, I like this as it means they are on top of things. It either strikes them, or it doesn't, and we aren't waiting. Kudos!
from cwiggles
Yesterday 11:16 am


EQ: 9/20
FR: 9/21
ER: 9/28
from Beckstah
Sep 21, 2016 1:31 pm


EQ 9/13
FR 9/14
ER 9/21

Ouch. This one hurt. Great guy and super nice. Maybe next time...

MG horror
from Patchi
Sep 15, 2016 3:19 pm


rejected query 10/02/14
#pitchamerica 08/30/16 full request
sent 09/04/16
confirmed receipt next day
R 09/15/16 form

YA fantasy

from turtlefairy1
Sep 12, 2016 12:11 pm


EQ 9/5
FR 9/6
ER 9/12. Quick response, which is nice, but it was a form.

YA FANTASY
from SL1168
Sep 09, 2016 4:36 pm


EQ: 6/28/16
ER: 6/29/16
YA contemporary
from Heathertruett
Aug 29, 2016 5:18 pm


EQ: 8/27
FR: 8/29
from heyella
Aug 22, 2016 4:34 pm


EQ: 8/15
FR: 8/15
ER: 8/22 (A polite rejection, I appreciate the quick response!)

YA 81k
from mauramilan
Aug 21, 2016 8:48 pm


08/18/16 - EQ
08/18/16 - ER

Form letter

YA Sci-Fi
from DonnaS
Aug 17, 2016 4:39 pm


EQ 8/17/16 I like his sense of humor.
ER 8/17/16 He's fast! I always appreciate a response.
Romantic suspense 100K
from imposter
Aug 17, 2016 7:35 am


EQ: 8/14/16
ER: 8/15/16 (form)
89k YA Mystery
from Grizzy
Aug 16, 2016 10:37 am


EQ: 7/22
FR: 7/29
ER: 8/15
YA 79,000 words
He requested a full after seeing my query in a class he gave at WDU about writing queries. (Still learning.) He rejected it politely with his standard form letter about fiction being a tough sell and he has to be in love with it or he won't be the best advocate. The manuscript really wasn't ready to send out yet; but since he asked, I sent it (perhaps foolishly.) He sent the rejection on his first day back from vacation (one day turnaround actually I'm guessing), so he is very prompt. Nice man, quick response, even if a no. I guess this is my first real rejection letter, and I'm now on my way to many more--but not before I clean up the manuscript.
from CherylW
Aug 15, 2016 11:58 am


"Dear Author:

Thanks so much for letting us take a look at your materials and please forgive us for responding with a form letter. The volume of submissions we receive, however, makes it impossible to correspond with everyone personally.

Unfortunately, the project you describe does not suit our list at this time. We wish you the best of luck in finding an agent and publisher for your work and we thank you, once again, for letting us consider your materials.

Sincerely,

Dystel & Goderich Literary Management"

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