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Mr. Jim McCarthy

Dystel Goderich & Bourret 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

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from verakurian
Yesterday 6:55 am


EQ 2/5
full 2/6
adult sci fi
Just wanted to comment on something someone posted earlier: I do not believe that a "no from one of us is a no from all." For a different novel, I cold queried one agent, got a rejection. (Then the same agent PitMad requested me, strangely enough). Then I cold queried Jane Dystel and got a full, which she rejected. Then In Pitmatch a third Dystel agent ended up requesting a full. So take that with a grain of salt. I think sometimes agents share queries in rare instances, maybe like 1% where they think "oh this is perfect for such and such" but I have no reason to believe that they share every single query they *reject*.
from Monita
Feb 17, 2017 6:46 am


EQ: 1/31
FR: 1/31
ER: 2/13 (form)

YA fantasy
from Snikelfriss
Feb 13, 2017 9:36 am


EQ: 2/12
ER: 2/13 (form)

Contemp YA
from SVLane
Feb 07, 2017 10:44 am


EQ: 1/20/17
FR: 1/23/17
ER: 2/07/17 (form)

YA SciFi 99k
from wtrimrob
Feb 02, 2017 8:02 pm


Jim usually is a fast responder on full requests, but apparently he had some kindle trouble in December and lost some MSs. If you've been waiting to hear from him since before the new year on a full, you may want to nudge.
from heroic665
Feb 02, 2017 7:45 am


EQ: 2/1/17
ER: 2/1/17

95K Dark Fantasy
from ARaven
Jan 30, 2017 9:58 am


EQ: 30.01.2017
ER: 30.01.2017 (form)
from Bastet
Jan 23, 2017 12:14 pm


EQ: 1/5/17
FR: 1/5/17
Sent: 1/5/17... put me in a good mood all day at work. =)
ER: 1/23/17 polite form...
YA Contemporary Fantasy
from RelynnWrites
Jan 23, 2017 10:15 am


Emailed Full Manuscript per 2016 PW request: 1/14/2017
Short, but polite rejection: 1/23/2017

Adult Fantasy 110K
from jessicavaskowrites
Jan 17, 2017 4:45 pm


Emailed query: 1/16/17
Form rejection: 1/17/17
YA Sci-Fi
from CarolBlondette
Jan 17, 2017 10:06 am


EQ: 1/5/17
Full Request: 1/5/17 :)
Nudge with Offer: 1/13/17
Step Aside: 1/17/17 (His rejection was so kind and encouraging. I also appreciated how quickly he responded.)
Contemporary YA
from karenleespree
Jan 12, 2017 1:34 pm


He responds to everything and I've had none.

EQ 12/07/16 YA, swing era
from Ryan_Rose
Jan 09, 2017 10:40 am


EQ: 12/28
FR: 1/03
Sent: 1/03
R: 1/09 Form

YA Light SF 80K
from karenleespree
Dec 19, 2016 9:39 am


Forgot to post:
EQ: 12/07 YA, Swing Era. CNR: 12/19
Website:
"Don’t submit to more than one of us in the same query, or requery another agent here after getting a pass. We share queries with each other frequently, so a no from one is a no from all."
<< I sent a #Pitmad request to a junior agent a few months ago. That may be why I didn't get a response. >>
from ladytuono
Dec 05, 2016 2:59 pm


EQ: 12/5
Form reject within the hour.

87k LGBT Contemporary Fantasy

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