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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

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from jaw775
Yesterday 4:01 pm


EQ: 7/15/2019

YA Fantasy 120k
from colacchio
Jul 12, 2019 10:06 am


EQ 7/12
98k Adult Fantasy
from SasaHawk
Jul 12, 2019 9:28 am


EQ: 7/11/19
ER: 7/12/19
YA F
Very polite "dear Author" form
from greyowlstudio
Jul 10, 2019 2:21 pm


EQ: 7/10
Adult SF/space opera with gay lead character, 117k
from TaylorJ
Jun 27, 2019 3:03 pm


EQ: 6/10
FR: 6/10
ER: 6/25

Said there was much he admired but overall didn't feel he'd be the best advocate for the book. So sad about this one; he seems really great! Best of luck to others querying!

YA science fiction, 85K
from Carafoshizzle
Jun 27, 2019 1:12 pm


EQ: 4/9/19
Nudged 6/27
Full request: 6/27
YA sci-fi 58K
from EricaEditor
Jun 26, 2019 11:30 pm


Damn, y'all whine about anything. At least he responded at all, and very fast at that, so of course his form letter will reflect that.
from SoYoureALiar
Jun 26, 2019 12:28 pm


EQ: 6/25
ER: 6/26

Ridiculously impersonal form letter, but at least it was fast?
from Stargrave
Jun 20, 2019 9:12 pm


EQ: 6/20
ER: 6/20

157k Space Opera

The form letter was extremely impersonal - He couldn't even be bothered to copy-paste the name of the book.
from aceafer
Jun 17, 2019 9:29 am


EQ - 5/8
FR - 8/5
ER - 21/5

YA contemp horror, 72K
from ladyvoh
Jun 14, 2019 6:56 pm


EQ - 6/13
ER - 6/14
YA Contemporary, 71k
from mfdeluna
Jun 14, 2019 6:58 am


EQ: 6/13/2019
ER: 6/14/2019

Form letter. That was fast!

YA Fantasy 73k
from JoaoFigueiredo
Jun 13, 2019 8:42 am


EQ: 6/11
ER: 6/13

Dear Author form rejection.

YA Contemporary Fantasy, 99k
from m_elizabeth
Jun 08, 2019 8:31 am


EQ: 06/04
ER: 06/05

Never had any luck with him... why do I keep doing this to myself? xD

YA Historical Fantasy, 103k
from SeanFallon01
Jun 04, 2019 2:06 pm


EQ - 04/06
FR - 05/06

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