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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 greygraygreh
Yesterday 10:23 am


EQ: 12/23/19
Full Request: 01/02/20
ER (brief but kind): 01/21/20
Adult Fantasy
from altompkins3333
Jan 11, 2020 4:06 pm


I have a middle grade -YA novella to novel fantasy thriller inspired by "Earth Sea" to realism modern gender wars with self. 150pages to about 50,000 words.
A Win win situation for me
Congrats, Wannabe2
from Wannabe2
Jan 08, 2020 5:18 pm


EQ: 12/16
Full Request: 12/17
YA Thriller 65,000 words: If you are considering this agent- listen to podcasts or interviews with him to make sure you submit things he's interested in. He seems wonderful!
from laurablackwell
Jan 08, 2020 2:27 pm


EQ: 1/7
ER: 1/8
YA supernatural SF
from lv_bln
Dec 19, 2019 5:57 pm


EQ: 12/16
FR: 12/16
Full sent: 12/16
from danniemolguin
Dec 19, 2019 3:30 pm


EQ: 12/04/19
Full Request: 12/05/19 Trying to keep calm, but I'm over-the-moon about this request.
Full sent: 12/05/19
ER: 12/19/19: Kind form rejection. Disappointed but not surprised. I'm going to be happy about getting a FR from Jim for the rest of my life.

72,200 Contemporary YA
from danniemolguin
Dec 12, 2019 8:18 am


On his Twitter account about 2 minutes ago:

"Blurgh. Just found some VERY old queries in a second spam filter that I obviously forget to check. Sorry about these incredibly delayed responses, folks!"

https://twitter.com/JimMcCarthy528/status/1205129066174656513
from jeeje2u
Dec 06, 2019 9:06 am


EQ 12/5/19
ER 12/5/19
100k Memoir
Form letter rejection
from sandermoffitt
Dec 05, 2019 9:47 am


EQ: 12/4/2019
ER: 12/5/2019

Form rejection

112k YA Fantasy
from Yohanceboy
Dec 02, 2019 5:05 pm


UNDERPRIVILEGED OVERACHIEVER 65K Memoir
Accidental EQ 11/26
ER 12/2
from parnegard
Nov 20, 2019 3:34 pm


EQ: 11/19/19
ER: 11/20/19

Fantasy, 90k. "Dear author" form letter.
from merrygawain
Nov 20, 2019 12:30 pm


EQ: 11/20/19
ER: 11/20/19

historical fantasy, 175K
from HVK_PandT
Nov 20, 2019 8:21 am


Adult Lit Fiction 76k
EQ: 18-Nov-2019
ER: 19-Nov-2019
from nc_kay
Nov 18, 2019 8:15 am


EQ: November 10th, 2019
ER: November 18th, 2019

Same form letter as below, beginning with "Dear Author".
from MReyesWrites
Nov 12, 2019 10:02 am


FYI: Got an email that he's out of the office until 11/18/19

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