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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 ARaven
Aug 25, 2015 2:25 pm


Sent original query 29 June, but as I received no response, I waited the 8 weeks before resubmitting 25 August.
from jjcunis
Aug 24, 2015 7:48 pm


EQ 8/23/15 12:30AM
ER 8 hours later 8:26AM Same form letters referenced below.
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



from nevaeh5783
Aug 20, 2015 1:30 pm


A no go from Mr. McCarthy for me. Sent an EQ on 8-19, received polite form rejection on 9-20.
from OxEyeGirl
Aug 18, 2015 8:59 am


EQ 7/13/15
ER Same day
My form rejection read:
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.

When he says "us" and "we" am I to understand he's speaking for the whole Dystel & Goderich agency, or just himself and his staff? Curious.
from Thulsa_doom
Aug 17, 2015 7:59 am


EQ: 16 AUG
FORM REJECTION: 17 AUG

First one for the new query sesh after losing an agent. Roll baby roll.

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