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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 KBurrrr
Yesterday 4:37 pm


EQ: 3/28
ER: 3/28 5 hours later! Form reject

YA SF
from SaraCo
Yesterday 10:39 am


EQ from #pitmad request: 3/23
Responded with partial request in less than an hour! :-)
Polite form rejection 3/28
from si1123
Yesterday 9:20 am


EQ: 1/18/17
Nudge: 3/27/17
FR & sent: 3/28/17 (My original query got lost in cyberspace/skipped over somehow. Jim was very apologetic about it.)

98k YA fantasy
from Babs14
Mar 27, 2017 10:42 am


EQ 3/19
FR 3/20

83k YA PNR :D

ER 3/27 Somewhat of a form, but very polite.
from Catsamoa79
Mar 27, 2017 9:13 am


EQ: 3/25/17
ER: 3/27/17
"Dear Author" form letter....not right for their list....etc. etc.
from Voxeterna1
Mar 20, 2017 10:24 am


EQ: 3/17
ER: 3/20

Polite form
from teamash
Mar 13, 2017 6:00 pm


EQ: 3/10
FR: 3/13 (Sent 3/13)

AHHHH.

YA Fantasy
from anotherearth
Feb 28, 2017 12:49 pm


EQ: Feb 27 literary, 100K words
ER: Feb 28
from elitemessenger
Feb 28, 2017 12:34 pm


EQ: 2.26.2017
ER: 2.27.2017

High Fantasy 170k
from verakurian
Feb 26, 2017 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

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