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Mr. Jim McCarthy

Dystel Goderich & Bourret LLC

One Union Square West, Suite 904

New York, NY 10003



Website: www.dystel.com

Twitter: JimMcCarthy528

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from evflynn
Sep 16, 2021 3:38 pm


FQ: 9/14
FR: 9/16

92k Adult Fantasy
from Satuskey
Sep 16, 2021 1:55 pm


EQ: 6/7/21
FR: 6/9/21
ER: 6/24/21

MG Fantasy 55k
from scbraswell
Sep 10, 2021 1:07 pm


FQ: 9/09
FR: 9/09

YA Fantasy: 81k words
from ozzy93
Sep 09, 2021 11:52 am


FQ 9/2/21
Full request 9/7/21

Memoir 76k
from VandyMae
Sep 07, 2021 5:55 pm


FQ: 9/3/21
Full Request 9/7/21

YA Gothic Horror 96K
from sbyoung5621
Sep 07, 2021 3:21 pm


Query: 09/6/21
FR:09/7/21
60K mystery
from AmberMHerbert
Sep 07, 2021 2:11 pm


Query: 09/03/21
FR: 09/07/21

71k NA Contemporary
from cyrusnew
Sep 07, 2021 1:49 pm


Query-9/3/21
Rejection-9/7/21

112k Adult Fantasy

Form rejection letter
from kjfalconer
Sep 07, 2021 7:40 am


EQ 1 September 2021
Full request 7 September 2021
Literary/speculative historical
from hjack115
Sep 06, 2021 9:10 pm


Query sent: 9/1/21
Form rejection: 9/6/21
Adult fantasy, 101k
from jjones0826
Aug 31, 2021 10:43 am


Query: 8/30/21
Form Rejection: 8/31/21
Adult Fantasy
from oftarth
Aug 26, 2021 8:16 pm


Query: 8/26/21
Form Rejection: 8/26/21
LGBT MG Romance
from VSpere
Aug 26, 2021 1:47 pm


Queried: 8/9/2021
Rejection: 8/10/2021
Historical Queer Fiction 100k

Thank you for thinking of me. Unfortunately, I don't believe that I'm a match for this project at present. I thank you, sincerely, for the chance to consider your work, and I wish you all the best of luck with it.
from MichelleT
Aug 26, 2021 8:01 am


FQ August 19, 2021
A M 77k
Full request August 26, 2021
from jlfernandezwriter
Aug 25, 2021 2:52 pm


FQ: 8/21/21
FR: 8/25/21
YA SFF 86k

Thank you for thinking of me. Unfortunately, I don't believe that I'm a match for this project at present. I thank you, sincerely, for the chance to consider your work, and I wish you all the best of luck with it.

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