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Ms. Lauren Abramo

Dystel Goderich & Bourret LLC

One Union Square West, Suite 904

New York, NY 10003



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Website: www.dystel.com/

Twitter: LaurenAbramo

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from dwgray
Jun 23, 2019 11:47 pm


https://www.dystel.com/nonfiction-proposals
from MReyesWrites
Jun 20, 2019 12:24 pm


EQ: 6/20/19

Upper MG fantasy adventure
from swatithegeek
Jun 20, 2019 3:56 am


EQ: 05/25/19
ER: 06/19/19, form with "Dear Author" addressed by the full agency. Nice!

YA Romance, 82k
from KristenH
May 25, 2019 8:42 am


EQ 5/13/19 (2nd/final requery Venom)
ER 5/20/19 (Passed--not good fit)
from swatithegeek
Apr 26, 2019 11:26 am


EQ: 04/05/19
Withdrew query to focus on YA Romance: 04/26/19

Contemporary Romance, 67k
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 22, 2019 10:57 am


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from Glitterfox
Apr 03, 2019 6:25 pm


EQ: 3/24
ER: 4/3

YA contemporary 63k
from kriskris
Dec 27, 2018 7:55 pm


EQ: 3/20
FR: 5/18 (My first one. Eek)
YA Contemp 70k.
ER: 11/20 Very personalized and that gives me hope I’m one step closer to finding my agent.
from sparklyunicorn
Nov 27, 2018 12:27 pm


EQ: 11/7/2017
FR: 11/7/2017
FRS: 9/7/2018
ER: 11/20/2018 Personalized. So close...
YA contemp

from swatithegeek
Nov 20, 2018 11:50 pm


EQ, DVpit like by both her and Kemi Faderin: 10/18/18
ER: By both, slightly personalized

Contemporary Romance/WF, 70k
from 5alchow
Oct 12, 2018 5:44 pm


EQ: 9/10/18
Nudge with offer: 9/26
Full request: 9/27

Lauren didn't have a chance to finish reading before my two-week decision deadline. She emailed me the day after to apologize and left me with a kind message of well wishes on the success of my manuscript.

MG Contemporary <50K
from sparklyunicorn
Sep 04, 2018 9:26 am


EQ November/7/2017
Full req 11/7
Pulled to revise 11/28/2017
Resubmitted Sept 2018
YA contemp 65k #MSWL
from Mananda9
May 31, 2018 1:04 pm


EQ: 5/31/18

YA Contemporary 78k
from LightofBeauty
May 21, 2018 3:15 pm


@ispyamystery - That's the biggest frustration and irony about querying. Agents encourage you to personalize a query so they feel all special, but then for doing just that, you're gimmicky, being a pushover, annoying, inappropriate, etc. That's why I just cold query, it has always worked for me, while personalizing always leads to either a CNR or just a rejection.

The thing is, I think social media always brings out the "mean" in the agents who use it so frequently, they sound so harsh. My experience with Lauren was nice though, even though it didn't go anywhere (I was close but no cigar)! A note I always make to myself though, cold querying works, the strength of the pitch always speaks for itself.
from agreeable
May 10, 2018 4:38 pm


EQ: 4/27 (#DVPit Request)
ER: 5/7 with personalized note about why she was rejecting it.

YA Contemporary 90K

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