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Ms. Lauren Abramo

Dystel & Goderich Literary Management

One Union Square West, Suite 904

New York, NY 10003



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Website: www.dystel.com/

AAR Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from KristenH
Yesterday 6:48 am


EQ 5/18/16 (Requery Venom)
ER 7/25/16 (Doesn't suit their list at this time.) Will try her with CR this summer.

Congrats on full, Jaycole!
from jaycoleswritesbooks
Jul 21, 2016 12:22 am


EQ: 7/9/16
Full Request: 7/9/16 (within five minutes) *said she was going to read over the weekend*

*patiently waiting, biting my nails* this is the book of my heart! As it is semi-autobiographical

86K YA Contemporary

from skifast
Jul 08, 2016 8:17 am


Has anyone heard from her lately? I sent a #DVpit request at the beginning of May and never heard back. Then I sent a follow up a week or so ago. Her timeline makes it look like she hasn't responded to anyone since late April...
from jaycoleswritesbooks
Jun 23, 2016 10:44 am


Lauren Abramo, is yet another agent I cannot recommend ENOUGH for writers, especially debut writers! She has a big role with the Dystel and Goderich Literary Management, yet is always quick to respond and quick to pick apart your manuscript to make it better, of course very respectfully. I've only queried her twice, with two separate novels. One an instant rejection. The other is a manuscript (an LGBT YA, Dual P. O.V.) and she's currently reading through the full manuscript. Perhaps I'll hear an offer of rep soon, or if not, I'd still recommend her for her quick turn around with replies, especially through pitch contests! She is a champion of YA and a great fit for debut authors.
from Violets984
Jun 12, 2016 9:23 pm


#DVPit favorite
EQ: 4/19 (Query + 50 pages)
FR: 4/25
Offer of Rep!: 6/6

70K Women's Fiction/Contemporary Romance
from CandaceDavenport
May 03, 2016 2:59 pm


No YA
from StephenH
Apr 25, 2016 12:23 pm


EQ 2/12/16
Full Request 3/6/16
ER 4/24/16 Form

Lit fic

from meg_mcd220
Apr 25, 2016 11:40 am


EQ + 50 pages: 3/18/16 (#PitMad)
ER: 4/24/16

She wrote a lovely note and invited me to submit future projects. Took the sting off a bit. :)

YA SpecFic, 64K
from InconstantMoon
Apr 19, 2016 12:28 pm


PitMad request (query + 50 pages): 3-18
ER: 4-19

YA Contemp
from tvguy1
Oct 07, 2015 7:24 am


Form letter... couldn't even bother to put ny name in it.... "Dear Author"
from KristenH
Oct 07, 2015 6:43 am


Congrats!
from pmShin
Oct 06, 2015 5:05 pm


EQ: 09/10/15
PR: 09/10/15 through #PitMad
ER: 10/06/15: A kind, personalized rejection.

YA Realistic Contemporary
from pmShin
Sep 27, 2015 3:34 pm


Thank you, KristenH! Now, we wait. :)
from KristenH
Sep 27, 2015 11:20 am


Congrats PmShin!
from alythiabrown
Aug 03, 2015 9:20 pm


'Dear Author...'

ER: 4/13
ER: 8/3

Kinda funny to get these super late, impersonal form letters after I've already signed with an agent. It truly IS subjective, guys. What one person loves, another will send you a 'Dear Author' for. Don't worry, querying friends, you'll get there!

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