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Ms. Kieryn Ziegler

Dystel Goderich & Bourret LLC


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from Patrick (admin)
Nov 09, 2019 2:50 pm

Profile Update: No longer working as a literary agent.
from ALThornton
Oct 25, 2019 10:34 am

EQ: 8/31/19
Resent Query due to no response: 10/22/19
Rejection with a very nice form letter: 10/25/19

87k adult fantasy novel
from CMon01
Oct 08, 2019 4:05 pm

EQ: 9/10/19
ER: 10/8/19 (form)
YA Science Fantasy 67k

Dear Author,

Thanks so much for letting us take a look at your materials, and please forgive me 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.


Kieryn Ziegler
from leehauser
Jun 29, 2019 11:34 am

EQ: 6/2/19, 98K word SF
Form rejection 6/28/19
from Utopiandreams
Jun 28, 2019 12:34 pm

EQ: 5/23/19
ER: 6/28/19
YA soft SF, 81k
from MandyMBallard
Jun 13, 2019 5:14 pm

EQ: 4/15/19 (107k YA fantasy)
ER: 6/11/19
from djemcon
May 06, 2019 11:54 am

EQ: 5/30/2018
FR: 5/30/2018
Nudge with revisions: 8/8/2018. Responded to nudge and said she was still reviewing. Asked to see the revised version.
Nudge with second R&R: 3/15/2019. Heard back on 3/18 and she requested to see this new R&R version. Said she'll get to reviewing this draft soon and apologized for the delay.
ER: 5/6/2019 Very kind and had a lot of good things to say. When it came down to it, she just didn't feel confident enough to be able to sell it in a competitive market. Felt like I was so close!
from MR_Work
Apr 08, 2019 6:13 pm

EQ 3/05/2019 (adult fantasy, 105k)
ER 4/08/2019
form -- "Dear Author"
from Faltho
Mar 30, 2019 5:45 pm

EQ: 03/30/2019

MG Fantasy, 66k
from merrygawain
Mar 12, 2019 3:48 pm

EQ 11/29/18 historical fantasy, 175K
sent nudge on 3/5/19, per agency guidelines suggesting one do so after eight weeks with no response
ER: 3/12/19 personal acknowledgement of nudge (thanked for sending, said didn't have the original query -- rest reads like form rejection)
from askjudyww
Dec 05, 2018 2:58 pm

MG Historical 27K
EQ: 10/7
ER: 12/5

from moonklutz
Dec 05, 2018 2:45 pm

I'm fine getting form rejections, but man, the "Dear Author" salutation where they couldn't even mail-merge my name feels really rude.
from ksommerlot
Dec 05, 2018 12:10 pm

EQ: 11/27
ER: 12/05

Couldn't tell if it was a form reject or not, as my MS hit specifics on her MSWL.

80k, historical fantasy
from jessica
Nov 16, 2018 10:42 pm

Took five months to reject my full manuscript with a form e-mail.

Not impressed.
from michele42
Nov 05, 2018 12:56 pm

EQ: 7/15/18
CNR: 9/20/18
UPDATE: Got an actual rejection 11/5/18, form letter

Website said to nudge/requery after 8 weeks, which I did with no response. It's now been 10 weeks, so I'm going to go ahead and assume it's a pass.

YA fantasy 70k

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