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Ms. Kieryn Ziegler

Dystel Goderich & Bourret LLC


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Twitter: kierynziegler

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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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
from shockvaluecola
Nov 05, 2018 12:51 pm

EQ 7/8/18
Resent per website guidelines 9/10/18
ER 11/5/18

Not 100% sure if it's a form or not? She talked about my work and characters by name, but her comments were relatively generic, so it's hard to tell. I'll go ahead and assume it's not a form, though.
from karenleespree
Oct 26, 2018 8:06 am

EQ: 9/12
CNR: 10/18

ER: 10/25 (form)
from Dirk_Walvoord
Oct 12, 2018 4:09 pm

EQ Sept 12 139k science fiction.
ER Oct. 12 - form rejection
from askjudyww
Oct 07, 2018 10:13 pm

MG Historical 27K
EQ: 10/7
from rivershadow654
Oct 01, 2018 4:13 pm

EQ 10/1/18 104K YA Fantasy/Adventure
from alibryn
Sep 16, 2018 6:09 am

"Dear Author" form rejection. The worst kind.
from AmaMizu6
Sep 10, 2018 8:18 pm

EQ: 08/02/2018
ER: 09/10/2018

68K YA Fantasy

Form Letter

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.

from MorganKat
Sep 06, 2018 1:13 pm

EQ: 07/03/2018
ER: 08/31/2018

130K Adult SFF

Very nice personalized rejection letter. Encouraged us to continue seeking representation. :)
from Mldtay
Aug 27, 2018 8:28 pm

EQ: 6/15/18 YA fantasy 96K
ER: 8/27/18

Very nice personalized rejection email, but :( I'm sad.
from Watchdog
Aug 10, 2018 10:24 am

EQ 6/8
ER 7/24

form rejection

YA Contemporary 63K
from nairforceone
Aug 06, 2018 10:25 am

EQ: 6/25/18
ER: 8/6/18 Form (Dear Author)
66k Sci-Fi Comedy
from Smith84
Jul 28, 2018 12:42 am

Sent Query on 5/28/2018 and got a very nice rejection email on 7/26/2018. She encouraged to query other agents. 70,000 words
from Michelle_in_WI
Jul 14, 2018 11:53 am

@MGTDMor that is incorrect.

From Writer's Digest New Literary Agent Alert in February, 2018: "Kieryn is accepting queries for all genres. In fiction, she especially loves books about exciting new worlds, found families, fantastic female characters, and stories with diverse POVs, and would love to see more LGBTQ+ characters in sci-fi and fantasy.

How to submit: Please send queries to, along with the first 25 pages (or nearest chapter break) of your manuscript. See these submission guidelines for more query guidelines and information on nonfiction proposals."

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