Ms. Jessica Papin

Dystel Goderich & Bourret LLC

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Jessica Papin

Dystel Goderich & Bourret LLC

One Union Square West, Suite 904
New York, NY 10003
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Literary Fiction


Women's Issues
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11/21/2022 06:29 AM
EQ: 2022-Nov-21
117K upmarket alternate history fiction
08/02/2022 02:07 PM
**** update/answer below the question ****

Q:If you have submitted a query via email to Ms. Jessica Papin (or anyone at DG&B) did you get an email confirmation that your query was received?
I've received the conformations from other agencies but not this one (or this person).
Per their query guidelines, I resent my Q after 8 weeks of no response and I'm wondering if it went through. Thanks

A; For literary representation, please follow our guidelines for submissions by referring to our Agents page ( for information about each agent’s interests and specific submission requirements.


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06/02/2022 08:44 AM
EQ February 2022
Nudged with Offer of Rep 6/1/22
Decline with very nice note 6/2/22, saying she mostly reps nonfiction and doesn't have the bandwidth to take on new fiction clients
12/09/2020 11:26 AM
at the same agency as Jane Dystel and they prefer only one query to the agency
09/24/2020 02:29 PM
FYI Dystel Goderich & Bourret does not allow you to query another agent at the agency after you have been rejected by one of them. A rejection by one is a rejection by all. I recommend waiting to query them until you 100% sure you have a winning query letter and a solid submission and then sending to your top pick, because you only shot with them.
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04/22/2019 - Genres updated.
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