Ms. Sharon Pelletier

Dystel Goderich & Bourret LLC

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Sharon Pelletier

Dystel Goderich & Bourret LLC

New York, NY
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This agent is seeking the following genres:


Family Saga
Literary Fiction
  • Romance, Contemporary
Women's Fiction


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06/12/2024 09:21 AM
upmarket fiction with speculative elements, rejected after less than 1 day.

Their website says "Don’t submit to more than one of us at once, whether in the same query or separate queries, or requery another agent here after getting a pass. We share queries with each other frequently, so a no from one is a no from all."

But Pelletier's rejection, below, came in one day and it was worded in the first person, so it doesn't seem possible that she shared it with anyone, or even that she considered doing so... confusing! And because of their policy I didn't actually spend as much time choosing the best agent for me at this agency, as I usually do.

"Thanks so much for the look at your materials.

Unfortunately, the premise doesn't appeal to me, and I wasn't drawn in to the sample pages as I'd need to be to feel differently.

As I'm sure you'll understand, the volume of submissions I receive makes it impossible to correspond with everyone further. I wish you the best of luck in finding an agent and publisher for your work, and I thank you, once again, for the opportunity to consider it.


Sharon Pelletier"
06/08/2024 07:24 PM
rejected after a day with the weirdest rejection:
I only submitted to them once, and if I did I got no fucking response from these talentless- hacks. I submitted under Genre: Fiction, Speculative because guess what light sci-fi falls under. #justsaying

Dear X,

Thanks for your interest in working with me, but I am not open to this category, and I see that my colleagues have already reviewed on behalf of this agency.

I wish you the best of luck in finding an agent and publisher for your work.


Sharon Pelletier
06/07/2024 07:25 PM
Submitted 4/4/24
Pass: 5/15/24

Adult romcom
06/05/2024 08:53 PM
June 4, submitted. June 5 rejected with an actual reason - it's too long. I had suspected length might be the issue, but she's the ONLY agent so far who actually told me this. And it is appreciated. I know what I need to work on now.

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Patrick (Admin)
06/04/2024 03:33 PM
Profile Update: Genres updated.
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