Ms. Jane Dystel

Dystel Goderich & Bourret LLC

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Jane Dystel

Dystel Goderich & Bourret LLC

One Union Square West, Suite 904
New York, NY 10003
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This agent is seeking the following genres:


General Fiction
Women's Fiction


Current Affairs/Politics
General Non-Fiction
True Adventure/Crime
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Author Comments
Comments by authors about this agent.
04/22/2024 12:39 PM
Email query 2/27/24
Full request a half hour later! (Love how fast she is!)
Rejection on 3/27/2024
@wordwacker-- to answer your question, she took a month!

04/18/2024 08:32 PM
Any idea how long she takes after receiving a FULL request??
02/19/2024 10:06 PM
76k romantic suspense/women's fiction.
Query sent 2/9/24 using the email address in Query Tracker. Full request same day. Polite form rejection 2/15/24.
Regardless of the outcome, definitely appreciated the engagement, professionalism, and rapid response.

01/25/2024 07:29 PM
NNF. I quickly received a lovely personalized rejection from Jane, perhaps because we worked together before. A note about Jane. These days she reps the book, not the author. She decides based on a book's content and if it does well in the market, you can discuss the next book, but she's not grooming authors. Here's the content. Dear Helene,

"Thank you so much for reaching out and sending along your proposal for XXX which we read with great interest. The strong writing and harrowing premise were both aspects we particularly admired. After very careful consideration, however, we have decided that we are not the appropriate agents for this project.

Though this is very well put together, we still had concerns that you haven’t quite found the right angle that feels particularly illuminating enough to stand out in a challenging market. Ultimately, I’m sorry to say that we’re simply not enthusiastic enough about our ability to successfully place your project.

Helene, thank you again for the chance to review this material and I wish you all the best.

Best regards,
Jane Dystel"
01/03/2024 01:37 PM
She requested my manuscript but ultimately rejected it. Very professional even if disappointing.
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03/30/2023 - Genres updated.
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