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Mr. Jim McCarthy

Dystel Goderich & Bourret LLC

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Jim McCarthy

Dystel Goderich & Bourret LLC

One Union Square West, Suite 904
New York, NY 10003
Website:
www.dystel.com
AALA Member:
Yes (Visit Site)
Query Methods
Accepts queries via...
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Genres
This agent is seeking the following genres:

Fiction

Action/Adventure
Chick Lit
Children's
Commercial
Contemporary
Family Saga
Fantasy
  • Fantasy, Contemporary/Urban
  • Fantasy, Magical Realism
Graphic Novel
Historical
Horror
Humor/Satire
LGBTQ+
Literary Fiction
Middle Grade
  • Middle Grade, Contemporary
  • Middle Grade, Fantasy
  • Middle Grade, Historical
  • Middle Grade, Literary
  • Middle Grade, Mystery
  • Middle Grade, Science Fiction
Multicultural
Mystery
Offbeat/Quirky
Romance
  • Romance, Category
  • Romance, Contemporary
  • Romance, Historical
  • Romance, Paranormal
  • Romance, Thriller/Suspense
Short Story Collections
Thrillers/Suspense
Upmarket
Women's Fiction
Young Adult
  • Young Adult, Contemporary
  • Young Adult, Fantasy
  • Young Adult, Historical
  • Young Adult, Literary
  • Young Adult, Mystery
  • Young Adult, Paranormal
  • Young Adult, Paranormal Romance
  • Young Adult, Romance
  • Young Adult, Science Fiction

Non-Fiction

Art/Photography
Biography
Cultural/Social Issues
Current Affairs/Politics
History
Journalism
Juvenile/Graphic
LGBTQ+
Memoir
Multicultural
Narrative
Pop Culture
Psychology
Travel
Women's Issues
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Author Comments
Comments by authors about this agent.
Tarquin
09/25/2023 05:29 PM
Sent Query 9/22
Form rejection 9/25
MrPinot
09/25/2023 12:06 PM
Sent Query 9/20
Form rejection 9/25
Iamgotharts
09/25/2023 09:56 AM
Jim McCarthy is the nicest agent, I queried. I wasn't expecting to hear from them so soon. They got back to me within four days with a personalized Rejection letter. It was a positive experience.

Dear William,

Thank you for thinking of me. Unfortunately, I don't believe that I'm a match for this project at present. I thank you, sincerely, for the chance to consider your work, and I wish you all the best of luck with it.

Best,
Jim
KayReinhardt
09/11/2023 10:25 AM
query submitted 9/11 and rejected same day within hours. Polite form rejection letter.
Circa24
09/08/2023 05:59 PM
Unfortunately, a rejection, but unlike many, the agent replied promptly and politely. All in all, a positive experience.
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Profile History
Last Update:
07/29/2022 - Genres updated.
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