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
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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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Serena Kaylor
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Katrina Kwan
Remy Lai
Victoria Laurie
Fonda Lee
Shawntelle Madison
Richelle Mead
Tehlor Kay Mejia
Saundra Mitchell
Rebecca Mix
Candice Montgomery
Cynthia Platt
Caroline Richmond
Michelle Rowen
Barb Schwarz
Mindi Scott
Kevin Scott
David Sears
Tess Sharpe
Laura Silverman
Lauren Spieller
Jessica Spotswood
Margaret C. Sullivan
Robin Talley
Diana Urban
Author Comments
Comments by authors about this agent.
AJKubiak
05/23/2024 09:24 AM
Query: 5/22/2024
Formal Rejection: 5/23/2024
Adult (Dark-ish) Fantasy, 96K words

Not ideal, but at least it was fast and painless.

AVCradick
05/22/2024 03:23 PM
Query Sent: 5/22/2024
Epic fantasy, 119k words
dreamworx95
05/21/2024 12:23 PM
Adult Fantasy 125k
Query sent via QM: 5/18
Full request: 5/21

My novel is a non-Western fantasy story, something Jim said he was specifically looking for in his MSWL & Literary Rambles interview.
heartisan
05/21/2024 11:29 AM
upmarket women's fiction
queried 5/13/24
full request 5/21/24
sherlynagarcia
05/09/2024 12:37 PM
Queried: 5/8/24
Rejected 5/9/24
YA Fantasy 110k
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Profile History
Last Update:
07/29/2022 - Genres updated.
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