Mr. Jim McCarthy

Dystel & Goderich Literary Management

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Mr. Jim McCarthy

Dystel & Goderich Literary Management

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


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Nov 22, 2014 12:24 pm, CarleyWeedMoore said...
EQ: 11/19
ER: 11/21

Same form rejection as others: "Dear Author..."
Nov 21, 2014 2:11 am, rcksantelli said...
EQ: 11/14/14
FR: 11/18/14

Sent full 11/21/14. Fingers crossed.

YA Historical Mystery
Nov 18, 2014 12:03 pm, Imposter said...
EQ: 11/15/14
ER 11/17/14

YA Horror
Nov 17, 2014 1:30 pm, Mary_Cain said...
EQ: 11/13/14 10:52 AM
ER: 11/13/14 10:59 AM

Faster response than some auto replies. The form rejection was addressed, "Dear Author," and was signed by the agency, not Jim, which I find highly insulting. Agents are always saying the quickest way to get a rejection is by addressing a query "Dear Agent." What happened to treating others as you wish to be treated? I suppose its possible to read a query and reply in 7 minutes, if you open the e-mail as soon as it is received, but...

This feels like an auto-rejection, or at the very least the most disrespectful response I've ever received.
Nov 10, 2014 9:24 am, KellyFriedman2013 said...
EQ: 11/7/14
ER: Form Response

Paranormal Romance

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Chick Lit
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Young Adult

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