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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Sep 12, 2014 9:14 am, appifanie said...
EQ: 9/11/14
ER: 9/12/14

I actually didn't think he'd be interested b/c I'm YA contemporary but a friend encouraged me to give it a try. There's something about Mr. McCarthy I like, so I went for it. It was a kind rejection at least, and fast! :)
Sep 09, 2014 12:26 pm, MissMary said...
EQ: 8/23
Full request: 8/25
Confirmed receipt: 8/25 (a few minutes after I sent it)

YA Historical thriller
Sep 02, 2014 2:38 pm, MissusBraidyhead said...
8 weeks passed, so I queried again as per their guidelines. This time I also had a referral from my former agent. Mr. McCarthy requested the full right away and said he doesn't have anything over a week old. If your eight weeks are up & there's nothing in your spam folder, do query him again--it means it got lost!

UPDATE 9/2: rejection! Feels like a form (i.e. nothing specific mentioned about my ms), but it's very kind.
Aug 25, 2014 8:19 am, Ellis_Callen said...
Received a very prompt, courteous rejection for humorous adult mystery.
Aug 19, 2014 4:13 pm, keepthefaith said...
EQ: 8/4
Full request: 8/12

greblats, I'll let you know if I receive confirmation.

ER (form): 8/19

Sad face. Trying to live up to my name.

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Chick Lit
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Young Adult

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