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Old 08-14-2008, 05:40 AM   #126
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Congratulations to you A2002! Good luck on the publishing front. Dystel & Goderich is considered a very, very reputable agency. They represent people like Barack Obama. I have a friend who's represented by them and she is very satisfied.
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Old 08-14-2008, 02:24 PM   #127
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Awww... thank you for your enthusiastic support.

You sure know how to make a fella feel welcome.
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Old 08-15-2008, 11:51 PM   #128
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Does anyone know if they are fine with querying another agent at the agency if you've been rejected by one?
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Old 08-16-2008, 08:14 AM   #129
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I don't think there's anything wrong with it, as long as you don't query two simultaneously. I queried Jim first but after he rejected me, I tried Michael and he requested the full.
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Old 08-18-2008, 10:56 PM   #130
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Senator Obama is one of their many clients. And the web site is topnotch. And Jane Dystel used to be with another great firm, Acton and Dystel.
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:49 AM   #131
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Does anyone know how long Jim usually takes to respond to equeries/when I should assume it's been eaten by his spam filter?
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Old 09-08-2008, 09:26 AM   #132
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D&G website states in the submission guidelines a response time of 6-8 weeks. I e-queried Jim McCarthy a week ago so I've got 7 weeks of waiting to go before I'll nudge with a status query.

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Old 09-08-2008, 09:36 AM   #133
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Jim got back to me fairly quickly (sent on a Saturday, got response the next Monday), but I know of a few others who stated he took a several weeks to respond.
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Old 09-08-2008, 09:57 AM   #134
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That's interesting. I never would have thought of communicating with an agent from the same agency as that of another agent who had rejected me. Hmm.. I'll have to keep that in mind. Don't they talk to each other?
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Old 09-08-2008, 07:16 PM   #135
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Thanks for the query-time help!

I think that agents do talk to each other, but I highly doubt that they talk about every one of the 200 queries they receive per week.

I'd suggest not querying another agent in a firm if you had a partial or full rejected. Also, some agencies state in their submission guidelines if a rejection from one agent = rejection from the whole agency.
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Old 09-09-2008, 05:01 AM   #136
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That makes perfect sense. No sense trying to slide in the back door when the front door has been slammed.
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Old 09-09-2008, 05:16 AM   #137
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That's interesting. I never would have thought of communicating with an agent from the same agency as that of another agent who had rejected me. Hmm.. I'll have to keep that in mind. Don't they talk to each other?
Sure, but not about every single person they reject. xP
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Old 09-09-2008, 07:55 PM   #138
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I submitted to Michael Bourret and was rejected in less than 24 hours, lol
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Old 09-09-2008, 08:16 PM   #139
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I've been rejected by everyone in the agency except the cleaning lady.


Hmmm, so there's still hope...
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Old 09-25-2008, 05:30 AM   #140
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I subbed an equery to Jim on 9/1 and still haven't heard a thing. I was looking here for some guidance on how long it takes to get a yea or a nay. Looks like I should wait a couple more weeks before I try again to make sure mine didn't get lost...

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Old 09-25-2008, 05:33 AM   #141
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K, I queried Jim on 8/28 and received a rejection on 9/23 so almost 4 weeks. Hope this helps!
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Old 09-25-2008, 05:57 AM   #142
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I queried there on Aug. 21. Still no word. FWIW
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Old 09-25-2008, 05:31 PM   #143
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I'd check to make sure he got it. I e-queried Jim on 9-13, got a full request 9-15 and the nicest rejection on 9-19. He's certainly capable of moving quickly! Hope that helps.
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Old 09-25-2008, 06:31 PM   #144
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As I said up-thread, Jim fished my query out of his spam filter about a month after I sent it, so be aware that things do get swept into spam.
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Old 09-25-2008, 06:54 PM   #145
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I queried him this morning. Thanks, Tas. I'll keep that in mind.
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:14 PM   #146
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My equery took about 3 1/2 weeks.
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Old 09-26-2008, 03:39 AM   #147
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When I queried him back in May on a Saturday, he got back to me on Monday. So, it was a fast turnaround. However, his spam filter ate my partial the first time I sent it. So, something to keep in mind.
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Old 10-09-2008, 06:20 AM   #148
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Equeried Michael Bourret. I got a request for a full from Jim McCarthy same day, so I believe the agents at Dystel share queries where they think it's a better match.
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Old 10-15-2008, 12:39 AM   #149
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Okay - I have to ask before I start freaking myself out. I queried Miriam almost three weeks ago. Got a response from Jim 90 minutes later asking for the full. Which I happily sent and have since been counting the days (19 thus far). Now, given the thread-talk about his speedy responses and things getting snagged in filters, I'm wondering if and when I should query status/receipt?
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I always wait three months on a full or partial, but that is a personal preference, not a standard.
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