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Ms. Amy Bishop

Dystel Goderich & Bourret LLC

1 Union Square West, Suite 904

New York, NY 10003



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Website: www.dystel.com/

Twitter: amylizbishop

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from SarahLRWriter
Jul 09, 2018 8:34 am


EQ: 4/18/18 -- 71K YA Historical Mystery
PR: 5/2/18

I'm in the middle of an R&R, so Amy said to send revised ms when completed.
7/3/18 - Sent revised manuscript, now 79K!
from Hulagirl
Jun 21, 2018 1:22 pm


EQ: 6/2/18
ER: 5/21/18
Historical Romance 89K

Personalized, very kind rejection.
from LauraFey
Jun 04, 2018 5:21 am


Any updates from the #dvpit front?
from Hulagirl
Jun 02, 2018 4:25 pm


EQ: 4/5/18
RE: 5/1/18
Contemporary Romance 75K
from jeannelewis
May 31, 2018 1:50 pm


http://www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/amy-elizabeth-bishop/
from jeannelewis
May 31, 2018 1:47 pm


http://www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/amy-elizabeth-bishop/
from ZaidaM
May 03, 2018 3:10 pm


EQ: 4/8/18
ER: 5/3/18

Contemporary YA, 84K

I appreciate that she pointed out what she liked, the setting and protagonist specifically, but wasn't sure of her ability to sell the work. Her email was brief but pleasant.
from HollyM
Apr 19, 2018 11:22 pm


EQ: 3.18.18
FR: 3.29.18 (sent same day)
ER: 4.19.18
96K women's fiction
The rejection felt semi-formy with bits of personalized feedback inserted. Amy referred to my characters by name and called them dynamic and sympathetic. She also said she loved the suspense elements of my story, but ultimately didn't connect closely enough. Overall, the feedback was complimentary, which almost makes the rejection worse. At least it was all said and done within a month!
from Hulagirl
Apr 05, 2018 4:06 pm


EQ: 3/15/18
ER: 4/5/18
Contemporary Romance 71K
from amylululouise
Apr 04, 2018 10:31 pm


EQ: 3/12/18

WF 106k
from Sierrawrites
Apr 04, 2018 8:06 pm


EQ 1/30/18 adventure fantasy 120k
ER 2/22/18

Thanks so much for thinking of me and sending along your query and first 25 pages for THE MONSTER WITHIN.

Unfortunately, after careful consideration, I’ve decided I’m not the best agent to represent this book. I’m simply not enthusiastic enough about my ability to sell this work to offer representation.

I wish you the best of luck with placing this book and in your future endeavors.



All the best,



Amy Elizabeth Bishop
from PilotKelson1056
Mar 10, 2018 9:29 am


EQ: 12/22
Resent: 2/12, agency guidelines states to resubmit after 8 weeks have passed.

Amy wrote me back today, 2/14, to confirm receipt and that she never got my first submission.

ER: 3/9
from kvleahy
Mar 08, 2018 12:01 pm


EQ: 3/8/18
HF: 119k
from terrilynm
Feb 15, 2018 5:22 pm


EQ; 1/22
ER: 2/15
75K upmarket. Form rejection.
Thanks so much for thinking of me and sending along your query and first 25 pages for XXX.
Unfortunately, after careful consideration, I’ve decided I’m not the best agent to represent this book. I’m simply not enthusiastic enough about my ability to sell this work to offer representation.
I wish you the best of luck with placing this book and in your future endeavors.
from themuffinsk8
Feb 08, 2018 12:12 pm


Thanks so much for thinking of me and sending along your query and sample pages for YOUR WORK.

Unfortunately, after careful consideration, I’ve decided I’m not the best agent to represent this book. I’m simply not enthusiastic enough about my ability to sell this work to offer representation.



I wish you the best of luck with placing this book and in your future endeavors.



All the best,

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