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Ms. Amy Bishop

Dystel Goderich & Bourret LLC

1 Union Square West, Suite 904

New York, NY 10003



Website: www.dystel.com/

Twitter: amylizbishop

AAR/AALA Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from TMQueries
May 18, 2022 3:33 pm


Thriller/Suspense 75k words
Form rejection, 8 days

Thanks so much for thinking of me and sending along your query and sample material for ___.

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 ___successfully and in your future endeavors. Be well and stay safe.

All the best,

Amy Elizabeth Bishop
from STatoun
May 09, 2022 11:49 am


FQ 5/2
FR 5/9
Standard form. No personalization.
Historical fiction 104,000 words
from mdsullivanwrites
Apr 20, 2022 10:40 pm


Thanks so much for thinking of me and sending along your query and sample material for [X].

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 [X] successfully and in your future endeavors. Be well and stay safe.

All the best,

Amy Elizabeth Bishop
from KDMcQuain
Apr 05, 2022 9:11 am


FQ 3/29/22
FR 4/5/22
LGBTQ+ 109k

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.
from blackhand
Mar 30, 2022 2:35 pm


Form Query: 3.22.22
Personalized Rejection: 3.30.22

Amy mentioned my MC by name and commented on the voice and humor in the opening pages.

YA Historical, 97k
from BritMoss
Mar 20, 2022 1:29 pm


FQ: 2/27/2022
FR: 3/20/2022

YA Contemporary 76k
from ellerose
Mar 09, 2022 5:59 pm


Form Query 2/14
Form Rejection 3/9

YA suspense/thriller 74K

Like others, a brief personal line and the rest form. I'm a lovely writer, apparently.
from anotherearth
Mar 09, 2022 10:13 am


FQ: 03/01
Rejection: 03/09

Literary 75K. She seems to personalize the premise sentence in rejections. I appreciate the somewhat personalized, kind rejection:

Thanks so much for thinking of me and sending along your query and sample material for [Title].

This is an interesting premise, but 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 [Title] successfully and in your future endeavors. Be well and stay safe.

from LookingForAnAgent
Mar 09, 2022 10:05 am


10 day form rej on cont romance:

Thanks so much for thinking of me and sending along your query and sample material for X.

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 X successfully and in your future endeavors. Be well and stay safe.

All the best,
from dresslerak
Feb 28, 2022 11:27 am


Amy sent me a nice note to let me know she was happy to receive my manuscript, which was unexpected and very kind.
from JRiley2046
Feb 22, 2022 7:58 am


not sure if historical fiction is right. might have to call it upmarket fiction with historical twist
from Rabyra32
Feb 18, 2022 12:55 am


FQ: 2/8/21
FR: 2/16/21
Can't tell if I got a personalized response or not, but it isn't helpful either way. She said she isn't a good fit for dystopian work despite nowhere mentioning such thing.
from tkm256
Jan 30, 2022 1:48 pm


Form query: 11/15/21
Partial request: 11/19/21
Rejection: 12/22/21
Upmarket fiction, 92K

Letter was personalized, but too vague to be helpful. (She said some sections "weren't working" for her, with no specifics.)
from dreamcat
Jan 23, 2022 1:21 pm


Query through manager. Rejected 1/23 after 9 days. Form letter.
Sent to Ann Leslie Tuttle previously. Rejection after 1 day, also form
from MyahAG
Jan 10, 2022 11:17 pm


QM form query: 1/4
Form Rejection: 1/10

Contemporary BIPOC Romance: 90k words! There was one sentence of personalized feedback within the form letter. She liked my main character (mentioned her by name) and the voice but didn't feel enthusiastic enough that she could sell the book. And on second glance at her MSWL I understand that this genre is not really in her wheelhouse after all. Appreciated the feedback!

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