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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 nicholelouise
Oct 04, 2022 3:57 pm


Form Query 10/4/22 - Historical Fiction 138k
from ElleDesamours
Oct 03, 2022 10:55 am


Query sent 9/25/22
YA speculative mystery, 75k
Rejection 10/3/22 - liked the voice, but not confident in ability to sell
from Roll_4_Initiative
Sep 12, 2022 4:36 pm


Queried 9/12/22

71K Adult suspense novel with plus sized protagonist and amateur sleuthing in a haunted mansion
from bakerwordnerd
Sep 07, 2022 1:46 pm


EQ Upmarket Horror 98K 08/19
ER: 09/7
from freekim24
Aug 02, 2022 5:01 am


Queried: July 23rd
Form Rejection: August 1st
Family Saga, 175k
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 CHERI LOVED successfully and in your future endeavors. Be well and stay safe.

All the best,

Amy Elizabeth Bishop
from sadmarshmallow
Jul 16, 2022 10:34 am


Queried: July 3rd
Rejected: July 15th
Upmarket fiction, 120k
from Sapphire_Demoness
Jun 15, 2022 8:52 am


Form query: 28th March 2022
Partial request of 100 pages: 5th April 2022
Personalized rejection with kind, embolden and useful feedback: 30th April 2022
90K adult contemporary romance
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.

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