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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 Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from ReanneLinsen
Oct 16, 2021 12:10 am


Online query sent 10/5/2021. Romance 55K
Form Rejection 10/15/21
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 15, 2021 5:24 pm


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from twinckler
Sep 15, 2021 5:22 pm


submitted query 9/2b21
received polite rejection (I am not the one who can sell this to a publisher) 9/15
from MeaganLCleveland
Sep 03, 2021 10:20 am


8/25/2021 Queried via online form
9/3/2021 email rejection. Rejection was very nicely written, explained why it wasn't the right fit for her
YA Fantasy 83k
from Eliza1822
Aug 16, 2021 7:51 am


Submitted via online form 8/9/21. Upmarket 93K

Nice, fast rejection August 16, 2021.

"I loved both your comps and agree that those feel spot on for this novel! This is a really heartwarming 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 XXX successfully and in your future endeavors. Be well and stay safe."
from JamesHLewis
Jul 23, 2021 10:27 am


Form rejection 7/23/2021. I am fine with this. A seven-day turnaround to let me know to look elsewhere is kind and professional.
from Asiyah_h
Jul 21, 2021 3:17 pm


Rejection today for YA fantasy. Says she's not doing much YA fantasy these days but praises my work.
from JamesHLewis
Jul 16, 2021 3:21 pm


Submitted historical thriller, 96k words, 7/17/21
from pappasmdz
Jul 16, 2021 11:25 am


EQ 6/4/21
ER 7/16/21
Form rejection.
Upmarket 98K
from neuravinci
Jul 13, 2021 8:28 pm


EQ: 6/7/21
New Adult fantasy, 83k

First 100 pages requested 6/8/2021.
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 12, 2021 10:58 am


Profile Update: Now using QueryManager for queries. Genres updated.
from SGA001
Jun 08, 2021 9:02 pm


EQ 6/8/21
YA Fantasy 99k
from ArtEqualsOxygen
May 19, 2021 9:24 pm


EQ 5/19/21
Memoir
from SherLeeWriter
Apr 24, 2021 4:35 am


EQ: 01/29
Full Request: 01/29 (less than an hour later), sent same day
In February, I decided to revise based on editorial feedback, and she was happy to wait for the revised.
Revised Full Sent: 04/01
Nudged with offer of rep: 04/08
OFFER OF REP!: 04/14

I went with another agent (I had five offers of rep), but I would HIGHLY recommend Amy. She's enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and her clients love her. Her kind and sincere personality really shone through during our call and in subsequent emails. Connecting with her was an overwhelmingly positive experience, and I consider myself lucky to have met her!

YA queer rom-com #ownvoices POC, 84K
from Isolamelia
Apr 06, 2021 10:11 am


EQ: 3/15/21
ER: 4/6/21

Upmarket fiction

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