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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 asiaberry
Jan 28, 2023 8:13 pm


Form Query: 01/28

Short Story Collection
from liannz
Jan 18, 2023 3:57 pm


Form Query: 01/08
Partial Request: 01/18

YA Historical Fiction
from BlueMittJeff
Nov 19, 2022 8:56 am


FQ:8/11
FR:19/11
from Writinglu
Nov 16, 2022 5:29 pm


Queried 28th October
Pass 16th November
Slightly personalized
from sfdwriter
Nov 16, 2022 4:51 pm


FQ: 10/20/22
FR: 11/16/22

Upmarket Fiction 84K
from nicholelouise
Nov 05, 2022 6:13 pm


Form Query 10/4/22 - Historical Fiction 138k
Form rejection 10/25/22
from Roll_4_Initiative
Oct 27, 2022 6:27 pm


Queried 9/12/22
Personalized and kind rejection 10/25/22
71K Adult suspense novel with plus sized protagonist and amateur sleuthing in a haunted mansion
from 6lessin9
Oct 25, 2022 4:52 pm


FQ: 10/6
Personalized rejection: 10/25

This is my first personalized rejection and it made me smile!! Thanks Amy :))

(Speculative 135K)
from VLeeNYC
Oct 24, 2022 1:56 pm


Queried on June 23, 2022. Partial request of 100 pages on July 1, 2022. Kind an personalized rejection on July 18, 2022.

She provided helpful and actionable feedback on my opening pages, which I am grateful for. Seems like she would be a wonderful person to work with!
from pickfordm
Oct 07, 2022 3:11 pm


10/7/22: Partial sent

Submitted 100 pages through the Manuscript Academy. It's expensive, but hopefully worth it to get feedback on my novel and maybe some genuine interest. Cross your fingers for me, y'all!!
from rpct457
Oct 05, 2022 5:18 pm


Adult historical fiction

Sent, 28 Aug. 2022
Partial request, 31 Aug. 2022
Rejected, 5 Oct. 2022

HOWEVER, not only did she give me very positive feedback and complimented my writing, she suggested another agent I should submit to. A positive experience overall.
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 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

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