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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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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from ButtonEyez
Nov 18, 2019 12:46 pm


YA gothic horror/dark fantasy 52k
EQ: Nov 18, 2019 with first 25 pages
from smashem
Nov 16, 2019 8:51 pm


EQ (PitMad Request - 50pg partial) 9/5/19
FR 11/4/19 (sent same day)
Nudge with offer: 11/14/19
A very kind step aside 11/16/19 - Amy quickly read the rest of the full and had some very kind things to say about it and some helpful feedback, but felt she wasn't the right agent to represent it.
85k YA Paranormal
from STLrlc
Oct 10, 2019 9:50 pm


EQ-9/18/19
ER-10/11/19
If you're going to get rejected, let it be as nice as this one:

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

This is an intriguing perspective and I liked the MC’s voice, 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
from kmeifler
Aug 01, 2019 9:58 pm


EQ: 7/5/19
ER: form 8/1/19

70k spec fic
from jlizzle
Aug 01, 2019 6:59 pm


EQ: 7/8
ER: 8/1

Form rejection about not enthusiastic about her ability to sell but with one personalized sentence praising the fun premise and the fantastic main character.
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 28, 2019 4:00 pm


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from ACARRICK15
Jun 29, 2019 2:07 pm


PR - sent after meeting at a conference 5/30
FR - 6/25
from casplan
Jun 25, 2019 12:30 pm


EQ 5/21/19
ER 6/25/19 Some kind, individual information in response so not quite a form letter, but what I think is a standard rejection: "not enthusiastic enough to represent..."
from aetherquill
Jun 21, 2019 8:21 am


@wittylogin: Thanks for your response! Weirdly, it turns out she did receive my full without confirming in my case.
from wittylogin
Jun 19, 2019 4:31 pm


aetherquill - she emailed a confirmation of receipt when I emailed requested material to her in May.
from aetherquill
Jun 18, 2019 8:07 am


Does anyone know whether Amy Bishop always confirms receipt of requested material? I had a full request from her on 5/16 (sent immediately) and never got a confirmation of receipt, but didn't think that was odd until now...
from otherside
Jun 06, 2019 2:43 pm


EQ: 5/16/19
ER: 6/6/19

Adult historical
from slibra1010
May 23, 2019 12:49 am


Email Query with 25 pages 11/9/18 lit fic 120K words
Email rejection (helpful, not form letter) 12/6/18
from WhiteGardenia
May 18, 2019 12:45 am


Has anyone queried more than one agent at this agency? With success?
I know they frown on this, but I find it hard to believe they share all incoming queries with fellow agents.
from rachaelthewriter
May 09, 2019 2:34 pm


EQ: 4/23/19 80k YA Contemp Fantasy
Parical Request: 4/30/19

R. Loved the story, plot, & characters. The magic wasn't fully explained the way she liked.

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