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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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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from cmandrewslit
Nov 12, 2018 9:46 pm


ER: 11/10
FR: 11/12

YA Historical Fantasy 97k
from starinmoon5
Nov 01, 2018 1:47 pm


9/28/18: EQ
10/23/18: PR (100 pages)
11/1/18: ER, personalized and very kind with loads of helpful, actionable feedback
from TheWrite1
Oct 22, 2018 4:07 pm


8/31: EQ
9/7: PR (100 pages)
10/22: ER, personalized with some useful feedback.
from aalogan
Sep 28, 2018 12:00 pm


#PitMad request EQ 9/6/18 39k MG contemporary fantasy
ER 9/28/18 - very nice, personalized rejection. She's very interested in more MG (and ghosts!) but she didn't connect with the voice.
from singha1
Aug 30, 2018 2:50 pm


EQ - 6/29
PR - 7/13 (not sent until 7/29 because I was on vacation)
FR - 8/30

Historical Women's Fiction - 99K words
from SarahLRWriter
Jul 09, 2018 8:34 am


EQ: 4/18/18 -- 71K YA Historical Mystery
PR: 5/2/18

I'm in the middle of an R&R, so Amy said to send revised ms when completed.
7/3/18 - Sent revised manuscript, now 79K!
from Hulagirl
Jun 21, 2018 1:22 pm


EQ: 6/2/18
ER: 5/21/18
Historical Romance 89K

Personalized, very kind rejection.
from LauraFey
Jun 04, 2018 5:21 am


Any updates from the #dvpit front?
from Hulagirl
Jun 02, 2018 4:25 pm


EQ: 4/5/18
RE: 5/1/18
Contemporary Romance 75K
from jeannelewis
May 31, 2018 1:50 pm


http://www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/amy-elizabeth-bishop/
from jeannelewis
May 31, 2018 1:47 pm


http://www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/amy-elizabeth-bishop/
from ZaidaM
May 03, 2018 3:10 pm


EQ: 4/8/18
ER: 5/3/18

Contemporary YA, 84K

I appreciate that she pointed out what she liked, the setting and protagonist specifically, but wasn't sure of her ability to sell the work. Her email was brief but pleasant.
from HollyM
Apr 19, 2018 11:22 pm


EQ: 3.18.18
FR: 3.29.18 (sent same day)
ER: 4.19.18
96K women's fiction
The rejection felt semi-formy with bits of personalized feedback inserted. Amy referred to my characters by name and called them dynamic and sympathetic. She also said she loved the suspense elements of my story, but ultimately didn't connect closely enough. Overall, the feedback was complimentary, which almost makes the rejection worse. At least it was all said and done within a month!
from Hulagirl
Apr 05, 2018 4:06 pm


EQ: 3/15/18
ER: 4/5/18
Contemporary Romance 71K
from amylululouise
Apr 04, 2018 10:31 pm


EQ: 3/12/18

WF 106k

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