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Ms. Amy Tipton

Signature Literary Agency

101 W. 23rd St, Suite 346

New York, NY 10001



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Website: signaturelit.com

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Catsamoa79
Apr 23, 2017 4:49 pm


EQ: 4/22/17
ER: 4/23/17
Form letter, same as below.
from Boreas
Apr 21, 2017 5:10 pm


EQ: 4/21/17
ER: 4/21/17 - A form letter with a personal note at the bottom admitting that the decision was difficult. She liked the query but doesn't handle my book's subject matter.

YA Action/Drama 107k
from jgolden
Apr 08, 2017 5:22 am


EQ: 4/7/17
ER: 4/7/17 (17 hours)

Thank you for your query, which I read with interest. Unfortunately, I
am not the right agent for your work. Do not despair as another agent
might feel quite differently.

Thank you for considering me. I wish you the best with your writing.

Best,
Amy Tipton

*This was a difficult decision--I'm sorry not to read.
from khroochang
Apr 07, 2017 6:42 pm


Response (albeit rejection) after five hours! But she gave me some positive comments
from Mander_Pander
Jan 20, 2017 1:23 pm


EQ: 1/19
ER: 1/20 This was strange because, first, she thought that my book was sci-fi/fantasy when I state in the first paragraph of my query that it's YA contemporary. I e-mailed her back telling her that it was realistic fiction. Then, she wrote, "I am overloaded right now and not taking new stuff, sorry." Even though it looks like from below she's made a request or two. And, if this IS the case, why isn't she closed to queries?? Hmm...
from orangrila
Jan 20, 2017 11:55 am


EQ: Jan. 19
ER: Jan 20 Same form as others have received.

MG
from bestseller1980
Jan 20, 2017 10:38 am


EQ: 1/5/17
FR: 1/8/17
ER: 1/18/17--weirdly, she said that the opening pages turned her off, so she was "tainted" while reading the rest of the novel. I've read interviews about her that she never reads sample pages with queries, which is frustrating because sample pages are listed in her submission requirements. I feel like if she'd read the sample pages with my query, she might have saved us both from being disappointed because she would have realized my opening scene was "too graphical" (her words) for her taste. It's great that she was pumped about my query, but if sample pages are there, I really wish agents would read them. You can have a fantastic query, but the writing might not be what you're looking for--hence the freaking SAMPLE PAGES!!! :)


YA Contemporary

So excited!!!!
from kerrytaylor776
Jan 15, 2017 9:24 am


Women's fiction sent and one day later I received the following - Thank you for your query, which I read with interest. Unfortunately, I
am not the right agent for your work. Do not despair as another agent
might feel quite differently.

Thank you for considering me. I wish you the best with your writing.

Best,
Amy Tipton

*This was a difficult decision--I'm sorry not to read. I am overloaded right now and not taking new stuff, sorry.
from CarolBlondette
Nov 21, 2016 2:21 pm


EQ: 11/17/16
ER (form w/note added at the bottom): 11/18/16
from karambelas
Nov 10, 2016 9:58 am


EQ: 11/7
ER: 11/10

YA Edgy Contemporary 76k... I queried her because she's Amy Reed's agent and we have similar writing style.

a form rejection with honestly the best little note at the end which makes it hurt even more: (I love this so so so much! I hate to pass but you deserve an agent who can dedicate their time to you--and right now, that's just not me, unfortunately. I bet though, you will get snatched up so fast! Good luck here--I can't wait to see you on shelves)
from Polonius
Oct 27, 2016 8:01 pm


EQ 2/29/16
ER 2/29/16 - difficult decision, just not taking clients right now

YA Contemporary
--

EQ new YA Contemporary 10/19/16
ER 10/19/16 - same thing
from reiterwriter
Oct 05, 2016 2:10 pm


Not looking for fantasy. Admits that client VE Schwab is an anomaly, as Schwab didn't query her.
from Coreyjayne
Sep 26, 2016 7:17 pm


EQ 9/25
ER 9/26

Same response as others, states she's not taking on anyone new right now. She did add an additional postscript "(This is a pretty cool idea--if you don't get snatched up beforehand, please retry me in March 2017!)"

So maybe it's best for others to wait until March to query her, she may have room and time to take on new clients then. Good luck everyone!
from Shandylous
Sep 22, 2016 1:41 pm


EQ 9/16
ER 9/22

Amy is so sweet. I love that she often puts a personal note below her form. This was mine:

(I love this idea--and even as busy as I am, I set this aside to read but who I am kidding?--I don't have the proper amount of time to dedicate to you. I'm sorry. Good luck!)
from justwondering
Sep 16, 2016 7:40 pm


EQ 9/15
ER 9/16

Form query with a personal note underneath stating it was a hard pass but she's overloaded right now.

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