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Ms. Amy Tipton

Signature Literary Agency

101 W. 23rd St, Suite 346

New York, NY 10001

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from kudbbetter
Yesterday 10:52 am

I received the same email from Amy Tipton as everyone else on a query back in September, and have reached out to Gary at Signature Lit to let him know. I'm sure he's already aware, but just in case.
from domberoonie
Oct 16, 2018 1:49 pm

See my first comment below. But Amy Tipton's own web page
says she used to work for the Signature Literary Agency. She seems to be offering representation and charging fees. See the fees page.
And her Submissions page talks about representing clients.So is she a literary agent or isn't she? Or a publishers of Feral Girl Books? Very confusing.
from domberoonie
Oct 16, 2018 1:29 pm

Although QT says Amy Tipton is no longer working as a literary agent, she is listed an active agent on the Signature LIterary Agency web page.
It doesn't say that she is closed to queries, while it explicitly says that for agent Ellen Pepus.
However, the earlier QT comments here about her approaching authors seem red-flaggish. Are they for real? Maybe somebody stole her name to spam authors.
from roseramos
Aug 25, 2018 8:32 pm

So, I never intended to join this site, because I already have an agent, but six hours ago Ms. Tipton sent me (verbatim!) the same email you guys got. Does she not realize this website exists? Should I be insulted that she waited until August before soliciting me? ;)

It put a bad taste in my mouth that after I explained I'm already happy with my agent (yeah, I'm dopey enough to reply to these things), she suggested I work with her anyway so I could get help from somebody "more hands-on."
from bestseller1980
Aug 18, 2018 11:31 am

Got another email on 8/17...I mean, come on. Seriously?:

I don't know if you ever got this email (my email is acting weird) anyway, I thought I'd try again. If you did get this--sorry for the duplicate!

from ElianaM
Aug 02, 2018 10:29 am

Got the same letter pretending to be interested in my writing (which took her less than 24 hours to reject---from just the query). Icky feeling. I guess she figures that sucker is born every minute.
from karenleespree
Jul 30, 2018 7:33 am

Very funny. Thanks, JaeStories.
from JaeStories
Jul 29, 2018 2:02 pm

Karenleespree: We all know that "No Response Means No" is worse than any rejection letter. :P
from karenleespree
Jul 29, 2018 11:52 am

Lol, my husband suggests we send her a rejection letter. :)
from LightofBeauty
Jul 26, 2018 1:00 pm

What makes it even more ridiculous and outrageous is that, like, I could kind of understand if she only spammed the authors that she requested a partial or full from, but she's spamming authors that she rejected too. Why would I want her services when she rejected me (based on just 5 pages), and why would I believe that she can't stop thinking about me and my work when, hello, she was the one that stepped aside. So, this just doesn't work. It reeks of desperation. It's gross, tacky, and just silly.
from Celebfear
Jul 25, 2018 4:54 pm

Pretty sure this violates anti-spam laws since she's contacting us from a list she got through agenting for a service...

I also find it pretty icky that she's targeting female/female-identifying/genderqueer writers. HOW is this information translated through a simple query?
from LightofBeauty
Jul 25, 2018 2:21 pm

OMG, I got the same tacky and cheap "I can't stop thinking about your work, here, let's pretend that I'm being sincere here!!" letter. Avoid this one at all cost, this just isn't right. Aside from being unprofessional, this is just not ethical, it's pandering, it's lying, and it's just plain wrong. And she thinks that we're not going to catch on to her soliciting us? She's just insulting our intelligence to boot. Like I said before, NOT IMPRESSED. Tacky, just so so TACKY.
from bestseller1980
Jul 24, 2018 1:00 pm

I got the same exact email an hour ago. "I can't stop thinking about your work...blah, blah, blah." This is so unprofessional.
from billybuttercup
Jul 24, 2018 1:00 pm

Almost a year ago, I received pretty critical feedback on a full I sent her. I was ok with the criticism, but then today received the form solicitation everyone else mentions below. I have to say, this approach, given the comments she had on my ms, did not impress me.
from slightlysmall
Jul 24, 2018 12:18 pm

She's still at it. I got the same form as JaeStories.

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