Amy Elizabeth Bishop

Amy Elizabeth Bishop

Dystel, Goderich & Bourret

My Manuscript Wish List

Fiction-wise, I’m interested in both commercial and upmarket women’s fiction, romance, fiction from diverse and underrepresented authors, historical fiction (focusing on untold stories or well-known stories from a different perspective; think, minority voices), and contemporary YA with a darker twist. I’d love to find a multi-generational story and am particularly interested in the intricacies of family relationships.

In terms of nonfiction, I’m on the hunt for a killer feminist voice and historical narrative non-fiction.

I’m looking for character-driven stories that make you think (or re-think) and provide a different perspective.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to abishop@dystel.com

  • Do send your query letter via email, and include the full query in the body of the email, not as an attachment.
  • Do include a writing sample of the first 25 pages of your manuscript (or the closest chapter break) in the body of the email below your query letter.
  • Do proofread carefully and double-space your writing sample.
  • Do be sure to query only one agent at this agency. We will not review queries sent to more than one of us.
  • Do resend your query email if you haven’t heard from us in 8 weeks, noting the date previously sent. Our goal is to read and respond to every query in that time frame.

Guidelines & Details

Vital Info

Agent, Editor
Fiction: Commercial, General, LGBTQ, Romance, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult
Non-Fiction: History, Journalism

Favorite sub-genres: Contemporary Romance, Contemporary YA, Diversity, Domestic Suspense, Feminism, Narrative Nonfiction, Romantic Suspense, Upmarket Women's Fiction
I’d like the next…

Nova Ren Suma, or the gorgeous writing in THE WOMEN IN THE CASTLE by Jessica Shattuck.


My favorites include…

Books that I’ve been a recent evangelist for:

  • THE GUINEVERES by Sarah Domet
  • I’M SUPPOSED TO PROTECT YOU FROM ALL THIS by Nadja Spiegelman
  • Tana French & Clare Mackintosh, generally

You can find what I’m currently reading here.

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