Amy Elizabeth Bishop

Amy Elizabeth Bishop - Editor

New York, United States

Literary agent with a particular passion for all things YA, romance, and historical.

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I'm a literary agent, poet, and freelancer, with a sharp editing eye and a knowledge of the current publishing marketplace.

In my current position, I handle short story and essay submissions, as well as evaluate longer work, which means I'm comfortable working with various forms and lengths, and understand what makes these projects successful.

I can bring the expertise of working in the publishing industry to a manuscript. Not only can I hone work editorially, I can help point projects in a direction that is salable. I've seen projects in all stages -- from that first query letter -- to a ready-for-publication work and understand the process. I've worked with NYT and USA Today Bestselling authors.

Being a writer myself has also let me collaborate more effectively with my clients, in terms of making sure that during the editing process, their style, voice, and the direction they want to take their work in still shines through.

One of the reasons I wanted to enter publishing was to help writers like you find their voice and get their talent out into the world. Let's take the plunge together.
Languages
English (US)
Science Fiction
Dystopian
Fiction
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Romance
Young Adult

Work experience

Literary Agent & Assistant

Dystel, Goderich & Bourret
July, 2015 – Present (over 4 years)

I assist the president, Jane Dystel, with many of her projects in all stages as well as maintain a client list of my own (specializing in romance and historical fiction, though I'm actively reading and acquiring in other genres).

Portfolio (9 selected works)

Runaway Girl (Runaway Rockstar Series Book 1)

Anne Eliot

Robin Love's father has been missing in action for over a year. A true proud army brat at almost eighteen, Robin already knows how to be strong and how to be her brother’s only family. Above all, she knows to pretend everything will be fine. Only, things aren’t fine. Robin discovered that her brother will get dumped in foster care when she leaves for college. So, she’s convinced him to run awa... read more

Robin Love's father has been missing in action for over a year. A true proud army brat at almost eighteen, Robin already knows how to be strong and how to be her brother’s only family. Above all, she knows to pretend everything will be fine. Only, things aren’t fine. Robin discovered that her brother will get dumped in foster care when she leaves for college. So, she’s convinced him to run awa... read more

Open Season (The Caeteran Tales Book 1)

Susan Stradiotto

Elle Jones coveted an executive position. Running from her past, Elle developed a strong drive. Her mantra: Executive by thirty! She landed the job and celebrated her long-awaited success. That was…until she left the office late one night. When she stepped from the elevator, her life changed. Three cloaked figures waited… Andreas Javine had Elle in his sights. Terrináe’s Congress only allotted... read more

Elle Jones coveted an executive position. Running from her past, Elle developed a strong drive. Her mantra: Executive by thirty! She landed the job and celebrated her long-awaited success. That was…until she left the office late one night. When she stepped from the elevator, her life changed. Three cloaked figures waited… Andreas Javine had Elle in his sights. Terrináe’s Congress only allotted... read more

Running That Doesn't Suck: How to Love Running (Even If You Think You Hate It)

Lisa Jhung

We've all side-eyed the chipper runners jogging by at 6 a.m. in their short-shorts and sports bras and felt a little envious, despite our simmering resentment. How do they get out there and do it every morning? How did they become Runners? Though running is theoretically one of the most natural sports for humans, the general responses to running tend to be, "It's hard. It sucks. I wish I could... read more

We've all side-eyed the chipper runners jogging by at 6 a.m. in their short-shorts and sports bras and felt a little envious, despite our simmering resentment. How do they get out there and do it every morning? How did they become Runners? Though running is theoretically one of the most natural sports for humans, the general responses to running tend to be, "It's hard. It sucks. I wish I could... read more

Honour Your Calling: The Professional's Guide to Quitting Your Job and Doing Your Soul Work

Angelyn Toth

Honour Your Calling The Professional's Guide for Quitting Your Job and Doing Your Soul WorkI’m done with my career, now what?If you feel done with your career path or trapped by your job, what will you do and how will you do it, are questions on your mind. Maybe you’ve reached the place of deep longing to fulfill your soul’s work but feel held down by fear or even depression.You may have had a... read more

Honour Your Calling The Professional's Guide for Quitting Your Job and Doing Your Soul WorkI’m done with my career, now what?If you feel done with your career path or trapped by your job, what will you do and how will you do it, are questions on your mind. Maybe you’ve reached the place of deep longing to fulfill your soul’s work but feel held down by fear or even depression.You may have had a... read more

Sixth Induction (The Caeteran Tales) (Volume 1)

Susan Stradiotto

Elle has a choice...or so they say. After kidnapping her, what reason would she have to stay in Caetera? She doesn’t know how she got here. She doesn’t know why. Worst of all, she can’t figure out how to return to Earth on her own. Just give it a week...or so they say. How can she? Something about Caetera...is just not right.

Elle has a choice...or so they say. After kidnapping her, what reason would she have to stay in Caetera? She doesn’t know how she got here. She doesn’t know why. Worst of all, she can’t figure out how to return to Earth on her own. Just give it a week...or so they say. How can she? Something about Caetera...is just not right.

The Widow of Rose House: A Novel

Diana Biller

A young widow restores a dilapidated mansion with the assistance of a charming, eccentric genius, only to find the house is full of dangerous secrets in this effervescent Gilded Age debut novel It’s 1875, and Alva Webster has perfected her stiff upper lip after three years of being pilloried in the presses of two continents over fleeing her abusive husband. Now his sudden death allows her to r... read more

A young widow restores a dilapidated mansion with the assistance of a charming, eccentric genius, only to find the house is full of dangerous secrets in this effervescent Gilded Age debut novel It’s 1875, and Alva Webster has perfected her stiff upper lip after three years of being pilloried in the presses of two continents over fleeing her abusive husband. Now his sudden death allows her to r... read more

Voice Lessons: How a Couple of Ninja Turtles, Pinky, and an Animaniac Saved My Life

Rob Paulsen

Rob Paulsen is one of Hollywood’s busiest, most talented, and most passionate performers. If you don’t know him by name, you will know him by the many characters he has brought to life: Pinky from Pinky and the Brain and Yakko from Animaniacs, the tough, but loveable, Raphael from the original animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and many more.So, you can imagine how terrifying it must have ... read more

Rob Paulsen is one of Hollywood’s busiest, most talented, and most passionate performers. If you don’t know him by name, you will know him by the many characters he has brought to life: Pinky from Pinky and the Brain and Yakko from Animaniacs, the tough, but loveable, Raphael from the original animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and many more.So, you can imagine how terrifying it must have ... read more

The Silence of Bones

June Hur

I have a mouth, but I mustn't speak;Ears, but I mustn't hear;Eyes, but I mustn't see.1800, Joseon (Korea). Homesick and orphaned sixteen-year-old Seol is living out the ancient curse: “May you live in interesting times.” Indentured to the police bureau, she’s been tasked with assisting a well-respected young inspector with the investigation into the politically charged murder of a noblewoman. ... read more

I have a mouth, but I mustn't speak;Ears, but I mustn't hear;Eyes, but I mustn't see.1800, Joseon (Korea). Homesick and orphaned sixteen-year-old Seol is living out the ancient curse: “May you live in interesting times.” Indentured to the police bureau, she’s been tasked with assisting a well-respected young inspector with the investigation into the politically charged murder of a noblewoman. ... read more

Dillon

Satoko Silverberg

A seductive older widow from New York's Upper East Side is gifted a most spiteful dog from the local pound. She dubs the scrawny and inelegant creature Dillon—a name fit for a lion. As she falls in love with a debonair and quite well-connected magnate, the dog quickly becomes embroiled in a fight for survival—and for the lady's heart.Once abandoned and now enjoying the comforts of a loving hom... read more

A seductive older widow from New York's Upper East Side is gifted a most spiteful dog from the local pound. She dubs the scrawny and inelegant creature Dillon—a name fit for a lion. As she falls in love with a debonair and quite well-connected magnate, the dog quickly becomes embroiled in a fight for survival—and for the lady's heart.Once abandoned and now enjoying the comforts of a loving hom... read more

Amy has 57 reviews

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Michael Foresta
This is the second time I have utilized Amy's services and both times she has helped me tremendously. That really says it all doesn't it?

Michael Foresta, October 2019


Matt Strempel
As a first time writer, Amy was exactly what I needed. I had read countless articles and listened to endless podcasts (Thanks, Reedsy's Bestseller), but still didn't know *which* darlings to kill; if my characters were believable and necessary; mostly, though, was my story any good? She gave concise, timely advice and encouragement that took my manuscript to a much better place than I could eve...
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Matt Strempel, October 2019


Delali Connell
I was surprised by how quickly Amy returned my manuscript and how well she conveyed the issues in the story. Her edits are a clear roadmap for improving the novel. It's no wonder she works at such a great agency. Amy, thank you for your hard work!

Delali Connell, September 2019


Lexi Sprague
Awesome to work with!!!

Lexi Sprague, August 2019


Joanna Gray
Amy gave my query personal attention. She didn't just offer critiques, she suggested changes for my consideration (even working the changes herself, making it easy to follow what she meant.) I feel confident in sending out the final product that we worked together.

Joanna Gray, August 2019

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