Amy Elizabeth Bishop

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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)
Fiction
Dystopian
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Romance
Young Adult & Teen

Work experience

Literary Agent & Assistant

Dystel, Goderich & Bourret
July, 2015 – Present (over 3 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

Condemn Me Not: Accused of Witchcraft

Heather B. Moore

“This woman was one of the most impudent, scurrilous, wicked creatures of this world; and she did now throughout her whole trial discover herself to be such a one. Yet when she was asked what she had to say for herself, her chief plea was that she had led a most virtuous and holy life.” —Reverend Cotton Mather, 1692USA Today Bestselling author Heather B. Moore brings the life of her 10th great... read more

“This woman was one of the most impudent, scurrilous, wicked creatures of this world; and she did now throughout her whole trial discover herself to be such a one. Yet when she was asked what she had to say for herself, her chief plea was that she had led a most virtuous and holy life.” —Reverend Cotton Mather, 1692USA Today Bestselling author Heather B. Moore brings the life of her 10th great... read more

Everything Under The Sun

Jessica Redmerski, J.A. Redmerski

Thais Fenwick was eleven-years-old when civilization fell, devastated by a virus that killed off the majority of the world’s population. For seven years, Thais and her family lived in a community of survivors deep in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. But when her town is attacked by raiders, she and her blind sister are taken away to the East-Central Territory where she is destined to li... read more

Thais Fenwick was eleven-years-old when civilization fell, devastated by a virus that killed off the majority of the world’s population. For seven years, Thais and her family lived in a community of survivors deep in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. But when her town is attacked by raiders, she and her blind sister are taken away to the East-Central Territory where she is destined to li... 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

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Onassa Sun

Amy was the first editor I ever worked with on Reedsy, and she is amazing! I needed an editorial assessment for my chapbook and she went above and beyond and even included some copy and line editing, which is awesome! She replies promptly, is extremely professional, and overall just provided an extremely pleasant editing experience. Her feedback is spot-on and I will definitely work with her ag...

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Onassa Sun, March 2019


Andrew Crown

Amy was a pleasure to work with on the developmental edit of my novel. Her comments were thoughtful and I think she really strengthened my manuscript with her insightful feedback. She also included line editing with her edits which was a pleasant surprise. She also communicated promptly and respectfully in all communications with me. I thought I got great value in choosing Amy as my editor ...

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Andrew Crown, February 2019


Katie O'Donnell

Another great experience after my second collaboration with Amy. She was, once again, incredibly helpful, professional, friendly and has made me so much more confident in my manuscript synopsis. Thank you, Amy!

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Katie O'Donnell, January 2019


Michael Thompson

Amy went above and beyond. She delivered exactly what I was looking for.

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Michael Thompson, January 2019


George Collazo

Amy did an amazing job editing my manuscript. All of her notes were incredibly thoughtful, insightful, and inspired. I would recommend Reedsy as a service to a new author, and specifically Amy Elizabeth Bishop as an Editor who will deliver thorough results in a timely fashion!

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George Collazo, January 2019

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