Amy Tipton

Amy Tipton – Editor

I was a literary agent for years now I'm a freelance editor/owner of an editorial service for women/women-identifying/genderqueer writers.

Overview

I was a literary agent (for 13 almost 14 years) prior to going freelance so I'm confident, I can help you! I have a keen and discerning eye for potential, and am committed not only to new voices, but to literature as a whole. My interest in being a key player in shaping and expanding the literary landscape through the work I discover means I don’t mind taking risks and will always act in the best interest of my clients. My unique and nurturing style ensures they have a good foundation with which to launch long and successful careers. Please, consider me your professional CP!

I love reality-based fiction but am also a HUGE horror freak! I am drawn to dystopian/adventure/survival/thriller/mysteries...though I love the character Bridget Jones! (And am an Emily Giffin fan!)

I take great pride in my work and am a big believer in collaboration--let me help you put your best book forward.
Services
Fiction
Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense Women's Fiction Young Adult
Languages
English (US)
Awards
  • lots! (a 2014 Stonewall & including YALSA +)
  • 2019 Edgar Award (best fiction--mystery [or thriller]--awarded by Mystery Writers of America
  • My YA, SADIE (with author Courtney Summers) made the NYT Best Seller list

Work experience

Self-employed

Aug, 2018 — Present

Doing everything I used to do as a hands-on agent but not being an agent!

Signature Literary Agency

Sep, 2009 — Aug, 2018 (almost 9 years)

I was a literary agent for years before going freelance... My client list was a mix of adult and YA (more YA though, very girl-centric and full of social justice issues)--look it up!

I handled editing all my own books, foreign (when handling my own got to be too much, I found our foreign rights agent --I also found movie/TV agent to handle all film interest), subbing to editors/negotiating contracts etc. I wore all kinds of hats!

One of my YAs won a 2014 Stonewall Award (and I am a big champion of LGBTQIA+ literature). Also, one of my YAs just reached the NYT Best Seller list. (The MC had a stutter--I would love to see more disabled heroes in the world.)

FinePrint Literary Management

Sep, 2006 — Sep, 2009 (about 3 years)

Portfolio

Corinth 2642 AD

Schaefer, Bindiya

Summer Rental

Ross, Rektok

Falling & Uprising

Cammaratta, Natalie

Darling

Ancrum, K.

The Wild Lands

Paul Greci

In Paul Greci's The Wild Lands, Travis and his sister are trapped in a daily race to survive―and there is no second place.Natural disasters and a breakdown of civilization have cut off Alaska from the world and destroyed its landscape. Now, as food runs out an... read more
The Wicker King is a psychological young adult thriller that follows two friends struggling as one spirals into madness.Jack once saved August's life…now can August save him?August is a misfit with a pyro streak and Jack is a golden boy on the varsity rugby te... read more
How a Show, and the Support of Its Fandom, Changed—and Saved—Lives Supernatural, a three-time People’s Choice Award winner for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show and Tumblr’s 2015 Most Reblogged “Live Action TV,” has made a name for itself by supporting and encou... read more
“Lighthearted…You’ll speed through this read.” —Real SimpleBest friends Annie and Sarah need cash—fast. Sarah, a beautiful, successful lawyer, wants nothing more than to have a baby. But balancing IVF treatments with a grueling eighty-hour workweek is no walk ... read more
What the Woods Keep

Katya de Becerra

What the Woods Keep is the stunning debut of Katya de Becerra, who combines mystery, science fiction, and dark fantasy in a twisty story that will keep you mesmerized right up to the final page. On her eighteenth birthday, Hayden inherits her childhood home―on... read more
From Amy Reed, Ellen Hopkins, Amber Smith, Sandhya Menon, and more of your favorite YA authors comes an anthology of essays that explore the diverse experiences of injustice, empowerment, and growing up female in America.This collection of twenty-one essays fr... read more
“A call-to-action to everyone out there who wants to fight back.” —Bustle “Subversive anti-sexism—just try to put it down.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Cuts straight to the core of rape culture—masterfully fierce, stirring, and deeply empowering.” —Amber... read more
Sadie

Courtney Summers

A New York Times bestseller! A Booklist Top 10 YA Book for Adult Readers One of the Best YA Novels of 2018 by Publishers WeeklyOne of B&N Teen Blog's Best YA Books of 2018Bustle's Best Young Adult Books of 2018Good Morning America's Best Books of 2018In NPR's ... read more

Amy has 5 reviews

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K. C. B.

K. C. B.

Aug, 2022

Once again, Amy saves the day. Why is writing a query letter so much harder than writing a novel? I don't think I'll ever know the answer, but now, I don't have to stress about it. Because Amy.
K. C. B.

K. C. B.

Jul, 2022

I hired Amy because in our initial back and forth, she was very honest with me, even when it would have been easier- and for some people more profitable- to be nice instead. But what I needed to take my MS from done to finished was an honest and critical eye, and that is exactly what I got. I was at a place where my queries weren't really getting the response I wanted, but being so close to my...
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Megan Z.

Megan Z.

Jun, 2022

Amy was excellent - really thorough comments and also super quick to respond on my query review. I felt like I got tons of value out of working with her and recommend her very highly!
Diana C.

Diana C.

Dec, 2021

Amy was fast and efficient. I agreed with practically every suggestion she made. If you want honest knowledgeable help, I heartily recommend her.
Sophia G.

Sophia G.

Dec, 2020

Amy was awesome to work with! She provided great feedback that will help me improve on my manuscript. She was quick to turn around my book and fully understood what I was trying to get at throughout the entire book.

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