AMY ELIZABETH BISHOP

Amy Elizabeth Bishop joined Dystel, Goderich & Bourret in 2015 after interning for them in 2014. After a short stint as the financial & subrights assistant, she started assisting Jane Dystel, and in addition to managing her own list, now also oversees the office and the intern program. Her list is wide-ranging, encompassing both adult fiction and nonfiction, as well as YA. She’s always on the lookout for literary and upmarket fiction, especially from BIPOC authors, literary suspense, mysteries, and book club fiction. Additionally, she looks for smart narrative nonfiction in the science, history, social justice, and current affairs space. You can find her on Twitter at @amylizbishop.

WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR

Adult fiction:
-literary fiction by BIPOC authors
-bookclub fiction about friendships, tangled family relationships, grief
-literary suspense
-mysteries with a female protagonist

Adult nonfiction:
-proposals from health experts, scientists, historians, journalists, and other experts with some truths to tell or stories to reveal
-cultural criticism a la Jia Tolentino (platform + bylines a must in this tough space)

YA:
-still looking for great contemporary (or historical) YA thrillers & mysteries!
-would love to find a YA historical set in Asia, Africa, or South America
-smart, upmarket contemporary rom-coms by BIPOC authors

SAMPLE TITLES OR AUTHORS

The Last Story of Mina Lee, Nancy Jooyoun Kim
The Silence of Bones, June Hur
The Pornography Wars, Dr. Kelsy Burke

Specializes In

FICTION: Family Saga, Literary Fiction, Multi-Cultural, Mystery, Thriller/Suspense, Young Adult

NONFICTION: Cultural/Social Issues, History, Investigative Journalism, Multi-Cultural, Narrative, Science

Considers

FICTION: Christian, Historical Fiction, Upmarket Women's Fiction

NONFICTION: Current Affairs, Dating/Relationships, Food & Lifestyle, Health & Fitness, Politics, Pop Culture, Psychology, Technology, Women's Concerns