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 interns. Her list is wide-ranging, encompassing both adult fiction and nonfiction, as well as YA.  She’s always on the lookout for upmarket women’s fiction, fiction from diverse authors, literary suspense, and smart narrative nonfiction that addresses issues of social justice, feminism or targets a millennial audience. She's also on the lookout for self-help and health/wellness titles. You can find her on Twitter at @amylizbishop.

What I'm Looking For

  • Plot-driven literary and upmarket fiction.
  • Fiction and nonfiction from diverse authors.
  • Literary suspense.
  • Narrative nonfiction with a strong platform and engaging hook.
  • Prescriptive nonfiction with a robust platform in the health/wellness space.

Sample Titles or Authors

The Widow of Rose House, Diana Biller
The Silence of Bones, June Hur
Concerns About Getting Lost, Nancy Jooyoun Kim

Specializes In

FICTION: Family Saga, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Multi-Cultural, Thriller/Suspense, Upmarket Women's Fiction, Young Adult

NONFICTION: Cultural/Social Issues, Health & Fitness, History, Investigative Journalism, Multi-Cultural, Narrative, Pop Culture, Psychology

Considers

FICTION: Children's, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance

NONFICTION: Dating/Relationships, Food & Lifestyle, Memoir, Politics, Religion, Science, Self-Help, Sports, Technology, True Crime, Women's Concerns