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, stories with a darker edge, and smart narrative nonfiction that addresses issues of politics, social justice, feminism or targets a millennial audience. 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.
  • Historical fiction/nonfiction from surprising or unexpected perspectives.
  • Nonfiction with a strong platform and engaging hook.

Sample Titles or Authors

Harnessed Lightening, Diana Biller
Ten Thousand Rivers, June Hur
Running That Doesn't Suck, Lisa Jhung

Specializes In

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

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


FICTION: Chick Lit, Christian, Fantasy, Horror, Literary Fiction, Middle Grade, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thrillers/Suspense

NONFICTION: Current Affairs, Dating/Relationships, Health & Fitness, Memoir, Politics, Pop Culture, Psychology, Science, Self-Help, Sports, Women's Concerns