A cisgender East Asian woman smiling in her late 20s, with large tortoiseshell glasses and mid-length, wavy, dark hair.




Amy Elizabeth Bishop joined DG&B in 2015 after interning for them in 2014. At DG&B, she's cultivating a wide-ranging list in literary and upmarket fiction, expert-driven narrative nonfiction, and select YA, with a special interest in BIPOC voices. Her list includes titles such as The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim (a Reese's Book Club selection and NYT bestseller) and The Silence of Bones by June Hur (a Junior Library Guild selection and Edgar Award nominee). Before diving into the world of publishing, she graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a degree in Creative Writing. Though she grew up upstate, she currently resides in Woodside, Queens. You can find her on Twitter at @amylizbishop.

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SESSION: On Reading Submissions

Querying can often feel like sending your beloved work into a black hole. What are agents doing with your work anyway? How do they make their decisions? What are they looking for in your query and sample pages? Some of this, of course, is subjective, but in this session, literary agent Amy Elizabeth Bishop pulls back the curtain and takes you through some of the decision-making process and what she looks for in a query, sample pages, and some of the little craft elements that can really take your project over the finish line.