Meet our 2019 Agents, Editor & Publisher
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 fiction from diverse authors, stories with a darker edge, and smart narrative nonfiction that’s historical in bent or addresses issues of politics and feminism. You can find her on Twitter at @amylizbishop.
Accepting: Fiction: family saga, general fiction, historical fiction, literary fiction, multicultural, mystery/crime, women’s fiction, offbeat/quirky, young adult, thriller/suspense, speculative. Nonfiction: Biography, business/finance, current affairs/politics, general nonfiction, history, how-to/self help, multicultural, pop culture, science & technology, social issues, sports, women’s issues
Not Accepting: Fiction: action/adventure, children’s/picture book, commercial fiction, erotica, fantasy, new adult, romance, science fiction. Nonfiction: adventure/true stories, arts/photography, cooking/food/drinks, humor/gift, memoir, true crime travel
Bibi Lewis is an associate agent and subsidiary rights manager at the Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency. She is actively building her list in Children’s Fiction and Non-Fiction and Adult Fiction. When she isn’t working she is probably knitting.
Accepting: Children’s books (PB through YA) both fiction and non. Especially interested in mysteries, contemporary MG or YA, magical realism, select SFF. Adult: Womens fiction, Mystery, Thrillers and Suspense, Contemporary Romance.
Not accepting: Talking animal books.
After receiving a BA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College, Kaitlyn refused to leave the concept of nightly homework behind. As well as being a junior agent for Corvisiero Literary Agency, she is also a freelance editor at her own company, K. Johnson Editorial, and has worked as a copyeditor for academic publisher codeMantra, a YA editor for Accent Press, and a Conference Assistant for GrubStreet, Boston. She has written various articles for Writer’s Digest and has had a flash fiction story published in the anthology A Box of Stars Beneath the Bed.
Accepting: Interested in upper MG, YA, and Adult Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Contemporary, Historical Fiction, LGBTQ+ narratives, and select Romance and Paranormal
Not Accepting: Thriller, Suspense, Romantic Suspense, Novellas/poetry/short story collections, Heavily Religious Themes, Chapter/Picture Books, Erotica
Danielle Dieterich is an associate editor at G.P. Putnam’s Sons, a division of Penguin Random House. After graduating from Wesleyan University with a degree in English, she began her career in publishing in the publicity department of Dutton Books, and joined Putnam in 2015. She is interested in suspense and psychological thrillers, as well as book club fiction and smart women’s fiction, both contemporary and historical. She is drawn to stories with distinct voices, dark themes, and a strong sense of place, and enjoys high-concept or speculative twists. She has worked with bestselling and award-winning authors such as Clive Cussler, Jan Karon, Lisa Gardner, Lisa Scottoline, C.J. Box, Chloe Benjamin, and Jeffery Deaver. She lives in Manhattan with her husband.
Accepting: Psychological Suspense, Thrillers, Literary and book club fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary novels with a speculative or magical twist, Pop Culture, Narrative Nonfiction, Smart, unique memoir
Not accepting: Romance, Genre Fiction (Science Fiction/Fantasy), Serious nonfiction and biography, YA/Children’s, Self-Help/Prescriptive, Cookbooks
Rhonda is President and Editor-in-Chief of The Wild Rose Press. She and her business partner, RJ Morris, opened the company back in 2006 and continue to be the sole owners today. TWRP, as it is affectionately known, is home to authors worldwide and currently has over 3000 active titles. Although started as a romance only publisher, they opened their garden gate to adult mainstream fiction (including historical fiction, science fiction, erotica, thrillers, etc.) in 2013. They also publish YA but do not work with children’s books, cookbooks, memoirs, or poetry. They publish in ebook format as well as print and audio. In January 2018 TWRP was named Best Publisher of the Year by an independent study for the 9th year. Rhonda lives in Upstate New York in a picturesque hamlet nestled along the Erie Canal. She and her husband, Scott, have been married 33 years and have three adult sons, a cat and an annoying spoiled Siberian Husky. She enjoys writing, boating, cooking and baking and is never happier then when all her sons are home and around her table.
Accepting: All genres of adult fiction and YA
Not accepting: Children’s books, poetry, memoir, non-fiction
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