Workout Song of the Day: "Pump It" by Black Eyed Peas
My very first entry in the Agent Wish List series is none other than Amy Tipton of Signature Literature Agency. Just look at her picture--isn't she a rock star? :)
Why I Heart Her: She answered my query in like a week--record timing, especially considering I still haven't heard from a few other agents I queried WAAAY back in October. Also, she's the one who suggested that I alter my novel to make it YA. Needless to say, I'm addicted now. If it wasn't for her, I wouldn't have been introduced to Elizabeth Scott, Amy Reed, and Davida Willis Hurwin. You rock, Amy!
Why You'll Heart Her: Not only is she speedy, but she is so dedicated to her clients that she returned to work right after having a stroke. If that's not reliable, I don't know what is.
Who She Represents: Some of Amy's most prominent clients include Amy Reed, who has just published her first YA novel, Beautiful (be on the lookout for my review), Courtney Summers, whose second YA novel, Some Girls Are will actually be released tomorrow, and Kirstin Cronn-Mills who wrote the YA novel, The Sky Always Hears Me: And the Hills Don't Mind.
What She's Looking For: "Dirty" and "heartbreaking" women's fiction; boy MG; edgy and reality-based YA; women's studies and fashion/beauty.
Notable Net Nuggets: Here are links to some of her interviews and other info:
How to Submit to Her: Amy is currently accepting submissions again! To submit to her, send your query and the first 5 pages of your manuscript (pasted in the body of your email) to firstname.lastname@example.org
And there you have it! Good luck--I know I'll be knocking on her door shortly. :)