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Monday, January 4, 2010

My Agent Wish List: Amy Tipton


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 amy@signaturelit.com
And there you have it! Good luck--I know I'll be knocking on her door shortly. :)

6 comments:

Glamour177 said...

She looks way to young to have had a stroke. You just never know, I guess.

I am loving your new format. Very clear, concise, and with some personality. Great post!

I actually can't wait to start querying a new book. As heartbreaking as a rejection is, just knowing you have a completed project is an amazing feeling.

Nathalie said...

Thank you for sharing, Pam. I can't help but wonder what she's reading. :)

Pam Harris said...

LOL, same here, Nathalie. Hopefully in her next pic, she'll be reading something of mine. :) Thanks for the compliments, too, Melanie!

Victoria Schwab said...

Amy is my agent, and she is PHENOMENAL. Seriously, she's a rock star, and the most attentive, supportive advocate I could ever ask for.

Victoria
The Near Witch
Hyperion '11

amyreed said...

Yep, I second what Victoria said. Amy is an incredible agent. I feel really lucky to have her.

Amy Reed
author of Beautiful

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