Amy Tipton joined the agency in 2009. She graduated from Naropa University with a B.A. in Writing and Literature and received her MFA from New College of California in Writing. She comes to the agency after working as a literary assistant and office manager at several literary agencies including JCA Literary Agency, Diana Finch Literary Agency, Gina Maccoby Literary Agency, and Liza Dawson Associates. Amy has also worked as a book scout for Aram Fox, Inc. dealing with foreign rights. She became an agent with Peter Rubie and continued to agent with FinePrint Literary Management. In addition to her agenting experience, Amy also worked as a freelance editor to Lauren Weisberger, author of The Devil Wears Prada. Her work is published in the anthology, Controlled Burn, and pieces of her first and second novel can be found in a variety of literary journals.


amy’s wishlist

I am looking for both fiction and nonfiction – edgy or quirky, commercial or literary – in particular, I’m interested in YA, middle grade, and women’s fiction. In nonfiction I’m looking for women’s studies/academia, fashion/beauty, and pop culture.

What I DON’T represent:

  • Exercise/Fitness/Health
  • Mysteries/Cozies
  • Romance
  • SciFi/Fantasy
  • Chapter Books/Picture Books

What I’m likely to pass on:

  • 9/11/terrorist stories
  • rape/Cancer/abuse stories
  • drug addiction stories
  • death/grieving stories

(There are plenty of other agents, good agents, who do rep these types of genres/subjects)

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