About Amy

WHO IS AMY TIPTON?

Amy graduated from Naropa University with a B.A. in Writing and Literature and received her MFA from New College of California in Writing. She’s worked in the publishing industry for 13 years and began freelance editing in 2018. Prior to beginning Feral Girl Books, Amy was a literary agent at Signature Literary Agency. Amy has previously worked at JCA Literary Agency, Diana Finch Literary Agency, Gina Maccoby Literary Agency, and Liza Dawson Associates, as a book scout for Aram Fox, Inc., and as a freelance editor for Lauren Weisberger (author of The Devil Wears Prada). As a literary agent she represented authors such as Edgar-Award winner Courtney Summers, Stonewall Prize winner Kirstin Cronn-Mills, as well as prolific authors Amy Reed, K. Ancrum, and many others.

I have a keen and discerning eye for potential, and am committed not only to new voices, but to literature as a whole! My interest is in being a key player as the literary landscape continues to expand and diversify. I don’t mind taking risks, however I will always act in your best interest in pursuit of these goals. My unique and nurturing style ensures you will have a good foundation with which to launch a long and successful career. I keep a small, selective, and eclectic client list so I can remain a quick and effective hands-on editor. I believe in the power of communication and collaboration; I want to hear from you about the vision you have for your career, and will work hard on your behalf to help you achieve your goals.

“Amy is quick to respond and always insightful. She is fun to brainstorm with when I am stuck on a plot point, and working with her has taken the fear and much of the anxiety out of the revision and submission process for me. Amy somehow manages to balance her professional position with an actual interest in who you are as a person in addition to your writing and publication goals. In this industry, Amy is absolutely a breath of fresh air, no matter how cliché that may sound.”

–Heather Truett, The Scientific Method of Getting Luckie

INTERVIEWS WITH AMY

You can find out what kind of manuscripts Amy is looking for on the submissions page.

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