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WHO IS AMY TIPTON?

I graduated from Naropa University with a B.A. in Writing and Literature and received my MFA from New College of California in Writing. I have been working in the publishing industry for 13 years and started freelance editing in 2018. Prior to that, I was a literary agent at Signature Literary Agency since 2009. (I first stepped into the role of literary agent at Peter Rubie Literary Agency, now FinePrint Literary Management, in 2007.) I started out as an assistant and office manager at several agencies including 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). My years of experience culling books from the slush pile give me confidence I can help you too!

(Not just a service for those looking for an agent … Maybe you already have an agent but they are less editorial-minded and you are going on sub or got an RR from an editor … Maybe you’re self-publishing … Whatever the situation, consider me your professional CP! )

EDITING STYLE, DEFINED

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 in being a key player in shaping and expanding the literary landscape through the work I discover means I don’t mind taking risks and will always act in the best interest of my clients. My unique and nurturing style ensures they have a good foundation with which to launch long and successful careers. I keep a small, selective (and eclectic!) client list so I can be–and stay–a hands-on editor with fast response times. I work quickly and effectively to help get your work out. I wear a lot of hats (I’m not unlike a therapist, a mom, a teacher, etc.)  and I believe in the power of communication and collaboration. I want to hear from writers about the vision they have for their career and will work hard with them to achieve it. I am persistent and dedicated, I love a challenge and I never give up.

You can find out what kind of manuscripts I’m interested in on the submissions page.

FERAL GIRL BOOKS

Feral Girl Books was founded in 2018 to provide a voice for women and women-identifying writers and to amplify feminist perspectives and issues. Feral Girl Books seeks diverse voices (FGB is open to submissions exclusively by female/female-identifying/genderqueer writers and their stories so we want ALL WOC, disabled women, queer and trans women, women living under the poverty line, etc). Please read the submissions page if you or your client is interested in working with Feral Girl Books.

(Know working with Feral Girl Books does not guarantee an offer of representation or book deal.)

INTERVIEWS WITH AMY

Literary Rambles
Middle Grade Ninja
Route 19 Writers
Michelle4Laughs
Writers Digest