Amy is committed to representing authors and work from all walks of life. She is particularly passionate about representing the voices of the marginalized and disenfranchised and, in Amy, those voices will find an unwavering advocate. In an industry that is often slow to embrace change, Amy prides herself on being part of the push toward a more diverse publishing landscape through the authors and stories she represents.
Amy is also interested in representing female and female-identifying voices. She is drawn to the unique pressures and circumstances girls and women face and there is no female character too “unlikeable” to pique her interest. She firmly believes female characters deserve to be featured with the same depth and range as their male counterparts.
Amy is looking for both fiction and nonfiction–edgy, gritty, quirky or fun, commercial or literary–and diverse voices. She is especially interested in young adult and middle grade. In nonfiction, she is looking for women’s studies/academia, fashion/beauty, and pop culture. Amy also curates an ‘ideas week’ tag on her tumblr, where she shares her current interests and the kind of stories she’d loved to see in her inbox.
Amy is a fan of books like Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon by Marjorie Kellogg, the Ramona Quimby books by Beverly Cleary, the Sweet Valley High series by Francine Pascal, The Girls from Corona Del Mar by Rufi Thorpe, Valencia by Michelle Tea and Sex Object: A Memoir by Jessica Valenti. She loves movies like Heathers, The Breakfast Club, anything on Lifetime and her taste in television ranges from highbrow to trash; she regularly tunes in to American Horror Story, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Bob’s Burgers, How to Get Away with Murder and The Real Housewives of New York City. She’s a major fan of riot grrl punk and Kathleen Hanna. She also just discovered the wonders of Claws. If you’re writing anything along those lines or anything that calls to mind her current favs (below), feel free to query her with it.
Amy’s Favs, Summer 2018:
TV SHOWS: The Sinner and Good Girls (Hulu); The End Of The F***ing World (Netflix)
MOVIES: I, Tonya
BANDS/SINGERS: Lily Allen
SONGS: Chromatics – I’m On Fire (cover)
BOOKS (non-client): It’s Always the Husband: A Novel by Michele Campbell, Breakout by Kate Messner
Amy is NOT looking for:
Memoirs that deal with cancer or death/grieving
Amy is likely to pass on stories that talk about 9/11 or rape or stories of abuse/domestic violence
How to submit:
Query Amy by telling her a bit about your project and what you hope she can do for you, also send the first 5 pages included in the body of your email. Any submissions with unrequested attachments will be deleted unread.
Email only at: firstname.lastname@example.org