Amy Elizabeth Bishop joined Dystel, Goderich & Bourret in 2015 after interning for them in 2014. At DG&B, she's cultivating a wide-ranging list in upmarket and book club fiction, expert-driven narrative nonfiction, and select YA, with a special interest in BIPOC and AAPI voices. Her list includes titles such as The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim (a Reese's Book Club selection and NYT bestseller), The Red Palace by bestselling author June Hur, and Girly Drinks by Mallory O’Meara (a James Beard Award winner). Though she grew up upstate, she currently resides in Woodside, Queens.
Haley Casey has always had a special place in her heart for stories, but it was when she wrote her first chapter book in fifth grade that her true love of literature was realized. In 2015, she graduated from The University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in creative writing, and that fall, she attended the Denver Publishing Institute. She began her full-time career at Ogden Publications, where she was an editor for four years. There she worked with a variety of authors across multiple magazines, wrote articles, edited podcasts, and even styled photos—anything to add some creativity to her days. In 2020, she interned at Metamorphosis Literary Agency and Creative Media Agency, Inc. before stepping into her role as an associate agent at CMA, where she is actively building her list.
Lori Galvin is a senior literary agent with Aevitas Creative Management. She has previously worked as an editor, a cook, and an innkeeper. She represents a diverse list of writers of both fiction and nonfiction and is especially interested in stories that translate to the screen. With ACM's in-house film & tv department, some of her clients' projects have been optioned by Netflix, A24, and CBS Studios.
Jacqui Lipton is an attorney, law professor and Senior Agent at The Tobias Literary Agency. She loves all things books and publishing and has been an avid reader since elementary school. Her tastes were always broad and eclectic. She is actively growing her adult list in genre fiction and nonfiction, and maintains a foot in the children's publishing are focusing on middle grade and YA fiction and non-fiction. She is the author of "Law and Authors: A Legal Handbook for Writers".
Erin McClary is an editor at Sourcebooks, acquiring both adult fiction and nonfiction. Prior to joining Sourcebooks in 2019, she worked in brand and digital marketing across an array of consumer brands and loves using those skills to successfully position her books in the market—and to come up with the perfect titles. On the fiction side, her list consists of commercial book club fiction, contemporary upmarket women's fiction, historical fiction, and Southern fiction. She is looking for thought-provoking novels with strong hooks that feature memorable—if a little messy—characters. Originally from Wisconsin, Erin is now a digital nomad, traveling across the U.S. with her miniature goldendoodle, Cheddar.
Oakland-born law grad Taj McCoy is a full-time author, literary agent, and higher education consultant. Taj joined Rees Literary Agency in 2022 and aims to widen the entryway for marginalized authors and to normalize Black joy, fat joy, celebrations of culture, and love without limitations. She represents Adult Fiction (contemporary, romance, romcoms, women's fiction, mystery/thriller), Adult Non-Fiction (memoirs, narratives, cookbooks, satire, empowerment), Children's Fiction (MG and YA contemporary, mystery, romance, thriller, fantasy), Children's Non-Fiction (historical narratives, picture books).
Prior to joining The Seymour Agency, Lynnette spent seventeen years freelance editing. She worked with new writers, advanced writers, as well as New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors. Lynnette earned a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Manitoba, where she specialized in English and French and excelled in Advanced Creative Writing. Although Lynnette was born and raised Manitoba, Canada, she now lives in Minnesota with her husband, twin girls, and many pets. Her personal interests include reading, writing, exercising at the gym (okay, that’s a love/hate relationship), working on an assortment of crafts, all things having to do with animals (if she could own a farm, zoo, and animal shelter, she would), and enjoying time with family and friends.
Alice Speilburg is the founding agent of Speilburg Literary Agency, where she represents a broad range of commercial fiction and narrative nonfiction. Alice has worked in publishing for more than a decade, and is a member of the Association of American Literary Agents and the Authors Guild. She has worked with bestselling and award-winning authors, literary and professional societies, and branded content.