Hannigan Getzler Literary Agency is looking for a summer intern to work directly with their agents for twelve weeks, approximately two days per week. The main task of the intern will be reading manuscripts from both potential clients and current agency clients, assessing quality of submissions, and providing editorial feedback. Interns also learn to write reader’s reports, rejection letters, editorial letters, and pitch letters. (Note: this is NOT a remote internship.)
Deadline to apply: May 31, 2020
Location: 37 West 28th Street, Floor 8 New York, NY 10001
Payment: Stipend to be dispensed at the end of the session
If you are interested in applying, email Jon Cobb at firstname.lastname@example.org with Internship Application as the subject line, and include your resume and cover letter as attachments. You are also encouraged to tell them about your favorite books and genres.
As always, good luck!
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Coffee House Press is looking for an intern for the spring 2020 semester. The internship will introduce you to small literary publishing, and will give you skills to transfer to larger publishing houses and other careers, both in the arts and elsewhere. Applicants should be organized, reliable, efficient individuals interested in a publishing career.
The hours are flexible, averaging 12–15 hours per week over the course of approximately four months for a total of at least 200 hours. At the completion of the internship, interns receive a $1,200 stipend, $100 worth of discounted Coffee House titles, and a discount on all future purchases.
- Reading and reporting on submissions
- Manuscript fact-checking
- Acquisitions and permissions research
- Filing and other assorted administrative duties (such as answering phones and taking messages)
- Researching donor and grant prospects
- Database upkeep, including spreadsheets and database software
- Writing copy for newsletters, reading group guides, and the CHP website
- Coordinating and assisting with mailings (galleys, press releases, catalogs, etc.)
Assisting with upkeep of publicity materials
- Light page layout and editing of press materials, signs, and other documents
Providing support before and during events
- Assisting with direct sales in the office and at events
- Website maintenance
- Other tasks as assigned
This internship is located in Minneapolis, MN and will not be remote. Submissions are from September 15, 2019 from November 1, 2019 with the internship lasting January through April of 2019. To apply, send:
- A cover letter explaining why you’re applying and your preferred start date.
- A detailed resume with your work and academic background.
- A list of five favorite contemporary books in any genre.
- Optional: up to three pages of additional documents (e.g., references, work samples).
- I-9 employment eligibility verification is required.
- Email the required application materials to the Intern Coordinators at email@example.com.
If aren’t able to email and need to send your application snail mail, you can call (612) 338-0125. They will not accept internship applications in person. Please do not call the line to pitch your materials! And as always, good luck.
Blogger and writer of MG/YA fiction
Abrams Books is looking for a Permissions Research Intern. The main task of the intern will be clearing 400 image permissions for PICTURED WORLDS, a collection of illustrations from Children’s books around the world. The intern will be working in-house and performing photo research for the featured illustrators in the book. Intern will be responsible for maintaining database of permissions, tracking permission statuses, ensuring high-resolution images are delivered appropriately, and monitoring schedules.
Additional tasks might include admin support for Overlook including logging and managing submissions; sending contracts and advance payments; processing invoices; sending rejection letters for unsolicited submissions; routing materials; and checking proofs, etc.
This is an in-house internship (New York) to be June 3 through mid-August and will pay $15/hour for 3 days a week. The individual hired should be proficient in Word and Excel and have excellent internet research skills, with a demonstrated interest in developing their editorial skills and learning about the publishing process. Though familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style and foreign languages is a plus, it’s not required.
If you are interested, you should apply on their website. As always, good luck!
Blogger and writer of MG/YA fiction.