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.
Did you know you could submit your manuscript or illustrations to Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic? But they don’t take unsolicited material, you say? This is true. However, they will look at the following samples:
Picture Books: Query letter + the full text
Novels: Query letter + the first two chapters + synopsis
Other: Query letter + 10-page sample + synopsis/proposal
Illustration: Three sample illustrations and/or links to online portfolios
Currently (subject to change) they are accepting submissions every month, but have a limitation. If you are met with the message “There are presently no open calls for submissions,” they have reached their monthly limit on queries. Please wait until the first day of the next month to submit your query. And since Harry Potter is associated with this publisher, I imagine they meet their quota pretty fast!
If you read this post and get a publishing contract, please let me know. I’m always eager to know when someone learns about an opportunity from my blog and scores! Good luck!
Writer and blogger of MG/YA Fiction
Balzer + Bray is an imprint of HarperCollins with a list made of picture books, middle grade, and young adult. While they normally don’t take unsolicited submissions, they’ve been accepting them from SCBWI members only the past few months. Whether you were aware of this or not, I wanted to make sure everyone knew the deadline is approaching. If you are a member and want to submit, make sure to do so by December 1, 2015. For more information and how to submit, read the interview here.
As always, good luck!
Blogger and writer of MG/YA fiction