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 email@example.com 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!
Blogger and writer of MG/YA Fiction.
The Bent Agency is searching for a paid, full-time intern whom will work in their office in the Flatiron District. The intern will work M-F from 9a-5p. (However, Fridays until Labor Day will end at 1pm, instead of 5pm.) Ideal applicants can work independently, are highly organized, and are quick learners.
The hired candidate will work with royalty statements, filing, and mailing; will be adding clients to the website; creating posts for social media; and assisting with other general administrative tasks. Interns will also leave with knowledge of how to evaluate a query, write a pitch letter, craft a submission list, write an edit letter, and read contracts and royalty statements.
This opportunity is based in New York. No publishing experience is necessary. The internships are a great way to learn more about an agent’s work and decision-making process. Past interns have been writers for children, children’s librarians, elementary school teachers, MFA students, and passionate readers.
All interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Internship Application” in the subject line. 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.
Per Brenda Drake’s website: Jim McCarthy invites you to peek behind the curtain and watch exactly what happens when an agent considers your query. Working from your pre-submitted queries, participants will have the chance to read along with him as he decides whether to stop reading or carry on. You’ll see the exact moment in query letters that he perks up or passes.
- Date: Tuesday, July 25
- Time: 8:30 pm ET
- Cost: $25 to attend the workshop
- Note: 30 person limitation
This is an excellent opportunity to know if your query letter is working. But you need to hurry if you’re going to attend. Go here for information on how to enroll. And of course, remember this is a subjective market, so what doesn’t work for Mr. McCarthy, might work for another agent.