Yup! It's that time again!
We are looking for several Young Adult/Middle Grade fiction readers. You do not need to have any kind of publishing experience, but you should love to read and be familiar with all sorts of fiction in these categories, particularly with Young Adult and MG books on the New York Times bestseller list. The internship is 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. You do not need to live in New York—this is a remote internship. We ask for a ten-hours-a-week commitment. Please note that it is unpaid.
The agency runs a monthly educational chat for all of our interns, led by a different agent/on a different topic each time. (Past and upcoming topics include: How publishers create marketing plans, Do we need literary agents anymore?, Digital and social publishing, Literary scouts: What do they do? What are the entry-level jobs in publishing?—we try to make them as useful as we can.) These are optional, and the days/times vary because all the interns have different 'day job' schedules.
There are positions open for adult fiction readers as well! A post will follow shortly.
1. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and put "YA/MG intern" in the subject line.
2. Tell us why you want the internship and something about yourself, and include a resume if you have one (although it's not necessary).
3. Include two lists: the last ten YA/MG books you've read and your top ten favorite YA/MG books of all time.
If you've applied in the past, you're welcome to apply again. We usually get a great many applicants and the application period will close fairly quickly; watch this space and @beth_phelan on Twitter for details!