Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Two Internships are Open, for MG/YA and Picture Books

We’re looking for two interns, one to focus on MG & YA and the other to focus on Picture Books.

If you like books by the following authors and illustrators please be in touch:

Young Adult / Middle Grade                                      Picture Books
MT Anderson                                                                 Isabelle Arsenault
Franny Billingsley                                                          Sophie Blackall
Gennifer Choldenko                                                       Brian Floca
Jack Gantos                                                                     Marla Frazee
Polly Horvath                                                                  Jon Klassen
Patrick Ness                                                                     Renata Liwska
Rainbow Rowell                                                              Sergio Ruzzier
Rebecca Stead                                                                 Philip C. Stead
Tim Tharp                                                                        Ezra David Stein
Anne Ursu                                                                       Tomi Ungerer

Here are the details:
  • The internships are unpaid and remote, so you can work from anywhere.  A treehouse, in your pajamas, in the middle of the night, for instance.
  • No publishing experience is necessary.  We’re looking for dedicated readers who have a strong knowledge of kids’ books.
  • You will need to dedicate 8-10 hours a week for this position.
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.

To apply, send an email to kidsintern@gmail.com with the following information:
  • Please put either “MG/YA Internship” or “Picture Book Internship” in the subject line.
  • Tell us why you’d like the position.
  • Include a bit of information about yourself, including any relevant experience you have.  Attach a resume if you’d like to, though it’s not necessary. 
  • List the last 10 books you’ve read in either YA/MG or Picture Books, depending on what you’re applying for.
  • List your 10 all-time favorite books in either YA/MG or Picture Books.  (You can always throw in a few others that aren’t in the category too, if you hate to leave something out).
We usually receive quite a few applicants and the application period will close fairly quickly; watch this space and twitter (@susanhawk) for more announcements.

Thank you!

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