The Susan Golomb Literary Agency, a premier boutique literary agency, seeks an assistant with 1-3 years publishing experience. The candidate should be a motivated, extremely well-organized, and detail-oriented self-starter and have excellent writing and computer skills. Editorial or agency experience critically evaluating fiction and non-fiction work is necessary, as well as a love of books and a strong interest in the publishing business.
The Susan Golomb Literary Agency represents clients which include National Book Award winners, Jonathan Franzen and William T. Vollmann, as well as several New York Times and national bestselling authors, including Tom Rachman, Rachel Kushner, and Harry S. Dent. SGLA’s list includes literary and up-market commercial fiction, narrative nonfiction, memoir, business, current events, and select prescriptive.
Duties include clerical work (i.e. answering the phone, filing, sorting mail), editing, drafting correspondence, reading submissions from potential clients, writing reader’s reports, research, and comprehensive office administration.
This is an excellent opportunity, with growth potential, to learn about all aspects of publishing (how books are discovered, polished, sold, and brought to market).