Writers House is a literary agency that was founded in 1973 by Albert Zuckerman, a former novelist, TV writer, and teacher of playwriting at Yale University. He is now a literary agent for clients including Stephen Hawkings (A Brief History of Time), Michael Lewis (Moneyball), and Olivia Goldsmith (The First Wives Club). Zuckerman established Writers House with the vision of combining “a passion for managing a writer’s career with an integrated understanding of how storytelling works.”
Writers House has developed the careers of hundreds of novelists and nonfiction authors. In addition to helping negotiate contracts, it assists in “providing hands-on editorial and marketing advice, as well as leading the way in branding, licensing, and selling film/TV, foreign, audio, dramatic and serial rights.” The agency as a whole has helped publish hundreds of books, including these bestsellers: Tom Clancy’s Under Fire, Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight, Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane, John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, and Joseph Fink and Jeffery Cranor’s Welcome to Night Vale.
Writers House is now accepting applications for its 16-week Spring internship program (February 5th–May 25th). Selected interns will work 24 hours per week and earn a $200 stipend each month. Applicants who proceed to the interview round will be required to read at least one manuscript and write a reader’s report. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to learn more about the editorial process and how to get a job in the publishing industry.
If you are interested in applying for this internship, read more about it by clicking here. To apply, download and fill out this questionnaire. Then email Michael Mejias (Director of Writers House Intern Program) your resume, cover letter, and questionnaire by noon on January 12, 2018.
The interview process will begin on December 18th and end January 25th. Final decisions will be made on January 26th.