M.S. in Publishing students looking for an internship that exposes them to agency side of publishing should consider the Fall position with the Elizabeth Kaplan Literary Agency. The boutique agency represents both fiction and nonfiction work by award-winning and best-selling authors, in the areas of narrative and practical nonfiction, biography, history, memoir, pop culture, literary fiction, young adult and middle grade fiction, and commercial women’s fiction.
Located one block from Madison Square Park, The Elizabeth Kaplan Literary Agency is looking for a part-time intern for the Fall 2012 semester (or longer) with a strong interest in books and a career in the publishing industry to come in for 10-15 hours a week.
- Strong reading and editing skills a must
- Knowledge of the marketplace a plu
- Looking for someone who can not only assess fiction manuscripts, but seek out new potential non-fiction projects.
We represent authors and guide their careers. The intern will have a chance to assist us with all aspects of agenting, from reading and reviewing manuscripts and queries, editing, learning about foreign rights and contracts. As with any internship, a part of the position will be general administrative work, but we do our best to find activities that best match the individual’s interests and keep the admin work to a minimum.
This is an unpaid internship, but we strive to assist our interns with job placement when the opportunity arises.
Contact: Please send an email to Melissa Sarver at firstname.lastname@example.org explaining why you’d like to be our intern and what makes you the best person for this position. Please include your resume as an attachment.