Internship: Writers House

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The Writers House Intern Program is searching for applicants for Summer 2017. Please take note of the following to see if this internship is the right opportunity for you:

  • Applicants who advance to the interview rounds are required to review at least one manuscript and compose a reader’s report. It isn’t unusual for applicants to compose 2 or 3 different reader’s reports.
  • Each term is 16 weeks. (No more, no less)
  • Interns are accepted with the mutual understanding they are committing at least 8 weeks to the program and won’t actively seek employment (in or out of publishing) during those weeks. Interns may put Writers House on their resume and begin seeking work in publishing after the successful completion of Week.
  • All interns are required to work 24 hours a week (No more, no less).
  • All interns work between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • All interns rotate into shifts in Accounting/ Contracts, the Front Desk, and serve on a Digital Team.
  • All interns participate in the weekly Intern Meetings where they learn both the editorial process (from the purview of an agency) and how to effectively search-out and apply for publishing jobs. The Intern Meetings are on Wednesday, from 4-6pm; so, Wednesday is a mandatory day for all interns.
  • Interns also receive Tutorials on a variety of publishing-specific skill sets and subjects. These Tutorials are facilitated over by senior agents, junior agents, assistants, and senior staff.
  • In the Evening Seminars, former interns return to discuss their careers in editorial, production, publicity, marketing, sales, scouting, and agenting.
  • One-on-One sessions are regularly scheduled to make certain the intern is progressing.

Students interested in the position should send their materials as soon as possible to:
Michael Mejias
Director, Writers House Intern Program
mmejias@WritersHouse.com

Internship: Writers House Intern Program

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The Writers House Intern Program is searching for applicants! Please take note of the following to see if this internship is the right opportunity for you:

  • The applicant pool can be as high as 1200 for the approximately 16 slots that support our agents, the 1 slot that supports our Subsidiary Rights Department, and the 1 slot that supports our Digital Strategy Department. So, it is not unusual for even high-quality candidates to have to apply several times before receiving admittance.
  • Applicants who advance to the interview rounds are required to review at least one manuscript and compose a reader’s report. It isn’t unusual for applicants to compose 2 or 3 different reader’s reports.
  • Each term is 16 weeks. (No more, no less)
  • Interns are accepted with the mutual understanding they are committing at least 8 weeks to the program and won’t actively seek employment (in or out of publishing) during those weeks. Interns may put Writers House on their resume and begin seeking work in publishing after the successful completion of Week 8.
  • All interns are required to work 24 hours a week (No more, no less).
  • All interns work between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • All interns rotate into shifts in Accounting/ Contracts, the Front Desk, and serve on a Digital Team.
  • All interns participate in the weekly Intern Meetings where they learn both the editorial process (from the purview of an agency) and how to effectively search-out and apply for publishing jobs. The Intern Meetings are on Wednesday, from 4-6pm; so, Wednesday is a mandatory day for all interns.
  • Interns also receive Tutorials on a variety of publishing-specific skill sets and subjects. These Tutorials are facilitated over by senior agents, junior agents, assistants, and senior staff.
  • In the Evening Seminars, former interns return to discuss their careers in editorial, production, publicity, marketing, sales, scouting, and agenting.
  • One-on-One sessions are regularly scheduled to make certain the intern is progressing.

Students interested in the position should send their materials as soon as possible to:
Michael Mejias
Director, Writers House Intern Program
mmejias@WritersHouse.com

Guest Lecture on Internship Success

Writer's House
Michael Mejias of Writers House Literary Agency (http://www.writershouse.com/) will be a guest lecturer in PUB 610 on Thursday, October 22 from 7-8 at the Pace Midtown campus, room 823. His talk will include his thoughts on how to secure and shine at an internship and how to land a job at a Big 5 publisher. Michael runs one of the most successful internship programs in publishing and you can sign up for his newsletter at http://bit.ly/PublishingSuccess. Space is limited.
If you’d like to attend, please email Michelle Richter at mrichter@pace.edu.

 

Writer’s House Fall Internship Program

Dear Potential Candidates,

Writer's HouseI hope you are each well and enjoying the summer.  If you are receiving this e-mail you’ve previously expressed interest in the Writers House Intern Program, Autumn 2015. The program is scheduled 16 weeks. As it stands, we’ll commence the term either the week of Monday, September 28th or Monday, October 5th.  In either case, that Monday would be mandatory for all participating interns. Please know all interns work a 24 hour per week schedule. There is a $200 per month stipend paid-out to each intern.

If you are still interested in being considered, please reply to the following:

  1. Who are the authors on our list you enjoy reading the most?
  2. What genres do you enjoy the most?
  3. If needed, could you start on either September 28th or October 5th?
  4. Would you like to be considered for the subsidiary rights internship too? (SEE RED BELOW)

Also, please review and choose (by number) up to three categories (in order of interest).

  1. SCT/SOU: Literary fiction.
  2. ALV: Science fiction/ fantasy. YA. Middle grade. Non-fiction.
  3. BR: Young adult. Middle grade. Literary fiction. Upmarket fiction.
  4. J/T: Upmarket non-fiction. Literary fiction. Upmarket fiction. Thrillers. Crime fiction. Narrative non-fiction.
  5. NO: Children’s picture books, children’s books. YA. Middle grade. Adult fiction and non-fiction.
  6. SY: Women’s fiction. Non-fiction. YA. Literary fiction. Upmarket fiction.
  7. BH: YA. Romance. Paranormal. Historical fiction. Women’s fiction.
  8. AC: Guy books: sports, military, etc. Thrillers. Mysteries. Crime fiction. YA. Middle grade. Non-fiction.
  9. V/A: Books about young girls discovering themselves. Picture books. Middle grade. YA. Upmarket fiction. Literary fiction. Nonfiction.

SUBSIDIARY RIGHTS:

“We are a very busy department looking for a candidate who is organized, responsible, takes initiative and who has excellent time-management skills. Experience in Subsidiary Rights a plus, but not necessary.”

Aside from various administrative tasks, the Subsidiary Rights Intern will assist with the following:

•             Managing authors copies from foreign publishers and audio publishers
•             Maintaining the Foreign Rights library
•             Managing book requests from publishers
•             Sending large book submissions to foreign agents
•             Analyzing royalty statements

For more information on the Writers House Intern Program, please call or e-mail Michael Mejias at 212-685-2400 x 150 or at mmejias@writershouse.com

Internship Opportunity at the Writers House

Two departments at the Writers House are looking for interns!

Read on for descriptions of the two positions: literary agent intern and subsidiary rights intern.

The Writer’s House is beginning the selection process for the autumn term (late August-December). The internship requires a 24 hour per week commitment. Beyond the administrative, organizational, and logistical duties, each intern will be tasked with reviewing submission queries, manuscripts, and composing reader’s reports, editorial letters, and pitch letters.

Some of the other features of the Writers House Intern Program:

  • Tutorials – interns receive training in contracts, subsidiary rights, accounting (BAITS), and other areas.
  • Editorial Boot Camp – interns receive strategies for composing rejection letters, reader’s reports, editorial letters, and pitch letters.
  • Career Counseling –  both group and one-on-one sessions.

Information for the Subsidiary Rights Intern:

“We are a very busy department looking for a candidate who is organized, responsible, takes initiative and who has excellent time-management skills. Experience in Subsidiary Rights a plus, but not necessary.”

  • Aside from various administrative tasks, the Subsidiary Rights Intern will assist with the following:
  • Managing authors copies from foreign publishers and audio publishers
  • Maintaining the Foreign Rights library
  • Managing book requests from publishers
  • Sending large book submissions to foreign agents
  • Analyzing royalty statements
  • 18-20 hours/ week for the Subsidiary Rights Intern

To apply, e-mail your cover letter and resume to: mmejias@WritersHouse.com. Take a look at their list (www.writershouse.com) and talk about what genres (sci-fi, romance, etc.) you know/ like the best. Each intern will receive an $800 stipend upon the successful completion of the program.

Subsidiary Rights Internship

Writer’s House is seeking a Subsidiary Rights Intern. They are a literary agency based in New York City. View their call for interns below:

Subsidiary Rights is a very busy department so we are looking for a candidate who is organized, responsible, takes initiative and who has excellent time-management. Interest in Subsidiary Rights a plus.

Aside from various administrative tasks, the Subsidiary Rights Intern will assist with the following:

  • Managing authors copies from foreign publishers and audio publishers
  • Maintaining the Foreign Rights library
  • Managing book requests from publishers
  • Sending large book submissions to foreign agents
  • Analyzing royalty statements
  • Assisting with trafficking of foreign rights contracts

Please send resumés and cover letters to Caitlin Ellis at cellis@writershouse.com.

 

Careers in Focus Session

 

 

MS in Publishing students should consider attending 

the Careers in Focus Editorial & Publishing event! 

 

 

 

Come hear from professionals to learn more about the editorial and publishing fields. Panelists will discuss their companies, the industry and answer questions.  Gain knowledge and network your way to your next internship or full time job!

 

 

The panel will take place on Wednesday, March 13th 2013 from 12:15-2PM in E304 at 1 Pace Plaza.  Becca Worthington of the Association of American Publishers will serve as the moderator. Please RSVP to Prof. Jane Denning at jdenning@pace.edu if you plan on attending.

 

 

Speakers will include:

Kristy Zoshak, Integrated Marketing at O Magazine

Eileen Manito, Simon & Schuster Staffing Coordinator

 

Carolyn Zimatore, Harper Collins Talent Acquisition Manager

Michael Mejias, Writers House Director of Internship Program