Saturday, 4 February 2017

We're Looking For a Few Good Interns!

Inklings Literary Agency is looking for a few remote interns to join our ranks in the following roles:

Agency Internship
Agency interns work one-on-one with an agent, assisting in the day-to-day administration that is “agenting”. For example, an agency intern may serve as a research assistant, audiobook reviewer, database manager, (occasional) social media handler, (occasional) author liaison, (occasional) calendar organizer.
To apply, please send your resume to with ADMIN INTERN in the subject line and a short description of why you want this internship.

Public Relations Internship
PR interns work directly with our PR Manager, Colleen Oefelein (who writes novels under the pen name CM McCoy). They learn book promotion strategies and about the publishing industry in general. They also craft pitches and social media posts, create promotional graphics, and, in general, they connect readers with authors and have a chance to personally work with award-winning and/or best-selling authors. PR interns assist with  marketing and promotion for the agency and for the books the agency represents. They also help authors develop their platforms and implement their marketing plans.
To apply, please send your resume to with PR INTERN in the subject line and a short description of why you want this internship.

Literary Internship
Literary interns, aka “readers”, work one-on-one with an agent, reading full and partial manuscripts and writing up reader reports. This role may also include helping to manage a query inbox, sorting through Twitter # pitches, assisting in content and line edits of client manuscripts, and various other editorial tasks.
Selected individuals will be paired with the agent whose tastes most match their own. Our agents are currently looking for readers in the following:
·         Jamie Bodnar Drowley Young Adult, Picture Book, and Romance (all sub genres)
·         Michelle Johnson – Adult genre fiction
·         Naomi Davis —Young Adult (all genres)
·         Whitley Abell —Young Adult and Middle Grade (all genres) and select Adult fiction middle grade, young adult, and select adult fiction (namely women’s fiction and fantasy)
To apply, please send an email to with LIT INTERN in the subject line. Please indicate which agent(s) you are interested in working with, and include the following:
·         A short description of why you want this internship.
·         Any publishing background (No experience required, but it’s good to know if you do have some.)
·         A list of your favorite books (Please limit 5 to 10 titles and do not include classics. We are looking for interns whose tastes align well with ours in the current market.)
·         A list of the last 10 books you’ve read.

Please note:
·         These are remote positions. You don’t have to be located in NYC, or near any of our agents. It can be done anywhere as long as you have Wi-Fi. Literally.
·         You can work at any time of the day or night. We do ask, however, that applicants commit to at least one manuscript per week—we expect this will be a 10-15 hour per week commitment, for a preferred minimum of 6 months.
·         It’s okay if you are a writer. It’s okay if you are querying and have queried me or plan to. It’s okay if you are agented and/or published. It’s okay if you’re none of the above, too.
·         If you are currently interning for another agency or publisher, we are unfortunately unable to consider you for this position, simply to avoid any conflicts of interest.
·         Internships are unpaid.

This position will remain open until Saturday, February 18, at 11:59 PM Central Time.