Folio Literary Management is a NYC-based mid-sized literary agency. Folio places both fiction and non-fiction with publishers throughout the U.S. and around the world. We represent many first-time authors (some of whom have gone on to hit the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and other bestseller lists). We also represent many well-established authors, and work closely with them to take their careers to new heights.
To learn more about Folio, please visit www.foliolit.com.
Requirements/Necessary Skills for Recruitment:
Come work as an intern at Folio Literary Management! We offer a comprehensive introduction to the world of publishing. An internship at Folio is likely to include:
evaluating query letters and manuscript submissions;
editing manuscripts and nonfiction book proposals;
writing pitch letters;
communicating with authors, editors, and publicists; and
learning the ins and outs of publishing contracts.
Folio internships are set up so that each intern works closely with just one or two agents. This allows Folio interns to participate in real agenting projects, not just office work and slush reading. Whether you’re interested in pop culture, memoir, literary fiction, or genre fiction—to name just a sampling of what Folio represents—there’s sure to be something that suits your interests and talents. Particularly interested in multimedia books? Let us know! Can’t get enough of thrillers and mysteries? There’s an internship for you!
We are particularly looking for interns interested in researching (competitive titles, book trends, the next big nonfic. book idea) and foreign rights (an excellent position for those soon to be looking for an entry-level position at literary agencies!). There are positions available in New York as well as for remote interns.
When you've successfully concluded your internship at Folio, we'll also use our extensive network of contacts at major publishing houses and other literary agencies to help you find a full-time job in book publishing. Opportunities for employment at Folio may exist as well.
In your one-page cover letter, please make sure to include what, if any, experience you have in publishing or in an office environment, your availability and location during the semester, what technical/computer-related skills you possess, and what genres you like to read or are interested in learning more about. In addition to your resume, please also include a writing sample of less than 5 pages (this can be a paper, a statement, a creative writing sample—whatever you’ve got on hand) and a list of the last three books you’ve read as well as your favorite three books.
Qualifications: Familiarity with MS Office Suite, Interest in writing/publishing, Love of reading
Benefits & Perks:
12-15 Hours Per Week