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Description: With offices in Boston and New York, Aevitas Creative Management (formerly Zachary Shuster Harmsworth) is an acclaimed, full-service literary agency, representing literary, commercial, and inspirational fiction, children’s books and YA, memoirs, biography, history, science, narrative non-fiction, and prescriptive books in the areas of business, health, relationships, religion/spirituality, food and wine, fitness, parenting, and general psychology. ZSH clients include such authors as Ha Jin, winner of the National Book Award; Cheryl Strayed, author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Wild; and former Governor Deval Patrick. Please visit us at for more information.

This is a great opportunity for those just starting out in publishing. ZSH interns gain valuable insight, experience, education, and connections while working closely with agents and assisting with the full process of representing a book, from requesting manuscripts based on queries to editing the work and crafting pitches. Interns will also learn about contracts, royalty statements, client relations, and other details of the agency business.

Interns will gain experience:

* Reading fiction manuscripts and nonfiction proposals
* Creating detailed reader’s reports to assist the agents in making acquisition decisions and editing already signed projects
* Managing royalty statements
* Copyediting and proofreading
* Interacting with agency clients
* Assisting with various research projects


Hours are flexible, but a time commitment of at least two days a week is required.
Length of Internship: Spring Semester
Requirements: Qualifications:

* Previous editorial and/or writing experience is desirable
* Very strong writing skills
* Time management ability
Location: Boston, MA
Application Due Date: Open Until Filled
Payment: Unfortunately, we are currently unable to offer compensation to interns. However, we are happy to coordinate with interns so they can earn course credits.
How To Apply For This Internship: To apply please send the following materials to Rob Arnold at

* Resume
* Cover letter (may be included in the body of the email)
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