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Description: The Nancy Yost Literary Agency represents a diverse and talented group of authors, comprised of national and international bestsellers.

We're looking for interns with an interest in commercial fiction, who are looking to expand their knowledge of the publishing industry through the perspective of a New York based literary agency.

Interns will have the opportunity to learn more about: the query process, query evaluation, editorial work pre-submission, submission lists, submission letter writing, royalties, contracts, the current state of publishing and the differences between traditional and indie publishing, how to on creating POD books, eBooks, and cover design if desired, discussions on industry trends, sub rights including both audio and foreign rights.

Additionally interns may be asked to answer phones or help with mailings, but these tasks are kept to a minimum.
Length of Internship: Seasonal Internships based off the semester system. (Fall, Spring, Summer)
Requirements: Perspective Interns should have an interest in publishing with strong written and verbal communication skills. Additionally, we appreciate self motivated candidates who are responsible, organized, and can work both independently and in a group setting.
Location: New York, New York
Application Due Date: Rolling. Thought we prefer to have applications in the month before the internship is set to start. However, we offer flexible start and end dates based on each interns specific schedule. (July/August for Fall Internships) (November/December for Spring internships) (April/May for Summer internships.)
Payment: Travel Stipend based off the metro card system.
How To Apply For This Internship: Please email your resume and cover letter to Sarah at the Nancy Yost Literary Agency. (
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