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Description: Seeking French-Speaking, Part-Time Literary Agency Intern:

Susanna Lea Associates is a boutique literary agency with offices in New York, Paris, and London, focused on representing books with international appeal. We are seeking a part-time intern for the fall, with a commitment of 2-3 days per week (schedule is flexible). The internship is compensated with a weekly stipend. This internship will offer the right candidate exposure to the publishing industry from the perspective of an international literary agency. Our New York office is small, so our interns have the opportunity to be involved with many aspects of the business, including manuscript review and development and contract negotiations. You’ll read a lot, write a lot, and learn a lot about the publishing industry, with an emphasis on foreign rights.

The ability to speak and read French is essential. Proficiency in additional languages is not necessary, but highly valued.

Responsibilities include:

-reading and responding to solicited and unsolicited book proposals

-editing/copyediting commissioned translations

-helping to prepare manuscripts for submission to publishers (includes creating pitch letters, researching publishers, editing manuscripts, and providing feedback for authors)

-updating our agency's social media accounts with engaging content

-scheduling agent meetings for international book fairs

-translating press quotes and pitches from French into English

-general office and administrative work as needed
Length of Internship: Dates flexible, but ideally January 13-May 31
Location: New York, NY
Application Due Date: December 18th 2019
Payment: Weekly Stipend
How To Apply For This Internship: Interested candidates should email their cover letter and resume to Noa Rosen ( by 5 pm December 18th.
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