Wolf Literary Services is seeking a savvy, enthusiastic intern for help with our slush pile, filing, and basic office errands. The position is for 2–3 days per week (paid).
We are a full-service literary agency specializing in dynamic, quirky books written for all ages. As an agency, we have a deep respect for the place where “low” art meets high art—we like a good story, regardless of genre. We specialize in the kinds of books that subvert a reader’s expectations, are provocative within a familiar context, and meaningfully connect with their readers—we love the stories that keep you up all night so you know what happens next.
We represent New York Times bestselling, award-winning authors, journalists, illustrators and graphic novelists, as well as actors, athletes, makeup artists, and many other pioneering creative thinkers and leaders of their field. Our broad spectrum of clients include Ian Doescher (New York Times bestselling author of WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S STAR WARS), Kendare Blake (the acclaimed author of the young adult series ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD, optioned for film by TWILIGHT’s Stephenie Meyer), and Sarah Gerard (essayist and most recently author of the explosive literary novel BINARY STAR), and many more, writing in a huge variety of genres.
Our agents acquire the gamut of literary properties—literary and commercial fiction, middle grade and young adult, narrative and prescriptive nonfiction—so we ask that our interns be well-read and have a basic grasp of what makes a book salable. In other words, you don’t need to read prescriptive nonfiction for fun, but you should be able to tell when it’s good.
In exchange for your help, you’ll be immersed in what it means to be a literary agent and we’ll make all efforts to explain and involve you in our business practices so you can take away a better understanding of the publishing industry, the job of an agent, and your interest in a career in the field.
If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to the attention of Allison Devereux (firstname.lastname@example.org).