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Description: 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 part-time interns for the spring and summer, 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.

A love of books and reading is essential, as is the ability to speak and read French. 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
-general office and administrative work as needed
Start date is flexible, but we are hoping looking to fill the spring position for a mid-January start, and the summer position for a late May start.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Noa Rosen ( and indicate SPRING or SUMMER in the subject line.
Length of Internship: mid-January through end of May
Location: New York, NY
Application Due Date: January 7th, 2019
Payment: Weekly stipend
How To Apply For This Internship: Send cover letter and resume to Noa Rosen:
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