The Andrea Brown Literary Agency seeks candidates for a 10-week summer mentorship, focused on the agenting side of children’s book publishing (including picture books, middle grade, and YA). This will be a paid, part-time program, currently planned to be all remote. Our entire team will engage with the mentee to introduce the career of agenting, offering hands-on experience with evaluating queries, offering editorial feedback, writing pitches, negotiating, and networking with editors. We are seeking voracious readers, go-getters, and all around enthusiastic and pleasant humans with a demonstrated interest and entry-level knowledge of children's literature. The ideal applicant will be currently enrolled in college or a post-graduate program, a recent grad, or equivalent. Candidates should submit a resume and a cover letter explaining their interest in the mentorship, noting favorite categories or genres, and including some of their recent reads. Every cover letter should conclude with a postscript listing the candidate’s top 10 all-time middle grade and young adult novels, as well as their top 10 favorite picture books.
Please send your materials as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line, Summer Mentorship 2024. We encourage book-lovers of all backgrounds to apply by March 25, 2024. We will be notifying finalists the third week in April. This is a part-time position for 17+ hours a week, for any 10-week period within Summer 2024. Hours are flexible but must be between 9am-4pm, M-F. Our mentorship is intentionally aligned with the requirements of financial programs like the WNDB's internship grant which offers financial resources to students from diverse backgrounds as they pursue opportunities in children's publishing.
We are not hiring for any other positions at this time, but if you are interested in working with us in a specific capacity, please reach out to Kelly Sonnack with a resume and cover letter at email@example.com.