[Englmajors] Wales Literary Agency Spring internship
wensel at u.washington.edu
Mon Jan 29 08:48:36 PST 2007
****Seeking Interns for Spring Quarter****
Company: Wales Literary Agency, Inc.
Intern Position: Manuscript Reader
Schedule: 6 hours (approx. 2 credits) each week. 3 hours in the office
on a set, scheduled day (Tuesday, Wednesday, or Friday from 2:30 to
5:00) with the remaining three hours devoted to special projects outside
the office. There is some flexibility with times.
Available: Spring Quarter positions
Number of available positions: 3-4
Minimum time commitment: One quarter
Method of contact: Email
Please do not call unless asked to do so. Provide full contact info and
a brief bio that discusses your reading interests (recreational as well
as academic) and indicate your preferred schedule. **No email
attachments** (If you include a resume, copy it into the body of the email).
Contact: Neal Swain, waleslit at waleslit.com <mailto:waleslit at waleslit.com>
Before contacting the agency, we recommend applicants do some quick
research into what a literary agency is and does. However, we also
recommend you contact us as soon as possible, as we always quickly
receive many more applications than positions available.
The agency represents writers of quality mainstream
fiction and nonfiction and sponsors a broad range of titles and
authors. Our projects often have a progressive cultural or political
impact and we are especially interested in writers who live in the
Pacific Northwest, Alaska, the West Coast, and the Pacific Rim
countries; gay and lesbian writers; and writers from other historically
Interns will be exposed to a broad range of writers and writing and to
the exigencies of the publishing industry nationally and, to a lesser
degree, locally. Interns will have the opportunity to review and
evaluate submissions including queries, proposals, and manuscript
samples. Additionally, interns will read and provide comments on
full-length manuscripts under consideration for representation.
As readers, interns will regularly interact with the staff as we weigh
the merits of a particular project in relation to the market, industry
trends, etc. Students will benefit from a broad introduction to the
trade publishing industry through the work of the agency.
Interns should be avid readers, as well as have a strong
background and interest in literature, writing, bookselling, or the
WALES LITERARY AGENCY, Inc.
PO Box 9428
Seattle, Washington 98109-0428
(For deliveries by UPS, DHL, Fed-Ex , all door-to-door couriers
--contact the agency for the office street address.)
email: waleslit at waleslit.com <mailto:waleslit at waleslit.com>;
website: www.waleslit.com <http://www.waleslit.com>
tel: 206 284 7114; fax: 206 322 1033
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