Opportunities

 
P.S. Literary Agency embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.


Literary Agent

P.S. Literary Agency (PSLA) seeks a Literary Agent with publishing experience to represent commercial fiction and a broad range of non-fiction.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Reading queries and evaluating manuscripts
• Signing clients
• Corresponding with clients and editors via e-mail and phone
• Tracking submissions and managing extensive submission list
• Developing projects in-house
• Composing pitch letters for submission
• Maintaining relationships with editors
• Writing rejection letters
• Editing manuscripts
• Preparing proposals for submission
• Keeping foreign rights manager up to date on the status of projects
• Keeping TV/film co-agents up to date on the status of sold projects
• Cataloging client and editor correspondence
• Tracking and researching sales information
• Keeping detailed schedules

Qualifications:

• College degree or equivalent experience
• 2+ years of publishing experience
• Excellent people and communication skills
• Superior organizational skills and very detail-oriented
• Extremely professional and articulate
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
• Interest in fiction and non-fiction

Other details:

Salary: Commission-based
Benefits: Flexible hours; Work remotely
Duration: Full Time
Location of position: U.S. and/or Canada

Interested candidates can contact careers@psliterary.com with their cover letter and resume with the subject heading: Literary Agent Application.

We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

We look forward to your application!


Internships

P.S. Literary Agency (PSLA) is accepting applications for two Editorial Interns to assist the team for six months this coming Fall / Winter (November 2020 to May 2021). Candidates should want to gain experience at an agency, have a flexible schedule, be able to devote 20 hours a week, and be comfortable working remotely.

Overall, PSLA is looking for applicants that have some publishing experience, a passion for books, sharp eye for detail, a desire to learn how the industry and how agenting works, and basic critical reading, researching and organizational skills.

Duties:

• Read partial and full manuscripts, nonfiction proposals
• Write readers reports, engage in discussion on manuscripts, understand the market, evaluate material
• Assist agents in getting projects ready for submission including: admin work, research, copy editing

Ideal Candidate:

• Strong writing and editing skills
• Detail oriented
• Comfortable working remotely
• Previous publishing experience in an editorial or agency environment

Interested candidates can contact careers@psliterary.com with their cover letter and resume with the subject heading: Intern Application. Please answer the following questions in the body of the email:

• Why do you want to intern at a literary agency?
• What are your favorite genres to read?
• Who are your five favorite creators?
• What is your weekly schedule like/what is your availability?

We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

We look forward to your application!