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Literary Agents

BookEnds is looking to grow our team by adding talented agents with publishing experience as either agents or editors. While BookEnds is known for romance, mystery, and young adult, we are looking to expand our list by adding agents with interests in any genre, including nonfiction. 

Job requirements include:

  • 2+ years agenting or editorial experience
  • strong relationships with editors and other publishing professionals
  • a solid understanding of market trends
  • a love for the job
  • the desire to have fun

Although our offices are in New Jersey, applicants can work remotely from anywhere. Salary is competitive.

Résumés can be sent to JFaust@bookendsliterary.com

Internship Program

BookEnds offers in-office internship positions to one undergraduate or recent graduate per college semester (including Fall, Spring, and Summer).

We have had great success with this program so far! All of our Literary Assistants to date have interned with us in the past, and many of our interns have gone on to have successful careers elsewhere in the publishing industry. We believe in educating our interns about the industry by including them in company meetings, engaging them in conversations, encouraging questions, and working with them as they complete their duties.

Because we see the internship program as a real learning opportunity, applicants do not need to have previous publishing experience. They should, however, have a strong interest in pursuing publishing as a career, and we strongly encourage undergraduates to use the program for college credit.

All applicants must be available to work in the office for sixteen hours a week and will be encouraged to complete extra reading at home.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Administrative support: filing, organizing bookshelves, packaging mail, etc.
  • Answering queries
  • Reading partial and full manuscripts for agents and writing readers reports
  • Performing special projects with or for the Literary Assistant

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to bcampbell@bookendsliterary.com with the subject heading "[Fall/Spring/Summer] Internship Application." Applications should be submitted within the following time frames:

Summer Program: March 1–31
Fall Program: June 1–30
Spring Program: October 1–31

All applicants will receive responses regarding the status of their application.