Internships with P.S. Literary

UPDATE: We have selected our interns for Spring 2013. Please check back later for future internships.

P.S. Literary Agency (PSLA) is accepting applications for internships. The two positions—Digital and Social Media Intern and Editorial Intern—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.

The internships are unpaid, but PSLA will happily provide career guidance, publishing industry advice, and, if successful, a glowing letter of reference. Our former intern is a graduate of the Humber College publishing program and is now our Agency Assistant.

Digital and Social Media Intern


  • Managing agency Twitter and Pinterest pages
  • Consulting authors on best social media, online marketing, and online brand presence practices
  • Crafting digital marketing plans
  • E-book research
  • Updating catalogues

Ideal Candidate:

  • Experience in website design and maintenance
  • Interest in author brand management
  • Comfortable working from home
  • Previous publishing experience in a digital or marketing department
Editorial Intern


  • Reading partial and full manuscripts, non fiction proposals (genres: YA, picture books, women’s fiction, adult non fiction, genre fiction, literary fiction, health, wellness and business)
  • 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,
  • Start a new project for the agency writing detailed client prospectuses

Ideal Candidate:

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

Interested candidates can contact 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 work at a literary agency?
  • Who are your five favourite authors?
  • What is your weekly schedule like/what is your availability?

We look forward to your application!


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