PSLA is looking for Remote Interns. Accepting applications until Oct 23.

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 (types: YA, picture books, women’s fiction, adult non fiction, genre fiction, select 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

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!

The application process closes October 23rd

Published by Carly Watters

Carly Watters is a SVP, senior literary agent and director of literary branding with the P.S. Literary Agency. She is a hands-on agent that develops proposals and manuscripts with attention to detail and the relevant markets. PSLA’s mission is to manage authors’ literary brands for their entire career. Never without a book on hand she reads across categories which is reflected in the genres she represents and is actively seeking new authors in including women’s fiction, commercial and upmarket fiction, select literary fiction, platform-driven non fiction and select memoir. She occasionally represents children's book projects. Carly is drawn to emotional, well-paced narratives, with a great voice and characters that readers can get invested in.

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