Entry Level // Literary Agency
A Literary Agent Assistant supports the busy office of a literary agent. They assist in managing writers’ careers, helping to discover and nurture new talent. A Literary Agent Assistant can assist with a number of tasks such as reading client manuscripts, writing copy, maintaining databases, scheduling, invoicing, processing contracts, and dealing with day-to-day queries.
A Literary Agent Assistant tends to work with a Literary Agent, liaising with publishers and clients.
Building up experience can contribute to an application to become a Literary Agent Assistant. Experience might include internships or apprenticeships with publishers and agencies. Volunteering at literary festivals and working in bookshops can also contribute to an application.