Friday, October 20, 2017

Subsidiary Rights Deal Announcements

Congratulations to the following TBA clients on their subsidiary rights deals! 

Gary John Bishop’s UNF*CK YOURSELF sold in Poland to Insignis, in Korea to Woongjin Think Big at auction, in Italy to Rizzoli Ragazzi, in the Netherlands to Scriptum, and in Germany to Scorpio at auction.

Stephanie Burgis’ THE DRAGON WITH A CHOCOLATE HEART sold in China to Guomai in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, and in Portugal to 20/20 Editora.

Kristen Ciccarelli's THE LAST NAMSARA sold in Hungary to Maxim.

Scarlett Cole’s JORDAN RECLAIMED sold in France to Lattès in a two-book deal.

Scarlett Cole’s ELLIOTT REDEEMED sold in France to Lattès in a two-book deal.

Hope Cook’s HOUSE OF ASH sold in France to Bayard.

L.H. Cosway’s HEART series sold in Germany to Lyx Digital in a three-book deal.

Ruby Elliot’s IT’S ALL ABSOLUTELY FINE sold in China to ThinKingDom in a pre-empt.

Stephanie Garber’s CARAVAL sold in Greece to Psichogios.

A.G. Howard’s ENSNARED sold in Croatia to Lumen.

A.G. Howard’s UNHINGED sold in Serbia to Publik Praktikum.

Geneva Lee’s CATCHING LIAM sold in Germany to Blanvalet in a two-book deal.

Geneva Lee’s UNWRAPPING LIAM sold in Germany to Blanvalet in a two-book deal.

Geneva Lee’s ROYAL series sold in the Netherlands to Boekerij in a three-book deal, in Russia to Ripol Classic in a three-book deal, in Turkey to Pay Dijital in a three-book deal, and in Croatia to 24 SATA in a three-book deal.

Goldy Moldavsky’s KILL THE BOY BAND sold in France to Le Seuil at auction.

Dominic Nolan’s A WOMAN WITH NO MORE PAST sold in Germany to Luebbe.

j.a. reynolds’ OPPOSITE OF ALWAYS sold in Serbia to Publik Praktikum, in the Czech Republic to Albatros Media, and in Brazil to Novo Conceito in a two-book deal.

Lygia Day Peñaflor’s ALL OF THIS IS TRUE sold in the Netherlands to Leopold in a pre-empt, in Italy to Piemme in a pre-empt, in Sweden to Opal, in France to Albin-Michel at auction, in Denmark to Carlsen, and in Germany to Arena Verlag.
Jacqueline Sheehan’s LOST AND FOUND sold in Brazil to Novo Conceito.

Jo Spain's SLEEPING BEAUTIES sold in Germany to Leubbe. 

Jo Spain’s THE CONFESSION sold in the Netherlands to De Fontein, in Sweden to Modernista, and in Poland to Wydawnictwo.

Lori Nelson Spielman’s THE LIFE LIST sold in Poland to Rebis in a two-book deal.

Lori Nelson Spielman’s SWEET FORGIVENESS sold in Finland to Otava in a two-book deal.

Lori Nelson Spielman’s QUOTE ME sold in Finland to Otava in a two-book deal, in Denmark to Art People, in China to Booky in a pre-empt, in Norway to Cappelen Damm, in Poland to Rebis in a two-book deal, and in France to Le Cherche Midi.

Jo Spain’s SLEEPING BEAUTIES sold in Germany to Luebbe.

Anstey Spraggan’s GOODBYE, PARIS sold in Germany to Ullstein in a six-figure pre-empt, in Italy to Sperling at auction, and in Poland to Czarna Owca at auction.

Robin Stevens’ FIRST CLASS MURDER sold in France to Editions Flammarion in a two-book deal.

Robin Stevens’ JOLLY FOUL PLAY sold in France to Editions Flammarion in a two-book deal, and in Poland to Grupa MAC S.A.

Robin Stevens’ MURDER MOST UNLADYLIKE sold in the Ukraine to Nebo Booklab, and in Norway to Aschehoug.

Robin Stevens’ ARSENIC FOR TEA sold in the Ukraine to Nebo Booklab in a two-book deal, and in Norway to Aschehoug in a two-book deal.

Jessica Townsend’s NEVERMOOR sold in Lithuania to Alma Littera.

Lynn Weingarten’s SUICIDE NOTES FROM BEAUTIFUL GIRLS sold in Poland to JK Jacek Kaszyk.  

Lori Wilde's THE WELCOME HOME GARDEN CLUB sold in Germany to Weltbild.

Francesca Zappia’s ELIZA AND HER MONSTERS sold in Russia to Eksmo, and in Romania to Storia Books. 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Happy Release Day to 

THE LAST NAMSARA by Kristen Ciccarelli!!!

A Forbidden Love. 
A Kingdom At War. 
A Secret That Will Change Everything. 

- From HarperTeen!


Monday, October 2, 2017

Heather is looking for YA/MG interns!

I have openings for YA/MG interns! 

I represent YA/MG fiction across the board, but make sure you have a look at my bio to see if our tastes align!

You do not need to have any kind of publishing experience, but you should love to read and be familiar with all sorts of fiction in these categories, particularly with books on the New York Times bestseller lists. The internship is a great way to learn more about an agent’s work and decision-making process. Past interns have been writers, librarians, teachers and educators, MFA students, and passionate readers. You do not need to live in New York—this is a remote internship. We ask for a ten-hours-a-week commitment. 

While this internship is unpaid, TBA values our interns' contributions, and holds monthly educational chats for all of our interns, led by a different agent/on a different topic each time. And in between those events, I answer as many questions about the publishing process that I can. I ask for a six-month commitment, but most of my interns stick around for a lot longer!

Interested? 

To apply for the YA/MG Intern position, send the information below to: HeathersInterns@gmail.comwith subject line YA/MG Intern.

-       Tell me why you want the internship, and a little about yourself, including relevant experience. Feel free to attach a resume if you feel it would help – though it’s not necessary.
-       List your top 10 favorite books of all time
-       List the last 10 YA/MG books you've read


If you've applied in the past, you're absolutely welcome to apply again. I usually receive quite a few applicants, so the application period could close fairly quickly; watch this space and @HeddaFlaherty on Twitter for details!


TBA Monthly Wishlist - October 2017

It's time again for the Monthly Wishlist! Here's the project that each TBA agent would love to see in their submission inbox. If you have something that fits with the below, please check out our submission guidelines and send it over. We can't wait to read!

Middle grade fantasy with a strong voice and smart humour like THE VOYAGE TO MAGICAL NORTH by Claire Fayers, and chapter books with a big hook written by marginalized authors – Gemma Cooper

’Tis the season, I’m in in the mood for dark dark fantasy or horror - fiction or graphic novel! – Heather Flaherty

Would love to find a really authentic quirky voice such as in The Rosie Project, as well as looking for a high concept crime novel – Sarah Manning

Nonfiction sports books, whether narratives like Friday Night Lights, histories of great teams or moments or biographies of legendary athletes, coaches or teams. Interested in books on major sports like baseball, football and basketball but also other sports if there is a compelling story – Louise Fury**

**Louise is currently closed to queries, but if you have something that matches her wishlist, please send and add #TBAwishlist to your subject header

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Happy Release Day to HOUSE OF ASH by Hope Cook!!!


"House of ash is a gorgeously written story of obsession and loss, loyalty and redemption. It has everything I love about gothic horror, and will haunt the readers long after the final page is turned." 
- Lisa Maxwell, author of The Last Magician
 - From Amulet/Abrams Books!
 - Cover and interior illustrations by the fantastic Sam Wolfe Connelly




Thursday, August 31, 2017

TBA Monthly Wishlist - September 2017

It's time again for our Monthly Wishlists! Here's the project that these TBA agent would love to see in their submission inbox. If you have something that fits with the below, please check out our submission guidelines and send it over. We can't wait to read!

Middle grade fantasy with a strong voice and smart humour like THE VOYAGE TO MAGICAL NORTH by Claire Fayers, and well written swoony Young Adult romance with a twist like THE SQUARE ROOT OF SUMMER - Gemma Cooper


I’m all about YA contemporary right now. Would love a rom-com starring people of color. I want my gut to hurt from laughing and the kind of feel-good that brings tears of happiness, but also with a hint of heartache. Or maybe a literary contemporary with a mystery threaded throughout - Beth Phelan

I’m really looking to expand my list into non-fiction, so if you have a compelling memoir, narrative non-fiction or true crime project—please send my way! - Victoria Cappello 

Monday, July 31, 2017

TBA Monthly Wishlist - August 2017

It's time again for our Monthly Wishlists! Here's the project that these TBA agent would love to see in their submission inbox. If you have something that fits with the below, please check out our submission guidelines and send it over. We can't wait to read!

Middle grade fantasy with a strong voice and smart humour like THE VOYAGE TO MAGICAL NORTH by Claire Fayers, and well written swoony Young Adult romance with a twist like THE SQUARE ROOT OF SUMMER - Gemma Cooper

Some upmarket women’s fiction with a dark, speculative twist, written by and featuring a woman of color - Beth Phelan

Feeling something contemporary YA right now, that’s a bit involved and complex (that will of course make me sob) like a sibling story, or family story, a la I’ll GIVE YOU THE SUN by Jandy Nelson - Heather Flaherty

A smart, literary YA novel with a subtle speculative or surreal twist - Molly Ker Hawn

Sunday, July 16, 2017


CONGRATS to Merrill Wyatt, Jenny Bak at Jimmy Patterson, and the very lovable, no-nonsense, and wip-smart Ernestine. Details here at Children's Bookshelf:






Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Release Day to 
WORDS ON BATHROOM WALLS by Julia Walton!

"Echoing the premise and structure of Flowers for Algernon, this frank and inspiring novel shows how a teen’s life changes after he is given an experimental medication to treat symptoms of schizophrenia."  - PW starred review!

An Amazon Best Book of the Month!






Friday, June 30, 2017

TBA Monthly Wishlist - July 2017

It's time again for the Monthly Wishlist! Here's the project that each TBA agent would love to see in their submission inbox. If you have something that fits with the below, please check out our submission guidelines and send it over. We can't wait to read!


Middle grade fantasy with a strong voice and smart humour like THE VOYAGE TO MAGICAL NORTH by Claire Fayers, and well written swoony Young Adult romance with a twist like THE SQUARE ROOT OF SUMMER - Gemma Cooper

Some upmarket women’s fiction with a dark, speculative twist, written by and featuring a woman of color - Beth Phelan

A really dark, twisty suspense novel, particularly one with a female narrator - Victoria Cappello 

A new thriller, suspense or crime novel. Two books I have recently fallen in love with are THE FINAL GIRLS and SOMETIMES I LIE. I’d also like to find an issue-led drama with an incredible voice and characters that really draw us in - Sarah Manning

Dark, chill-inducing suspense. I want to be sincerely scared, freaked out and creeped out, in adult or YA - Heather Flaherty

Friday, June 16, 2017

Subsidiary Rights Deal Announcements

Congratulations to the following TBA clients on their subsidiary rights deals!  

Gary John Bishop’s UNF*CK YOURSELF sold in Greece to Esoptron; in Lithuania to Orizura; in Taiwan to Ba Fun; and in Turkey to Yayincilik.

Scarlett Cole’s THE PUREST HOOK and THE DARKEST LINK sold in France to JC Lattès.

L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid’s THE CAD & THE CO-ED sold in Germany to Bastei Lubbe.

Stephanie Garber’s CARAVAL sold in Azerbaijan to Teas Publishing House and in Sweden to Wahlstroms.

Layla Hagen’s YOUR FOREVER LOVE and YOUR INESCAPABLE LOVE sold in Germany to Piper.

Alwyn Hamilton’s Rebel of the Sands trilogy sold in Romania to Nemira and in Russia to Robins.

Geneva Lee’s COMMAND ME, CONQUER ME, and CROWN ME sold in Poland to Illuminatio and CROWN ME sold in Turkey to Yayincilik.

Penny Reid’s NEANDERTHAL SEEKS HUMAN, FRIENDS WITHOUT BENEFITS, and LOVE HACKED sold in Poland to Poradnia.

j. a. reynolds’ OPPOSITE OF ALWAYS sold in China to Beijing White Horse Time; in France to Pocket Jeunesse, at auction, in a two-book deal; in Germany to Carlsen, at auction; in Greece to Psichogios; in Italy to Piemme, at auction, in a two-book deal; in the Netherlands to HarperCollins Holland, in a pre-empt; in Poland to Zysk, at auction; in Russia to AST; in Spain to Montena, at auction, in a two-book deal; and in Turkey to Pegasus, at auction, in a two-book deal.

Roxie Rivera’s IVAN and CLOSE QUARTERS sold in Italy to Follie Letterarie.

Jacqueline Sheehan’s THE TIGER IN THE HOUSE sold in France to JC Lattès.

Adam Silvera’s MORE HAPPY THAN NOT and HISTORY IS ALL YOU LEFT ME sold in the Netherlands to Clavis and in Poland to Czwarta Strona.

Adam Silvera’s THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END sold in the Netherlands to Clavis.

Robin Stevens’ FIRST CLASS MURDER sold in Japan to Hara Shobo.

Robin Stevens’ MISTLETOE AND MURDER sold in Italy to Mondadori.

Angie Thomas’ THE HATE U GIVE sold in Georgia to Books in Batumi; in Japan to Iwasaki; and in Korea to Woongjin Think Big.

Jessica Townsend’s NEVERMOOR trilogy sold in Ukraine to Vivat.

Lynn Weingarten’s SUICIDE NOTES FROM BEAUTIFUL GIRLS and BAD GIRLS WITH PERFECT FACES sold in Italy to Newton Compton.

Francesca Zappia’s ELIZA AND HER MONSTERS sold in Poland to JC Jacek Kaszyk and in Sweden to Modernista.


Thursday, June 1, 2017

TBA Monthly Wishlist - June 2017

It's time again for the Monthly Wishlist! Here's the project that each TBA agent would love to see in their submission inbox. If you have something that fits with the below, please check out our submission guidelines and send it over. We can't wait to read!

Middle grade fantasy with a strong voice and smart humour like THE VOYAGE TO MAGICAL NORTH by Claire Fayers - Gemma Cooper

Adult fiction with a wide, diverse cast of millennial people of color; unflinching, honest, with smart, dark humor and a powerful voice - Beth Phelan

Dark, demented, crumbling, atmospheric, twisted YA fantasy - where the underdog thrives. Think SIX OF CROWS - Heather Flaherty

MG fiction that delves into thorny family relationships with thoughtfulness and authenticity; contemporary and 20th-century historical YA exploring the experience of the South Asian diaspora; and anything funny enough to make me forget for a few minutes what a mess the world is in right now - Molly Ker Hawn

I’d love to find a new thriller, suspense or crime novel. Two books I have recently fallen in love with are THE FINAL GIRLS and SOMETIMES I LIE. I’d also like to find an issue-led drama with an incredible voice and characters that really draw us in - Sarah Manning

I’d love a really dark, twisty suspense novel, particularly one with a female narrator - Victoria Cappello

Friday, May 19, 2017

Deal Announcement - HOUSE OF ASH by Hope Cook


Huge congrats to Hope Cook for her beautifully creepy dual perspective YA, HOUSE OF ASH, with Amulet Books/Abrams. Details here at Children's Bookshelf:



What's not to love? A cursed mirror, a gothic mansion, and a trapped but fierce girl fighting her way out...

Twitter:  @HopeAvaCook 


Friday, April 28, 2017

TBA Monthly Wishlist - May 2017

It's time again for the Monthly Wishlist! Here's the project that each TBA agent would love to see in their submission inbox. If you have something that fits with the below, please check out our submission guidelines and send it over. We can't wait to read!

Middle grade fantasy with a strong voice and smart humour like THE VOYAGE TO MAGICAL NORTH by Claire Fayers - Gemma Cooper

I’d love to see YA fantasy with high political stakes and a smart, courageous protagonist (like Kestrel in THE WINNER’S CURSE) or a YA contemporary with a demonstrably strong feminist main character. And I’m always looking for MG contemporary, historical, or fantasy that feels timeless and emotionally powerful - Molly Ker Hawn

I'm feeling something upmarket historical right now, like ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE or THE BOOK THIEF - Heather Flaherty

I would like to see epic family dramas full of textured characters and dense plotting.  Ideally, they would grapple with issues like immigration, otherness, and economic strife but in a way that presents these themes with a broad range of emotion - John Bowers

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

CLOSED -- Adult Fiction Interns needed!

We have intern positions open for an adult fiction reader.  To become an intern reader for the Bent Agency, you do not need to have any kind of publishing experience, but you should love to read and be familiar with all sorts of fiction in these categories.  In particular, it’s helpful to be familiar with the books on the New York Times-bestseller list.

We’re looking for someone who enjoys books by authors such as:

- Erin Morgenstern
- Tana French
- Eleanor Brown
- Jacqueline Sheehan
- Jodi Picoult
- Gillian Flynn
- Lori Roy
- Laurie Notaro
- Celia Rivenbark
- Elin Hilderbrand
- Kristin Hannah
- Jeannette Walls
- Kate Atkinson

This is an eclectic list, so obviously you don't need to like everyone on it. But basically, you should like at least two of the following genres: humor, memoir, upmarket women's fiction and literary suspense.

You do not need to live in New York since this is a remote internship. We do ask for a ten-hours-a-week commitment. Please note that it is unpaid.

The internship is a great way to learn more about an agent’s work and decision-making process. Past interns have been writers for children, children’s librarians, elementary school teachers, MFA students, and passionate readers.

The agency runs a monthly educational chat for all of our interns, led by a different agent/on a different topic each time. (Past and upcoming topics include: How publishers create marketing plans, Do we need literary agents anymore?, Digital and social publishing, Literary scouts: What do they do? What are the entry-level jobs in publishing? -- we try to make them as useful as we can.) These are optional, and the days/times vary because all the interns have different 'day job' schedules.


Interested?

1. Send an email to intern@thebentagency.com and put “Adult Fiction intern” in the subject line.

2. Tell us why you want the internship and something about yourself, or include a resume if you have one (although it's not necessary).

3. Include two lists: the last ten adult fiction books you've read and your top ten favorite adult fiction books of all time.



If you've applied in the past, you're welcome to apply again. We usually get a great many applicants and the application period will close fairly quickly; watch this space for details!


UPDATE on May 18th: Applications for this internship are now closed. Thank you so much to all who applied, I'll answer you shortly! -- Sam

Subsidiary Rights Deal Announcements

Congratulations to the following TBA clients on their subsidiary rights deals!  

Becky Albertalli’s THE UPSIDE OF UNREQUITED sold in Norway to Kagge Forlag, in Poland to Papierowy, and in Sweden to Rabén & Sjögren.

Emily Trunko’s DEAR MY BLANK sold in France to Bayard and in the Netherlands to Blossom Books.

Emily Trunko's LAST MESSAGE RECEIVED sold in France to Bayard. 

Francesca Zappia’s MADE YOU UP sold in Latin America to Diamante.

Francesca Zappia’s ELIZA AND HER MONSTERS sold in Italy to Giunti Editore, in France to Robert Laffont, and in Germany to DTV.

Lynsay Sands’ FALLING FOR THE HIGHLANDER sold in Germany to Lyx, in Turkey to Penguen Kitap Kaset, and in Italy to Mondadori.

Lynsay Sands’ TO MARRY A SCOTTISH LAIRD sold in Turkey to Penguen Kitap Kaset.

Lori Roy’s THE TRACKS sold in Sweden to Modernista and in France to Le Masque.

Jean Pendziwol’s THE LIGHTKEEPER’S DAUGHTERS sold in Poland to Swiat Ksiqzki and in Russia to Family Leisure Club.

A.G. Howard’s THE ARCHITECT OF SONG sold in France to MxM Bookmark and in Spain to Oz Editorial.

A.G. Howard’s ROSEBLOOD sold in Spain to Oz Editorial, in Hungary to Maxim, and in Italy to Newton Compton.

A.G. Howard’s Splintered series sold in Russia to Exmo, in a four-book deal, in Romania to Univers Gold, in a two-book deal, and in Poland to Foksal, in a three-book deal.

Staci Hart’s CHASER and LAST CALL sold in Italy to Newton Compton.

Adam Silvera’s THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END sold in Spain to Urano and in Turkey to Pegasus.

Adam Silvera’s HISTORY IS ALL YOU LEFT ME sold in Turkey to Pegasus. 

Lori Nelson Spielman’s QUOTE ME sold in the Netherlands to Muelenhoff Boekerij and in Russia to Atticus-Azbooka.
Lori Nelson Spielman’s THE LIFE LIST sold in Russia to Atticus-Azbooka.

Jen McLaughlin’s BLURRED LINES sold in Italy to Newton Compton.

Jessica Townsend’s NEVERMOOR trilogy sold in Slovakia, at auction, to Ikar and in the Czech Republic to Albatros Media, at auction.

Angie Thomas’ THE HATE U GIVE sold in Portugal to Presenca, in Turkey to Penguen Kitap Kaset, in China to Pioneer, in Taiwan to Global, and in Indonesia to Gramedia.

Lori Wilde’s TRUE LOVE QUILTING CLUB and I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS sold in Germany to Weltbild. 

Stephanie Burgis’ THE DRAGON WITH A CHOCOLATE HEART sold in France to Gallimard, at auction, in a two-book deal, in Romania to Storia Books, in Poland to Nasza Ksiegarnia, in Russia to AST, and in Turkey to Marti. 

Geneva Lee’s COMPLETE ME (Royals Saga Book 7) sold in France to Hugo & CIE.

Geneva Lee’s CROWN ME (Royals Saga Book 3) sold in Italy to Mondadori.

Robin Stevens’ MURDER MOST UNLADYLIKE and ARSENIC FOR TEA sold in Russia to AST and in the Czech Republic to Albatros Media.

Robin Stevens' MISTLETOE AND MURDER and CREAM BUNS AND CRIME sold in Germany to Von Dem Knesebeck.

Stephanie Garber’s CARAVAL sold in Denmark to Turbine, in Iran to Behdad Publications, and in Lithuania to Balto Trader.
L.H. Cosway’s HEARTS series sold in France to MxM Bookmark.

Cherrie Lynn’s Larson Brothers series sold in Germany to Lyx.

Heidi Heilig’s THE GIRL FROM EVERYWHERE sold in Turkey to Pegasus.

Nancy Scanlon’s THE WINTER LAIRD sold in Germany to AmazonCrossing.  

Kristen Ciccarelli’s Iskari trilogy sold in the Czech Republic to Alpress. 

Scarlett Cole’s THE PUREST HOOK sold in Germany to Ullstein.

Scarlett Cole’s THE STRONGEST STEEL and THE FRACTURED HEART sold in Italy to Fabbri, at auction.

Matt Killeen’s ORPHAN, MONSTER, LIAR, SPY sold in Spain to Roca, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, in Poland to Rodzina, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, in Italy to Garzanti, at auction, in a two-book deal, and in Brazil to Planeta, at auction, in a two-book deal.

Alwyn Hamilton’s Rebel of the Sands trilogy sold in Iran to Houpaa Publishing House.

Jessica Cluess’ A SHADOW BRIGHT AND BURNING and A POISON DARK AND DROWNING sold in Russia to Ripol.
Seressia Glass’ NAUGHTY & NICE sold in Germany to Droemer.


Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock’s THE SMELL OF OTHER PEOPLE’S HOUSES sold in Italy to Rizzoli Ragazzi.

Friday, March 31, 2017

TBA Monthly Wishlist - April 2017

It's time again for the Monthly Wishlist! Here's the project that each TBA agent would love to see in their submission inbox. If you have something that fits with the below, please check out our submission guidelines and send it over. We can't wait to read!

YA Dark Epic Fantasy, whether gritty and urban, or sweeping and otherworldly. High stakes and taut emotions please, with strong females I would stand and fight beside! - Heather Flaherty


A fun YA romance that still has a hooky concept. I want to read about first love and romance; lots of kisses an added bonus. Think LOVE & GELATO, or LOVE, LIES & LEMON PIES - Gemma Cooper

I want reading group women’s fiction with lots of heart and preferably set in the UK; a love story that makes me cry, or something a little darker in the vein of Liane Moriarty - Sarah Manning  

I’d love a super suspenseful, atmospheric suspense/procedural novel like the ones in Tana French’s Dublin Murder Squad series - Victoria Cappello

Friday, March 24, 2017

Deal Announcement - DEVILS UNTO DUST by Emma Berquist

Huge congrats to Emma Berquist for her awesome new YA, DEVILS UNTO DUST, with Greenwillow/HarperCollins. Pitched as True Grit meets 28 Days Later, details here at Children's Bookshelf:



What's not to love? Old West, virus strain, the rabid-dead, and a hard girl fighting for her family… 

Twitter:  @eeberquist

Friday, March 3, 2017

CLOSED -- Generalist & YA/MG Interns needed!

We have intern positions open for an adult fiction reader and for a young adult/middle grade reader.  To become an intern reader for the Bent Agency, you do not need to have any kind of publishing experience, but you should love to read and be familiar with all sorts of fiction in these categories.  In particular, it’s helpful to be familiar with the books on the New York Times bestseller list. 

Additionally, for adult fiction readers, we’re looking for someone who enjoys books by authors such as:

- Erin Morgenstern
- Tana French
- Eleanor Brown
- Jacqueline Sheehan
- Jodi Picoult
- Gillian Flynn
- Lori Roy
- Laurie Notaro
- Celia Rivenbark
- Elin Hilderbrand
- Kristin Hannah
- Jeannette Walls
- Kate Atkinson

This is an eclectic list, so obviously you don't need to like everyone on it. But basically, you should like at least two of the following genres: humor, memoir, upmarket women's fiction and literary suspense. 

You do not need to live in New York since this is a remote internship. We do ask for a ten-hours-a-week commitment. Please note that it is unpaid. 

The internship is a great way to learn more about an agent’s work and decision-making process. Past interns have been writers for children, children’s librarians, elementary school teachers, MFA students, and passionate readers.

The agency runs a monthly educational chat for all of our interns, led by a different agent/on a different topic each time. (Past and upcoming topics include: How publishers create marketing plans, Do we need literary agents anymore?, Digital and social publishing, Literary scouts: What do they do? What are the entry-level jobs in publishing? -- we try to make them as useful as we can.) These are optional, and the days/times vary because all the interns have different 'day job' schedules.


Interested?

1. Send an email to intern@thebentagency.com and put “Adult Fiction intern” or "YA/MG intern" in the subject line. If you’d like to read for both, put “Adult/YA/MG intern” in the subject line.

2. Tell us why you want the internship and something about yourself, or include a resume if you have one (although it's not necessary). 

3. Include two lists: the last ten adult fiction or YA/MG books you've read and your top ten favorite adult fiction or YA/MG books of all time.




If you've applied in the past, you're welcome to apply again. We usually get a great many applicants and the application period will close fairly quickly; watch this space for details! 

UPDATE on March 29th: Applications for this internship are now closed. Thank you so much to all who applied, I'll answer you shortly! -- Sam