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Firebrand Literary Seeks Interns

There are two writing opportunities I thought that y'all would get a kick out of:

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Firebrand’s Pyromaniacs

…because every literary agency needs minions

Firebrand Literary (http://www.firebrandliterary.com), a celebrated and dynamic agency out of Brooklyn, is seeking a few good college-age writers to be volunteer readers. Perks included!

A group of young college-level writers come to Firebrand Literary every two weeks to act as the agency’s readers, diving through the slush pile, critiquing authors’ work, and stuffing envelopes. The Pyromaniacs are fed free food, hone their critique skills, learn about the publishing industry, and on occasion, pick the brains of a publishing industry insider. In exchange. Firebrand Literary gets to use the brainpower of a group of highly intelligent, creative, and motivated young people and use them as a sounding board for all kinds of book projects.

Sound like you? If you’re interested in participating, please email Elisabeth Wilhelm at elisabeth@firebrandliterary.com with “pyromaniac” in the subject line. You must be willing to travel to Brooklyn, you are a student, and a writer interested in publishing. Be sure tell us why you’d like to be a reader.

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Firebrand Literary Seeks Interns

Firebrand Literary (http://www.firebrandliterary.com), a celebrated and dynamic agency out of Brooklyn, is seeking a few good interns.

Marketing/PR Intern: This organized and grounded intern will work with the agency’s agents and authors to designing everything from online lecture series to author marketing materials. PR and marketing classes, degree, or related experience is required. Interest in publishing is a prerequisite.

Creative Intern: This intense and artsy intern will be working with the more creative elements of the agency, including layout and graphic design. Design, art, and marketing classes, degree, or related experience is required. Interest in publishing is a prerequisite.

Interns won’t be relegated to the soul-sucking job of stuffing envelopes, but will be given concrete projects that will involve working directly with both agents and authors, as well as reading queries and manuscripts to look for new clients for the agency. Although this is a non-paying internship, we'll work with you if your college will offer you internship credit. Interns will be expected to intern for a semester-long period for about ten hours a week. Naturally, we’ll work around your college schedule.

If you’re interested working with awesome people in a laid back atmosphere in a Brooklyn literary agency, please send an email to Elisabeth Wilhelm at elisabeth@firebrandliterary.com, tell us why you’d like to intern for Firebrand Literary and attach a one-page résumé. Application deadlines: September 15th, 2006 for the fall semester and January 15th, 2007 for the spring semester.
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