Please let me know whether or not you guys think this is a good idea. If you’re not enjoying this feature, let me know, and I’ll move my intern babble over to my own personal blog. The focus of this blog is all things bookish so for now I thought it would be alright to post my experiences here.
So I started to intern for a lit agency that will for now be left unnamed and it has already been a fun experience. I technically work from the computer so I can read manuscript submissions / queries from the comfort of my dorm room. That’s mainly the difference between my previous internship at the editorial department at Scholastic and this one. The lack of physical office. But other than that, I’m doing the same thing: I’m reading, assessing, sometimes going in depth in analyzing submissions from wannabe clients to actual clients. Fun stuff. So far so good.
Right now, the toughest part is being on the same page as my mentor, the agent I’m working with. He is looking for specific manuscripts and likes certain things and dislikes other things. So I’m reading more and trying to judge submissions based on mostly his taste and also on my tastes. I think he’s quite clear on what he likes, which makes my job a lot easier.
I just finished my first assignment this morning – a middle grade fantasy – and sent back my assessment. My second assignment sounds like an even more fun read and I can’t wait to start it. Unfortunately, I don’t have access to my laptop at the moment, since I’m home for a day and a half so it will have to wait until tomorrow night. 24 hours… I can’t wait! I hope it’s a fun read. I have a little less than two weeks to complete the assignment but I’m aiming to have it done sooner.
My semester at school just started to I’ll have to see how to manage reading for school, reading for pleasure, and reading for internship all at the same time! I desperately want to make sure I accommodate all three into my schedule, but it may be tough! Wish me luck.
Questions? Comments? I’ll address anything you’re wondering about internship-related things all at my next Internly Insights post!