Molly is looking for a YA/MG intern – CLOSED

I’m looking for another intern to read young adult and middle-grade fiction for me. It’s a remote, unpaid position, and the expectation is that my interns read and report on a manuscript every two weeks. You don’t have to have any publishing experience; I’m looking for smart people who love to read, and whose taste is similar to mine (i.e., literary-commercial, with an emphasis on the literary). 

You should be familiar with all sorts of YA/MG fiction, particularly recent award-winners and New York Times bestsellers; even better if you’re a fan of writers like Katherine Rundell, John Corey Whaley, Margo Lanagan, Jack Gantos, Marie Rutkoski, Maureen Johnson, Jacqueline Woodson, Jennifer Donnelly, E Lockhart, Gene Luen Yang, Susan Cooper, Libba Bray…and, of course, my own clients.

It’s important to me to have a wide range of perspectives on my intern team, so I especially welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.

While this internship is unpaid, TBA values our interns’ contributions, and holds regular intern Q&A sessions with our agents on a variety of industry topics. 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 have ended up sticking around for a year or more—I’m not all that demanding, and I try to make it enjoyable. Several of my interns have gone on to full-time entry-level roles at major publishers.

To apply, please email me mollysinterns at and tell me the last ten books you read, as well your ten favorite books. Tell me a little about yourself, too, and why you’re interested in the internship. Send a resume if you think it would be helpful, but it’s not strictly necessary.



UPDATE on 11 December: Applications for this internship are now closed. My thanks to the 67 applicants; I’ll be in touch with each of you shortly. —MKH

3 Responses to Molly is looking for a YA/MG intern – CLOSED

  1. Anonymous says:

    Can people who have applied for the most recent internship also apply for this one?

  2. Anonymous says:

    When would we be expected to start?

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