GUYS, I have news! Big, exciting news!
So unless you’ve talked to me about this (or read my bio), you may not know that I’ve been wanting to work in the publishing industry for years. Seriously, though. It’s true. I’ve been studying this business on my own time for nearly a decade, and thanks to a cascade of fortunate events in the past two weeks, I think it’s finally safe for me to say:
I AM GOING TO BE AN INTERN AT A LITERARY AGENCY THIS SUMMER
A LITERARY AGENCY
I WILL BE THERE
If things all work out according to plan (which they ought to), I’m going to be reading slush (that’s industry slang for unsolicited manuscripts and query letters) and requested materials and client manuscripts and ARCs. I’ll be learning about publishing contracts and attending industry events (AAR! BEA!). I’ll be meeting lots of other people who love books.
Guys. I’m psyched. If you couldn’t tell.
In the meantime, though, there’s this thing called school. So I have to go finish this essay.
Just figured I’d share the good news first.