Massie & McQuilkin is seeking a full-time literary agency assistant to start as soon as possible.
--handling general administrative tasks and office maintenance, logging submissions and contracts, scanning contracts and royalty statements, and facilitating author/editor interface,
--reading unsolicited and client manuscripts and writing reader's reports, rejection letters and editorial letters,
--vetting and negotiating contracts,
--assisting with foreign rights,
--evaluating text and photo permissions,
--hiring and overseeing interns,
--updating the agency's Facebook and Instagram pages.
Familiarity with Microsoft Office essential.
Familiarity with BAITS a major plus.
Familiarity with social media essential.
At least one year of relevant experience essential.
MASSIE & MCQUILKIN, LLC is a full-service literary agency that focuses on bringing fiction and non-fiction of quality to the largest possible audience. With a client list that includes writers such as Tom Perrotta, Roxane Gay, Kevin Young, Melissa Febos, Kelly Link, Natasha Trethewey, Carol Anderson, Peter Ho Davies, Jenna Blum, Lidia Yuknavitch, Dan Chaon, Thi Bui, Chris Gethard and Julia Fierro, we work closely with our clients at every stage of a project's development, submission, and placement, staying involved in all issues of design, publicity and sales, long after the ink has dried on a contract, to ensure that the author's needs are being met by his or her publisher. You can read more about the agency and see our client list at www.mmqlit.com.
In 2012, MMQ acquired the venerable literary agency Russell & Volkening, Inc. Founded in 1940 by publishing legends Diarmuid Russell and Henry Volkening, and later acquired by Timothy Seldes before its acquisition by MMQ, Russell & Volkening joins MMQ intact as a corporate entity. With its list have come the works of some of the most noted writers in the history of American publishing, including Eudora Welty, Bernard Malamud, Annie Dillard, George Plimpton, Barbara Tuchman, and South African Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer. These writers and others join MMQ's own growing list of acclaimed fiction and nonfiction writers.