Current Opening(s):

  • Literary Intern (aka “reader”) specializing in commercial fiction—mystery/thrillers, historical, women’s fiction—and narrative non-fiction. (I am NOT looking for YA/MG readers at this time.) Intern will work one-on-one with agent Whitley Abell, reading partial and full manuscripts and writing up reader reports. To be considered, please submit the following your application to

Please check back at a later date for more openings. Thank you for your interest.

Please note:

  • These are remote positions and can be done anywhere as long as you have Wi-Fi.
  • You can work at any time of the day or night. I do ask, however, that applicants commit to at least one manuscript per week for a preferred minimum of 6 months.
  • It’s okay if you are a writer. It’s okay if you are querying and have queried me or plan to. It’s okay if you are agented and/or published. It’s okay if you’re none of the above, too.
  • If you are currently interning for another agency or publisher, we are unfortunately unable to consider you for this position, simply to avoid any conflicts of interest.
  • Internships are unpaid.