Seeking an Apprentice!

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Hello! Now that I have been agenting full-time for the four months and never have to take the dreaded day job again I am seeking an apprentice agent to work with me at D4EO! I'd like to have someone to begin work with me on July 1st. This is 100% remote.

The agent will begin while working with me for at least six months of reading queries and full MS. When I sign a client I will pay a bonus and when I sell the book I will pay another bonus. I hated not getting paid my first year as an agent. You can read as much or as little as you like. There will be no quota to hit, no amount of queries, no pressure on you to keep me at inbox zero. I enjoy reading my own queries and MS.

What you will be doing/learning (at your own pace no pressure):

  • Reading and selecting MS
  • Prepare offer of representation
  • Research and editor list building
  • Offers and Auctions
  • Contract negotiation
  • Client management

When Bob and I feel you are ready you will take on two clients as an apprentice agent under my tutelage. When those clients have deals we will discuss the next phase of agenting.

Applications from persons of color who want to become an agent are preferred.

To apply send me an email to with your bookish resume and a reader report on a published book you've read recently.

Reader's Report:
  • Title
  • Author
  • Genre
  • Word count
  • 2-3 paragraph description
  • 2-3 paragraph on strengths and weaknesses
  • A personal recommendation for signing or not signing with reasons

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