Prospective Hiring at Pigeon Literary

Job Opportunities

Pigeon House Literary Agency (PHLA) is on the lookout for a Literary Agent who has experience representing an assortment of fiction, nonfiction, young adult or a combination of the three.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Reading query letters and evaluating manuscripts 

  2. Signing contracts with clients

  3. Corresponding via email and phone with editors and clients 

  4. Developing in house projects

  5. Maintaining relationships with editors 

  6. Writing letters of rejections

  7. Editing clients manuscripts

  8. Preparing proposals for submissions

  9. Keeping the foreign rights manager up to date with project statuses

  10. Keeping agents and TV/film coagents up to date on the status of sold projects

  11. Cataloging correspondence with clients and editors 

  12. Researching and tracking sale information


  1. College degree or equivalent work experience

  2. 3+ years of publishing experience

  3. Excellent people and communication skills 

  4. Superior organizational skills and very detailed oriented

  5. Extremely professional and articulate

  6. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel

  7. Interested in fiction, non fiction and young adult

Other details:

Salary: Commission based

Benefits: Flexible Hours; Work from home

Duration: Full-time

Location of position: U.S and/or Europe

Candidates that are interested in this position should fill out the form below with their cover letter and resume with a picture in the top left hand corner.

We appreciate every prospective applicant; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Please Note: Pigeon House Literary Agency is not currently having a job fair, but we are on the lookout for prospective applicants in the future.  But we are always open to people applying to our agency. So please, don't hesitate to fill out an application with us and if interested, we will respond to you. Thanks for applying.

Intern Semesters

Pigeon House Literary Agency (PHLA) will be accepting application for two Feature Interns to support and aid Pigeon House for three months from January 2021 to March 2021. Candidates will be gaining experience at an agency, have pliable schedules, and be able to commit 20 hours a week to this position. It is essential that you are comfortable working remotely. 


  1. Read full and partial manuscripts, fiction proposals

  2. Writing reports as a reader, engage in discussion on manuscripts and evaluate material

  3. Understand the market

  4. Assist Pigeon House CEO in getting projects ready for submission including, not not limited to admin work, research and copy editing.

The Ideal Candidate:

  1. Strong editing and writing skills

  2. Comfortable working remotely

  3. Detail oriented

  4. Previous experience in publishing  and in feature and or editorial environment. Experience in an agency is always a plus.

Interested candidates should fill out theform below by clicking Internship Application. Please answer the questions on the application to be considered. 

Pigeon House Literary Agency appreciates all the interests of the applicants; however, only those candidates selected will be contacted for an interview. 

We look forward to your application in  the Winter of January 2021- March 2021 Intern semester here at Pigeon House Literary Agency. Please note that we are still growing our company and the intern semesters might change so keep checking the website for more information.  


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