A summer internship with Alive Literary Agency has meant a real-world experience in both publishing and literary agency that has leant itself to applicable skills and experience for my future. You won’t experience anything else like working at Alive. You won’t find agents in the industry that care more about their authors, more about their books, and more about reaching people with the love of God than you will find with this phenomenal group.
From first contacting and learning about new authors to seeing an author’s work completed with a publisher and fresh in print, I have been able to be involved in every step of the process. I was entrusted with developing and editing proposals, proofreading manuscripts, researching for members of the team, and many other projects. The staff is helpful and instructive, and the agents are happy to answer any questions. It was a privilege to work with such brilliant and loving people.
If you’re looking to be directly involved in the beautiful world of books, this is the place for you to grow. I was hoping to work with a publisher this summer; instead, I was able to work with authors, publishers, and agents with rich backgrounds in publishing, and I met with local publishers in Colorado Springs. I learned the ins and outs of a crucial part of the industry that most people don’t realize is in place.
Agents at Alive are the fighters and defenders of good literature that they can believe in. They have encouraged me in my journey, and they give me hope that this is a world I belong in. I know this is just the first step of many to come for me, but I leave with confidence and insight that I couldn’t have obtained anywhere else.
~ Laura Bone, Alive Summer Intern 2016