Thursday, December 7, 2017

Adult Fiction & YA/MG Interns needed!

We have intern positions open for an adult fiction reader and for a young adult/middle grade reader.  To become an intern reader for the Bent Agency, you do not need to have any kind of publishing experience, but you should love to read and be familiar with all sorts of fiction in these categories.  In particular, it’s helpful to be familiar with the books on the New York Times-bestseller list.

Additionally, for adult fiction readers, we’re looking for someone who enjoys books by authors such as:

- Tana French
- Eleanor Brown
- Jacqueline Sheehan
- Gillian Flynn
- Lori Roy
- Megan Miranda
- Maria Semple
- Kristin Hannah
- Kate Atkinson
- Lori Nelson Spielman
- Anne Tyler
- Jane Austen
- Rosamund Lupton
- Jade Chang

This is an eclectic list, so obviously you don't need to like every author on it.

You do not need to live in New York since this is a remote internship. We do ask for a ten-hours-a-week commitment. Please note that it is unpaid.

The internship is a great way to learn more about an agent’s work and decision-making process. Past interns have been writers for children, children’s librarians, elementary school teachers, MFA students, and passionate readers.

The agency runs a monthly educational chat for all of our interns, led by a different agent/on a different topic each time. (Past and upcoming topics include: How publishers create marketing plans, Do we need literary agents anymore?, Digital and social publishing, Literary scouts: What do they do? What are the entry-level jobs in publishing? -- we try to make them as useful as we can.) These are optional, and the days/times vary because all the interns have different ‘day job’ schedules.


1. Send an email to and put “Adult Fiction intern” or "YA/MG intern" in the subject line.

2. Tell us why you want the internship and something about yourself. Also include a resume if you have one (although it’s not necessary).

3. If you would like to read for adult fiction or YA/MG, include two lists: the last ten adult fiction or YA/MG books you've read and your top ten favorite adult fiction or YA/MG books of all time.

If you've applied in the past, you're welcome to apply again. We usually get a great many applicants and the application period will close fairly quickly; watch this space for details!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Subsidiary Rights Deals Announcements

Congratulations to the following TBA clients on their subsidiary rights deals!

Claire Fayers' ACCIDENTAL PIRATE series sold in Iran to Houpaa. 

Stephanie Garber's LEGENDARY sold in Norway to Aschehoug. 

Layla Hagen's YOUR ALLURING LOVE and YOUR TEMPTING LOVE sold in Germany to Piper. 

Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock's THE SMELL OF OTHER PEOPLE'S HOUSES sold in Sweden to Lilla Pirat. 

Dominic Nolan's A WOMAN WITH NO MORE PAST sold in the Czech Republic to Euromedia, and in Slovakia to Ikar. 

Lygia Day Peñaflor's ALL OF THIS IS TRUE sold in Russia to AST Publishers. 

Lori Nelson Spielman's QUOTE ME sold in Spain to Urano. 

Lori Nelson Spielman's THE LIFE LIST sold in Spain to Urano. 

Anstey Spraggan's GOODBYE, PARIS sold in Spain to Urano. 

Robin Stevens' A SPOONFUL OF MURDER sold in Germany to Knesebeck, and in Italy to Mondadori. 

Jessica Townsend's NEVERMOOR sold in Croatia to Znanje, in Slovenia to Ucila, in a three-book deal, in Vietnam to Dinh Ti Books, in a three-book deal, and in Portugal to Penguin Random House, at auction, in a three-book deal. 

Gita Trelease's ENCHANTEÉ sold in the Czech Republic to Albatros Media. 

Francesca Zappia's ELIZA AND HER MONSTERS and MADE YOU UP sold in Serbia to Publik Praktikum. 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017


Congrats to Emma Berquist for her recent film deal with New Regency for DEVILS UNTO DUST, forthcoming from Greenwillow/HarperCollins!!!

Read more here at Deadline Hollywood!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Subsidiary Rights Deal Announcements

Congratulations to the following TBA clients on their subsidiary rights deals!

Gary John Bishop’s UNF*CK YOURSELF sold in Poland to Insignis, in France to Editions Un Monde Différent, in Korea to Woongjin Think Big at auction, in Italy to Rizzoli Ragazzi, in the Netherlands to Scriptum, and in Germany to Scorpio at auction.

Stephanie Burgis’ THE DRAGON WITH A CHOCOLATE HEART sold in China to Guomai in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, in France to Gallimard at auction, in a two-book deal, in Poland to Nasza Ksiegarnia, in Portugal to 20/20 Editora, in Romania to Storia Books, in Russia to AST Publishers, and in Turkey to Marti, 

Kristen Ciccarelli's THE LAST NAMSARA sold in Hungary to Maxim.

Scarlett Cole’s JORDAN RECLAIMED and ELLIOTT REDEEMED sold in France to Lattès.

Hope Cook’s HOUSE OF ASH sold in France to Bayard.

L.H. Cosway’s HEART series sold in Germany to Lyx Digital in a three-book deal.

Ruby Elliot’s IT’S ALL ABSOLUTELY FINE sold in China to ThinKingDom in a pre-empt.

Stephanie Garber’s CARAVAL sold in Greece to Psichogios.

A.G. Howard’s ENSNARED sold in Croatia to Lumen and UNHINGED sold in Serbia to Publik Praktikum.

Geneva Lee’s CATCHING LIAM and UNWRAPPING LIAM sold in Germany to Blanvalet.

Geneva Lee’s ROYAL series sold in the Netherlands to Boekerij in a three-book deal, in Russia to Ripol Classic in a three-book deal, in Turkey to Pay Dijital in a three-book deal,and in Croatia to 24 SATA in a three-book deal.

Goldy Moldavsky’s KILL THE BOY BAND sold in France to Le Seuil at auction.

Dominic Nolan’s A WOMAN WITH NO MORE PAST sold in Germany to Luebbe.

j.a. reynolds’ OPPOSITE OF ALWAYS sold in Serbia to Publik Praktikum, in the Czech Republic to Albatros Media, and in Brazil to Novo Conceito in a two-book deal.

Lygia Day Peñaflor’s ALL OF THIS IS TRUE sold in the Netherlands to Leopold in a pre-empt, in Italy to Piemme in a pre-empt, in Sweden to Opal, in France to Albin-Michel at auction, in Denmark to Carlsen, in Russia to AST, and in Germany to Arena Verlag.

Jacqueline Sheehan’s LOST AND FOUND sold in Brazil to Novo Conceito.

Jo Spain’s SLEEPING BEAUTIES sold in Germany to Luebbe and THE CONFESSION sold in the Netherlands to De Fontein, in Sweden to Modernista, and in Poland to Wydawnictwo RM.

Lori Nelson Spielman’s THE LIFE LIST sold in Poland to Rebis, SWEET FORGIVENESS sold in Finland to Otava, and QUOTE ME sold in Finland to Otava, in Germany to Fischer, in Taiwan to Delight Press, in Denmark to Art People, in China to Booky in a pre-empt, in Norway to Cappelen Damm, in Poland to Rebis, and in France to Le Cherche Midi.

Anstey Spraggan’s GOODBYE, PARIS sold in Germany to Ullstein in a six-figure pre-empt, in Italy to Sperling at auction, in the Netherlands to Nieuw Amsterdam and in Poland to Czarina Owca at auction.

Robin Stevens’ FIRST CLASS MURDER and JOLLY FOUL PLAY sold in France to Editions Flammarion, JOLLY FOUL PLAY sold in Poland to Grupa Mac S.A., MURDER MOST UNLADYLIKE sold in the Ukraine to Nebo Booklet  and in Norway to Aschehoug. ARSENIC FOR TEA sold in the Ukraine to Nebo Booklabin and in Norway to Aschehoug.

Jessica Townsend’s NEVERMOOR sold in Lithuania to Alma Littera, and in Korea to Arachne in a three-book deal.

Lynn Weingarten’s SUICIDE NOTES FROM BEAUTIFUL GIRLS sold in Poland to JK Jacek Kaszyk.

Lori Wilde's THE WELCOME HOME GARDEN CLUB sold in Germany to Weltbild.

Francesca Zappia’s ELIZA AND HER MONSTERS sold in Russia to Eksmo, and in Romania to Storia Books.