We believe that advancing the book publishing industry must include attracting and cultivating a truly diverse workforce while also enhancing fair and equitable treatment, access, and advancement within the industry.
Our summer Fellowship program thoughtfully matches college students from diverse backgrounds and historically underrepresented groups with a literary agency and Association of American Literary Agents (AALA) member, and Literary Agents of Change provides a grant directly to the student for their participation.
Over ten weeks, from June through August, these fellows learn the inner workings of the industry and receive direct support from a supervisor to understand the role a literary agent plays in the publishing process and develop the skills that will help them succeed.
Literary Agents of Change hosts a slate of programming over the course of the summer to further fellows’ access to networking, mentorship, and educational panels that will cover the publishing industry as a whole.
The Mentorship Program seeks to increase retention and promotion of people in the business from historically underrepresented groups, particularly people of color.
This rigorous year-long program matches mentees from historically underrepresented backgrounds who are currently employed at a literary agency with two literary agent mentors, each of whom provide at least one hour each month of mentoring.
Help us start and sustain publishing careers.
Since we are a completely volunteer-run organization, your gift will directly go to our programming.
Literary Agents of Change, Inc. is a registered 501 (c) (3) Charity. Donations made to Literary Agents of Change are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.