To apply, please fill out the sections below and submit no later than
11:59pm EST on March 1st, 2024.
You must attach a resume for your application to be considered.
Applicants must be current graduate or undergraduate students, at the time of application, of City College of New York’s Publishing Certificate Program, Medgar Evers College, Lehman College, Mercy College, SUNY Old Westbury, William Paterson University, or Montclair State University who identify as part of a historically underrepresented group.
Please tell us why you are interested in a career in publishing, why you are applying to be a fellow for a literary agency, how this fellowship would help you reach your goals, and how you would use the grant money.
* If you have any questions about the program, please review our FAQ. *
Our summer fellowship program thoughtfully matches college students from historically underrepresented groups with a literary agency and Association of American Literary Agents (AALA) member, and LAOC provides a grant directly to the student for their participation.
During the fellowship, fellows learn about the role of a literary agent in the publishing process--from finding authors to represent, to selling clients’ books to publishers, to negotiating contracts and managing author careers. LAOC provides 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.