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After our most successful fundraising year ever, Association of American Literary Agents (AALA) and Literary Agents of Change (LAoC), are excited to announce that we are once again able to provide $6,000 grants to six fellows for the Summer 2023 LAOC Fellowship Program.
Our 2022 program was a resounding success for both Fellows and Host Agencies. We heard from our Host Agencies that they were delighted with the Fellowship experience and appreciated the support they and the Fellows received via check-ins and programming.
Our Fellows were thrilled to be given the opportunity to familiarize themselves with an industry to which there are so many barriers to entry. Several are now determined to pursue a career in publishing.
For 2023, we will build on what we’ve learned to provide an even more seamless and supportive experience for both Host Agencies and Fellows:
January 1: Application period begins
March 1: Last day for Host Agencies to submit expression of interest in hosting a fellow, along with a copy of your internship job listing, and/or a summary description of your contemplated internship program
March 22: We will provide the finalists’ materials to you.
April 15: Interviews between Host Agencies & Fellows are wrapped up.
June 5: Fellowship session begins and runs for 10 weeks.
"I’m so proud to have been a part of the Fellowship program as a host agent. I’ve probably worked with ten interns in total over the years, but the difference made by the Fellowship is truly enormous. It led to a more thoughtfully formed summer and schedule, and it gave us confidence that we were doing right by [our Fellow] who brought so much to the table.
[Our Fellow] was truly a delight all around [...] And she arrived at the Fellowship very well prepared by virtue of the LAOC application process. [...] It was wonderful to see her take in what the job is and see her appreciate as the weeks went on how much the work of a literary agent suited her.”
--Katherine Fausset, Curtis Brown, 2022 Host Agency