I am looking for three Readers, to help me review middle grade and young adult manuscripts.
Publishing experience isn’t necessary; I’m looking for keen, thoughtful readers, who love YA and MG fiction and whose personal taste isn’t wildly different than mine. Especially important is knowledge of recent award-winners and New York Times bestsellers. Readers will have a firsthand view into an agent’s work and decision-making process. Past readers have been writers for children, children’s librarians, elementary school teachers, MFA students. All of them have been passionate about books for children and teens.
Here are some details:
- Readers review and report on one manuscript every week.
- I ask for a minimum six-month commitment, though many readers have stayed on longer.
- Communication is largely via email, though I also plan periodic Q&A sessions with readers (via gchat/skype