When and where did
you start working in publishing, and what was your entry-level position and
My very first start was as an intern at Levine
Greenberg (Rostan) Literary Agency back in Fall 2010, but my first full-time
position was as an Agency Assistant at Scott Waxman Literary (now called Waxman
Leavell Literary Agency). I started there in March 2011.
How did you find
your first job in publishing?
After I graduated
from college, I was living in Brooklyn working as a bookkeeper for an army navy
store and finishing up my part-time job at the student center. A friend of mine
who worked in a totally separate industry (maybe tech or insurance or something
like that, I don’t actually remember!) happened to share a floor in the same
building as the Levine Greenberg Agency. He happened to hear about their
internships during an elevator ride and encouraged me to apply. After a few
months in, I started applying to full-time jobs (using publishersmarketplace.com,
bookjobs.com, mediabistro.com, etc), including one with Waxman Agency. One of
the LGLA agents was friendly with an agent at Waxman and put in a good word. I
started right away!