Sample Literary Agent Resume

A literary agent resume focuses on the job hunter's experience providing the most current list of duties and responsibilities. It is essential for literary agent resumes to include this information if the job seeker hopes to get hired.

Rob Job-Hunter
106 Valerie Street
Any Town, USA 99999
Home: (888) 888-8888
Cell: (888) 888-7777


A position as a Literary Agent


Expertise in literary contract negotiations; knowledge of the publishing industry, former book editor


Assistant Literary Agent, 2000 to present:

Watkins Literary Agency, Any City, USA.

Worked with lead agent to evaluate the work of authors looking for representation, handled correspondence with existing clients, and spoke at writers' conferences throughout the country.

Book Editor, 1998-2000:

Brown and Bacon Publishing Company, Some City, USA.

In charge of editing self-help and how-to books, including the best-seller, Change Your Marriage For the Better in 30 Days.


M.A., Print Media & Editing, 1997
Any City University, Any City, USA


National Association of Literary Agents

Leadership Award, 2006

NOTE: Create a literary agent resume of about two pages, containing enough information to show the employer what you have to offer. You can use this brief example to write a literary agent resume that perfectly suits your background and work experience.