Grace Akin, awarded  the 2017 Summer Internship Position

Welcome to Grace!


Grace Akin was born in Wisconsin, but enjoys hiking in the Rocky Mountains as often as she can. She loves to spend time outdoors and to linger in bookstores wherever she travels. Grace is an avid and eclectic reader. She is a Princeton Book Award recipient and is thrilled to be interning for Willow Words. This summer, Grace will be studying Irish literature in Dublin and will read James Joyce with her beloved puggle, Bella, snoring next to her. 



Our Growing Team


As a boutique agency, we pride ourselves in the motto, "quality vs. quantity." That's why we choose to represent only a few authors-authors who are wildly talented. It is why we represent manuscript by manuscript-stories that are deliciously powerful in the genre that they fall. It is why we have a quaint, small studio in a historic building next to a river  in a Midwest Village versus an expansive office in New York.  We like things this way.  It helps us to stay creative. 


However, we also pride ourselves in our mission which is, in part,  to offer opportunities to those who love this industry as much as we do. We know the value of collaboration and connecting-it's what we work for and it's what we are about-connecting authors and editors, and books and kids. 

To that end, we carefully and selectively welcome those unique individuals who qualify- to our team. We will know who you are.  You'll be the one brimming with talent, overflowing with passion, and fierce in your determination to follow our mission to place quality literature into the hands of young readers-just like we are. 


As part of Willow Words Literary Agency and Writing Services' responsibility to promote writing and writers, we are proud to offer paid internship opportunities to those who qualify and are pursuing a career in this industry. 


We are also open to welcoming someone as a freelance Literary Agent. For more information,  please contact me.


We look forward to meeting you.


~Sheri




Our Growing Team: