Interested in Joining the Team at Intrepid Literary?
At Intrepid Literary, we strive to create an all-encompassing publishing experience that allows writers from a wide range of skill sets and backgrounds to create their best books and achieve their publishing goals.
Our three Intrepid principles make us one of the most unique and sought-after literary firms in the competitive world of book publishing:
Top-Notch Standards for High-Profile Books
With our roots in traditional publishing, our standards are higher than most. Each book we work with receives the same care and attention we'd give a book destined to be seen by thousands.
After all, we believe the only books worth creating are the ones we're proud to have our names on for years to come.
Author Support from Idea to Shelf
Once an author secures a spot with Intrepid, they receive continuous support from a team of publishing experts that will last through their entire creative process.
Combined with our signature editorial and publishing processes that carry a book seamlessly from idea to shelf, our authors are able to avoid the common pitfalls of writer's block, lost motivation, and insecurity that have taken the lives of many potentially excellent books.
Books Created for an Eager Fanbase
Books are created to be read by others, yet many make the fatal flaw of only considering what their audience actually wants to read after the book is complete.
Before touching a single sentence, we first analyze audience expectations so we can help the author intelligently create a book that is distinctive from its competitors and readers can't stop talking about.
We believe that publishing magic is made when books receive personal attention
and hands-on guidance from talented individuals immersed in the industry.
We are interested in hearing from you if you have professional experience with books, whether it comes from work with corporate publishers, being a published author, or work with the industry in a different capacity.
Unsure if you fit the bill? We believe that publishing talent can come from diverse origins, and not all of them traditional. Fill out the form below to the best of your ability and we'll be in touch to discuss your next steps.
What to Expect When Working with Intrepid Literary
Work that Matters
Many of our clients work with us for many years and on multiple books. We care deeply about our work and our authors' success, moving past simply fixing what's on the page and instead seeing what's not there and working to bring the book to its full potential.
We expect everyone on our team to work with the understanding that their work has impact, and could likely be the tipping point between someone getting published or not.
Flexible Work Arrangements
We hire on a per-project basis, allowing for a greater degree of flexibility for our team members and ensuring we bring on those best suited for each project.
Many use this flexibility to work with Intrepid outside of their day jobs, alongside their own writing projects, or to take on as many projects as their schedules allow. And of course, we're fully remote, so you're free to work from wherever suits you best.
No Client Management
You won't be required to interact directly with authors - no emails, calls, contract negotiations, or payment delays here.
We serve as your shield from all the rogue client energy that tends to wreak havoc on creative projects all too often. In fact, many of our team members choose to run their other projects through us so they can avoid the headaches of client management!
You're never on your own when you work with Intrepid. Each piece of a project brings in a different team member's expertise, so you'll be able to build your work on a solid foundation.
A senior team member will also be available should you run into any issues or need to bounce a big idea off of someone, and each project includes a team meeting at the end so we can have an open discussion about how it went and any opportunities we might consider.
Opportunity for Growth
Our best editors are often offered Senior Editor status, allowing them access to more projects including one-on-one strategic work with authors to help them conceptualize their books, and manage the book’s vision and strategy through the rest of its creation.
We also love rewarding talent and initiative; many team members have become so valuable that we elevate them into new roles, involving them in exploring new and inventive ways to create fantastic books.
To learn more about the types of projects offered and fill out an interest form, please click the link below.