I like to write and wouldn't mind finding myself on a bestseller list someday. However much greater then my own desire to be an author is my love for books. If I was a multi-millionaire I would buy an extensive library before I bought an expensive car, or an expensive yacht. When I was younger my dream job was just to be around books by working in a bookstore. Now that I am older I am very interested in becoming an agent. I love the idea of representing authors and working with them, as well as publishing houses.
I have a few questions about the field. What is the education level required, is a Bachelors degree sufficient? Also is there a way to break into the field without interning, and if not is it possible to operate outside of New York. I would be more then happy to work in New York, but I am currently attached to Los Angeles. If I had a paying job I could relocate, but I couldn't for an intern-ship.
Is work as an agent as much of a numbers game as employment as an author is, or do definite steps exist which would help?
Thank you very much for your time. I am not sure if this is appropriate for your blog since you tend to deal mostly with writer's there. My reasoning is sound however. I figure anything that might help me get a job in the field would result in a slightly smaller slush pile for you. If I end up in a career unrelated to literature or publishing, there is a good chance that at least two or three submissions of mine will end up in your pile.
Being a literary agent involves selling.
Learn to sell.
This letter is as close to unpersuasive as you can be without being a nitwit.