Thanks for reading this month's series of tips on finding an internship in publishing. I'm cooking up something special to close out the series—so stay tuned for that!
Over the past few weeks, we've discussed how to network your way to a position in the book industry (and not feel like you'd rather have your teeth yanked out), and some of you shared some great networking success stories. We talked about how to write a cover letter that catches an employer's attention. And, so you can better target your cover letter, your resume, and your overall search, we talked about the pros and cons of interning for different types of publishers.
There are some great resources on the web that can also help you with your search. For career advice from some wonderful editors and industry professionals, try these links:
- Editorial Anonymous answers the question: How can I become a children's book editor?
- Moonrat from Editorial Ass's Guide to Getting into Publishing not only includes some great job-search advice, but also gives you an excellent breakdown of the types of jobs in the industry.
- Marian Schembari, who you might have read about here, talks about her unique, self-marketing-based approach to the job search
- The Rejecter tells you how to kill it in your interview
- Margaret Maloney's super-comprehensive post on working in publishing covers both jobs and internships, and is packed with amazing advice.
- Editor Alvina Ling shares some great tips and how-to's for information interviews.