Monday, March 21, 2011

How to Get an Internship in Publishing: Want to Know More?

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:
Now, if you've read all that and you're still hungry for more, I'll be happy to answer questions or offer more specific advice. Please leave your questions in comments; I'll do my best to answer every one of them!


  1. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog--I'm so glad I discovered yours. I've enjoyed browsing through past posts; the Why Write series was especially great! (I'm commenting here to make sure you hear my praise. ;)

  2. Dear Rachel,

    Thank you so much for the incredibly useful advice on covering letters, I have been applying in volume to publishing jobs and becoming increasingly disheartened at getting so many rejection letters and few interviews. I followed your advice and have three interviews...I honestly can't thank you enough :D

    Kind Regards,