REBLOG: So, You Want to Work in Publishing

Posted: February 27, 2014 in Writing

Some good information for people looking to work in the publishing industry. This also contains links to several publishing internships in Philadelphia, which is especially useful for me, as I’m a Philadelphia resident and would prefer an internship in Philadelphia.

Hannah Karena Jones is a a content development coordinator at HarperCollins Publishers and the author of Images of America: Byberry State Hospital. She has also published several shorter works; the full list of her work can be found here.

Hannah Karena Jones

I got my dream job pretty much right out of college: an editor at a book publishing company. But as those of you who have broken into the publishing industry know–and as those who haven’t broken in yet, probably suspect–it wasn’t easy to get a job in publishing.

When I went to The Susquehanna Reviewlaunch party a few weeks ago, I had a lovely conversation over dinner with a university poetry professor. When she heard I worked in publishing, she started peppering me with questions. “Most of my students want to know what they should do to get a job in publishing,” she explained. “What should I tell them?”

I remember, not too long ago, being the same desperately uniformed student. I went to a good state university with a wonderful creative writing program, but we didn’t have any fancy publishing classes like a lot of universities apparently do…

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