Friday, June 04, 2010

Rose Fox's Advice for Young Writers and Editors

Rose Fox over at Publishers Weekly's Genreville has shared some advice for people looking to break into the publishing business. Some of the networking advice only applies if you live in New York, but the rest of it is good sense for anyone: network network. Get to know the people you want to work with and for. Read their blogs and comment intelligently. If possible, study with editors you admire; at the very least, take some Mediabistro classes or something. Most importantly, practice every chance you get. Work for free to start your resume, and then get away from working for free as quickly as possible. Be prepared to jump at any opportunity, and to go with the flow of an unconventional career path if it will get you where you want to be.

Read the Rest of the article here.


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