7 Top Resources for Students Interested Publishing

This list is a mix of professional organizations that advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion within the industry and industry specific job boards. Enjoy!

  1. We Need Diverse Books “We Need Diverse Books™ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people.” They also have an internship grant program that “awards supplemental grants to diverse students pursuing a career in children’s publishing.”
  2. Association of University Press Job Board Job board focused on academic publishing jobs.
  3. The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators “We are a global community of writers, illustrators, translators, publishers, librarians, advocates, and other industry professionals working to establish a more imaginative and inclusive world through the power of children’s literature.”
  4. BookJobs Comprehensive job & internship site for book publishing.
  5. Latinx In Publishing “We are a network of book professionals committed to supporting and increasing the number of Latine/x in the publishing industry, as well as promoting literature by, for, and about Latine/x people.”
  6. Disability In Publishing “Disability in Publishing was founded by US-based disabled individuals who work in traditional publishing. Inspired by other organizations such as People of Color in Publishing and Latinx in Publishing, which have made great strides to make publishing more inclusive…”
  7. How to Get Into Publishing | Penguin Random House | Penguin Random House This Guide from Penguin Random House on getting started in Publishing

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