This is the last in a series of posts about being an editorial intern at Knopf/Random House Canada. My aim is to provide publishing tips to emerging writers through an insider’s view of the industry.
I don’t think there’s a need to worry about the publishing industry if you haven’t spent years reading widely, taking classes, submitting to literary journals, and working on your craft. That said, there are many ways in which emerging writers can increase their chances of scoring a publishing deal. Straight from the horse’s mouth—my colleagues at Random House of Canada—here are some tips: