Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
Consider this gif a disclaimer on thanksgiving
I’m using this opportunity to tell you all about a program I’ve been accepted in!
This fantastic program is all about diversifying the publishing industry:
Connecting self-identified people of color who are interested in publishing and literature with publishing professionals who can help their mentees learn about, and get a foothold in, the industry.
It basically picks a few people to be mentored by professionals in the field. This mentors talk to you and are there to answer any questions you may have about the industry and even to help you get started!
The mentees are all people of color, since the objective of the program is to begin to diversify the publishing industry and to achieve that they know that the best route is to teach diverse people. I had to write an essay to apply explaining why I wanted to enter and why I wanted to become an editor. (if any of you are interested I could share a bit of what I wrote)
I was paired with two wonderful mentors whom I’ve already have a phone call with and they were the kindest people. I had a million questions and I know my English isn’t as good as a native speaker but they were patient and answered all they could, even going as far as giving me some resources to expand on the information I was interested in. They were really supportive considering I don’t even live in the US (yet).
I’m a latina girl living in a
third world developing country where we have no international projection in the publishing department…. So yeah, I’m super thankful for this giant opportunity I’d have to access to otherwise, and I hope to make the most out of it.