By Rachel Wade, Senior Commissioning Editor at Hachette Children's Group
Monday 2 October 2017.
The Spare Room Project is an initiative supported by the Publishers Association and run by James Spackman of Profile Books. Publishers offer up their spare rooms for interns based outside of London.
The Spare Room Project is a simple, community-based idea to help with publishers’ diversity problem – and also a way for people further on in their career to give something back. So: everyone wins!
James Spackman helped me get my first work experience position in publishing, many moons ago, and so it felt like good karma for me to be able to get involved in helping people get started in publishing today. We’ve had a great experience with the project so far and look forward to welcoming more aspirant publishers in the coming months and years.