by Maleeha Mir
When I began my first day interning at Tiny Owl Publishing I felt nervous, yet excited. I had no idea of what to expect! But that’s why I applied: to gain insight and expand my knowledge of children’s publishing.
I was beyond thrilled to be accepted as a part-time intern at Tiny Owl. This small, independent publishing house is slowly changing the face of the publishing industry by championing diversity and inclusivity. As a young person of Asian and Middle-Eastern descent, I have a real respect for their dedication to publishing books that reflect my culture and literary heritage, like The Lion Tattoo and Tahmineh’s Beautiful Bird.
The tranquil and artistic atmosphere at Tiny Owl was so inspiring! Their office is situated in an old, cobbled courtyard full of creative companies including a tailor, a florist and even a lute-maker. It was marvellous to be surrounded by so many other creative individuals.
The rest of the team were all so welcoming and lovely! Throughout the day I became more familiar with Tiny Owl’s books and the company’s ethos. Phyllida, the full-time intern, gave me some great tips about time management and how to better edit my writing. It was the highlight of my day to receive advice from someone so passionate about their work.
I really enjoyed my first day at Tiny Owl. I feel I’ve already learnt a lot in a short time, and I can’t wait to get stuck in!
Maleeha is a part-time intern at Tiny Owl
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