This past Wednesday, the Assistant Editor in the Children’s and Young Adult Department at Publishers Weekly (PW) Matia Burnett, chatted with us about her career, including its successes and challenges. Burnett is a Columbia University alumni and former educator (she also worked at Columbia as a researcher) before working at PW, a Trade publication in print and web that is basically to book publishing what Vogue is to fashion.

When she’s not busy being an editor, reporter, and reviewer in her department, Burnett writes adult and children’s fiction. She hopes to be published as an author in the future, as well as continuing to help make efforts to diversify publishing. Check out the full interview below!

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