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Join Bridget Smith of Dunham Literary Inc. and Jennifer Udden of Barry Goldblatt Literary LLC as we discuss books, publishing, writing, fandom, and more!

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    • 4.8 • 122 Ratings

Join Bridget Smith of Dunham Literary Inc. and Jennifer Udden of Barry Goldblatt Literary LLC as we discuss books, publishing, writing, fandom, and more!

    Episode 79: Sort By Kudos

    Episode 79: Sort By Kudos

    or: Now Kiss!
    In which Bridget and Jen talk about Bridget’s return to fandom after a decade away, and also have a full meltdown about how long this podcast has been going on. 
    Spoilers for The Magicians from 12:21 onwards
    Note: Jen’s audio is a little off in this because she used airpods like a dumb dumb, so our apologies for that.
    You can listen to the episode here.
    Thank you to everyone who has ever donated on Ko-Fi! Like the podcast? You can support us through a donation on ko-fi, by subscribing to us on iTunes, or by leaving a review!
    Discussed in This Episode:
    The Magicians (SyFy)
    A Marvelous Light by Freya Marske
    The Untamed (Netflix)
    The Robber Girl by Frannie Billingsley
    The Elemental Logic series by Laurie Marks
    A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine
    Romancing the Beat by Gwen Hayes

    • 55 min
    Episode 78: Fling it Into the Void

    Episode 78: Fling it Into the Void

    In this episode, Bridget and Jen take you through the submission process, talk about publishers decentralizing from NYC post-pandemic, and discuss why that second book is just such a pain in the a** to write. 
    Note: Jen’s audio is a little off in this because she used airpods like a dumb dumb, so our apologies for that. 
    Thank you to everyone who has ever donated on Ko-Fi! Like the podcast? You can support us through a donation on ko-fi, by subscribing to us on iTunes, or by leaving a review!
    Did Twitter Break YA? (Misshelved #6) by Nicole Brinkley - we are going to be discussing this article next time. 
    Unspoken - Sarah Rees Brennan
    To Say Nothing of the Dog - Connie Willis 

    • 45 min
    Episode 77: Vibes Only

    Episode 77: Vibes Only

    In this episode Bridget & Jen critique twitter pitches, discuss Jen’s weird hate for movie comps, talk about Ea Nasir’s historical perfidious copper sales, and more! 
    Please enjoy the moment at 36:53 where we lose our damn minds. 
    Question topics include New Adult, the essential worker’s trauma, and the looming Godzilla vs. Kong situation of the Big 4 vs the Big 5! 
    Special thanks to Angeline for the generous donation on KoFi! 
    Like the podcast? You can support us through a donation on ko-fi, by subscribing to us on iTunes, or by leaving a review!
    In A World 
    Meet the Worst Businessman of the 18th Century BC
    Mur Lafferty - Six Wakes 
    Stargate
    Lana Wood Johnson - Technically, You Started It 
    Laurie J. Marks - Fire Logic 
    Sarah Rees Brennan - In Other Lands
    Martha Wells  - All Systems Red 
    Heaven Official’s Blessing 
    Angeline Boulley - Firekeeper’s Daughter

    • 38 min
    Episode 76: Do you remember second locations?

    Episode 76: Do you remember second locations?

    Recorded Tuesday, May 18. It’s been 84 years dot gif. In this episode, Bridget and Jen discuss Jen’s new career move, favorite pandemic reads, how deeply weird socializing is going to be post-panorama, and more! 
    Question topics include getting to narrate your own audiobooks, how many rejections are enough to give up on a manuscript, unreliable narrators, our thoughts on a certain very late author, and more!
    Special thanks to everyone who has donated to KoFi ever, but especially to the folks who donated during the panini. Some of these folks we thanked in our previously-aired episode, but guess what - they’re getting thanked again! 
    Thank you to rothmg86, Lorna, Lauren, Jared, MH, CC, wickedgoblinking, Rie, and Jessica. And CONGRATULATIONS, Jessica, on your multiple offers of representation! 
    Like the podcast? You can support us through a donation on ko-fi, by subscribing to us on iTunes, or by leaving a review!
    Discussed in this episode: 
    Naomi Novik - His Majesty’s Dragon
    Naomi Novik - Black Powder War
    Naomi Novik - Empire of Ivory  
    Tamzyn Muir - Gideon the Ninth
    Tamzyn Muir - Harrow the Ninth
    Casey McQuiston - Red White and Royal Blue
    Maggie Tokuda-Hall - The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea 
    Erika Swyler - The Book of Speculation
    Wu Ming-Yi - The Man with the Compound Eyes
    墨香銅臭 Mo Xiang Tong Xu (MXTX) - 天官賜福 Heaven Official’s Blessing

    • 46 min
    Episode 75: Omegaverse is in the New York Times

    Episode 75: Omegaverse is in the New York Times

    In which Bridget and Jen discuss copyright law, plagiarism, and why published authors won’t read your fic, for legal reasons. Also! Cookbook photography, dead parents in YA, and more! 
    Thanks to this week’s donors: Lorna, Lauren, Jared, and MH! 
    Like the podcast? You can support us through a donation on ko-fi, by subscribing to us on iTunes, or by leaving a review!
    Discussed in this episode:
    Copy/Paste Cris 
    A Feud in Wolf-King Erotica Raises A Deep Legal Question by Alexandra Alter
    Arkady Martine - A Memory Called Empire
    Tamsyn Muir - Gideon The Ninth
    Ngaio Marsh - Enter A Murderer
    Carrie S. Allen - Michigan Vs. The Boys
    Meryl Wilsner - Something To Talk About
    Amanda Sellet - By The Book
    Lee Gjertsen Malone - Camp Shady Crook

    • 37 min
    Episode 74: In Plague-Adjusted Terms

    Episode 74: In Plague-Adjusted Terms

    In this episode Bridget and Jen talk *waves vaguely* the State Of Things, UK vs ANZ vs US, and how many clients is too many! 
    **ANNOUNCEMENT!!** We'll be answering your questions on a very special Instagram Live session on Thursday, May 7 at 7pm EST! 
    Thanks to this week's donors, Sue, Joy, and Michael! 
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    Discussed in this episode:

    bookshop.org 
    Tamsin Muir - Gideon the Ninth
    Ken Dryden - The Game
    Lucy Ellman - Ducks, Newburyport 

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
122 Ratings

122 Ratings

Wickedlord ,

Something to think about

A great listen, if you have ever been curious about the world of books.

Julie Jx ,

Great resource for authors

I have to listen to this podcast since it began. I never miss it. A great resource for writers not hearing peoples questions too.

R. A. Nelson ,

Winsome and fun!

Bridget and Jen have been wonderful companions for an author venturing into the query trenches. Their conversations are informative, empowering, and hilarious. Thank you, Bridget and Jen!

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