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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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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 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
    Episode 73: The Book Equivalent of a Weighted Blanket

    Episode 73: The Book Equivalent of a Weighted Blanket

    In this episodes, Bridget and Jen talk bad contracts, manuscript requests, how to avoid brown-nosing and more! 
    Thanks to our editor, Cheyna Roth, for her help with this episode!
    A VERY SPECIAL THANKS to our donor Jessica!!!!!
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    Discussed in this episode:
    Margot Rabb - Kissing In America
    Frances Mary Hendry - Quest for a Maid
    Nancy Atherton - Aunt Dimity’s Death 

    • 37 min
    Episode 72: I Would Marry These Potatoes In A House Of God

    Episode 72: I Would Marry These Potatoes In A House Of God

    In this episode Bridget and Jen discuss *waves vaguely* The Situation, the Simon & Schuster sale, living with our parents, and cheaply priced Texas ciders.  (Hit us up, Austin EastCider!) 
    Thanks to our editor, Cheyna Roth, for her help with this episode!
    A VERY SPECIAL THANKS to our donors Awesome Shades Anon and March!
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    Discussed in this episode:
    Simon & Schuster is Up for Sale by Edmund Lee and Alexandra Alter
    Webinar: How to Make Progress When Sh*t Is Dire by GetBullish/Jen Dziura
    Lyssa Kay Adams - The Bromance Book Club
    Patricia Wrede & Carolyn Stevermer - Sorcery & Cecilia
    Sarah Dessen - Once and For All
    Robert Jackson Bennet - Foundryside 

    • 45 min
    Episode 71 - I'm In This Picture And I Don't Like It

    Episode 71 - I'm In This Picture And I Don't Like It

    In this episode, Bridget and Jen discuss career planning or the occasional impossibility thereof, catch up on thanking donors, and generally continue the discussion from Episode 70! 
    A VERY SPECIAL THANKS to our wonderful backlog of donors! Jenn, Andrew, Lana, Kristen, Joy, Teresa, MH, Cool Shades Anon, Ruth, and Hamilton! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!! 
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    Discussed in this episode: 
    Miss Fisher & The Crypt of Tears
    Eyes Up, Writers by Maggie Stiefvater
    Chuck Wendig - Wanderers
    Ellen Goodlett - Rule
    Ellen Goodlett - Rise
    Emily Duncan - Wicked Saints
    Francisco A. Flores - Tears of the Truffle-Pig
    Roberto Bolaño - 2666

    • 40 min
    Episode 70 - It's Been A Long, Long Time

    Episode 70 - It's Been A Long, Long Time

    In this episode, recorded on Jan. 22 after a *coughcough* three month involuntary hiatus, Bridget and Jen discuss realistic expectations, the American Dirt fiasco, the RWA fiasco, and picking up the can. 
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    Discussed in this episode: 
    Amanda J. Sellet - By The Book
    People are calling out “American Dirt” with this meme 
    How To Push Past The B******t and Write That Goddamn Novel: A Very Simple No-Fuckery Writing Plan To Get Shit Done by Chuck Wendig 
    Julia Drake - The Last True Poets Of The Sea
    Susan Casey - The Wave: In Pursuit of the Monsters of the Ocean
    The Deep Sea by Neal Agarwal 
    Maureen Johnson - The Hand On The Wall
    Amor Towles - A Gentleman in Moscow
    Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone - This Is How You Lose The Time War
     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 69: Nice :)

    Episode 69: Nice :)

    Leigh Bardugo - The Ninth House 
    Noah Lukerman - The First Five Pages: The Writer’s Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile 
    MSWL Manuscript Academy
    Emily Tesh - Silver in the Wood
    Casey McQuiston - Red White & Royal Blue
    Eve Babitz - I Used To Be Charming: The Rest of Eve Babitz 
    Erin Morgenstern - The Starless Sea 

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
111 Ratings

111 Ratings

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!

Lucy Engels ,

Amazing Podcast

This is one of my favorite podcasts! I love Bridget and Jen. I listen to this regularly and am always excited to see a new episode. This is a podcast every aspiring writer should listen to. Again, amazing.

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