8 episodes

A book publishing podcast from two sisters: Associate Editor Sara Schonfeld (Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins) and author K. L. Cerra (SUCH PRETTY FLOWERS, Bantam/Random House '23).

Sisters Always Write Sara Schonfeld & K. L. Cerra

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    • 4.8 • 4 Ratings

A book publishing podcast from two sisters: Associate Editor Sara Schonfeld (Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins) and author K. L. Cerra (SUCH PRETTY FLOWERS, Bantam/Random House '23).

    10 - Q&A!

    10 - Q&A!

    You asked, we answered! Author K. L. Cerra and editor Sara Schonfeld sit down to answer questions from our inbox: What's going on with paperback publishing? How do you know your book is ready to query? What's the biggest misconception authors have about the publishing process? All from the point of view of the author of SUCH PRETTY FLOWERS and an associate editor at one of the Big Five houses.

    • 24 min
    9 - Acquisitions

    9 - Acquisitions

    The last step (hopefully) before a book deal: Acquisitions! Join associate editor Sara Schonfeld and author K. L. Cerra, two sisters who have written together their whole lives, as they discuss the acquisitions process—from the point of view of the author who got a book deal and the editor who acquires books. Tune in to learn about acquisitions from both sides of the editor's desk.

    • 29 min
    8 - On Submission

    8 - On Submission

    Being on submission or "on sub" is another daunting part of the publishing process—but it doesn't have to be! Join associate editor Sara Schonfeld and author K. L. Cerra, two sisters who written together their whole lives, as they unpack what it's like to actually be on on sub—from the point of view of the author who got a book deal and the editor who evaluates manuscripts. Tune in to learn about the submission process from both sides of the editor's desk.

    • 29 min
    7 - Signing with an Agent

    7 - Signing with an Agent

    What's it like to get an offer of representation from an agent? What questions should you ask—and how do you know that they might be a great partner? Join associate editor Sara Schonfeld and author K. L. Cerra, two sisters who have written together their whole lives, as they discuss what it's like to sign with an agent—from the point of view of the author who signed with her dream agent by querying and the editor who works with authors and agents. Tune in to learn about that offer of rep and signing with an agent from both sides of the editor's desk.

    • 29 min
    6 - Querying

    6 - Querying

    What's a query? How do you write it? And what do you do after you click send? Join associate editor Sara Schonfeld and author K. L. Cerra, two sisters who have written together their whole lives, as they discuss querying—from the point of view of the author who secured an agent and the editor who edits queries. Tune in to learn about querying from both sides of the editor's desk.

    • 31 min
    5 - Finding an Agent

    5 - Finding an Agent

    How do you figure out which agents to query? Join associate editor Sara Schonfeld and author K. L. Cerra, two sisters who have written together their whole lives, as they discuss researching agents and building a querying list—from the point of view of the author who got an agent and the editor who receives submissions from agents. Tune in to learn tips and tricks for finding a great agent!

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

CynDivine ,

Solid Information From Two Sides of the Writing World

I have enjoyed these two podcasts. I find much of what they have to say useful and interesting. Some things that I will put into practice and keep in mind for my own work. I do hope they invite some guests who are in the publishing world that are not representing Children's Books, though. I am hoping someone who works with adult manuscripts--novels and memoirs in particular. I look forward to Podcast #3. Keep up the terrific work, ladies!

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