Minorities In Publishing

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Sinopsis

Bimonthly podcast from Jenn Baker (and guests within the industry) on diversity (or lack thereof) in publishing.

Episodios

  • Episode 44: "Realities of Publishing" Panel (Career Segment)

    23/08/2016 Duración: 40min

    The latest episode is the second half of a live panel held at BookCourt on June 27th called "The Realities of Publishing." Panelists included previous MiP guests Diana Pho and Ebony LaDelle, as well as Stephanie Jimenez, Todd Hunter, and Connor Goldsmith speaking to their positions in publishing, how they got where they are, and tips for new applicants seeking to gain entry into the industry.

  • Episode 43: Interview with Nahshon Anderson

    09/08/2016 Duración: 01h02min

    On this episode Jenn speaks with Nahshon Anderson who has won a Brio award, Lambda Literary fellowship, and is a NYSCA panelist about Nahshon's memoir-in-progress Shooting Range, being diligent in the pursuit of funding as an artist, and also Nahshon's trajectory from working in entertainment to building a life as a writer.

  • Episode 42: Interview with Jill Petty

    27/07/2016 Duración: 53min

    On this episode Jenn speaks with Senior Editor Jill Petty who has had much experience not only in social justice work but in publishing. They talk about the current perception of "better" diversity in the industry, the nuts & bolts of her job as an acquisitions editor, and diversity versus anti-racist work.

  • Episode 41: "Realities of Publishing" Panel (Writing Segment)

    11/07/2016 Duración: 41min

    The latest episode is the first half of a live panel held at BookCourt on June 27th called "The Realities of Publishing." Panelists included previous MiP guests Diana Pho and Ebony LaDelle, as well as Stephanie Jimenez, Todd Hunter, and Connor Goldsmith speaking to their positions in publishing and what relationships they have with authors in helping their book come to fruition. 

  • Episode 40: Interview with Taté Walker

    16/06/2016 Duración: 01h07min

      [Note this interview was conducted via Skype and audio adjustments have been made.] Jenn speaks with editor, photographer, writer, and speaker Taté Walker about her entry into publishing, the work of Native Peoples Magazine, how to pitch to an editor, and also the importance of the masses making the call for more diversity & actively seeking out that content.  

  • Episode 39: Interview with Mari Naomi

    09/05/2016 Duración: 58min

    [Note this interview was conducted via Skype and audio adjustments have been made.] Jenn speaks with cartoonist Mari Naomi about her upcoming work Turning Japanese as well as the realities of being a self-taught artist including touring, pursuing your work above all else, and the need for more recognition of artists of color and in the LGBTQ community. 

  • Episode 38: Interview with Yi Shun Lai

    26/04/2016 Duración: 58min

    [Note this interview was conducted via Skype and audio adjustments have been made.] Jenn speaks with debut author, nonfiction editor of Tahoma Literary Review, and freelance consultant Yi Shun Lai about being a debut author with an independent feminist press, the process of being nonfiction editor for a literary magazine and the importance of transparency on who is being published, and they discuss the business of publishing and how important this is for writers to contemplate prior to publication. 

  • Episode 37: Debut Episode with Sophia Chester, Leland Cheuk, Mira Jacob

    11/04/2016 Duración: 01h21min

    [Sound editing for this episode was provided by MR Daniel. Thanks, MR!] In this episode Jenn speaks with Sophia Chester (creator/author of Cosmic Callisto Caprica), Leland Cheuk (author of The Misadventures of Sulliver Pong), and Mira Jacob (The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing) expound on being marginalized writers and also what their respective experiences have been in pursuing their art and it's publication from the aspect of self-publishing, independent publishing, and being with a Big 5 publisher. 

  • Episode 36: Interview with Mensah Demary

    29/03/2016 Duración: 01h11min

    Field trip episode to Brooklyn Public Library! Jenn speaks with associate editor at Catapult and creator of Specter literary journal Mensah Demary about access and opportunity in regards to the publishing industry, the creative class, helping uplift new voices, and the dichotomy of the writer's self from the professional self. 

  • Episode 35: Interview with Sarah Jae-Jones

    15/03/2016 Duración: 01h11min

    Jenn speaks with former YA trade editor and debut author of Wintersong Sarah (JJ) Jae-Jones via Skype about the realities of being in trade publishing, her expectations as an editor turned author, the difficulties of intersectionality when it comes to the diversity discussion, and also how defensiveness doesn't help progress. 

  • Episode 34: Interview with Shelley Diaz

    29/02/2016 Duración: 45min

    [Please note that this episode was edited to remove content. There's a preface as to why at the start of the episode.] Jenn speaks with School Library Journal reviews manager Shelley Diaz to discuss the necessity for not only more diverse representation by librarians but how much reviews also matter and how this can hurt diverse books when they are not part of the conversation or in trades where reviews happen. 

  • Episode 33: Interview with Ebony LaDelle

    16/02/2016 Duración: 56min

    In this week's episode Jenn speaks with Simon & Schuster marketing manager, BMP Connect member, and Coloring Books founder Ebony LaDelle about the necessity of POC spaces and representation in publishing, the recent Diversity Baseline Survey, and what authors can expect from their marketing/publicity team when they do get published.

  • Episode 32: Interview with Diana Pho

    25/01/2016 Duración: 52min

    In this week's episode Jenn sits down with associate editor, creator of Geeks of Color and beyondvictoriana.com, Diana Pho. Diana discusses her experience of expectations in the industry, how helpful & necessary it is to foster relations to help bring up other marginalized voices, and the weaponization of marginalized culture by the majority. 

  • Episode 31: Interview with Ashley Lauren Rogers

    11/01/2016 Duración: 53min

    In the first new episode of 2016, Jenn interviews transgender activist, playwright, comedian, and emerging YA writer Ashley Lauren Rogers about the necessity for more transgender representation in media, helping to educate allies, and the unpacking necessary for allies and others marginalized voices to do to better understand the larger community. 

  • Episode 30: Interview with Bridgett M. Davis & Rob Fields

    21/12/2015 Duración: 01h10min

    In the last episode of 2015, Jenn talks with creators of Bold As Love magazine & the Sundays @ Reading series Bridgett M. Davis (author of Into the Go-Slow, professor, and independent filmmaker) and Rob Fields (marketing/branding strategist) about how their respective experiences has helped them to bring out and promote more diverse voices in the literary and music establishment, building audience and recognition of POC voices, as well as what it takes nowadays to be a thriving artist while also recognizing you may also have to have business savvy. 

  • Episode 29: HiFi Reading Series curated by Minorities in Publishing

    07/12/2015 Duración: 01h02min

    [Sound editing for this episode was provided by MR Daniel. Thanks, MR!] On November 4th at HiFi Bar in NYC Jenn curated the HiFi Reading Series with readings by Glendaliz Camacho, Ennis Smith, Courtney Gillette, and previous MiP guest Daniel José Older. Listen in on each one's vivid, emotional, and thought-provoking pieces ranging from the juxtaposition of pro wrestling to one's life to a comedic & heartfelt take on lesbian sex positions.   Thanks again to Lena Valencia and Ryan Britt for inviting me to curate!

  • Episode 28: Interview with Mecca Jamilah Sullivan

    23/11/2015 Duración: 53min

    In the latest episode Jenn speaks with author of Blue Talk & Love story collection, professor, and editor at The Feminist Wire Mecca Jamilah Sullivan discuss being PoC in an MFA/graduate program, the necessity of self-care and understanding of work as writers, and also the limitations of Black women represented in literature as well as other marginalized cultures/identities. 

  • Episode 27: Dedication to Brook Stephenson

    01/11/2015 Duración: 47min

    [Additional sound editing for this episode was provided by MR Daniel. Thanks, MR!] Episode 27 is a dedication episode to writer, bookseller, RI Writers Colony & Clever Agency founder, Brook Stephenson who sadly passed away this summer. Jenn speaks with Big 5 publishing editor Adrienne Ingrum, and award-winning authors Renée Watson & Jason Reynolds to reminisce about Brook's work, his personality, & his unwavering philanthropy for artists of color.  Should you have interest in learning more and/or donating to Brook's "baby" the RI Writers Colony you can find more information on this retreat for writers of color at the website here and also see video & pictures on the Colony's Facebook page here.   

  • Episode 26: Interview with Zareen Jaffery

    15/10/2015 Duración: 55min

    In the latest interview Jenn speaks with executive editor at Simon & Schuster, Zareen Jaffery, about her introduction to publishing and how networking aided in her moving up & gaining knowledge, her passion for making sure more diverse voices are included on shelves at bookstores, and understanding that there's discomfort that comes with the conversation but that the importance of the conversation is paramount.    [Also please note that at the halfway mark there's a spoiler for the Pretty Little Liars finale. If you are a fan of that show and haven't watched it try skipping over that portion.

  • Episode 25: Interview with Karrie Higgins

    01/10/2015 Duración: 01h09min

    Jenn speaks with nonfiction writer/notable essayist in Best American Essays (2014 & 2015) Karrie Higgins about her experience writing about disability and being part of this community, intersectionality in the minority community, recognizing White privilege, and staying true to your representations in work when it's not considered "the norm." 

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