Series: Minorities in Publishing

Bimonthly podcast from publishing professionals Bev Rivero & Jenn Baker, and other industry insiders, on diversity (or lack thereof) in the industry.

Episode 28: Interview with Mecca Jamilah Sullivan

In this episode Jenn speaks with professor, author, and editor Mecca Jamilah Sullivan about understanding your work as a writer and the benefit of graduate programs & writing conferences for PoC writers.

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Episode 27: Dedication to Brook Stephenson

In this episode I speak about Brook Stephenson, who passed in August, about his dedication to supporting artists of color and his passions to support writers in the community.

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Episode 26: Interview with Zareen Jaffery

Jenn speaks with Zareen Jaffery, an executive editor at S&S, about the importance of the diversity conversation as well as all of our roles in helping inclusivity come to fruition.

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Episode 25: Interview with Karrie Higgins

Jenn talks with nonfiction writer Karrie Higgins on how faulty and disillusioned portrayals of the disability community effects empathy & understanding.

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Episode 24: Interview with Claudia Martinez

Jenn speaks with design director Claudia Martinez about how she got into the industry & the necessity of perserverance.

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Episode 23: Interview with Tananarive Due

In the 1-year anniversary episode of the MiP podcast, Jenn speaks with acclaimed & award-winning writer/film maker Tananarive Due about her upcoming story collection, the politics of writing, and the need to write your truth. Plus, there’s a book giveaway

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Episode 22: Interview with Amanda Nelson

Jenn talks with managing editor Amanda Nelson about diversifying her kid’s shelves, being active in promoting diverse voices in media, and the need to be aware of one’s preferences and leanings when reading.

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Episode 21: Interview with Phoebe Yeh

Jenn speaks with VP/Publisher Phoebe Yeh about the realities of being an editor, the universality of stories (diverse ones in particular), and how much she learned working with her authors.

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Episode 20: Interview with Linda Camacho

In the latest episode Jenn speaks with literary agent Linda Camacho about the concerns for increased diversity being a “trend” in publishing and how hiring managers can be on the look out fo rmore diverse applicants.

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Episode 19: Interview with Ashley C. Ford

In episode 19 Jenn speaks with former Buzzfeed contributor, editor, and essayist Ashley C. Ford about the need for the publishing business model to better include & promote people of color as well as having to push through discomfort of uneasy discussion

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