Series: Shipping & Handling

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 45: A Day In The Life Or, Go For The Bronze

In which Jen and Bridget discuss their Perfect Days, the nitty gritty of processes, and drink the eight dollarest bottle of wine.  Listen to the episode here.  Like the podcast? Support us by buying one of the books we mention in this…

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Episode 44: Revision! Or, Resting Villain Face

Jen & Bridget talk about the revision and editing process and the best way to get to “A Faster No.”  Like the podcast? Support us by buying one of the books we mention in this podcast and using our affiliate links (below! Currently only…

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Episode 43: Bees! Or, the Submissions Process 101

Jen and Bridget take you through the confusing and splendiferous world of taking a book on submission to editors.   Like the podcast? Support us by buying one of the books we mention in this podcast and using our affiliate links (below!…

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Episode 42: Description (Don’t do it wrong)

Talkin’ bout description, having your characters do things, and the difficulties of imagination.  Like the podcast? Support us by buying one of the books we mention in this podcast and using our affiliate links (below! Currently only Amazon and…

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Episode 41: Which Is The Best Twirly Bit

In which Jen and Bridget attempt to compare writing to being an olympic figure skater and fail, mostly because neither of them know anything about figure skating (and because they don’t want to talk about sexual harassment in publishing.)  Like…

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Episode 40: Professional Jealousy

In which Jen and Bridget discuss professional jealousy, zero-sum agenting, and Jen’s feelings about the actor Adam Driver.  NEWS: We are starting to share affiliate links for the books we discuss on the podcast. Currently Amazon is the only one…

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Episode 39: If You Don’t Care What You Call Fine

In this episode we discuss voice, point of view, the seasons of publishing, and answering how we’re doing in “Trump-Adjusted Terms,” and discover that Jen doesn’t know what to call the pluperfect tense (she calls it past-past).   

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Episode 38: Nebulastravaganza

In this episode, Bridget and Jen speak to a whole crowd of awesome folks at the 2017 Nebula Awards Weekend, held in June in Pittsburgh, PA. “Come eat things with us, because you are also people.” Guests include:  Barry Goldblatt, …

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Episode 37 – Our Real Feelings

The all-singing, all-dancing, all-questions episode of Shipping & Handling. We discuss sensitivity readers, “write what you know,” revision, pitching novels in “dead” genres, and much, much more.  ANNOUNCMENT 1: We will be…

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