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Hosted ByJennifer Udden & Bridget Smith

Join Bridget Smith of Dunham Literary Inc. and Jennifer Udden of Barry Goldblatt Literary LLC as we discuss books, publishing, writing, fandom, and more!


All Episodes

Episode 48: We Should Totally Stab Caesar

In this episode Jen and Bridget discuss art under The Circumstances, the relative futility of the high road, and comfort viewing. Quote: “the smoking rubble of what was once a functioning infrastructure” NB: We recorded this episode in Jen’s…

Episode 47: Just Walk Away, Renee (Or: CONTRACTS!)

In this episode we discuss which hills to die on, the dangers of handshake deals, and our (least) favorite contract clauses, as well as general contract dos and don’ts.  NB: We realized midway through the episode that we had supporters this…

Episode 46: An Avalanche of Subtweeting (Or: YA vs Adult)

In this episode Jen and Bridget discuss the differences between YA and adult, sex and violence, and Infinity War. Spoilers for Infinity War abound – see timestamp below if you want to avoid it.  Like the podcast? Support us by buying one of the…

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…

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…

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!…

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…

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…

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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