Shipping & Handling

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 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).   

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, …

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…

#SHBookClub Episode 6 – Cetaganda

In this episode we discuss  by Lois McMaster Bujold. Mild spoilers about THE RAVEN BOYS by Maggie Stiefvater also contained therein. (I know.)  For next time, we’re reading !  You can listen to the episode here. 

#SHBookClub Episode 5 – The Vor Game

Bridget & Jen read THE VOR GAME by Lois McMaster Bujold as part of the Vorkosigan Saga #shbookclub! 

Episode 36: Sometimes You’re Just Gonna Go To Alaska

In this episode we discuss the merits and drawbacks of Having A Plan as a writer. Quote of the episode:  Jen: “I wonder what my thing is [that I dislike], besides characters being happy.”

Episode 35: Red-blooded patriotic watersports

In this episode we discuss social media-ing while anxious, the current political climate, amazing rumors, and That Book Deal. 

Episode 34: The Terrorists Are Calling From Inside The House

Well, some shit’s happened. In this episode, recorded December 5, 2016, Bridget and Jen discuss Recent Events, election-related depression, cheer-up media, and listicles. 

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