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Episode 105: Interview with Mike Sakasegawa

Minorities in Publishing

Release Date: 12/09/2020

Episode 120: Interview with author/illustrator Kate Gavino show art Episode 120: Interview with author/illustrator Kate Gavino

Minorities in Publishing

[This interview was conducted online and is an overseas conversation so there may be some audio variation.] Jenn speaks with illustrator/author, Kate Gavino about her latest graphic novel A Career in Books will publish on August 2nd. Kate discusses how life imitated art--and was fictionalized--for her latest book, the experiences that led her to leave the industry and pursue life as an artist, inequality in the workplace economically and the importance of AAPI representation in her book to reflect an honest experience of entry-level workers in publishing. [Transcript of this episode can...

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Episode 119: Interview with Zakiya Jamal show art Episode 119: Interview with Zakiya Jamal

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[This interview was conducted online so there may be some audio variation. Please note there's also a dog in the background.] Jenn speaks with former senior social media manager, In the Books IGLive host, and writer Zakiya Jamal about the role of social media depts at book publishers, her recent departure, and the importance of salary transparency in the workplace for establishing equity.  [Transcript of this episode can be found on the Episodes page of the podcast . You can sign up for the MiP monthly newsletter with job listings, guest news, and new eps .]

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Episode 118: Interview with Samira Ahmed show art Episode 118: Interview with Samira Ahmed

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[This interview was conducted online so there may be some audio variation.] New York Times bestselling author, Samira Ahmed, speaks to Jenn about her new YA novel Hollow Fires, the reasons why diversity panels should always have been craft discussion panels, how her past experience dictates her approach to writing, and how much she loves engaging with young readers for pertinent discussions as they inherit the world we live in.  [Transcript of this episode can be found on the Episodes page of the podcast . You can sign up for the MiP monthly newsletter with job listings, guest news,...

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Episode 117: Interview with Erin Entrada Kelly show art Episode 117: Interview with Erin Entrada Kelly

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[This interview was conducted online so there may be some audio variation.] The many award-winning author/illustrator Erin Entrada Kelly author of the new middle grade novel, Those Kids From Fawn Creek. She discusses her new book, reading Goodreads reviews, what aspects of the business part of publishing makes her happy, productivity, and uplifting the writing community as a core tenet of an author's role. [Transcript of this episode can be found on the Episodes page of the podcast . You can sign up for the MiP monthly newsletter with job listings, guest news, and new...

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Episode 116: Interview with Bethany C. Morrow show art Episode 116: Interview with Bethany C. Morrow

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[This interview was conducted online so there may be some audio variation.] Bethany C. Morrow discusses her writing practice of prioritizing Black and Brown femmes, the ways that canonization can (and has) erased marginalized people and stories, and the ways in which stories develop for her in terms of knowing characters & audiences.  [Transcript of this episode can be found on the Episodes page of the podcast . You can sign up for the MiP monthly newsletter with job listings, guest news, and new eps .]

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Episode 115: Interview with Daphne Palasi Andreades show art Episode 115: Interview with Daphne Palasi Andreades

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[This interview was conducted online so there may be some audio variation.]

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Episode 114: 2021 Wrap-Up! show art Episode 114: 2021 Wrap-Up!

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[This interview was conducted via Zoom.]

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Episode 113: Interview with Regina Flath show art Episode 113: Interview with Regina Flath

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This month, Jenn speaks with former colleague and Assistant Art Director for young adult covers, Regina Flath about the arduous and import work of design, creating & leading super helpful DEI initiatives in the workplace, and the discussions that have happened around BIPOC rep on covers.

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Episode 112: Interview with Anton Treuer show art Episode 112: Interview with Anton Treuer

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(Please note this interview was recorded via phone so audio quality may be muffled.)

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Episode 111: MiP + Desi Books Podcast Collab show art Episode 111: MiP + Desi Books Podcast Collab

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This month is a podcast collaboration/discussion with Jenny Bhatt (author of Each of Us Killers and Ratno Dholi) and creator/host of the Desi Books podcast. Jenn and Jenny discussed creating platforms to celebrate marginalized writers, indie vs. big publishing, and how authors can build their platform by building community in a genuine way.

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In the last episode for 2020, Jenn speaks with podcaster and photographer Mike Sakasegawa about producing not one but two literary podcasts--LikeWise Fiction and Keep the Channel Open--the work this entails and forging one's own definition of success. 

[Transcript of this episode will be available on the Episodes tab of the podcast Tumblr.]