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Minorities in Publishing

The brain child of publishing professional Jenn Baker, Minorities in Publishing (MiP) is a podcast discussing diversity (or lack thereof) in the book publishing industry with other professionals working in-house as well as authors and those in the literary scene.

Dec 5, 2018

[Please note that audio variation occurs in this episode, which was conducted via phone.]

On the latest episode Jenn speaks with author SJ Sindu about her novel Marriage of A Thousand Lies, her path to publishing her first novel after leaving tech and moving towards creative writing, the perspectives of LGBTQ+...

Sep 25, 2018

Jenn spoke with scholarly publishing employees Celine and T (in marketing and sales, respectively) about their personal experiences as people of color within their work place, the necessity and also the push back of creating a diversity committee, and how microaggressions on the job have made it hard to...

Aug 15, 2018

Jenn speaks with author Lilliam Rivera (The Education of Margot Sanchez, Dealing in Dreams) about the hardships of writing short fiction, how she wrote her debut YA novel, incorporating social justice elements in her work, and character development, along with being a born & raised New Yorker.

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Jul 30, 2018

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

Content Warning: This episode contains discussion on sexual and emotional assault.

Jenn speaks with Peter Gajdics (Inheritance of Shame) about the struggles to write his memoir on conversion therapy, the experience and outcomes of writing a...

Apr 12, 2018

In the latest episode Jenn speaks with James Han Mattson (The Lost Prayers of Ricky Graves) about his time in the Iowa Writers' Workshop, the pathway to publication, how the It Gets Better campaign inspired his current book, and the reality of what publishing (and life) is like for People of Color.