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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.

Nov 12, 2019

[Please note this interview was conducted via Google Hangouts. Audio quality may vary.]

Jenn speaks with author Kacen Callender (Queen of the Conquered, Hurricane Child, This is Kind of an Epic Love Story) about their background as an editor, the perils of privilege for the protagonist in their adult debut, and the ways...

Oct 9, 2019

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

Jenn speaks with Rena Barron (Kingdom of Souls, Maya and the Rising Dark) about her growth as a writer, the necessity of a wider range of fantasy stories featuring People of Color, and her upcoming middle grade fantasy that takes place in...

Sep 17, 2019

[This interview was conducted via phone and the audio quality on speakers will vary.]

Jenn speaks with Bharat Babies publisher Sailaja Joshi about the creation of a new independent imprint focused on South Asian stories, the work behind-the-scenes as a new indie publisher, and the overall goals and support needed when...

Aug 27, 2019

Jenn talks with author and mental health advocate Bassey Ikpi (I'm Telling the Truth But I'm Lying) about her new book and the depictions within it along with the ways she pursued writing & utilizing memory in personal essays on mental illness and diagnosis. 

Jul 31, 2019

This interview was conducted over Skype so there may be some audio variation.

Author and disability activist Keah Brown (The Pretty One) openly discusses the discomfort she felt in a lack of reflections of disabled POCs in media, her thoughts on breaking in to publishing with no to low-pay opportunities, and how her...