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Literary Speaking


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Literary Speaking connects writers with the publishing industry by featuring conversations with best selling authors, literary agents, publishers and publicity firms. How do I establish a writing practice? Find an agent? Get published? Build a platform? Discover tips and tricks to build your writing practice and release your story out into the world. Join me as I interview expert guests as they share their experiences as published authors and industry professionals to inspire and infuse your writing practice.

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Michele Filgate shares how she pitched, placed and edited her anthology - What My Mother & I Don't Talk About. We discuss everything from how she pitched the project, the essay that started it all and how she edited the pieces to fit for... more

Writing about Sex and Feminism.Can you publish each book with a different publisher? How do you develop your characters as a feminist writer? Rachel Dewoskin, author of BANSHEE discusses how she teaches her students to write... more

Book publicist and author Cameron Dezen Hammon discusses the work of a book publicist, which social media avenues to explore and which ones not to waste money on. She also shares the value of Bookstagrammers and what it's like... more

We're only human and we all struggle to quiet the IA - our inner asshole - as Jen Pastiloff coined it. In this episode Jen shares how her agent found her, what it's like building a large social platform and using a street team based on... more

Kirsten Ott Palladino, co-founder of Equally Wed.com the digital leader for gay, lesbian, transgender, queer and bisexual weddings, penned the perfect book proposal in just one weekend! Listen in as she shares her experience writing a... more

Author T Kira Madden discusses how she wrote her book, Long Live The Tribe of Fatherless Girls using elements of fiction writing, hybrid formats not typically seen in memoir and the importance of building a solid literary community... more

Nastashia Minto author and poet of the memoir NAKED: The rhythm and groove of it. The length and depth to it. discusses how she published her work, set up readings and marketed her memoir. Nastashia Minto is an African American... more

Nicole Chung discusses life as an editor in chief for Catapult Magazine and writing her memoir All You Can Ever Know. She shares how long it took to write the proposal and the book as well as navigating book tours, writing about adoption... more

Book Agent Eric Smith of P.S. Literary discusses life as a Literary Agent and MFA Professor. What platform really means to book agents, queries that grab his attention, a typical day in the life of a literary agent and forthcoming works by... more

Award Winning Author Pam Houston discusses her memoir, Deep Creek Finding Hope In The High Country. Listen in as she shares her writing and editing process, the moment when her editor read the first draft and said it wasn't the... more

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