Our founding editor Sonya Chung had the privilege of being interviewed by Jennifer N. Baker—writer, editor, advocate, and podcaster. Her Minorities in Publishing podcast, now in its 5th year, focuses on the lack of diversity in the publishing industry and has featured editors, agents, authors, publicists and more. Jennifer is what we would call a major force for good in the world of books, and a tireless champion of real-talk and real-action.
Click below to listen to their conversation—ranging in topics from corporate-vs.-indie publishing, blooming in your own time (of course), introducing writing students to the biz, the story anthology Jennifer edited, Everyday People: The Color of Life, and racial representation in film & media (specifically the Oscar-winning films GREEN BOOK and PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE, about which Sonya wrote for The Millions).