Content warning: This episode references sexual abuse and harassment, and generally a lot of toxic behavior and boundary crossing. None of it is explicitly discussed, but please take care of yourself if you might be triggered.
Austin and Amanda get serious and address racism, gatekeeping, abuse, amateurism, and other broken elements in queer publishing. Another major problem discussed is how a lack of boundaries can lead to those in the industry with power (authors, publishers, editors, etc.) transgressing against those with less power. There's some call-outs for publishers to pay fair wages to editors (including sensitivity editors) and some advice for authors to be wary of predatory contract clauses and author mills.
Rebekah Weatherspoon's Tweet re: a racist editorial director
Xen x Cole McCade: On Sarah Lyons and Why I Ended My Relationship With Riptide Publishing
Riptide Publishing: Our Statement on Sarah Lyons
Absolute Write Water Cooler