At the top of the episode, Austin and Amanda briefly address the ongoing revelations of misconduct and abuse within queer publishing. We stand with authors.
Austin and Amanda go digging for comedy gold in ancient Harlequin blurbs, then get serious and talk about how damn hard beginnings can be. Amanda talks about what she typically finds missing in beginnings as an acquisitions editor. The hosts take a moment to address the diversity in romance publishing statistics released by The Ripped Bodice and chat current reads and Disneyland pipe dreams. Finally, it's Amanda's turn to have too many emotions over a D&D podcast.
Riptide Publishing: Statement on Santino Hassell
Riptide Publishing: Statement on Sarah Lyons
The Ripped Bodice: The State of Racial Diversity in Romance Publishing Report
Kai Ashante Wilson - A Taste of Honey and Sorcerer of the Wildeeps
Kij Johnson - The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe
Helping Writers Become Authors: Story Structure Database
The Adventure Zone Podcast