The Manuscript Academy
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The Manuscript Academy brings you conversations with agents, editors, and writers who can help you on your publishing journey.
||Clean49: Simon & Schuster Editors Liz Kossnar and Krista Vitola||Krista Vitola and Liz Kossnar, two wonderful--and…||3/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean48: Aneeka Kalia of Viking Penguin Random House||What's better than a bunch of adults talking abou…||2/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean47: Agent-Author Team Eric Smith + Mike Chen: When NOT to give up||We are so excited to congratulate author Mike Che…||1/29/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean46: #TenQueries with Samantha Wekstein, Writers House||Samantha Wekstein, agent at Writers House, was ge…||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 45: Stephanie Stein from HarperCollins Children's/HarperTeen||We talk with Stephanie Stein at HarperCollins abo…||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFirst Pages Podcast: Something Beautiful by Jasmine Rasmussen||Join Jessica and Julie for a First Pages podcast …||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 43: Great First Lines with Agent John Cusick||We speak with agent John M. Cusick of Folio Liter…||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 42: Literary Libations||Grab your favorite drink, maybe a nice pot of hot…||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 41: #TenQueries with Agent Roseanne Wells||Agent Roseanne Wells of The Jennifer De Chiara Li…||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 40: Jennifer Thermes: Finding Your Creative Voice||Julie talks with award-winning author-illustrator…||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 39: Editors, Query Mistakes, and The Best Cookies Ever||We talk with agent Whitney Ross at the Irene Good…||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 38: Most Likely to Survive The Zombie Apocalypse: Jen Gunnels at Tor/Macmillan||Please note: This episode contains adult language…||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 37: The Literary Life with Lilly Dancyger||We spoke with Lilly Dancyger, writer, editor of N…||6/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 36: #TenQueries with Agent Kelly Van Sant||Join Kelly Van Sant, literary agent at Red Sofa L…||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 35: Author Hanna Alkaf||We speak with the amazing Hanna Alkaf, author of …||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 34: #TenQueries with Jessica||We join Jessica to talk #TenQueries in her inbox,…||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 33: The Least Cynical People In Publishing||So Jessica threw a party. For interns--sixty of t…||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 32: Agents, Lawyers, and Contracts: Melissa Edwards of MLE Consulting||Melissa Edwards (agent at Stonesong Literary, for…||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 31: First Pages with Author Cameron Rosenblum||Longtime critique partners Julie Kingsley and Cam…||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 30: Publishing Entrepreneurship, Couchsurfing, and Erik Hane from Red Sofa Literary||We speak with agent Erik Hane of Red Sofa Literar…||3/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 29: The Creation of Brooding YA Hero PLUS A New Class!||We speak with author Carrie DiRisio, the voice be…||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28: An Interview with Kiana Nguyen||We speak with literary agent Kiana Nguyen of Dona…||1/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27: GOAL! Video Podcast||Happy 2018! We're here to talk about your goals, …||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26: We're on a Boat! OR: The International Writer||We talk with agent Kurestin Armada (P.S. Literary…||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25: The Holiday e-Party of the Season||Join us December 11, at 8:00pm EST, for a happy h…||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24: Pitch Sessions: Tips from Melissa Edwards||For the first in this series (all about live meet…||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23: Comp Titles with Rachel Ektrom Courage||We asked Rachel Ekstrom Courage to talk about com…||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: #TenQueries with agent John Cusick||We asked agent John Cusick at Folio Literary to n…||10/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason Two!||In our Season Two launch, Jessica and Julie talk …||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe August Episode||Jessica and Julie are melting. It's over 100 degr…||8/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Twenty: A Conversation With Stephanie Fretwell-Hill of Red Fox Literary||We talk with agent Stephanie Fretwell-Hill of Red…||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Nineteen: A Conversation with Jaime Coyne of St Martin's/Macmillan||We talk with editor Jaime Coyne, of St. Martin's …||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Eighteen: Five Days To A Fab First Page||You heard it here first! Join The Manuscript Acad…||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Seventeen: First Pages With Kelly Van Sant||We speak with the lovely and talented Kelly Van S…||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Sixteen: Reaction: The First Pages Podcast||We talk with Lindsey Danis about her experience b…||4/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Fifteen: A Conversation with Agent Caitie Flum||In this episode, we talk with literary agent Cait…||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Fourteen: First Page Podcast With Agent Caitie Flum||In this new feature, we invite an expert--tonight…||3/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Thirteen: Our First First Pages Episode||Welcome to our very first First Pages episode! In…||2/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Twelve: Publishing and Publicity in Your Pajamas||This week we talk with publicist and literary age…||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Eleven: PubLaw, Negotiation, and An Interview With Lawyer-Turned-Agent Melissa Edwards||We talk with Melissa Edwards of Stonesong Literar…||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Ten: An Interview With Harlequin Editor Carly Silver||We speak with Harlequin editor Carly Silver about…||1/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPep Talk In Your Pocket, Holiday Edition||This Pep Talk In Your Pocket was made by Jessica …||12/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Nine: How To Be A Writer During The Holidays||Julie and Jessica talk about the best methods for…||12/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Eight: A Conversation With Agent Kurestin Armada||We speak with literary agent Kurestin Armada abou…||12/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 007: Party. Holiday Party.||In this episode, Julie and Jessica tell you about…||12/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Six: How To Spend Ten Minutes With An Agent||In this episode, Jessica and Julie how tell you h…||12/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Five: A Conversation With Agent Lane Heymont||We talk with Lane about photographing supermoons,…||11/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Four: A Conversation With Agent Linda Camacho||Join us for a chat with literary agent Linda Cama…||11/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Three: A Conversation With Amanda Shih||Join us for a conversation with Perigee/Penguin e…||11/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Two: The Story of the Jackhammers||Julie and Jessica talk about filming day, jackham…||11/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode One: Origin Stories||Meet Julie, Jessica, and a crazy little project c…||11/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Wow, Julie and Jessica are so generous with their knowledge and expertise
Sometimes I feel torn when I listen to Podcasts—like, I really should be writing instead! But not with this
podcast. In fact, I usually feel as though I should listen to this before writing ANYTHING. On the downside, I
just found it. On the upside, I have a lot of catching up to do.
I have listened to every podcast episode and always learn so much from Jessica, Julie, and the guest.
The first page podcasts are my favorite! It’s great to hear the thoughts of an agent while they read their inbox submissions.
I recommend this podcast for all writers!
I don’t do podcasts, but I do this one.
Jessica and Julie are true gifts to the publishing industry. They are kind, funny, insightful, and it generously giving their time on this earth to help others become better at what they do. As a writer who is still unpublished, I love binging a few of these every so often to catch up on what’s happening in publishing, to learn tips and tools of the trade, and to feel a little less alone in a job that can feel isolating. I highly recommend this to anyone interested in writing as a career.