18.02: An Interview with DongWon Song

Your Hosts: Mary Robinette Kowal, DongWon Song, Erin Roberts, Dan Wells, and Howard Tayler

As we announced in last week’s episode (and in this press release),  DongWon Song and Erin Roberts are joining us as permanent cast members. In this episode we conduct an interview with DongWon Song, plumbing a few depths, and learning a bit more about what they can teach all of us.

Liner Notes: DongWon Song’s newsletter, Publishing is Hard, can be found at publishingishard.com. It’s free, but paid subscriptions are available.

Credits: This episode was recorded by Marshall Carr, Jr., and mastered by Alex Jackson


Make a list of 5 literary agents.

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3 thoughts on “18.02: An Interview with DongWon Song”

  1. This week, Mary Robinette, DongWon, Erin, Dan, and Howard introduced us in depth to DongWon Song. Editor, Literary Agent, and more! What is he looking for? What makes him take on a project? Plenty of discussion that you can read about now in transcript in the archives.

  2. What is a good way to meet literary agents? Is standard querying best? Writing excuses has talked about conventions in the past. Which conventions are still good for meeting agents/editors in 2023 (especially post-COVID)? Do I need to have achievements under my belt – things like short story competitions? As an unpublished rookie, what could I say or do to help get my work taken up?

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