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a podcast of literary ramblings


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a podcast of literary ramblings




S5 Episode 6: An Online Book Club feat. Novel Nashville

This week on the podcast, Addey is joined by the hosts of Novel Nashville, Madison and Kelsey! Novel Nashville is a fun new book club in podcast form. Listen now to find out more about the podcast and its hosts--you won't want to miss it.


S5 Episode 5: All About Art

This week on the podcast it's the triple A's--all about art! We accept art for the journal but have never discussed it in much detail on the podcast before. For this episode of the podcast, Addey is joined by executive editor Nicole to talk about the types of art we are always looking for to publish in the journal and the types of art we ourselves enjoy creating and admiring.


S5 Episode 4: The Road to Publication feat. Jessica Payne & Sara Read

This week, Addey is back with Sara Read and Jessica Payne of #MomsWritersClub to talk all about their individual journeys to publication. Jessica and Sara share all about the process of writing their books, querying agents, getting "the call," submitting to publishers, and, finally, signing their book deals.


S5 Episode 3: Creating Online Community feat. #MomsWritersClub

This week on the podcast, Addey was joined by Jessica Payne and Sara Read of #MomsWritersClub. This is part one of two episodes with Sara and Jessica, who have a YouTube channel together and are both well on their way to having their debut novels traditionally published. You won't want to miss this episode full of great insight about creating a writing community and building an online platform.


S5 Episode 2: Writing & Publishing Romance feat. Courtney

In this week's episode, Addey was joined by Courtney (a.k.a. Lyra Parish and one half of the writing duo behind USA Today bestseller Kennedy Fox) to talk about all things writing and publishing romance! You won't want to miss this exciting interview.


S5 Episode 1: Putting Yourself Out There

We're back with the first episode of season five! We're so thankful to you for listening for so many seasons--there are even more great episodes to come. In this episode, Addey talks all about putting yourself out there in writing, and how that relates to the story of the podcast itself.


Season 5 Update

Have you missed us? Season 5 of the podcast is going to start up next week, and we couldn't be more excited for you to hear it. Make sure you're subscribed to the podcast on your favorite platform to stay up-to-date on each episode. Talk to you soon!


S4 Episode 10: Reading Challenges

We love to read over here at borrowed solace! In this episode, Addey is joined by fellow editors Amber and Nicole to discuss all things reading, including reading challenges, reading tips, where to buy books, and what books are on everyone's reading lists for 2022.


S4 Episode 9: Different

On this episode of the podcast, Addey reads "Different" by Susan Cornford. "Different" is a short flash fiction piece that was published in the fall 2021 issue of borrowed solace, Tamed, and we are so pleased to present this amazing piece of writing to you in audio form on the podcast.


S4 Episode 8: Recording Audiobooks

We are back with another new episode after a couple of weeks off as we started the new year. This week, Addey and Nicole talked with Aimar Galarza, a graduate student in Nicole's publishing program and a voice actor. Aimar has recorded a children's audiobook and her voice has been featured in commercials, video games, and more.


S4 Episode 7: Books on Screen

This week in the final episode of 2021 (!) Addey is joined by fiction editor Amber to discuss all things books and movies (and television.) We all know and love different books and their screen adaptations (or, in some cases, love to hate them.) Listen in to see if your favorite is mentioned!


S4 Episode 6: Writing Online

This week, Addey and executive editor Nicole discuss all things writing online! Both Addey and Nicole have written for a few online blogging websites, and share their experiences writing, earning money, and sharing their thoughts on the world wide web.


S4 Episode 5: Building an Author Brand with Barrett Laurie

This week, Addey is joined by Barrett Laurie, a YouTuber and young adult & middle-grade author pursuing traditional publishing. Barrett has created an amazing online community with his authortube channel and chats about that process as well as his current writing project in this episode.


S4 Episode 4: Writing & Publishing Poetry with Emily Paige Wilson

This week we are so excited to have poet and AuthorTuber Emily Paige Wilson on the podcast! Emily is a poet who has published two chapbooks, has a forthcoming full-length poetry collection, and is on submission with her first YA novel-in-verse. She joined Addey to talk about all things writing poetry in this episode.


S4 Episode 3: Figuring Out Freelancing

This week on the podcast, Addey is diving into the topic of freelancing. She'll cover some of the basics of how she started freelancing earlier this year and some tips and tricks she's learned along the way.


S4 Episode 2: Lady Grief

On this episode of the podcast, we have a reading of the short work "Lady Grief" read by the author, Melanie Chartoff. "Lady Grief" was published in the fall 2021 issue of borrowed solace, Tamed, and we are so pleased to present this amazing piece of writing to you in audio form on the podcast.


S4 Episode 1: Behind the Literary Journal Curtain

Welcome to season four! We're so excited to kick off this new season of the podcast. To start everything off, Addey is joined by the other borrowed solace editors, Nicole McConnell and Amber Porter, to take a deep dive into what it's like behind the scenes of a literary journal.


Season Four

We are going to be going live with season four of borrowed solace: the podcast next week, and we can't wait! Get ready for a lot more of all the things you love about the podcast in season four, coming your way soon.


Season 3 Update

Season three of borrowed solace: the podcast has officially come to a close! Thanks for sticking with us through three whole seasons of the podcast--we've loved building the borrowed solace community through audio. We are going to come back with season four of the podcast in the fall, and it's going to be better than ever, so stay tuned!


S3 Episode 10: Different Ways to Write a Book

In the final episode of season three, Addey is joined by Executive Editor Nicole McConnell to talk about the different ways they both wrote a book.