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October 29, 2018 @ 12:00 am

Episode 48: Manjula Martin

Today's guest is Manjula Martin, the creator of Who Pays Writers and the editor of Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living . Her writing has appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review, Pacific Standard, Aeon Magazine, Hazlitt Magazine, Nieman Storyboard, and The Awl, among other publications.

Martin’s next nonfiction book will be Fruit Trees for Every Garden, cowritten with Orin Martin, forthcoming in Fall 2019 from Ten Speed Press.

Martin is the managing editor of Zoetrope: All-Story, the National Magazine Award–winning fiction and art magazine published by Francis Ford Coppola. She has previously worked in varied editorial and writing capacities with book and magazine publishers, nonprofit organizations, and arts organizations. She lives in San Francisco. You can find her at

We talk about:

  • What Manjula has learned from many years of writing, blogging and editing about writers and money;
  • Balancing (or not) many creative projects when you have a day job;
  • The importance of prioritizing the work you consider to be your art;
  • YOLO;
  • Her gardening book coming out in 2019;
  • Branding and genre-hopping

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Theme music is "It's Time" by Scaricá Ricascá 

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