Episode #52 – Working with Publishers with Anne Sowards

Anne Sowards
Found at http://www.armadillocon.org/

Anne Sowards is an executive editor at Penguin Group (USA) Inc., where she primarily acquires and edits fantasy and science fiction for the Ace and Roc imprints. Some of the great authors she works with include Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs, Rachel Caine, Anne Bishop, Ilona Andrews, Jack Campbell, Karen Chance, and Rob Thurman. When she’s not reading, she listens to Chinese rap and spends way too much time playing video games. Follow her at twitter.com/AnneSowards.

About James Duckett

James is a geeky, nerdy dude. He writes, sometimes. He blogs, sometimes. He's helpful to people, sometimes. He doesn't like to repeat himself, sometimes. He's funny... looking... always.

His hopes and aspirations of the future is to one day find a way that people will pay him while he sleeps. It is his dream job.


Thanks for the interview! Is there a list of the series/books edited by Anne? Apart from the names listed above (which are already my favorites). It seems that the books that pick me from my reading slumps are always edited by her. Most recently M.L. Brennan's Generation V series.


This was such an insightful and helpful podcast. As an unknown writer it was really helpful. Also this editor was so uplifting and encouraging while still revealing the reality of being unknown and the breadth of competition. Thanks for all the effort you put into these podcasts to provide such skilled and informative podcasts.