Open call for guests who would like to share their research on popular romance fiction, or on a related topic that would be of interest to romance novel readers and scholars.
AREAS OF INTEREST:
Social science explorations of romance readers, or cross-genre reading (including romance)
Examinations of romance novels across cultures (especially outside the US)
How romance novels have changed over time
Business of romance novels: emerging business models, formats, and reader trends
Typical recording is 60-75 minutes long; 50-60-minute final edited episode.
Who this is for:
This call is open to scholars and nerds of all kinds - no formal qualifications required. But, please note this is not a call for authors of fiction to discuss their own work.
I encourage you to listen to a few episodes of Shelf Love if you haven't already. Here are a few episodes that were a result of this open call:
Here are a few episodes that were not a result of the open call but are good examples of what this open call is looking for:
Shelf Love podcast interviews are conducted remotely via Skype.