Julianna Baggott’s I’d Really Prefer Not to Be Here with You has been purchased by Blackstone Publishing. Publishers Weekly announced the deal, “…a debut high-concept short story collection… already sold for TV in a six-way bidding war, to Brendan Deneen, for publication in 2023.” More updates to come!
Julianna has signed a contract with Warner Brothers for an upcoming project that’s been in the works for some time. More details to come!
Last spring, Julianna had the flu. In her fevered state, she was reading & watching documentaries about both Hillary Clinton and Monica Lewinsky. They burrowed in, and she wrote a few pieces. Here’s “Hillary Rodham Clinton: A Fairytale with Coyotes,” now available at Quarterly West.
Julianna’s piece, “Living in a Bubble,” was included in The New York Times Style section as a Tiny Love Story. Scroll down four stories and you’ll find a great photo of Julianna, her youngest daughter and her mom. You can read it here online, but it also appeared in the print edition on Sunday, June
Julianna has a new story up at Strange Horizons — you can read or listen to the podcast. If you liked the first half of THE LOBSTER, maybe you’ll dig this. (It was inspired by the most aggressively affluent and eccentric in-flight magazine; one article was devoted to brandy being aged 24/7 with blaring opera
Julianna’s story about gun violence in schools is up at The Cincinnati Review. She told it from the point of view of a kid as they’re the ones who are living it. This story was really disturbing to write. She hopes it messes you up.
Julianna has placed three of her most recent short fiction pieces with Tor.com. You can read them here. The Virtual Swallows of Hog Island, Ecdysis, and Mental Diplopia.
Julianna’s newest short story is about sentient sinkholes, a fierce Girl Scout, and the impermanence of life. Read it here at Quarterly West. Julianna’s short story “Posey Girl” is a speculative take on the future of sex. It’s now available at Terraform.
Julianna’s PURE TRILOGY is in development for television with BCDF and it was recently announced that the trilogy has been picked up by FICTION RIOT, alongside Marie Lu’s LEGEND and Diffenbaugh’s THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS and other great work. It’s a cool concept — 3-12 minute episodes that build the story through the mobile platform
Julianna’s latest essay is now up at O: The Oprah Magazine “By the time I was ten, I was my mother’s confessor. My older siblings were teenagers or already out in the world. I was the only one left, and she was bored and a little lonesome—or maybe, for the first time, she had the