Julia Judge

Julia Judge - Publicist

New York, NY, USA

Experienced and versatile publicist and marketer with a focus on literary fiction, arts and culture, and political nonfiction titles.

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New York-based publicist specializing in literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, arts and culture, and political nonfiction titles. I execute targeted and large-scale publicity and marketing campaigns for a wide range of adult titles, securing national, regional, and local media coverage and interviews, as well as arranging successful book tours and nontraditional events. Social media consulting and management are also available.

I currently work as Senior Publicist at Verso Books, where I've had the honor of working with award-winning and best-selling authors including Mike Davis, Fatima Bhutto, and Vigdis Hjorth. My campaigns have garnered coverage in the New York Times, Guardian, New Yorker, Los Angeles Times, Bookforum, Vox, New York Review of Books, Los Angeles Review of Books, Harper's Magazine, Literary Hub, The Nation, and more.

I'd love to know about your needs. Send me a message and we'll see if working together is a good fit.
Biographies & Memoirs
LGBTQ (non fiction)
Political Science & Current Affairs
Sex & Relationships
LGBTQ (Fiction)
Literary Fiction

Work experience


Verso Books
October, 2019 – Present (over 1 year)

At Verso, I specialize in literature in translation, arts and culture, and select political nonfiction titles, executing full publicity campaigns for 20+ titles per season through print, radio, and online media and arranging traditional and nontraditional events. I also cultivate and maintain relationships with key media, pitching our full list each season.

Marketing Manager

Simon & Schuster (Tiller Press)
May, 2019 – October, 2019 (5 months)

As head of the marketing department and interim head of publicity at Tiller Press, a new imprint of Simon & Schuster, I managed all stages of marketing and publicity campaigns, from preparing marketing materials to managing advertizing, cultivating media relationships, and securing press coverage for our entire frontlist.

Freelance Marketing & Publicity Manager

Common Notions
February, 2019 – January, 2020 (11 months)

I managed marketing and publicity for Common Notions, a small radical publisher based in Brooklyn. I also assisted with the transition to a new distributor.

Publicist & Marketing Coordinator

Abbeville Press
February, 2018 – February, 2019 (about 1 year)

As the lead publicist and marketer at Abbeville Press, I developed successful publicity campaigns through print, radio, and online media. I executed traditional and digital marketing campaigns and assessed their effectiveness through data analysis and reporting. Additionally, I wrote our monthly newsletter, maintained the company website and social media platforms, prepared marketing and publicity materials for sales conferences and author events, and investigated paid and organic advertising opportunities.

Community Assistant

April, 2017 – February, 2018 (10 months)

As community assistant at NetGalley, I moderated an online community of 300,000+ professional readers. I managed the company's social media accounts, created content for its high-traffic blog, developed a digital strategy, and contributed to marketing campaigns. Additionally, I fostered partnerships with publishers and bookselling, library, and media organizations, attended conferences and industry events, and tracked and demonstrated community growth through monthly analytics reports.

Editorial Assistant

Other Press
May, 2016 – April, 2017 (11 months)

As editorial assistant at Other Press, I evaluated all incoming submissions, wrote jacket, catalog, and sales copy, cleared permissions, applied for grants, and researched and solicited blurbs. As interim head of the Foreign Rights department, I pitched titles on rights submission, managed contracts, prepared our weekly rights memo for agents and scouts, organized our bi-annual rights guide and catalog, and coordinated book fair scheduling and travel.

Freelance Publicity Assistant

Michelle Tabnick Communications
January, 2016 – May, 2016 (4 months)

As a temporary publicity assistant for Michelle Tabnick Communications, a leading arts and theater communications firm, I created press releases for targeted client lists, maintained press clippings and contacts, oversaw the production of successful client events--including annual galas--and pitched and solicited press coverage.



PAINTING THE DREAM: A HISTORY OF DREAMS IN ART, FROM THE RENAISSANCE TO SURREALISM is the first-ever history of the representation of dreams in Western painting, illustrated with works by more than 130 artists.

Media highlights include:
-Lit Hub, roundup (fall nonfiction preview)
-Booklist, review
-Publishers Weekly, review
-CHOICE, review


POTENTIAL HISTORY: UNLEARNING IMPERIALISM by the renowned photography scholar, Ariella Azoulay, is a passionate call for arts and culture professionals and scholars to unlearn imperialism and shift the narrative and politics of these professions.

Media highlights include:
-Artforum, review
-Los Angeles Review of Books, interview
-Guernica, interview
-Hyperallergic, roundup (a Best Book of 2019)
-Hyperallergic / Art Movements Podcast, interview
-Hyperallergic, op-ed
-Hyperallergic, review
-frieze, feature
-e-flux, excerpt


BURN IT DOWN: FEMINIST MANIFESTOS FOR THE REVOLUTION is a collection of over seventy-five intersectional feminist manifestos.

Media highlights include:
-New York Times Book Review, review & Editor's Choice
-Bookforum, excerpt
-Lit Hub, interview
-Lit Hub, digital book launch
-Public books, excerpt
-Air Mail, review


SET THE NIGHT ON FIRE: L.A. IN THE SIXTIES is the first comprehensive movement history of Los Angeles in this decade.

Media highlights include:
-The Guardian, first serial
-The New Yorker, review
-Los Angeles Times, review
-Los Angeles Times, op-ed
-Bookforum, review
-The Nation, op-ed
-Lit Hub, Most Anticipated Book of 2020
-Los Angeles Review of Books, excerpt
-Los Angeles Review of Books, review
-Kirkus, review
-Publishers Weekly, review

Portfolio (14 selected works)

The Runaways: A Novel

Bhutto, Fatima

Literary Chickens

Moon, Beth, Goodall, Jane, Rossellini, Isabella, Caughey, Melissa, Brown, Collier


Morvan, Yan, Goldsworthy, Adrian

Tea Sommelier: A Step-by-Step Guide

Delmas, François-Xavier, Minet, Mathias

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