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I'm trying to collect all the active writing and publishing podcasts in one simple list! This is for podcasts targeted at writers and publishing industry folks, not necessarily readers.

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Created December 04, 2020

Updated January 19, 2024



  1. PubTalk Live is the live publishing talk show that broadcasts the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month live on YouTube. The podcast is the audio pulled from the show after the broadcast has ended. See more info at pubtalk.live. AgentChat Live is
  2. Queries, Qualms, & Quirks asks published authors to share their successful query letter and discuss their journey from first spark to day of publication. Author Sarah Nicolas interviews authors of all genres about how they got started writing,
  3. Print Run is a podcast created and hosted by Laura Zats and Erik Hane. Its aim is simple: to have the conversations surrounding the book and writing industries that too often are glossed over by conventional wisdom, institutional optimism, and
  4. The Write Mindset Podcast is produced by Writer's Atelier and hosted by Racquel Henry. This podcast is designed to teach and remind writers about the importance of mindset. A mastery of craft is essential, but a writer's mind is the most powerf
  5. Information, inspiration and interviews on writing, self-publishing, book marketing and making a living with your writing. If you need help with writing your book, or you want to learn how to navigate the new world of publishing and book marke
  6. Welcome to Deadline City: a podcast and a destination. We are two New York City-based authors who share an office and work on multiple books at a time. Between us, we have 40 books published and under contract, and we’re just getting started. I
  7. Bimonthly podcast from publishing professionals Bev Rivero & Jenn Baker, and other industry insiders, on diversity (or lack thereof) in the industry.
  8. Love all things upbeat, warm, and uplifting? Welcome to 88 Cups of Tea, an online platform and podcast for creative writers who look for guidance in their storytelling journey and connection to a community, fostering year-round conversations ar
  9. Mary Robinette Kowal, DongWon Song, Erin Roberts, Dan Wells, and Howard Tayler discuss writing techniques in a fast-paced format. A weekly podcast about the craft and business of writing.
  10. Six Figure Authors is the show that helps you take your writing career to the next level. Lindsay Buroker, Jo Lallo, and Andrea Pearson are sharing their own insights, as authors who’ve been publishing since the beginning of the e-reader revolu
  11. The Manuscript Academy brings you conversations with agents, editors, and writers who can help you on your publishing journey.
  12. Welcome to First Draft with Sarah Enni, the podcast where we talk to storytellers about how their art informs their lives. Join host Sarah Enni every Tuesday for honest, meaningful conversations with storytellers about their unique perspectives
  13. Publishing pros give writing advice and first chapter critiques to aspiring writers.
  14. We're a podcast for nerds, dedicated to exploring the deeper side of genre fiction, popular art, comics, and movies.
  15. Fat Like Me Podcast is a show where likeminded people can come together to discuss the need for intersectional body diversity rep in kidlit, literature, media, and life. The show features authors, artists, entertainers, agents, editors, activis
  16. Story Crafters talking about the magic of storytelling and giving you the tools to craft your story. We’re launching a new kind of online writing community.One where we can all find support, encouragement, ideas, and inspiration. A place where
  17. The Fictitious podcast, hosted by Adron Buske, delves into the craft of Science Fiction and Fantasy storytelling through interviews with authors and other professional writers. These conversations examine the writing process, techniques, and wo
  18. Join Mara and Josh, two totally young and hip kiddos, as they explore what's hot (and sometimes what's not) in young adult and teen literature! New episodes posted on the first of each month.Contact us at [email protected] or @hfkpodcast o
  19. We're not just book nerds. We're professional book nerds! We are staff librarians who work at OverDrive, the leading app for eBooks and audiobooks from public libraries and schools. It's our job to discuss books all day long so we thought, "Why
  20. Mark Dawson is a best selling self-published author on multiple platforms including Amazon and Kobo. He is the author of the John Milton thriller series and its spin-off Beatrix Rose. In addition, he’s written several ‘Soho Noir' novels. Mark’s
  21. Wow, a podcast for the every day writer? Yes! Here we have conversations and talk about what makes us tick as writers and what scares the heck out of us. Come join the Legion of Writers hosts L.E. Perez and Gladys Perez as we check out some wri
  22. A podcast discussing Black LGBTQIAP+ representation in literature and beyond. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/blacklight6/support
  23. A literary agent and her friends dish about writing and publishing books for children and young adults.
  24. Welcome to the Shades of Magic Readalong! This podcast actually started on Youtube as a way to help readers catch up on the Shades of Magic Trilogy before the release of The Fragile Threads of Power. In this readalong I will cover sections of t
  25. Each week on Smart Podcast, Trashy Books, Sarah Wendell interviews authors, readers, reviewers, bloggers, publishing professionals, editors, and librarians about romance novels, which are among the most popular genres in fiction worldwide. Popu
  26. Get the ultimate insider's scoop on the best new books. The editors at Kirkus Reviews interview your favorite authors, tell you whether or not the books on the bestseller list are worth the read, give you behind-the-scenes insights, and introdu
  27. Erin (the Veteran) and Clayton (the "Virgin") discuss new romance novels every week in this fun celebration of the romance genre.
  28. A podcast on all things books and sexuality. Views are mine.
  29. Learn how to build your dream book, one page at a time. We're here to support you at every phase of your journey -  whether you haven't started a project yet or you've been published multiple times. Together, we birth our stories, celebrate the
  30. Hear Rose Quinn interview your favorite authors and literary agents!
  31. Welcome to the Picture Book Look podcast, where Kim Chaffee and Kirsti Call share some of their favorite picture books and chat with the creators to get a behind-the-scenes look into their creative process.Join them as they take a Picture Boo
  32. Beyond the IVWall of Writing is a podcast in which John Robinson IV interviews writers from all different mediums and genres and share their craft with the community. Here we smash walls, destroy writer's block and harness the true power of sto
  33. The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators conversations with publishing pros, and award-winning and bestselling writers and illustrators who inform and inspire about the ins and outs of the children's book industry. Find out about
  34. Learn about children’s books from the people who make them with in-depth interviews with children’s book authors and illustrators for people who believe that art and literature can have a profoundly positive impact on a kid’s life.Picturebook
  35. Writer's Block? Rejection? Impostor Syndrome? Writing is full of ups and downs, but we can still find plenty of joy on this creative journey! Bestselling author Marissa Meyer interviews writers and industry professionals about books, craft, and
  36. Each month book editors Carly Hayward and Jeni Chappelle watch a different movie with an eye for storytelling and novel writing. Then they use their training and years of experience editing novels to break down each movie’s storytelling element
  37. Do you want to learn how to write for children? The Institute of Children's Literature has taught hundreds of thousands of aspiring writers, and the director of ICL is the host of Writing for Children. Bestselling children's author Katie Davis
  38. Welcome to the Picture Book Summit Podcast where we share insight on the craft of writing, illustrating, and publishing picture books from the industry’s best and brightest. Each episode is an excerpt from a keynote or presentation given at Pic
  39. Exploring big ideas and the way that stories can help us feel seen, understood, and valued. The Children's Book Podcast features insightful and sincere interviews with authors, illustrators, and everyone involved in taking a book from drawing b
  40. Author Sara Zarr reads between the lines of the writing life in interview episodes as well as solo minisodes, with a focus on the practical and psychological aspects of writing and publishing, the creative process, and the strange landscape whe
  41. Interviews with children's and YA authors conducted by Publishers Weekly children's editor Emma Kantor.
  42. The Yarn takes listeners behind the scenes of children's literature. Each episode features an author or illustrator talking about how they create books for young readers.
  43. As an organization that's all about the literary community, PEN America knows that the ongoing health crisis is hitting our Members and friends particularly hard. The PEN Pod is meant to provide regular updates and conversations about literatur
  44. The Middle-Grade Mavens are two Australian authors reviewing middle-grade children's books. We also chat with authors and illustrators about their inspiration, processes and experience and sometimes we interview publishers and agents to find ou
  45. Welcome to the Writing Community Chat Show, where we bring together some of the brightest and most talented writers from around the world to discuss their craft, share their stories, and offer advice and inspiration to fellow writers. Join us e
  46. Interviews with writers of all genres. A place where we find out the story behind the story. The Inkers Podcast is a Breaking Rules Publishing podcast.
  47. Join us as we explore trending topics, discuss publishing industry news, and share expertise on how to self-publish a book successfully. IngramSpark’s Director Robin Cutler and Manager of IngramSpark’s Author Acquisition Program Justine Bylo wi
  48. The Writescast Network is a podcast collective for writers, by writers, with the mission of helping writers everywhere become more confident in themselves and in their craft. Our network includes podcasts featuring author interviews, conversati
  49. Writers Group Therapy is a podcast by writers for writers. We cover timeless topics for writers on the craft, important issues related to the business of writing, and interviews with up-and-coming and established writers, agents, and other peop
  50. A forum for writers to discuss their craft, their books, and the creative process. For more information, visit Linda's website at lindamchenry.com.
  51. The Self-Publishing Advice and Inspirations Podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors provides a comprehensive guide for indie authors. Wednesdays offer "Advice," featuring "Member Q&A" hosted by Sacha Black and Michael La Ronn, "Publish
  52. Learn how to publish books that sell and build an unstoppable author brand. The Self-Publishing with Dale Podcast is devoted to teaching you relevant and up-to-date information in the world of self-publishing. Subscribe today!
  53. Authors, are you struggling to get the word out about your books? Discover the latest book marketing and publishing news, tools and strategies. This is the Sell More Books Show with Jim Kukral and Bryan Cohen. Every week you'll get helpful tips
  54. Brought to you from the indie author experts at Draft2Digital! Each week, Self Publishing Insiders features an interview with a new guest, covering self-publishing topics from writing and craft to marketing and promoting your books, and anythin
  55. An interview podcast about working in publishing, featuring professionals across a wide array of roles, in both junior and senior positions, from independent and corporate publishers, in academic and trade, as well as literary agents and founde
  56. Take your writing from average to awesome, and learn tools of the trade from bestselling authors, master writing teachers, and publishing industry insiders. This podcast will give you tools and techniques to help you get those words on the page
  57. Are you a writer looking for some help and encouragement? Want to improve your writing and advance your career? Or maybe you're just getting started and don't know what you need yet. Author and teacher Kitty Bucholtz and her guests are happy to
  58. Write About Now features in-depth interviews with successful writers of all types and stripes—journalists, screenwriters, novelists, ghostwriters, and more. Host, Jonathan Small, takes a deep dive into how writers master their craft, offering t
  59. The Kobo Writing Life Podcast features exciting interviews with bestselling authors, tips on the craft and business of writing, and advice for a successfully self-publishing career. Millions of readers are waiting to discover your book - publi
  60. Level up your writing practice with readings from a diverse array of womxn writers, and discover their tips and tricks. For writers and would-be writers looking for a dose of confidence, Fierce Womxn Writing delivers weekly inspiration and info
  61. The Every Day Novelist delivers a new 3 to 30 minute episode each day discussing writing craft, discipline, publishing, and business, all geared toward helping you achieve a professional pace (four to twelve or more novels in one year) in your
  62. Join author and screenwriter Mark Stay with coach, entrepreneur and recording artist Mark Desvaux, as they discover the secrets to writing a bestseller and challenge themselves and you to write, market and self-published a bestselling book in j
  63. In every episode we look inside the daily diary of a writer, to peak at the secrets of their success. How do they plan their day and maximise their creativity, in order to plot and publish a bestseller?Some are frantic night-owls, others roll o
  64. Welcome to the podcast from the Independent Publishers Guild, the UK’s largest association of publishers. These podcasts take you inside the services and events of the IPG and tackle some of today’s hot publishing issues. Where are the big oppo
  65. CBC Radio's Writers and Company offers an opportunity to explore in depth the lives, thoughts and works of remarkable writers from around the world. Hosted by Eleanor Wachtel.
  66. Gavin Reese interviews authors and experts to help all writers compose more authentic cops, crimes, and criminals in their stories.During his law enforcement career, Gavin comforted the dying, talked dozens out of suicide, and saved domestic
  67. Write-minded: Weekly Inspiration for Writers kicked off in September 2018 and airs every week. We are a podcast for writers craving a unique blend of inspiration and real talk about the ups and downs of the writing life. Hosted by Brooke Warner
  68. Hello, World!Welcome to the first episode of the Worldbuilders podcast. This is a bi-weekly podcast where we explore settings in genre fiction by crafting them here and now for you, our listeners. Every season, we’ll explore and build a new w
  69. Hosted by bestselling author, Daniel Willcocks, the Activated Authors podcast unlocks the processes, systems, and productivity habits that take authors to their next level.
  70. Join the SPA Girls for a weekly show with information, tips and advice on how to get started with self publishing your books. If you're new to self publishing, we'll help you dip your toes in the water, answer the questions you were too afraid
  71. A show designed to get you thinking about, talking about, and, most importantly, making art. Normally, creators of Welcome to Night Vale Jeffrey Cranor and Joseph Fink are the ones turning their ideas into stories. But for this podcast, it’s yo
  72. Interviews with authors about their books, their writing habits, their favorite novels, and how they got started writing.
  73. A podcast for all writers (aspiring to professional) looking to find a healthy work/life/writing balance. Get the encouragement, honest advice, and inspiration you need to pursue your passion and write every day. Recurring themes include books,
  74. Create If Writing is a weekly podcast for writers and bloggers dealing with authentic platform building online. You will hear from experts on list-building, connecting through Twitter, and how to utilize Facebook. But tools for building an audi