Writing & Publishing

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Creation Date December 4th, 2020
Updated Date Updated March 7th, 2021
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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.
  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 a spinoff of PubTalk Live that features casual chats with literary agents with the intention of helping writers get to know the agents a little bit better.
  2. 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 false seriousness. We’re book people, and we want to examine the questions that lie at the heart of that life: why do books, specifically, matter? In a digital world, what cultural ground does book publishing still occupy? Whether it’s trends in the queries from writers that hit our inboxes or the social ramifications of an industry that pays so little being based in Manhattan, we’re here for it. Probably to laugh at it and call it names, but here for it nonetheless. Print Run is the happy-hour conversation after a long day at a catalog launch; it’s the bottle of wine you drink most of on a Tuesday when the manuscripts are no good. We’re for writers, for publishers, for anyone who’s opened a book and wanted to know—really know—what goes into getting the damn thing made. Join us. We’ll talk about the worst sex scene we’ve ever read and wonder aloud about how millennials will affect the books of the future. We’ll figure out why Jonathan Franzen wants to replace your child with a penguin and whether or not that penguin will be buying hardcovers when he grows up.
  3. Writing, Publishing, Book Marketing, Creative Entrepreneurship
  4. 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. If you’ve seen us on the road, you know how we cut up. We like to have fun and talk about the one thing that is always on our minds: creating books. Publishing is a big scary world to many of us, and our goal is to pull back the curtain on some of the mystery by simply talking about it. In our first season, we want to dig into subjects like YA fiction, editing, reading reviews, burnout. Most of the time, you publish a book and then you’re at a loss for what comes next. How do you navigate the industry and then still manage to write more books? That’s a journey we’re on and know that so many others are on the same road. We hope you come along for the ride.
  5. 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 around the personal and professional life of a writer. Our podcast episodes and online essays and articles explore and unpack conversations that touch on topics like overcoming rejections and challenges, querying tips and crafting advice, lifestyle habits that support the heart and the soul, what it means to be Human while navigating a creative path, and more. We pride ourselves in nurturing a supportive environment that aims to encourage, inspire, and entertain. Check out our website 88cupsoftea.com for essays, articles, and access to nearly 200 podcast episodes!
  6. 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 revolution, and they’re also interviewing industry experts and other successful authors to help you figure out what’s working right now.
  7. Follow along with hosts Jeff Adams and Will Knauss as they attempt to make the transition from part-time, to full-time authors of gay fiction. Celebrate their successes and learn from their mistakes, as they detail each step of their author journeys. Look for new episodes each Saturday.
  8. A show meting out dodgy writing advice and first chapter critiques for aspiring writers.
  9. We're a podcast for nerds, dedicated to exploring the deeper side of genre fiction, popular art, comics, and movies.
  10. 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, activists, and people of all sizes passionate about continuing the conversation for positive fat representation and body diversity until it becomes the norm not the exception.
  11. Fifteen minutes long, because you're in a hurry, and we're not that smart.
  12. Kevin Tumlinson, Bestselling and Award-Winning Thriller Author, talks to authors and entrepreneurs to get their behind-the-scenes story. Each week, you can tune in to a full hour of wisdom and insight from some of the most intriguing people on the planet. It's all about the story here.
  13. Author interviews with the best writers in publishing talk writing and the creative process.
  14. 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 work habits of passionate creators and explore their most recent, and most popular, works.
  15. Narrated is a fortnightly podcast about audiobooks. Episodes include audiobook reviews, tips for new and experienced listeners, and audiobook related discussion and interviews.
  16. The Manuscript Academy brings you conversations with agents, editors, and writers who can help you on your publishing journey.
  17. 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 on the creative process, and to provide more transparency about the professional side of artistic endeavors.
  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 hfkpodcast@gmail.com or @hfkpodcast on Twitter. Theme music composed by Ben Ash. Visit him at www.benash.com. Mixing and drums by Chaz Bommarito, guitar by Jakael Tristram.
  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 not share the conversation!" Hear about the best books we've read, get recommendations, and learn about the hottest books coming out that we can't wait to dive into. Titles discussed are available to borrow through public libraries. Get started reading at overdrive.com and subscribe to our podcast today!
  20. Bimonthly podcast from publishing professionals Bev Rivero & Jenn Baker, and other industry insiders, on diversity (or lack thereof) in the industry.
  21. 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 breakthrough came when he developed a marketing strategy for promoting and selling his books. His swift success enabled him to quit his 9 to 5 job and he has generated gross revenues of more than a million dollars in less than five years. Mark has become a leading voice in the self publishing industry and he advocates and teaches a strategy based around offering books for free, mailing list development and social media advertising. In 2015, he published the first version of what is now his acclaimed online course ‘Advertising for Authors’. He has also developed a course for writers at the start of their careers – Self Publishing 101. James Blatch co-hosts the podcast and he represents the first time, wannabe author. James is a former BBC News journalist who is currently writing his first novel. Between them James and Mark explore the world of self publishing with a focus on actionable tips for new and experienced indie authors.
  22. Join the Legion of Writers and L.E. Perez as we check out some writing tips, tackle some of the obstacles that face us all, such as Imposter Syndrome. We'll hear from a varied array of authors and creators about how they make this thing called Writing and Creating, work. Sometimes we'll talk craft, other times we will touch on what being an artist is all about. All times we will have fun. Join us for the ride.Follow our Patreon page and support our podcast https://www.patreon.com/LegionofWritersPod
  23. A podcast discussing Black LGBTQIAP+ representation in literature and beyond. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/blacklight6/support
  24. A literary agent and her friends dish about writing and publishing books for children and young adults.
  25. NO WRITE WAY host and best selling author Victoria V.E. Schwab chats with fellow writers about their creative processes, origin stories, hurdles, work-life balance, and, well, how *they* specifically write! These are replays of live video casts. Catch the interviews live on Instagram @veschwab. Grab a drink and notepad and settle in.
  26. 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. Popular guests include: Ilona Andrews, Robin Bradford, NPR's Barrie Hardymon, Jaye Wells, and Rachel Aaron. Amanda, Carrie, Elyse, and RedHeadedGirl, the crew of reviewers at SB-TB.com, also make frequent appearances with maximum silliness. Frequent topics include romance novels, the way the genre is changing, and the brilliant and interesting people who read, write, and produce it, and issues common among romance readers. Plus, we always recommend some books we're reading and really enjoying. Learn more at SB-TB.com/Podcast.
  27. 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 introduce you to great books you may otherwise never find.
  28. Erin (the Veteran) and Clayton (the "Virgin") discuss a new romance novel every week in this fun celebration of the romance genre.
  29. A podcast on all things books and sexuality. Views are mine.
  30. The Write or Die Podcast shares the real stories about what it takes to become an author – the gritty, infuriating, pull your hair out because it’s been years – stories of writers who didn’t give up despite it all, and are now living out their dream. It’s hosted by authors Claribel A. Ortega and Kat Cho and releases every other Monday!
  31. The writing podcast where we don't know where we're going...but we're having an adventure! The four semi-sages are women who write primarily speculative fiction. Join them as they explore the ever-evolving world of writing and publication.
  32. Hear Rose Quinn interview your favorite authors and literary agents!
  33. 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 Book Look.
  34. Welcome to Beyond the IVWall of Writing, where we smash walls, demolish writer's blocks and learn how to harness the true power of the storytelling. I am your host John Robinson IV. Let's dig into the "behind the scenes" craft of writing
  35. 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 the craft and creative process behind young adult novels, picture books, middle grade fiction, graphic novels and nonfiction.
  36. 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. Picturebooking is here to serve those who want to understand what it takes to create these stories. And engaging with Picturebooking will help you get inspired, feel connected and take action toward making a difference through picture books.
  37. Rejection! Impostor Syndrome! Writer's Block! Writing can be a tricky business. Marissa Meyer interviews authors on how we can overcome various obstacles and bring more joy to our writing process.
  38. 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 elements to help you improve your novel-in-progress. In each episode, they also feature a query or book blurb for a manuscript that has elements similar to our movie of the month. New episodes air the last Tuesday of every month.
  39. 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 focuses on the craft of writing for children: how to write a children’s book, how to write for children’s magazines, how to get paid, and get published. There are listener questions, with answers from the experts at the Institute, plus hard-to-find resources and links included in every week's show notes. If you want to learn about how to get into children's publishing, Listen!
  40. 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 Picture Book Summit, the annual world-class online conference for picture book writers and illustrators around the globe that takes place every October. Our goal is to help you reach your next writing Summit, whether that’s finishing a draft, completing your 18th revision, landing an agent or getting your book published!
  41. Learn the innovative book promotion secrets of bestselling authors.
  42. Hosted by Matthew C. Winner. The Children's Book Podcast features insightful and sincere interviews with authors, illustrators, and everyone involved in taking a book from drawing board to bookshelf.
  43. Kidlit These Days is your kidlit connoisseurs pairing the best of children’s literature with what’s going on in the world today.
  44. Author Sara Zarr in conversation with other writers, with a focus on the practical and psychological aspects of creativity, the creative process, and the strange landscape where art meets commerce. Past guests include the author of If I Stay, Gayle Forman; literary agent Michael Bourret; and filmmaker Scott Derrickson.
  45. Interviews with children's and YA authors conducted by Publishers Weekly children's editor Emma Kantor.
  46. 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.
  47. As an organization that's all about the literary community, PEN America knows that the current health crisis is hitting our Members and friends particularly hard. This limited-run podcast, "The PEN Pod," is meant to provide regular updates and conversations about literature and free expression, and provide an outlet for our in-person events that have been postponed or canceled. Join the conversation online at pen.org and on our social channels @PENAmerica. Thanks for tuning in. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/penamerica/support
  48. 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 out more about the industry. Whether you're a writer, school librarian, teacher, or just a book fan, this is for you. Julie Anne Grasso is the author of the Frankie Dupont Mystery series, cupcake enthusiast and part-time library book wrangler. Pamela Ueckerman is a dance teacher, writer, book reviewer, editor and home educator. #LoveOzMg
  49. The Writing Community Chat Show is focused on helping authors grow and develop as well as give them the spotlight to explain their story and work. We connect indie authors with those who have been doing it professionally for decades. We try to give the best insight into the careers of professionals and hopefully that can give you the perfect tip to reach your own goals. This is done with two main shows a week. Indie Wednesdays Chris and Chris discuss indie writing issues before an indie author interview and Friday is a bit more fun followed by an interview with an established guest. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/writingcommunitychatshow/support
  50. 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.
  51. 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 will be joined by publishers and experts throughout essential fields in the publishing industry to provide you with self-publishing resources. These short episodes are an easy way to gain quick insights on how to self-publish your book. Visit www.ingramspark.com for more information.
  52. 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, conversations on the art and business of writing, and analyses of your favorite books—all from a writer's perspective. What will the Writescast Network do for you?
  53. 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 people who will appear in a writer's life at some point in their journey.
  54. A forum for writers to discuss their craft, their books, and the creative process. For more information, visit Linda's website at lindamchenry.com.
  55. Tune into our podcast twice weekly. On Wednesdays the self-publishing advice podcast offers guidance to authors about publishing their own fiction, nonfiction and poetry books, with ALLi director Orna Ross and co-hosts (includes ALLi Member Q&A). And on Sundays multimedia manager Howard Lovy interviews ALLi members and advisors about their books in the Inspirational Indie Authors series.
  56. 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!
  57. 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 and ideas to make your book sales soar. Visit SellMoreBooksShow.com for detailed show notes and more info.
  58. 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 anything that can help you build and grow your author career. Learn about new tools, new software, new markets—and of course, all the inside information that D2D can provide! This show features interviews taken from our live D2D Spotlight, available on YouTube and Facebook. Join us, and get your questions answered during the live broadcast, when you visit D2DLive.com!
  59. An interview podcast about working in publishing. Flavia Marcocci interviews publishing professionals across a wide array of roles, in both junior and senior positions, from independent and corporate publishers, in academic and trade. They tell us about their career path, the latest trends in the book industry, and they give advice for job seekers and book recommendations for all of us book lovers. Publishing Insight also features figures who are extremely important for the success of a book, but outside traditional publishing companies, like literary agents and founders of innovative publishing start-ups. Portrait by Ellie Beadle. Website: www.publishing-insight.com
  60. 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 and your stories out into the world. Past guests include: Delia Ephron, John Sandford, Steve Berry, Jojo Moyes, Tana French, Guy Kawasaki, and more.
  61. 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 tips, inspiration, and laughs for both aspiring and professional scribes.
  62. The Kobo Writing Life Podcast features exciting interviews with bestselling authors, tips on the craft and business of writing, and advice for successfully self-publishing. Millions of readers are waiting to discover your book - self-publish today at www.kobo.com/writinglife
  63. 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 information. Host Sara Gallagher interviews guests on their practice and process, and the author reads from their work. The show ends with a writing prompt for you to use at home. Join the community conversation between episodes on Instagram @fiercewomxnwriting.
  64. Moving From Hobbyist to Pro
  65. Could you write and publish a bestseller in one year?
  66. 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 out of bed into their desks, and a few lock themselves away for days in the woods - but none have a regular 9 to 5, and we'll find out how they've managed it.
  67. 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 opportunities and challenges in the world of publishing today? This podcast supplies answers and insights from some of the independent sector’s most experienced leaders.
  68. 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.
  69. 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 abuse victims from their assailants. He’s taken child rapists, murderers, and human traffickers into police custody, and enjoyed the distinct honor of protecting visiting foreign royalty and national American political figures from both sides of the aisle. He's worked in Patrol, Training, SWAT, Special Investigations, Narcotics, & Dignitary Protection. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/writersbeatpodcast/support
  70. Weekly Inspiration for Writers
  71. 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 world right here on air - and then, at the end of the season, we’ll debut a creative work set in that world. This will usually be a piece of short fiction, but sometimes we might be doing something different. These are released on a pay-what-you-want model. Anything that you contribute will go directly into making the podcast. For more information including show listings, social media links, team member bios, and our community discord, go to http://rhinobot.net/ You can follow @rhinobotstudios on Twitter
  72. The creators of Welcome to Night Vale Jeffrey Cranor and Joseph Fink believe the only bad writing is not writing. Start With This is a podcast gone creativity playground designed to put your ideas in motion. Each episode centers around a writing topic. Then they give listeners two short assignments: something to consume and something to create. Make something—anything. Then make something else.
  73. Interviews with authors and writers about their books, their writing habits, their favorite novels, and how they got started writing.