45 episodes

Brought to you by Gotham Writers Workshop, Inside Writing gets you the inside scoop on the publishing industry one genre at a time. Each episode, host Josh Sippie interviews one agent or editor and one writer, each excelling within their genre. They discuss what works, what doesn't, and what you need to do to get closer to your publishing goals.

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Brought to you by Gotham Writers Workshop, Inside Writing gets you the inside scoop on the publishing industry one genre at a time. Each episode, host Josh Sippie interviews one agent or editor and one writer, each excelling within their genre. They discuss what works, what doesn't, and what you need to do to get closer to your publishing goals.

    Inside Chapbooks and Anthologies

    Inside Chapbooks and Anthologies

    In season three, episode fourteen of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with editors Kit Frick and Abayomi Animashaun. They discuss what chapbooks and anthologies are, when and how to submit to them, and what the writer can do to maximize their odds of being published.

    Links from the panelists:
    Black Lawrence Press's main submissions calendar: https://blacklawrencepress.com/submissions-and-contests/
    Black River Chapbook Competition: https://blacklawrencepress.com/submissions-and-contests/the-black-river-chapbook-competition/
    Entropy Mag’s “Where To Submit” for June, July, August: https://entropymag.org/where-to-submit-june-july-and-august-2021/#chapbooks
    Entropy's general "Where to Submit": https://entropymag.org/category/where-to-submit/
    Kit Frick's books and website: https://kitfrick.com/
    Abayomi Animashaun's books: https://blacklawrencepress.com/authors/abayomi-animashaun/

    Connect on social media!
    Kit Frick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kitfrick
    Black Lawrence Press on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BlackLawrence
    Gotham Writers on Twitter: https://twitter.com/gothamwriters
    Josh’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/sippenator101

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Inside Page to Screen

    Inside Page to Screen

    In season three, episode thirteen of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with writer Ken Liu and Phil Cohen, developmental editor and development executive at Warner Brothers. They discuss why some stories are picked to be adapted to the screen over others, how to make your story stand out from the crowd, and what the writer can expect to do when their work is adapted.

    Links from the panelists:
    Ken Liu’s website: https://kenliu.name/
    Ken Liu’s newsletter: https://kenliu.name/mailing-list/
    Ken Liu’s books: https://kenliu.name/books/

    Work with Phil as developmental editor: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScjP3yag5L9lmo_F4hwAWsdepYvoK-zBG3kJd0vUJ_OEmh3gQ/viewform

    Connect on social media!
    Ken Liu on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kyliu99
    Gotham Writers on Twitter: https://twitter.com/gothamwriters
    Josh’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/sippenator101

    • 56 min
    Inside Writing Groups

    Inside Writing Groups

    In season three, episode twelve of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with writer Jon Reiner and Brooke McIntyre, founder of InkedVoices. They discuss how to find a writing group that’s right for you, how to figure out if it’s right for you in the first place, and how to build your group for longevity and success.

    Links from the panelists:
    · To learn more about Inked Voices events and goings-on, sign up for their monthly newsletter. It's in the site footer at www.inkedvoices.com/
    · Inked Voices also offers a webinar series and small group workshops with agents, editors, and other pros. Learn more at: https://www.inkedvoices.com/lecture-series/ and https://www.inkedvoices.com/group/pro_groups/
    · Jon’s website: https://www.jonreiner.com/
    · Jon’s memoir: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781439192474

    Connect on social media!
    InkedVoices on Twitter: https://twitter.com/InkedVoices
    Gotham Writers on Twitter: https://twitter.com/gothamwriters
    Josh’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/sippenator101

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Inside The Creative Pivot

    Inside The Creative Pivot

    In season three, episode eleven of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with writers Bruce Cherry and Kristin Rockaway. They discuss how to prepare yourself to be a full-time writer (and if you even should), how to find success as a writer with a full-time job, and what obstacles to expect one way or the other.

    Links from the panelists:
    Writing Down The Bones, by Natalie Goldberg: https://bookshop.org/books/writing-down-the-bones-freeing-the-writer-within/9781611803082
    Kristin Rockaway’s website: http://kristinrockaway.com/

    Connect on social media!
    Kristin’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/KristinRockaway
    Gotham's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gothamwriters
    Josh's Twitter: https://twitter.com/sippenator101

    • 56 min
    Inside Grants and Fellowships

    Inside Grants and Fellowships

    In season three, episode ten of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with writer Justine van der Leun and Jane Marchant, Program Director of Literary Awards at PEN America. They discuss how to prepare yourself to apply for the application process, what judges are looking for in your application, and where to find these opportunities in the first place.  

    Links from the panelists:
    PEN America: https://pen.org/
    PEN America’s Grants & Fellowships: https://pen.org/literary-awards/grants-fellowships/
    Profellow: https://www.profellow.com/
    Poets & Writers Database: https://www.pw.org/grants
    Funds for Writers: https://fundsforwriters.com/
    Justine van der Leun’s website: https://www.justinevdl.com/
    Jane Marchant’s Website: https://janemarchant.com/ 

    Connect on social media!
    Justine’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/justinevdl  
    Jane’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jane_marchant/
    Gotham's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gothamwriters
    Josh's Twitter: https://twitter.com/sippenator101

    • 53 min
    Inside Rejection

    Inside Rejection

    In season three, episode nine of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with writer Kim Liao and Marissa Korbel, managing editor of The Rumpus. They discuss how to turn rejections into learning opportunities, how not to take it personally, and how to turn those rejections into acceptances.

    Links from the panelists:
    Kim Liao’s piece at The Grandmother Project: https://grandmotherproject.net/blog/anna-s-escapes
    Kim’s piece in the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/11/fashion/weddings/wedding-grief-love.html
    Kim’s piece in Catapult: https://catapult.co/stories/refugees-of-extraordinary-ability-a-mythology
    The original “Why You Should Aim For 100 Rejections A Year” piece by Kim: https://lithub.com/why-you-should-aim-for-100-rejections-a-year/
    The sequel piece: https://lithub.com/what-collecting-100-rejections-taught-me-about-creative-failure/
    The Rumpus: https://therumpus.net/

    Connect on social media!
    Kim’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_kimlet
    Marissa’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/likethchampagne
    Gotham's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gothamwriters​​​​
    Josh's Twitter: https://twitter.com/sippenator101

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

gabriellabriana ,

Insightful and fun!

As an unpublished writer, I’ve learned so much from the Inside Writing podcast, which covers topics like craft, conferences, where to submit short stories, etc. The host does a fantastic job at making a new topic approachable while also going in depth. There’s been so many great guests including agents, book editors, magazine editors, a conference founder, and lots of authors. Because of this podcast, I’ve added to my TBR pile and agent query list.

JSippie ,

Well worth it!

Great show. Always full of insights and generously covers each genre and medium one at a time.

kkc212 ,

Real talk about publishing...

...that doesn’t discourage you so much you want to lie down. These conversations are as fun as they are informative.

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