Favorite Podcasts for Writers

My favorite podcasts for writers this year include two newbies onto the scene.

Favorite Podcasts Writers

  • Ampersand: The Poets & Writers Podcast is a great addition to the writing podcast scene. 

Poets and Writers is one of my favorite magazines and this podcast lets me hear directly from their editors. A behind-the-scenes preview of the new P&W issue, talk with contributors and authors featured in the magazine, and discussions the lighter side of writing, publishing, and the literary arts make this a well-rounded podcast with lots of up-to-date information on the writing world.

Favorite Podcasts Writers

I am a long-time fan of Dinty Moore’s online site Brevity: A Concise Literary Journal with it’s exquisite 750 word (or less) creative nonfiction pieces. And now they have a podcast!

Episode #1: Dani Shapiro & Thaddeus Gunn came out on October 10, 2016. Welcome! And BTW. Dani Shapiro is ALWAYS worth listening to!

My Favorite Podcast List for Writers also includes a few that have been around a lot longer.

 Favorite Podcasts Writers

Linda Sivertsen, talks with bestselling authors, creatives, and industry experts on publishing, writing, deal-making, and the beautiful complexity of creativity. Linda’s guests talk about their biggest mistakes, best shortcuts, and behind-the-scenes agents, press, and publishing stories. Her guests are top writers who know their business and their craft. Always inspirational.

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Podcaster, writer, teacher A.C. Fuller has the most interesting guests and topics on his show. I enjoy the variety. He speaks with agents, authors and editors. Self-publishing gurus and traditionally published best selling authors. I’m always amazed at how much there is to learn in the writing field. Loved hearing about his experiences with BookBub. One favorite that I listened to this year was Episode 75 “Project Manage Your Book with Wendy Kendall”.


And finally, here are two more podcasts that I want to check out in the coming year.



Favorite Podcasts Writers

The podcasts I’ve listed have encouraged me, especially this long winter season as I plow through writing my next book.

They’ve also made me more knowledgeable about the writing world. It’s a funny place. So big and so small at the same time. So warm and so cold. In truth, writing can be a daunting life. And these podcasts are a way to share in that life with others.

Happy writing and listening, Friends. I’d love to hear if you have any favorite podcasts on your list. And to those of you writers who are out their doing your jobs AND making podcasts … thank you! 

Jill Kandel
  • Margie
    Posted at 18:46h, 29 December Reply

    These are some of my favorite podcasts too.

    • Jill Kandel
      Posted at 21:16h, 29 December Reply

      Thanks, Margie. I really enjoy learning by listening. Especially when there are chores to do!

  • Ingrid Lochamire
    Posted at 20:27h, 29 December Reply

    Thanks for expanding my podcast favorites list, Jill! I’m excited to give them a listen. I’ve been a longtime subscriber to The Portfolio Life with Jeff Goins. He offers interesting interviews with writers of all stripes.

    • Jill Kandel
      Posted at 21:17h, 29 December Reply

      Hi Ingrid. I’m curious which ones you will like. Thanks for the Portfolio Life info. I’ll check it out.

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