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Inside Writing

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Brought to you by Gotham Writers Workshop, Inside Writing gets you the inside scoop on the writing industry, from book to screen to stage. Each episode, host Josh Sippie interviews one or two creatives (writer, agent, editor, producer, director), every guest excelling within their endeavors. They di… read more

66 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

Inside Writing—Tomi Obaro

May 24th, 2022

48:40

In season five, episode eight of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie talks with Tomi Obaro about her journey as a writer. They discuss …

Inside Writing—Fred Koehler

May 13th, 2022

56:06

In season five, episode seven of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie talks with Fred Koehler about his career writing and illustrating children's books. They discuss the balance of writing and illustrating, …

Inside Writing—Jonathan Auxier

May 4th, 2022

57:09

In season five, episode six of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie talks with Jonathan Auxier about his career writing children's books and his origins as a scriptwriter. They discuss the ins and outs of …

Inside Writing—Albert Samaha

April 21st, 2022

56:45

In season five, episode five of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie talks with Albert Samaha about his career in investigative journalism and his recent book release. They discuss the impact that his …

Inside Writing—Ryan McKinny

April 10th, 2022

54:35

In season five, episode four of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie talks with Ryan McKinny about his opera career and breaking into screen. They discuss breaking into the world of opera, balancing the …

Inside Writing—Chantal V. Johnson

March 26th, 2022

56:41

In season five, episode three of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie talks with Chantal V. Johnson about her debut novel. They discuss the work/life balance many creative writers face, how she has developed …

Inside Writing—Teodoro Leo

March 11th, 2022

56:49

In season five, episode two of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie talks with Teodoro Leo about his numerous creative endeavors. They discuss how he found his way into the comic book industry, what ideas …

Inside Writing—Mateo Askaripour

February 28th, 2022

57:45

In season five, episode one of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie talks with Mateo Askaripour about his journey as a writer and recently breaking in with his debut novel, Black Buck. They discuss how he …

Inside Writing—Phil Cohen

November 30th, 2021

56:20

In season four, episode thirteen of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie talks with Phil Cohen about his journey through and expertise in adapting books to film. They discuss how he finds the stories worthy …

Inside Writing—Adam Borba

November 12th, 2021

55:37

In season four, episode twelve of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie talks with Adam Borba about his journey as a Disney movie producer and middle grade author. They discuss finding your brand and audience …

Inside Writing—Sensitivity Readers

November 5th, 2021

57:09

In season four, episode eleven of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Angie Chatman chats with Nicole Coles and Sahrish Hadia, both sensitivity …

Inside Writing—Ken Davenport

November 3rd, 2021

55:34

In season four, episode ten of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie chats with Ken Davenport about his journey to Broadway producer. They discuss the value of learning as you go, breaking into the production …

Inside Writing—S.B. Divya

October 29th, 2021

57:48

In season four, episode nine of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie chats with S.B. Divya about transitioning from an electrical …

Inside Writing—Jasmin Darznik

October 19th, 2021

54:10

In season four, episode eight of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie chats with Jasmin Darznik about becoming a bestselling author. They discuss her journey from childhood reader to bestselling author, how …

Inside Writing—Tommy Dean

October 6th, 2021

56:30

In season four, episode seven of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie chats with Tommy Dean about becoming a career literary magazine editor. They discuss the wide world of literary magazines, the submission …

Inside Writing—Erin Entrada Kelly

October 1st, 2021

56:06

In season four, episode six of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie chats with Erin Entrada Kelly about her award-winning career as a children’s book author. They discuss the creative process behind …

Inside Writing—Aaron Mahnke

September 17th, 2021

54:01

In season four, episode five of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie chats with Aaron Mahnke about the boom and expansion of his hit podcast, LORE. They discuss how the idea came about, how it took off so …

Inside Writing—Ken Liu

September 9th, 2021

57:24

In season four, episode four of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie chats with Ken Liu about his successes as an award-winning writer. They discuss the process of finding an agent, how to assess yourself as …

Inside Publishing Law

September 3rd, 2021

56:25

In season four, episode three of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie chats with Joseph Perry and Jennifer Chen Tran about the law side of publishing. They discuss the ins and outs of copyrights, how to …

Inside Writing—Madhuri Shekar

August 27th, 2021

56:15

In season four, episode two of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie chats with Madhuri Shekar about her successful career as an …

Inside Writing—Chuck Wendig

August 12th, 2021

53:12

In season four, episode one of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie chats with Chuck Wendig about his extensive career in the creative world. They discuss the origins of the creative spark that leads to a …

Inside Chapbooks and Anthologies

June 17th, 2021

1:02:50

In season three, episode fourteen of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with editors Kit Frick and Abayomi …

Inside Page to Screen

June 10th, 2021

56:27

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. …

Inside Writing Groups

June 3rd, 2021

1:01:25

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 …

Inside The Creative Pivot

May 28th, 2021

56:19

In season three, episode eleven of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with writers Bruce Cherry and Kristin …

Inside Grants and Fellowships

May 13th, 2021

53:22

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 …

Inside Rejection

May 6th, 2021

1:01:46

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 …

Inside Freelancing

April 29th, 2021

57:37

In season three, episode eight of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with writers Alanna Schubach and Melissa Petro. They discuss how to find opportunities that are worth your …

Inside Publishing Advances and Royalties

April 23rd, 2021

1:01:07

In season three, episode seven of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with agents JL Stermer and Noah Ballard. They discuss what you can expect from a publishing advance based on …

Inside BIPOC Writing Resources

April 16th, 2021

54:18

In this special episode of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, guest host Angie Chatman conducts a panel discussion with #BlackStoriesMatter Co-Director and TMI Project Workshop Leader Dara Lurie and writer/actor Twinkle …

Inside Writing Conferences and Retreats

April 15th, 2021

59:07

In season three, episode six of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with writer Tyrese Coleman and …

Inside Changing Mediums

April 8th, 2021

1:01:05

In season three, episode five of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with writers Jeff Zentner and Kara Lee Corthron. They discuss how to write between different mediums, how to …

Inside Writing Contests

April 1st, 2021

59:27

In season three, episode four of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with writer Seth Fried and F(r)iction Editor-in-Chief Dani Hedlund. They discuss where to find writing …

Inside Writing vs Life

March 25th, 2021

59:04

In season three, episode three of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with writers Sarah McColl and Daniel …

Inside Writer's Block

March 19th, 2021

52:58

In season three, episode two of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with writers Athena Dixon, Amy Alkon, and William Dowd. They discuss the many forms that writer’s block can …

Inside Social Media

March 10th, 2021

57:48

In season three, episode one of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with author Malinda Lo and agent/author …

Inside Cartoons and Comics

January 6th, 2021

1:02:44

In season two, episode thirteen of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with comics editor at The Rumpus Brandon Hicks and writer-illustrator Teresa Wong. They discuss how good of …

Inside Satire and Parody

December 30th, 2020

1:01:46

In season two, episode twelve of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Hard Times Bill Conway and writer Meredith Dietz. They discuss …

Inside Short Genre Fiction, Pt. 2

December 23rd, 2020

59:56

In season two, episode eleven of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with F(r)iction editor Dani Hedlund and writer Robert Repino. They discuss how to create in a boundless …

Inside Flash Nonfiction

December 17th, 2020

1:01:19

In season two, episode ten of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with Brevity editor Dinty Moore and writer Alysia Sawchyn. They discuss what experiences make for the best flash …

Inside Short Genre Fiction, Pt. 1

December 11th, 2020

1:02:14

In season two, episode nine of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with Apex editor Lesley Conner and writer Lavie Tidhar. They discuss how much thought to put into …

Inside Flash Fiction

December 2nd, 2020

1:03:51

In season two, episode eight of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with Fractured editor Tommy Dean and writer K-Ming Chang. They discuss how to navigate the limited word count …

Inside Personal Essay

November 26th, 2020

1:02:14

In season two, episode seven of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with Hobart editor Aaron Burch and writer Nina Boutsikaris. They discuss how to get to the point of an essay, …

Inside Travel Writing

November 19th, 2020

58:52

In season two, episode six of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with Panorama Editor-in-Chief Amy Gigi …

Inside Short Memoir

November 11th, 2020

59:39

In season two, episode five of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with Barrelhouse assistant editor Lilly Dancyger and writer Kenji Jasper. They discuss how to write memoir that …

Inside Article Writing

November 5th, 2020

59:08

In season two, episode four of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with Hello Giggles editor Rachel Simon and writer Angie Chatman. They discuss how to write an article with (and …

Inside Writing Across Mediums

October 28th, 2020

1:00:18

In this special episode of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with writers Chuck Wendig and Delilah S. Dawson. They discuss how to set yourself on the path to writing across …

Inside Poetry

October 22nd, 2020

1:00:02

In season two, episode three of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with Seneca Review editor Geoff Babbitt and writer Kathryn Cowles. They discuss how to find the inspiration …

Inside Humor

October 14th, 2020

1:00:08

In season two, episode two of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with Points in Case editor James Folta and …

Inside Short Fiction

October 7th, 2020

55:54

In season two, episode one of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with Zoetrope editor Michael Ray and writer Jaime Karnes. They discuss how writers can find literary magazines …

Inside Debut Fiction

September 3rd, 2020

54:57

In the fourteenth episode of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with author Zaina Arafat and literary agent Alexa Stark. They discuss what authors can be doing to prepare to …

Inside Historical Fiction

August 26th, 2020

55:53

In the thirteenth episode of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with author Lara Prescott and literary agent Jeff Kleinman. They discuss what historical fiction actually is, how …

Inside Children's Fantasy

August 19th, 2020

59:04

In the twelfth episode of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with author Makiia Lucier and literary agent Suzie Townsend. They discuss how to build a fantasy world for young …

Inside Query Letters

August 13th, 2020

56:42

In this special episode of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with agents Noah Ballard and JL Stermer. They discuss the intricacies and components of the query letter by …

Inside Picture Books

August 5th, 2020

1:01:27

In the eleventh episode of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with author Susan Verde and literary agent Erica Rand Silverman. They discuss what makes a picture book sell, how …

Inside Commercial Fiction

July 30th, 2020

59:04

In the tenth episode of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with author Roselle Lim and literary agent Jenny Bent. They discuss what separates commercial fiction from literary …

Inside Graphic Novels

July 23rd, 2020

1:02:46

In the ninth episode of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with illustrator/cartoonist Rosemary Valero-O'Connell and literary agent Charlie Olsen. They discuss both Graphic …

Inside Mystery/Thriller

July 17th, 2020

1:02:28

In the eighth episode of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with author Megan Collins and literary agent …

Inside Nonfiction

July 9th, 2020

1:00:59

In the seventh episode of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with author Jennifer Keishin Armstrong and …

Inside Science Fiction and Fantasy

July 2nd, 2020

57:20

In the sixth episode of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with author Jennifer Marie Brissett and literary agent DongWon Song. They discuss Science Fiction and Fantasy, the …

Inside Diversity In Publishing

June 26th, 2020

59:19

In this special episode of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Rosalie Morales Kearns conducts a panel discussion with author Kirsten Imani Kasai and literary agent Samantha Fabien. They discuss the status of diversity …

Inside Middle Grade

June 25th, 2020

58:14

In the fifth episode of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with Middle Grade author Matthew Cody and literary agent Jim McCarthy. They discuss Middle Grade fiction and what kids …

Inside Young Adult

June 18th, 2020

59:14

In the fourth episode of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with YA author Lev AC Rosen and literary agent …

Inside Literary Fiction

June 11th, 2020

1:00:06

In the third episode of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with debut literary author Nancy Wayson Dinan and literary agent Kerry D'Agostino. They discuss literary fiction and …

Inside Horror

June 4th, 2020

55:36

In the second episode of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with three-time Bram Stoker-award winning author Sarah Langan and literary agent Alec Shane. They discuss the journey …

Inside Memoir

May 28th, 2020

54:04

In the first episode of Gotham Writers' Inside Writing, host Josh Sippie conducts a panel discussion with acclaimed memoirist Joselin Linder and literary agent JL Stermer. They discuss the journey to publishing memoir …

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