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Welcome to Inside Writing—Gotham’s Zoom talk show/podcast giving you the inside scoop on writing, publishing, producing, and all kinds of other things. The host is Josh Sippie, Gotham’s Director of Publishing Guidance. The guests are unmissably great.

Inside Writing was presented live 2020-2022, but we’ll keep the shows alive for you right here in our archive. You can also access these shows on YouTube, or in podcast form on any major podcast platform.

Season 4: The Professionals

14 episodes

  • Inside Writing—Chuck Wendig

    August 4, 2021

    Wed | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

    Chuck Wendig is known for his blog, Terribleminds, his Star Wars novel trilogy Aftermath, and for numerous credits in the comics industry, including work with Marvel, VS, and more. He also has experience writing novels, movies, games, and more.

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  • Inside Writing—Madhuri Shekar

    August 25, 2021

    Wed | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

    Madhuri Shekar is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. Her audio play Evil Eye won the 2020 Audie Award for Best Original Work. She was a staff writer on HBO's The Nevers, a co-creator of the Shakespearean web series, Titus and Dronicus, and the writer of the film adaptation of Evil Eye, now on Amazon Prime.

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  • Inside Writing—Publishing Law

    September 1, 2021

    Wed | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

    Joseph Perry and Jen Chen Tran are publishing attorneys and literary agents. They draft and negotiate all publishing-related agreements, conduct prepublication review, and help writers start their own publishing companies.

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  • Inside Writing—Ken Liu

    September 8, 2021

    Wed | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

    Ken Liu is a Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award winning author of Science Fiction and Fantasy. His story, “The Paper Menagerie,” is the first to win all three awards. He is also the author of the Dandelion Dynasty fantasy series and has had numerous stories adapted to television.

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  • Inside Writing—Aaron Mahnke

    September 15, 2021

    Wed | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

    Aaron Mahnke is the creator, producer, and host of the hit podcast Lore, Executive Producer of the Lore television show on Amazon, and author of The World of Lore book series. He is also the founder of the podcast production company, Grim & Mild.

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  • Inside Writing—Erin Entrada Kelly

    with Erin Entrada Kelly

    September 29, 2021

    Wed | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

    Erin Entrada Kelly is the author of the middle grade novels Hello Universe, winner of the Newbery Medal; We Dream of Space, a Newbery Honor book; Maybe, Maybe, Marisol Rainey; Lalani of the Distant Sea; You Go First; The Land of Forgotten Girls; and Blackbird Fly. Her short stories have appeared in the Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Tayo Special Issue, and more. She is a contributor to Library Journal and was an award-winning writer and editor for Thrive Magazine.

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  • Inside Writing—Tommy Dean

    with Tommy Dean

    October 6, 2021

    Wed | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

    Tommy Dean is the Editor at Fractured Lit and Uncharted. He is the author of the flash fiction chapbook Special Like the People on TV from Redbird Chapbooks. His work has appeared in numerous literary publications, including BULL Magazine, The MacGuffin, The Lascaux Review, New World Writing, Pithead Chapel, and New Flash Fiction Review His story “You’ve Stopped” was chosen to be included in Best Microfiction 2019.

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  • Inside Writing—Jasmin Darznik

    October 13, 2021

    Wed | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

    Jasmin Darznik is the New York Times best-selling author of three books, The Bohemians, Song of a Captive Bird, and The Good Daughter. Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times, Literary Hub, Washington Post, and more. She is a professor of english and creative writing at the University of San Francisco.

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  • Inside Writing—S.B. Divya

    October 27, 2021

    Wed | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

    S.B. Divya is a Nebula-nominated author of speculative fiction, novellas, and novels, with work appearing in Lightspeed, Analog, and more. Her novella Machinehood earned a Publisher's Weekly starred review. She is also the co-editor of the Hugo-nominated EscapePod.

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  • Inside Sensitivity Reading

    with Angie Chatman

    October 28, 2021

    Thu | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

    Hosted by Angie Chatman, featuring sensitivity readers Nicole Coles and Sahrish Hadia

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  • Inside Writing—Ken Davenport

    November 3, 2021

    Wed | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

    Ken Davenport is a Broadway and Off Broadway playwright, as well as a Tony Award-winning producer. His writing credits include the Broadway musical Gettin’ The Band Back Together as well as the Off Broadway shows The Awesome 80s Prom,My First Time, and Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, & Marriage. He co-conceived the award-winning Altar Boyz. Productions of his work have been produced internationally in over 25 countries around the world.

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  • Inside Writing—Adam Borba

    November 10, 2021

    Wed | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

    Adam Borba is a writer and film producer. His producer credits include Pete’s Dragon,A Wrinkle in Time, and The Odd Life of Timothy Green.The Midnight Brigade, published by Little Brown, is his first novel.

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  • Inside Writing—Phil Cohen

    November 17, 2021

    Wed | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

    Phil Cohen is a developmental editor and literary executive for Warner Bros. Throughout his time there, and in his previous role at Sony Pictures, Phil has acquired dozens of books, comics, graphic novels, and long-form articles to develop into feature films and television series. Over his career, he has acquired a deep understanding of what makes books work and has advised clients as a developmental editor on plot, pacing, world construction and commercial viability to ensure that every author is able to get their story to the widest possible audience.

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  • Inside Writing—Shawn Alexander Allen

    December 1, 2021

    Wed | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

    Shawn Alexander Allen is an artist, writer, designer, organizer, and critic.  He is the initial founder of NuChallenger, a games company focused on creating dope art and culture. Shawn has spent 14+ years in games as game designer, artist, animator, writer, trailer editor, producer, and music publisher. Liker of tweets, obsessed with action movies, poetry, sneakers, Black history, and Hip-Hop culture.

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