Here are some of Vera’s favorite podcasts devoted to new (and classic) science fiction & fantasy titles, writing craft, and publishing (with a focus on indie publishing).
A monthly science fiction and short story podcast that offers a very cool mix of geeky fan talk and more scholarly analysis. Each episode focuses on one short story and examines it in depth. Guests include writers, editors, academics, musicians, scientists, and anyone who loves to read and discuss science fiction.
A brilliant & thought-provoking biweekly podcast on science fiction books, movies, television, and comics, which explores the meaning of science fiction and its relevance to our society. Hosted by two science fiction writers: Annalee Newitz and Charlie Jane Anders!
A super-informative and very entertaining weekly podcast "for writers, by writers," focused on all aspects of fiction writing craft and publishing career. Hosted by Marie Robinette Kowal, Brandon Sanderson, Howard Tyler, and Dan Wells, with a number of other excellent writers pitching in and sharing their wisdom & experience. They even have a Writing Excuses cruise!
A funny, honest, information-packed podcast about writing, publishing, and marketing science fiction and fantasy in the indie publishing world. Anything from how to mash genres and how to structure your series - to book pricing, publication schedule, and newsletter content. Hosted by three awesome writers: Lindsey Buroker, Joe Lallo, and Jeff Poole. Plus some equally awesome guests! [The podcast is currently on hiatus, but there are plenty of back episodes to enjoy and learn from.]
A must-have weekly podcast for any indie author! Hosted by Joanna Penn, a thriller and non-fiction writer and a creative entrepreneur. Expect each episode to be chock-full of brilliant, practical advice on all aspects of independent publishing, from writing to publishing options, marketing strategies, and running your own creative business. Plus a splash of top publishing news and an awesome futuristic segment on topics like AI for writers, voice-first marketing, and mobile-first global markets.