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Writing Podcasts

Do you listen to writing podcasts?  Here are some podcasts that may be of interest to you.

Fremantle Press, the Centre’s partner organisation in the Four Centres’ Emerging Writers Publishing Program, have created podcasts from ‘The Business of Being a Writer’ seminars held for the program.  These sessions were recorded live at the Perth Festival Writers Week in 2019 and 2020, and were hosted by Fremantle Press CEO Jane Fraser and Publisher Georgia Richter in conversation with authors and writing industry professionals. The 2019 session can be found HERE.  Fremantle Press now also regularly posts author interviews and writing information at the Fremantle Press Podcast.

The Australian Writers’ Centre’s podcast is hosted by Valerie Khoo, an author, journalist and national director of the Australian Writers’ Centre, and co-hosted by Alison Tait, an Australian freelance writer, blogger and author. Each week they investigate the world of writing, blogging and publishing to bring their listeners news and opportunities, advice on how to succeed, interviews with top writers and much more at  So you want to be a writer.

The Historical Novel Society Australasia conducts the Imagining the Past podcast with tips on different aspects of writing and featuring author interviews.

Booktopia podcast is a series of interviews with authors about their recently published book. They interview authors of fiction, non-fiction and even food & health. The wide range of past podcasts can be found HERE

Rosemary Puddy is a blogger and enthusiast of Australian Women writers. She hosts The Book Podcast, which is inspired by The Stella Prize, and reviews Australian women writers of fiction and non-fiction.

Sisters in Crime Podcast Sisters in Crime are the organisers of the Scarlet Stiletto Award and this podcast features interviews with crime authors and discussions around this genre.

The Garret Writers on Writing is a podcast that interviews Australian writers about writing and their writing craft. The writers represent many genres but the common thread is their success and exploring the best of the best draft.

The Poets Voice was established to increase the role of poetry in the public realm, based on the belief that without poetry an element of our lived experience is lost.

The First Time podcast is a weekly series dedicated to the first time you publish a book. Debut novelists Katherine Collette and Kate Mildenhall co-host the podcast and interview Australian writers to gain their insight of the publishing world. They cover all the firsts: agents, editors, social media, and reviews.