#badasswriters podcast

📷 | Layne Beckner

Welcome to the #badasswriters podcast page!

If you’re inquiring about being a guest on the pod, please note I have temporarily paused submissions as I’m currently booked solid until November, 2023. In the fall, I expect to be opening to queries, so I’m trying to ensure I can navigate that path while leaving time for the pod (which is very, very time consuming!). However, if you’ve been referred by someone, please fill out this form.

If you’re looking to submit a pitch for critique on the podcast, please fill out this form.

To sign up for my newsletter through Foxx Editorial, which includes writing and editing tips, info about upcoming webinars and other events (like the query and synopsis one on January 26 at 8pm), a recap on the previous months’ podcast episodes, book recommendations, and more, click here.


Light grey background with black and white image in the middle depicting a white woman with long blond wavy hair sitting at a desk and wearing a set of wired headphones. She is editing a podcast episode using editing software on her laptop. Misc items surround her laptop: a mic with pop filter, framed photos, a coffee cup, a stack of books, and a cup with pens in it. The woman is facing away from the camera so we are getting a 3/4 view of her back and some of her from the side. Text: Have a question about writing, querying, editing, etc.? As me and I can answer it on the pod! @badasswriters_podcast. A small logo for #badasswriters (white and grey) sits in the top left and bottom right corners.

If you have a question about writing, querying, editing, or publishing, fill out this form and I’ll answer your question on the pod!

Transparent image in the background: Kat, a smiling white woman with long blonde hair and wearing business-casual clothes is sitting cross-legged on the floor looking at a single tall stack of several books. A small grey and white #badasswriters podcast logo is in the upper-right corner. Black text: Writers and Readers: Have a book recommendation? Send a 1-2 minute voice memo to badasswriters@kathleenfoxx.com and I'll air it in an episode! Tell us: 1. Your first name 2. The book title & author name 3. What you loved about it 4. If it reminded you of other books/movies/tv. kathleenfoxx.com/badasswriters-podcast anchor.fm/kathleen-foxx. A small 50's style mic is beside the text.

Writers and Readers: What book did you last love? Give listeners a book rec by emailing me a voice memo and I’ll air it!

Transparent background image of a woman smiling and holding her hands in a heart shape. A small grey and white badasswriters podcast logo is in the upper-left corner. Black text: Authors: want to give a reader, agent/editor, bookstore, or other shoutout? Send a 1-2 minute voice memo to badasswriters@kathleenfoxx.com and I'll air it in an episode! You can tell us: 1. a particular reader you'd like to thank 2. a book club or event you loved speaking at 3. Your writing besties 4. a library or bookstore that supports you 5. anyone else you'd love to shout out to! kathleenfoxx.com/badasswriters-podcast anchor.fm./kathleen-foxx. A small image of an open book is in the bottom right-hand corner.

Authors! Give a shoutout to your readers, book clubs, agent/editor, writer group, local bookstore, etc.! Send me a voice memo and I’ll air it!

To send a voice memo, make sure you’re in a quiet space to limit background noise. In your email, please give me written permission to air your recording and spell the title and author name of the book you’re recommending or the person or organization you’re showing appreciation for. Click here to send me a voice memo. 😊

I’m celebrating ONE YEAR running already! Tuesday, November 29th was my special one year podiversary episode! In it, I give you a one-year-late intro (don’t ask, just listen 😂), answer some questions ya’ll have asked about me, tell you what writing projects I’m currently working on, give a wee dedication and shoutouts and thanks, and then I highlight some fabulous advice from guests I’ve hosted over the past year. I wish I had time to highlight all my amazing guests! I’m so excited about how the pod will grow in its second year. There are so many amazing authors and literary agent sessions booked already!

If you’d told me in the fall of 2020 that a year from then, I’d start a writing podcast, I’d have laughed at you. But… here we are. 😂 What began as me wanting to make my blog posts more accesible for folks quickly became a full-fledged podcast where I provide tips and advice about things I’ve learned have worked for me and many others as well as guest interviews. These interviews are with seasoned authors with one or several books published via indie or traditionally, or writers who are just learning the ropes. I also occasionally have industry professionals hop on to talk about all things writing and publishing, like #AskAgent sessions where writers send in questions they have about traditional publishing, interviews with agents and acquisitions editors, etc. I also feature booksellers, writing app designers, and other industry-related guests. I’m so happy to be able to give back to the #WritingCommunity in such a fun way!

Something new I’ve started in late 2022 is a short segment called On This Day in Literary History. Whatever day the episode is airing, I pick out an interesting literary-related event and talk about it and will sometimes use that as a segue into writing advice or something to get you thinking about how it might apply to your own writing. It’s been really fun to find out all these cool facts!

I love talking to writers about their journeys. What works for them, what struggles they’ve had, how the publishing process has been, how they got their agent or book deal, what advice they have for writers, etc. I also love celebrating success with writers, like the release of a new book, signing a contract with an agent or publisher, getting full requests on queries, getting short stories accepted, etc.

You’ll also hear news about upcoming events, activities, contests, webinars, etc. that I’m hosting or involved in. Occasionally, I have pitch critique sessions where writers send in pitches for me to critique on the show. Now, to keep this as interactive as possible, I’m adding listener questions, book recommendations, and shoutouts to the table! Click the appropriate link above to fill out a short form that allows you to send in a question or send a voice memo that I can air on the pod!

Keep being badass!

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I hope you enjoy and learn from it, I hope you share it with your writer friends, and I hope to continue to build up this community of #badasswriters. If you’ve enjoyed any of the episodes, I would LOVE IT if you would take a moment to review it wherever you listen! Reviews help the podcast be seen by other writers and is so appreciated because my main goal is to reach as many creatives as possible to help them on their journeys! ♥️

I’ve also started a You Tube page where I might post the occasional video! There’s literally only one video there now but check it out and subscribe so you don’t miss anything! My first video is with author Taylor Grothe where we chat about moodboards, and she takes us through a guided tutorial on how to create them.

Aside from the podcast, you might know I’m also a co-founder/organizer/host of #MoodPitch, a huge Twitter pitch event connecting writers with agents, publishers, & other writers. I’m heavily involved in the Twitter writing community & post daily writing questions under #kfoxxdaily to help writers think critically about their projects. On top of this, I’m an editor (Foxx Editorial) who dedicates so much time to my clients’ work, and somehow, some way, I find time to work on my own writing projects. To boot, I’m a single mom of 5 amazing kids.

While I LOVE running the podcast and pitch event and daily writing questions for the writing community, I dedicate countless (countless!!) volunteer hours to do so. If you enjoy listening to the podcast or following me for writing & editing advice, please consider donating to #badasswriters. It helps so much! ♥️

For a *brief* overview of what I do just as a podcast host, check out this IG post: https://tinyurl.com/3jvazeh3.

Do you have something you’d like to hear discussed in an upcoming post and episode? Is there something you want to know about writing or editing that you haven’t seen covered in my blog yet (or even if you have and it’s not been covered on the podcast)? Let me know! Contact me here.

As always, keep being badass! 🙌🏻

* Please note: all use of royalty-free and paid music and sound files in the episodes are used with permission in accordance with uppbeat.io and epidemicsound.com.

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