Road Trip Horror: 'A Good Man is Hard to Find' and 'Nocturnal Animals'

Column by Bart Bishop, September 20, 2017
A look at Flannery O'Connor's short story "A Good Man is Hard to Find" and the movie 'Nocturnal Animals' as the Beginning and End of a Subgenre.

The Worst Required Reading

Column by Peter Derk
September 19, 2017
It's back to school time, which means it's required reading time. Bring the pain.

The Little Genre That Could: Why Now is the Time to Read Bizarro

Column by Gabino Iglesias
September 18, 2017
Bizarro fiction continues to grow, and now's the time to start enjoying it.

What Writers Can Learn From the Films of Darren Aronofsky

Column by Christoph Paul
September 15, 2017
5 takeaways from Aronofsky's inspiring film catalogue.

So I Heard Y'all Want to Float: The Past, Present, and Future of Stephen King's IT

Column by Max Booth III
September 14, 2017
We dig deep into the novel, miniseries, and film adaptation of Stephen King's killer clown novel.

The Defenders: Defeated by Dull Writing

Column by BH Shepherd
September 14, 2017
An examination of how "The Defenders" failed to become more than the sum of its parts.

Out of Inspiration? Turn to Writing Prompts

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
September 13, 2017
Kickstart your creativity with the help of a treasure trove of prompts.

Using The *Big* Words: Five Tips On Making Jargon And Tech Work For Your Writing, Rather Than Against It

Column by Mike Cooper
September 12, 2017
With his new heist novel "The Downside" on shelves now, Mike Cooper offers some tips on how to prevent tech-heavy prose from making your story screech to a halt.

A Gothic Literature Primer: Suggested Reading

Column by Annie Neugebauer
September 11, 2017
Despite its rich history & cult following, people still don’t really understand what gothic fiction is. This primer includes: definition of the genre, 20 novels for suggested reading, & your gothic IQ

The Life and Death of Richard Bachman

Column by Max Booth III
September 8, 2017
In 1985, Richard Bachman died suddenly of cancer of the pseudonym, a rare form of schizonomia. This is his story.

The Inauthenticity of a Fuckless World

Column by Justin Hunter
September 7, 2017
People curse. If your stories don't curse too, how authentic are you being to the world you are creating?