Critical Analysis: The Key Skill High School Kills

Column by Robbie Blair, April 16, 2021
Many students are stuck in "high school thinking" that prevents real critical analysis. In this article I define what that means, identify where students go wrong, and speculate on why this happens.

Why Bad Writers Are Good Mentors

Column by Peter Derk
April 15, 2021
You don't need a superstar writer to be your mentor. You need a superstar mentor.

How My Father and I Bonded Over Thieves’ World

Column by Jay Wilburn
April 14, 2021
Thieves' World is a fantasy anthology series that ran from 1979 to 1989 and again in the 2000s. It is also the last thing my father and I bonded over.

How to Write a Cover Letter That Won’t Kill You

Column by Lisa Bubert
April 13, 2021
Most literary journals ask for a “cover letter” to go with their submissions. What should the letter say?

Storyville: Reasons Authors Don't Submit Their Work—And My Responses

Column by Richard Thomas
April 12, 2021
The top reasons authors don't submit their work, and my responses.
An Interview with Poet/Veteran J.B. Stevens

An Interview with Poet/Veteran J.B. Stevens

Interview by Gabriel Hart
April 9, 2021
J.B. Stevens discusses the complex issues of war, law enforcement, and writing poetry.

"Reflecting Burroughs" by Chris Kelso

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
April 8, 2021
An exclusive excerpt of the non-fiction book "Burroughs and Scotland" by Chris Kelso.

How To Help Indie Authors Without Spending A Penny

Column by Andrew Fowlow
April 7, 2021
There are things you can start doing right now that will have a huge impact on an indie author and it won't even cost you a penny.

The Horror Punchline

Column by Max Booth III
April 6, 2021
How to structure horror fiction with a standup comedian's POV.

10 Books that Influenced "The Paradox Twins"

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
April 5, 2021
A list of books that informed the debut novel from LitReactor Managing Editor, Joshua Chaplinsky.

The 10 Best Zombie Books You May Not Have Heard Of

Column by Jay Wilburn
April 2, 2021
There is a lot of terrible zombie fiction out there, but some great books using this old shambling monster do exist. Here are a few worthy zombie stories from talented authors you might have missed.