The Realities of Becoming a Full-Time Writer

Column by Max Booth III, January 22, 2021 1
Max recently quit his job to write full-time, then he tricked LitReactor into paying him to write about it. [Wait... What?!? —Editor]

The Existential Horror of Making an Author Website

Column by Christoph Paul
January 21, 2021
Why does making an author website fill me with existential dread?

Writers on Writers

Column by David Cranmer
January 20, 2021
A.E. Hotchner, Eileen Simpson, Salman Rushdie, and Martin Amis wrote exceptional memoirs that give rare, satisfying behind-the-scene glimpses of fellow top authors without antipathy or idolatry.

Politics, Cash Grabs, and Hair: The End of the Trump Parody Book

Column by Peter Derk
January 20, 2021
The well is dry, the dead horse has taken a posthumous beating, and as the era comes to a close, what will we take away?

Dear Edgar Allan Poe

January 19, 2021
A letter to Edgar Allan Poe on his birthday.
Bookshots: 'A House at the Bottom of a Lake' by Josh Malerman

Bookshots: "A House at the Bottom of a Lake" by Josh Malerman

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky
January 19, 2021
A review of Malerman's eminently creepy paean to teenage love.
Brian Keene: A Look Back on 2020

Brian Keene: A Look Back on 2020

Interview by Sadie Hartmann
January 18, 2021
This year, I want to catch up with as many authors as I can and ask them about how they survived 2020.

What Would Books Look Like If Big Publishing Collapsed?

Column by Peter Derk
January 18, 2021
The merger of some major publishers this year may signal the end. Where do we go from here?
LitReactor Band T-Shirt

New LitReactor Shirts & Stickers Now Available!

January 17, 2021
It's been a long time coming, but we finally have a new t-shirt design!

10 Things Wrong with All My First Drafts

Column by Jay Wilburn
January 15, 2021
No first draft is perfect. We all have bad habits and bad habits show up a lot. Here are 10 things Jay Wilburn seems to find in all his first drafts.
Now Accepting Submissions - "The Mercy Seat: Stories From Death Row"

Now Accepting Submissions - "The Mercy Seat: Stories From Death Row"

News by Max Booth III
January 15, 2021
Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing is seeking short stories for their new anthology.