The 18 Most Egregious Art Replacements From 'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark'

Column by Peter Derk
October 18, 2017
Replacing Stephen Gammell's art from 'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark' was a bad idea. But which drawings do we miss the most?

"It's Not a Horror Movie, It's a Psychological Thriller!"

Column by Max Booth III
October 18, 2017
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13 Halloween Themed Anthologies to Fill Your Season with Fright

Column by Annie Neugebauer
October 17, 2017
A list of yummy seasonal reading. Books on this list are overtly Halloween-themed multi-author anthologies focusing on short stories. 13 lucky options to fill your October with creepy fiction!

5 Bizarro Books That Should Be Movies

Column by Christoph Paul
October 16, 2017
Hollywood needs to go bizarro and make these five movies.

Anatomy of a Mini Flash Novel Experiment: Angel Dust

Column by Alex Behr
October 13, 2017
"Planet Grim" Author Alex Behr turns prompts into experimental prose.

Voices of the Dead: In Memories and Literary Prose

Column by David Cranmer
October 13, 2017
David Cranmer explores how literary authors Chekov, Amis, and Greene portray death in their fiction, interweaving his own experiences with the dead and why realism is compulsory in his reading.

Blood, Parasites, and Mutilation: Celebrating 10 Masters of Body Horror

Column by Gabino Iglesias
October 12, 2017
Body horror is a rich subgenre. Here are some of its best purveyors.

13 Reasons Charles Addams is an Unsung Master of Horror

Column by Peter Derk
October 11, 2017
If you're a true horror fan, you need more Charles Addams in your life.

How to Finish Your Novel Using Math

Column by Justin Hunter
October 11, 2017
Finishing a novel doesn't have to be daunting. Get out your calculator and see how math can help you reach the end.

Season of the Witch: Six Dark Fairy Tales Everyone Should Read

Column by Susan DeFreitas
October 10, 2017
Prepare to be haunted by six of the finest dark fairy tales, by the women who reinvented the form: Angela Carter, A. S. Byatt, Kelly Link, Aimee Bender, Kate Bernheimer, and Karen Joy Fowler.

John Green Is the Reason I Write Contemporary YA

Column by Karis Rogerson
October 10, 2017
One aspiring author gives credit to John Green for inspiring her to write the genre she loves.

What is Gutter Opera? 'Absolutely Golden' Author D. Foy Is Here To Explain...

Column by Rob Hart
October 9, 2017
LitReactor Class Director Rob Hart can't explain Gutter Opera. Only D. Foy can do that. Find out how this upcoming writing workshop can get you thinking differently about the mechanics of writing...

The 7 Greatest Fears of Horror Writers

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
October 9, 2017
But what chilling thoughts keep horror writers awake at night? What thing scares Stephen King? What makes R.L. Stine lose his mind?
A Celebration of the Life of Kirk Clawes - October 14th

A Celebration of the Life of Kirk Clawes - October 14th

News by Joshua Chaplinsky
October 6, 2017
Join us to share memories and give Kirk a befitting sendoff.

13 Tourist Destinations for Horror Lovers

Column by Annie Neugebauer
October 6, 2017
A list of 13 destinations for fans of the macabre, strange, and creepy. These locations are real – and really disturbing.

Queer Stereotypes Aren't Just Bad Writing—It Goes Deeper, Says 'Writing The Rainbow' Instructor Nita Tyndall

Column by Nita Tyndall
October 6, 2017
Nita Tyndall talks a bit about her upcoming LitReactor class 'Writing the Rainbow', a two-week workshop on how to render honest gay, lesbian, and bisexual characters in your fiction.

The Agony & the Ecstasy of the Best-Seller List

Column by Stephanie Bonjack
October 5, 2017
Why did Regnery Publishing quit the New York Times best-seller list? How do best-seller lists work anyway?

The Top 10 LitReactor Columns of All Time

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
October 4, 2017
LitReactor is officially 6 years old! We celebrate with a collection of our greatest hits.

The Top 10 Rare and Pricey Stephen King Books

Column by Gabino Iglesias
October 3, 2017
King is a popular, prolific author whose books can be found in almost any store that sells printed words, but some editions are special. Here are the rarest and priciest of them all.

Six Lessons I Learned Co-Writing A Novella With James Patterson

Column by Rob Hart
October 3, 2017
'New Yorked' and 'The Woman from Prague' author Rob Hart wrote a BookShot novella with James Patterson. 'Scott Free' is out today, and he shared some lessons he learned from the process.

LitReactor Remembers Kirk Clawes

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
October 2, 2017
A few kind words from the extended LitReactor family.
Kirk Clawes, LitReactor's Co-Founder And Technical Lead, Passed Away Last Night

Kirk Clawes, LitReactor's Co-Founder And Technical Lead, Passed Away Last Night

News by Rob Hart
September 28, 2017
The LitReactor family is gutted.

The 10 Best Scenes From The First 10 Anita Blake Books

Column by Annie Neugebauer
September 27, 2017
Ten stand-out scenes from the first ten books in Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake series. Vampires, zombies, and werewolves -- oh my!
Owen King Talks SLEEPING BEAUTIES and Collaborating With His Father

Owen King Talks 'Sleeping Beauties' and Collaborating With His Father

Interview by Max Booth III
September 26, 2017
He's also adapting Clive Barker's "The Great and Secret Show" with Josh Boone.

Tom Perrotta is My Favorite Existential Uncle

Column by Christoph Paul
September 25, 2017
A look through the bibliography of the excellent Tom Perrotta.