Bookshots: 'Stories of Your Life and Others' by Ted Chiang

Bookshots: 'Stories of Your Life and Others' by Ted Chiang

Review by Max Booth III June 15, 2016
A look at Ted Chiang's infamous science fiction collection.
Bookshots: Dead Letters: An Anthology edited by Conrad Williams

Bookshots: 'Dead Letters: An Anthology of the Undelivered, the Missing, the Returned…' edited by Conrad Williams

Review by Dean Fetzer
An anthology of stories about objects found in a dead letter office or misdirected mail — and what happens when the wrong person opens it.
Bookshots: 'The Folly of Loving Life' by Monica Drake

Bookshots: 'The Folly of Loving Life' by Monica Drake

Review by Leah Rhyne March 8, 2016
In Monica Drake's collection, "The Folly of Loving Life," we watch a family's descent into madness...and their ultimate survival...which is weird, and sad, and hard, and amazing.
Bookshots: 'Interior Darkness' by Peter Straub

Bookshots: 'Interior Darkness' by Peter Straub

Review by Christine J. Schmidt February 16, 2016
This short story collection will linger in your head long after you've put it down.
Bookshots: 'Cities I’ve Never Lived In' by Sara Majka

Bookshots: 'Cities I’ve Never Lived In' by Sara Majka

Review by Freddie Moore
A look inside Sara Majka’s debut story collection.
Bookshots: 'A Collapse of Horses' by Brian Evenson

Bookshots: 'A Collapse of Horses' by Brian Evenson

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky February 11, 2016
A collection of horrifying literature and literary horror.
Bookshots: 'The Cowboy Bible' by Carlos Velázquez

Bookshots: 'The Cowboy Bible' by Carlos Velázquez

Review by Christine J. Schmidt
Velázquez's Mexico is portrayed as both terrifying and hilarious in this translation of his collection of short stories.
Bookshots: 'The Unfinished World' by Amber Sparks

Bookshots: 'The Unfinished World' by Amber Sparks

Review by Freddie Moore
Time machines, orphan taxidermists, this story collection has it all.
Bookshots: 'American Housewife' by Helen Ellis

Bookshots: 'American Housewife' by Helen Ellis

Review by Cath Murphy
I was wrong. America can do satire.

Storyville: The Top Ten Short Stories of 2015

Column by Richard Thomas December 23, 2015
My top ten short story selections of 2015.

Five Ray Bradbury Stories That Tell Us Everything We Need to Know About Writing.

Column by JS Breukelaar
No writer stalked the inherent tensions in fiction with more guts and style than Ray Bradbury. Here are five lessons in conflict from the master of wonder.
Alex Segura, Co-writing, Rob Hart, Short Stories

Rob Hart and Alex Segura Discuss 'Bad Beat', An Exclusive Digital Short Co-Authored for Polis Books

Interview by Rob Hart
This January 12th, Polis Books will release 'Bad Beat', a digital short story crossing over Hart's amateur PI Ash McKenna and Segura's investigative reporter Pete Fernandez.
LitReactor Book Club

December Book Club Selection: 'Sweet Nothing: Stories' by Richard Lange

News by Joshua Chaplinsky November 2, 2015
December's selection for the LitReactor Book Club is 'Sweet Nothing: Stories' by Richard Lange.
French City's Print-On-Demand Short Story Kiosks

French City's Print-On-Demand Short Story Kiosks

News by Peter Derk October 26, 2015
A French city has installed 8 print-on-demand short story dispensers. Your move, America.

Five New (and Newish) Horror Markets for Short Fiction

Column by George Cotronis
It is almost Halloween and you need some new markets to send those spooky stories of yours.
John Skipp

A Couple Of Questions With LitReactor Instructor And 'The Art of Horrible People' Author John Skipp

Interview by Rob Hart August 31, 2015
John Skipp on short stories, his new LitReactor class, and his latest collection: "The Art of Horrible People."

5 Female Short Story Writers You Should Be Reading RIGHT NOW!

Column by Keith Rawson August 24, 2015
Here's five female short story writers you should be reading not tomorrow, not an hour from now, but right f*cking NOW!
Bookshots: ‘Three Moments of an Explosion’ By China Mieville

Bookshots: ‘Three Moments of an Explosion’ By China Mieville

Review by Keith Rawson
A brief review of weird fiction pioneer China Mieville's massive short story collection, ‘Three Moments of an Explosion’.

5 Crime Short Story Writers You Should Be Reading Right Now

Column by Keith Rawson
No, seriously, you should be reading these crime writers RIGHT NOW!

Why The F*ck Aren't You Reading Kelly Link?

Column by Keith Rawson May 20, 2015
Why The F*ck Aren't You Reading returns to spotlight one of America's most important short story writers, the amazing Kelly Link.
Dark Screams Volume Three

Bookshots: 'Dark Screams: Volume 3' Edited by Richard Chizmar and Brian James Freeman

Review by Christopher Shultz
This third entry in the 'Dark Screams' series of mini-anthologies reminds us that good things come in threes.
Bookshots: 'Collected Fiction' by Hannu Rajaniemi

Bookshots: 'Collected Fiction' by Hannu Rajaniemi

Review by BH Shepherd
A concise review of Hannu Rajaniemi's collection of short stories.
Mark Twain Stories Found by Berkley Scholars

Mark Twain Stories Found by Berkley Scholars

News by Raine Winters
150 years later, lost stories from the infamous author come to light.

Reach a Wider Audience: 11 Foreign Literary Markets

Column by George Cotronis May 6, 2015
Reach a wider audience, get paid for existing work: Sell the foreign rights to your stories.
Bookshots: 'The Wonder Garden' by Lauren Acampora

Bookshots: 'The Wonder Garden' by Lauren Acampora

Review by Christopher Shultz
This debut short story collection features thirteen psychologically-driven, beautifully-written narratives, all set in the same New England suburb.