In Defense Of Short Fiction (Not That I Need To Defend It, Because It's Awesome)

Column by Keith Rawson February 27, 2015
As a writer, do you think short story writing is a creative and financial deadend? Keith Rawson doesn't think so, and he is going to tell you why.
Bookshots: 'Sweet Nothing' By Richard Lange

Bookshots: 'Sweet Nothing' By Richard Lange

Review by Keith Rawson February 17, 2015
A brief review of L.A. novelist Richard Lange's latest short story collection, 'Sweet Nothing'.
EXCLUSIVE: Chuck Palahniuk's Short Story Collection 'Make Something Up' to Featu

EXCLUSIVE: Chuck Palahniuk's Short Story Collection 'Make Something Up' to Feature Brand New Tyler Durden Story

News by Joshua Chaplinsky January 9, 2015
All the latest on Chuck's first true short story collection, straight from the publicist's mouth.
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February Book Club Selection: 'Our Love Will Go the Way of the Salmon' by Cameron Pierce

News by Joshua Chaplinsky
February's selection for the LitReactor Book Club is 'Our Love Will Go the Way of the Salmon' by Cameron Pierce.
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December Book Club Selection: 'After the People Lights Have Gone Off' by Stephen Graham Jones

News by Joshua Chaplinsky November 4, 2014
December's selection for the LitReactor Book Club is 'After the People Lights Have Gone Off' by Stephen Graham Jones.

Prose & Conversation: Death of the Short Story

Column by Cath Murphy August 15, 2014
Brian hates short stories. Cath loves them. Under the harsh spotlight of Prose & Conversation they attempt to resolve their differences.
Bookshots: 'Last Stories and Other Stories' By William T. Vollmann

Bookshots: 'Last Stories and Other Stories' by William T. Vollmann

Review by Keith Rawson
Love, Loss, War, Ghosts and memories haunting the living all stir the pot of William T. Vollmann's exceptional new collection.
Bookshots: 'Forensic Songs' by Mike McCormack

Bookshots: 'Forensic Songs' by Mike McCormack

Review by Christine J. Schmidt
Mike McCormack's second short story collection is a chilling portrait of the "humanity" that's to come.
Bookshots: 'Inside Madeleine' by Paula Bomer

Bookshots: 'Inside Madeleine' by Paula Bomer

Review by Leah Rhyne June 11, 2014
'Inside Madeleine', a collection of short stories by Paula Bomer, takes you into the world of troubled young women. It's anything but pretty...
Bookshots: 'We Were Flying to Chicago' by Kevin Clouther

Bookshots: 'We Were Flying to Chicago' by Kevin Clouther

Review by Naturi Thomas-Millard
Everyone's on a journey in this debut collection of stories, where a layover, a sunrise or a karaoke-singing carwash attendant can alter the course of a life.
Bookshots: 'Between Wrecks' by George Singleton

Bookshots: 'Between Wrecks' by George Singleton

Review by Christine J. Schmidt May 13, 2014
George Singleton's short story collection checks glamor at the door.
Bookshots: 'Lovecraft's Monsters' edited by Ellen Datlow

Bookshots: 'Lovecraft's Monsters' edited by Ellen Datlow

Review by Rajan Khanna
In 'Lovecraft's Monsters,' editor Ellen Datlow manages to avoid pastiche and keep the stories fresh while still honoring H. P. Lovecraft's legacy.

9 Great Poop Reads: Taking Literary Structures From Classroom To Bathroom

Column by Peter Derk April 9, 2014
Learn everything you need to know about short form writing through Poop Reads, short reading sprints accomplished while...well, you get it.
Bookshots: 'Incendiary Girls: Stories' by Kodi Scheer

Bookshots: 'Incendiary Girls: Stories' by Kodi Scheer

Review by Tiffany Turpin Johnson
In her debut collection of short stories, Scheer explores the deeper parts of the female psyche with her special brand of animalistic magical realism.
Bookshots: 'Inappropriate Behavior: Stories' by Murray Farish

Bookshots: 'Inappropriate Behavior: Stories' by Murray Farish

Review by Tiffany Turpin Johnson
In his first collection of short stories, Farish follows a cast of characters behaving badly.
George Saunders Brings Home The Folio Prize

George Saunders Brings Home The Folio Prize

News by Peter Derk March 11, 2014
George Saunders' 'Tenth Of December' pulls another prize.
Bookshots: 'Bark: Stories' by Lorrie Moore

Bookshots: 'Bark': Stories by Lorrie Moore

Review by Naturi Thomas-Millard
Lorrie Moore's back! But her new collection of short stories might not be what you expect.
Bookshots: 'USA Noir: Best of the Akashic Noir Series'

Bookshots: 'USA Noir: Best of the Akashic Noir Series' edited by Johnny Temple

Review by Tiffany Turpin Johnson
We review this collection of the best tales from the nearly sixty volumes of geographically-themed anthologies of American noir.
Bookshots: 'Forgiving the Angel: Four Stories for Franz Kafka' by Jay Cantor

Bookshots: 'Forgiving the Angel: Four Stories for Franz Kafka' by Jay Cantor

Review by Naturi Thomas-Millard
Calling all Kafka fans! A collection of stories about the legacy and the people the influential author left behind.
Bookshots: 'Leaving the Sea' by Ben Marcus

Bookshots: 'Leaving the Sea' by Ben Marcus

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky January 8, 2014
A book of challenging short stories from the award-winning author of 'The Flame Alphabet.'

Storyville: My Ten Favorite Short Stories of 2013

Column by Richard Thomas December 12, 2013
Here are my ten favorite short stories for 2013.
Amazon Launches StoryFront, A New Short Story Imprint

Amazon Launches StoryFront, A New Short Story Imprint

News by Dean Fetzer
The retail giant keeps expanding its empire — it’s hard to keep track of it all — and has now launched a new marketplace aimed at the burgeoning short fiction market.

Storyville: Dissecting "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" by Joyce Carol Oates

Column by Richard Thomas November 25, 2013
One of the most talked about, published and taught stories, I dissect "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" by Joyce Carol Oates.
Our Very Own Dan J. Fiore Wins Writer's Digest Competition

The Winner of the Writer’s Digest 82nd Annual Writing Competition Is... Our Very Own Dan J. Fiore!

News by Rob Hart October 9, 2013
Dan J. Fiore took top honors in the national writing competition with his short, "Masks"— a story he workshopped right here at LitReactor!
LitReactor: Featured Workshop Story!

Introducing: Featured Workshop Story

News by Rob Hart September 10, 2013
Our Writers Workshop is producing amazing stories. We want to share them with the world.