Guess The Plot, Episode II: Plumb Away!

Column by Jon Korn
May 7, 2012 (12) comments
A new round of LitReactor's favorite game! Jon Korn challenges you to figure out the plot of an old science-fiction novel based solely on its crazy cover.

White Whale, Holy Grail: Moby Dick and Mastodon's Leviathan

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
May 4, 2012 (7) comments
An epic column about an epic metal record about Melville's epic novel.

Assembling the Avengers: An Essential Reading List

Column by BH Shepherd
May 4, 2012 (3) comments
The Avengers has always been about vastly different people finding common ground and working together. This just might be the superhero movie we need.

Figurative Language, and Stuff Like That

Column by Chris Rosales
May 3, 2012 (2) comments
Add depth to your writing with a Figurative Language Well.

LURID: Autopsy Moxie

Column by Karina Wilson
May 3, 2012 (1) comments
Do you read dead people? Lurid looks at our fascination with violent deaths and the fine forensic minds who make sense out of senseless killing.

Storyville: Dissection of "Twenty Reasons to Stay and One to Leave"

Column by Richard Thomas
May 2, 2012 (18) comments
Richard Thomas dissects one of his short stories, the Pushcart Prize nominated "Twenty Reasons to Stay and One to Leave."

The Blagger's Guide to Philosophy and Literature

Column by Cath Murphy
May 2, 2012 (5) comments
Don't know your Foucault from your fucked up? This short but essential guide to philosophy's influence on fiction is here to help.

New Release Roundup: Recommendations for May 2012

Column by John Jarzemsky
A look at what's hot off the presses for the month of May.

My Kindle Experiment: What A Month And Change Can Teach You

Column by Hanna Brooks Olsen
April 30, 2012 (11) comments
Amazon may be on everyone's naughty list this year, but they're still the easiest game in town when it comes to self-publishing and selling your book. You just have to work the kinks out, first.

Ask The Lit Coach: "What Are The Most Important Factors When Writing A Query Letter?" and More

Column by Erin Reel
April 30, 2012 (6) comments
Does the perfect query letter exist? Are positive reactions to pitches worth something? It's all about query letters this week on Ask The Lit Coach!