The Gabino Iglesias Online MFA: Fourth Semester

Column by Gabino Iglesias
The last semester of the Gabino Iglesias MFA is here! You made it...but not before you get through these classes. Then, the real work begins.

Book vs. Series: Breaking Down "Defending Jacob"

Column by Andrea J. Johnson
This article identifies the differences between the novel and the series as well as how those choices shape the audience's investment in the narrative.

15 Sports Reads To Get You Through The Pandemic

Column by Joshua Isard
A lack of live sports has been tough on fans. Fortunately, there’s an abundance of literature about sports to keep us going.

Good Idea or Bad Idea: 100 Writers, Publishers, and Editors Weigh in on my Career Choices

Column by Jay Wilburn
June 2, 2020 (1) comments
Jay Wilburn dared to ask 100 authors, publishers, editors and others in the publishing industry to weigh in on things he has done, is doing, or is thinking about doing as a writer.

What Libraries Get Wrong About Summer Reading

Column by Peter Derk
June 1, 2020 (1) comments
Libraries mostly get it right, but once in a while, they get (sun)burned.

5 Signs Your Reading Partner Is A Dud

Column by Lisa Bubert
May 29, 2020 (1) comments
I have plenty of dear friends and long-time pals on my “do not send” list. It’s not personal. It’s about finding what serves your work best.

Welcome the Characters Who Show Up Too Early and Stay Too Late

Sometimes the most pivotal characters need to be conjured and coddled into the story, under the shadow of misstarts and dead-end plotlines.

Exploring The Inherent Queer Undertones Of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein"

Column by Christopher Shultz
Numerous adaptations ignore it, but Shelley's seminal novel has a whole lot of gayness going on.

Celebrating Dashiell Hammett: The 'Thin Man' Himself

Column by Leah Dearborn
The author known for penning "The Maltese Falcon" didn’t just write about adventure, he also lived it; serving in both World Wars and as a Pinkerton man. May 27 would mark his 126th birthday.

A Cheat Sheet to This Year's Nebula Awards Nominees

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
Another drumroll, please — the Nebula Awards are almost upon us! Here's a breakdown of all the categories in a quick and easy cheat sheet.