10 Translated Books to Read for International Translation Day

Column by Kleopatra Olympiou
This Sept. 30th, celebrate by reading a translated book, and experience a feeling of abundance, the joy of choice, of plenty, of access.

A Fiction Roundup Both Painful and Poignant

Column by Ben Tanzer
Ben Tanzer discusses recent reads from Coco Picard, Tommy Dean, Rebecca Van Laer and Ravi Mangla that had a powerful effect on him.

8 Killer True Crime Books for Fans of 'In Cold Blood'

Column by Jena Brown
To celebrate Capote's birthday, here are 8 true crime books that read with the same intimacy and heartbreaking detail as "In Cold Blood."

Dispatch From The Querying Trenches (Part III): Getting Ready

Column by Karis Rogerson
Karis Rogerson returns with another look at querying, this time from the standpoint of whipping her seventh book into query-able shape!

The Melting Point of Platinum: On Joyce Carol Oates' 'Blonde'

Column by Gabriel Hart
Gabriel Hart muses on 'Blonde,' the novel by Joyce Carol Oates for the release of its film adaptation by Andrew Dominik this month.

Magic When It All Comes Together: How To Assemble a Not-Boring Book

Putting together a short story collection isn't easy, but Paul Michael Anderson built a few mixtape-style rules that might help.

Selling the Story of Your Story

Column by Peter Derk
Selling your story with plot or even excerpts is a tough proposition. There's a better way.

Why We Need Beta Readers Who Point Out Mistakes and Flaws In Our Books

Column by Karis Rogerson
Karis Rogerson ruminates on the gift that is a beta reader who won't shy away from pointing out mistakes, errors, and problematic aspects.

A Disordered Digest: Three New Books Exploring Eating Disorders

Column by Gabriel Hart
Gabriel Hart explores three new works of fiction probing eating disorders: 'Gag Reflex' by Elle Nash, '#thighgap' by Chandler Morrison, and 'The Appetite Factory' by Jon Gingerich.

Honoring the Legacy of J.F. Gonzalez

Column by Jay Wilburn
J.F. Gonzalez was a beloved author taken too soon. The stewardship of his legacy is the responsibility of one of his closest friends, fellow author Brian Keene.