Dispatch From the Querying Trenches (Part IV): We Did It, Joe!

Column by Karis Rogerson
After 10 years of trying, Karis Rogerson has an agent! Here are some reflections.

6 Short Books to Get You Out of a Reading Rut

Column by Kleopatra Olympiou
Hearing the siren call of books, but can't get past your reading rut? Here are six non-toxic approaches to easing back into your reading habit.

Storyville: The Pros and Cons of Prologues

Column by Richard Thomas
Some thoughts about prologues—what works, when to use them, and when to avoid them.

Horror Mechanics: What Are They, How Do They Terrify, and Where They Go Wrong

Column by Peter Derk
No, not dudes in jumpsuits that work in a haunted auto body shop. I'm talking about the nuts and bolts of scares.

Does Writing Fiction Make You More Empathetic?

Column by Joshua Isard
Science has proven that reading makes you more empathetic. But does writing?

A Ranking of Literary Parents

Column by Jena Brown
In literature, parents are as diverse as they are in real life.

On Leaving Social Media

Column by Cina Pelayo
Thoughts from writers who have left social media to focus on mental health and creativity.

We Go On: The Miracle of Perseverance

Column by Eric LaRocca
LaRocca discusses the bleakness behind his debut novel, and why it's so important.

ChatGPT Is A Menace

Column by Megan J. Kaleita
In a world where we are already fighting for scraps, I don’t know how any writer can feel positive about content production AI.

9 Queer YA Books to Help You Celebrate Pride

Column by Karis Rogerson
Nine queer YA books Karis Rogerson has read and loved!