20 Places to Submit Your Speculative Short Stories

Column by Annie Neugebauer
March 29, 2018 (1) comments
Twenty markets to submit your speculative short stories to. Professional pay + open now/soon. Options for fantasy, science fiction, horror, and more!

Research Isn't Writing

Column by Justin Hunter
Research is important, but you don't want to become a researcher. Learn how to research as a writer instead of writing as a researcher.

8 Cliché Narratives I Want More Of

Column by Gabino Iglesias
Every article on writing advice tells us to avoid clichés. Now I'm here to tell you which clichés rock and why I want more of them.

Feck You, You Fecking Feck: The Plays of Martin McDonagh

Column by Max Booth III
March 27, 2018 (2) comments
Aye, he's also a playwright.

10 Literary Holidays We Desperately Need

Column by Peter Derk
Because it's Make Your Own Holiday Day, we did. A bunch of 'em, in fact.

Flannery O'Connor's Greatest Hits

Column by Peter Derk
In honor of Flannery O'Connor's birthday, a set of 5 key stories that'll convince you she's one of the greats.

3 Things Critique Groups Are Great For (and 3 Things They Really Aren't)

Column by Susan DeFreitas
A high-quality critique group can help you level up as a writer in a big way——just be aware that there are some things they generally can’t do.

5 Reasons to Study Creative Writing in School

Column by Karis Rogerson
March 22, 2018 (3) comments
There are a slew of reasons to study creative writing in college, if you have the opportunity and chance. Here are just a few.

Writing: All It Takes Is Guts

Column by C.S. Humble
March 22, 2018 (1) comments
C.S. Humble, author of "The Massacre at Yellow Hill", talks beer, barbarians, and encouraging words from the one-and-only Joe Lansdale.

Seven Badass Female Characters Written by Women

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
Let’s get a little better acquainted with some of literature's most badass female characters — all written by women.