Small Packages: Short Fantasy Fiction

Column by Rajan Khanna
September 18, 2012 (4) comments
A look at short fantastic fiction, highlighting some masters of the form as well as spotlighting some of the best places to find it.

What's The Value Of A Great Ending?

Column by Kelly Thompson
September 17, 2012 (5) comments
What's the value of a great ending? When you botch it, does it ruin everything that came before, no matter how good?

Ask The Agent: Answers To Some of The Gritty Details of The Business

Column by Bree Ogden
I received so many fantastic questions this week! I couldn’t decide on just a few, so I’ve decided to go ahead and answer several of them, given the answers are not as intensive as usual.

The Bottom Of The Barrel: The 10 Worst-Ranked Books On Amazon

Column by Dave Reuss
September 14, 2012 (29) comments
If there are winners, there are bound to be losers.

Return of the Bonkbuster

Column by Cath Murphy
With publishers returning to sexy hits of the 70s and 80s to cash in on the Fifty Shades phenomenon, what might we expect to soon find sizzling on the shelves?

The Weird Side Of Literary Tourism: Five Bizarre Book-Inspired Experiences

Column by Kimberly Turner
September 13, 2012 (5) comments
Ride through the diseased sewage of Charles Dickens's England, watch a MacBeth-inspired rave/orgy, survive a 'Hunger Games' simulation, and other bizarre ways to live out your favorite books.

The Street Is Hers: Quality Over Gender In Noir

Column by Keith Rawson
September 13, 2012 (3) comments
Is the world of Noir a big old boys club? Kinda, but most of the women hanging around could probably kick the crap out of the guys.

The Fantasy Novel Back To School List

Column by Rajan Khanna
September 12, 2012 (3) comments
A look at classic fantasy works and some modern counterparts that deal with similar themes.

Art and the Aphorism

Column by Jon Gingerich
September 12, 2012 (3) comments
Love them or hate them, writers can learn a lot about sentence structure and wordplay by experimenting with the timeless artform of the aphorism.

Indie Bookstore Spotlight: Dark Carnival, Berkeley, CA

Column by Jon Korn
September 11, 2012 (1) comments
A look at Dark Carnival, Berkeley, CA's beloved "Bookstore of the Imagination."