LURID: Saucy Jack - The Ripper In Horror Fiction

Column by Karina Wilson
September 28, 2012 (3) comments
On the anniversary of the 'double event,' Lurid takes a look at the long shadow that Jack The Ripper, the original caped crusader, has cast on horror fiction to the present day.

UPDATED WITH WINNER: LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: September Edition

Column by Rob Hart
September 28, 2012 (32) comments
Can you thrill us in 250 words or less? If so, you might win a prize!

The Art of the Content Edit: 10 Ways To Make Sure You're Doing It Right

Column by Rob Hart
The proofreading phase is when a book gets pretty--but the content edit is when you really bring the story home. Here's how to do it right.

Guess The Plot, Episode IV: A Galaxy Of Wonder

Column by Jon Korn
September 27, 2012 (9) comments
Can you figure out what this classic Science Fiction book is about by examining its freaky-ass cover?

Getting Over It, Getting It Out: On Embracing A Bad First Draft

Column by Jon Gingerich
September 26, 2012 (13) comments
Let's face it: the first draft of anything is going to be awful. That's okay. In fact, here's why it's encouraged.

The Secret Lives Of Little Words

Column by Kimberly Turner
September 26, 2012 (8) comments
What's that word doing there? When it comes to spoken language, nothing is accidental. Linguists are working on finding meaning in every 'oh,' 'um,' 'well,' and 'okay.' The results might surprise you.

Start Reading Comics! A Beginner's Guide

Column by BH Shepherd
A guide to some tried and true methods to get you caught up and reading comics quick.

Your Favorite Book Sucks: 'Naked Lunch'

Column by Dave Reuss
September 24, 2012 (38) comments
Your revolution is over, Mr. Burroughs. The bums lost. The bums will always lose.

The Strange and Unpleasant World of the Sock Puppet

Column by Cath Murphy
September 24, 2012 (5) comments
The recent sock puppeting scandal tells us what we already know: some people have the integrity of a flatworm. Being an author means telling stories, not selling books.

LURID: Books, Covers, Judgment - Top Ten Horror Designs

Column by Karina Wilson
September 21, 2012 (2) comments
Ever had nightmares about a book cover? You will now. Here's a selection of the most disturbing book covers in the genre. Peek inside, if you dare.