Ask The Lit Coach: "Should A New-To-Publishing Writer Seek The Safer Submission Route, Or Routes That Pay More?" and More

Column by Erin Reel
November 21, 2011 (5) comments
In issue 4 of 'Ask The Lit Coach,' Erin saves one fresh MFA student from branding herself too soon and gives another writer direction on how to approach the publishing world with an anthology.

Book Brawl: Battle Royale vs. The Hunger Games

Column by Meredith Borders
November 21, 2011 (19) comments
'Battle Royale' and 'The Hunger Games' are two novels about kids killing kids in a government-sponsored bloodbath. What novel will win the coveted honor of literary victor?

Vampires: No Longer “The Ultimate Zipless Fuck?”

Column by Karina Wilson
November 18, 2011 (10) comments
This month's LURID column: Has Twilight sucked all the fun out of vampire sex?

Neglected Books: 'An American Tragedy' and '1982, Janine'

Column by Phil Jourdan
November 17, 2011 (1) comments
November's Neglected Books column features two very different novels: a classic work of American naturalism, and a pornographic masterpiece of experimentation.

UPDATE: What The Hell Ever Happened To... Nick Walker?

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
November 16, 2011 (3) comments
Demise of UK pub Beautiful Books bad news for Nick Walker fans. Is there still hope for "Boomtown"?

The Author's To-Don't List

Column by Brandon Tietz
November 15, 2011 (18) comments
Authors have a pretty standard lexicon of advice they give to young writers, but sometimes it's what you don't do that matters most.

Indie Bookstore Spotlight: The Mysterious Bookshop, New York City

Column by Rob Hart
November 14, 2011 (4) comments
In this new spotlight column, we look at The Mysterious Bookshop, a specialty bookstore in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood, dedicated to crime, mystery, suspense and thriller fiction.

Battle Of The Books: Genre Vs. Literary

November 14, 2011 (15) comments
'Genre' and 'literary' isn't an either/or kind of situation, we've just been conditioned to think that way. Why not have both?

The 10 Most Badass Literary Children

Column by Meredith Borders
November 11, 2011 (31) comments
Kids are generally pretty annoying. Yet some children rise above their youthful station to achieve great heights of badassery. Read on for the raddest fictional children ever.

Strong Words: Pumping Up Your Writing With Better Vocabulary

Column by Taylor Houston
November 10, 2011 (10) comments
Flexing your vocabulary muscle makes your writing better, stronger, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.