Summer Reads: Why Cthulhu Is Not The Best Travel Companion

Column by Cath Murphy
June 5, 2012 (3) comments
Picking Lovecraft to read on a remote Swedish island probably wasn't a good idea. Learn from my errors and pack a holiday book which won't send you screaming for the airport.

New Release Roundup: Recommendations for June 2012

Column by John Jarzemsky
June 4, 2012 (9) comments
A look at what's dropping on the shelves in the month of June.

LURID: Grimmly Fiendish - The Horror in Fairy Tales

Column by Karina Wilson
June 1, 2012 (7) comments
As 'Snow White And The Huntsman', another 'adult re-imagining' of a classic fairy tale hits our movie screens, Lurid takes a look at the raw horror content of the originals.

Top 10 YA Books That Should Be Adapted for Film

Column by Sarah Pitre
May 31, 2012 (14) comments
These literary candidates are primed and ready to follow in the cinematic footsteps of the Hunger Games... and maybe even outshine it completely.

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

Column by Rob Hart
May 31, 2012 (144) comments
The first installment of LitReactor's monthly flash fiction challenge. The premise is simple: We give you a subject, you write 250 words, if it's good you might win stuff.

Six Tough Truths About Self-Publishing (That The Advocates Never Seem To Talk About)

Column by Rob Hart
May 31, 2012 (44) comments
Self-publishing advocates like to sing about the advantages of putting out your own work, without going to a publisher. And there are advantages. But it's not as easy as they make it sound.

A Study In Sherlock

Column by Rob Hart
May 30, 2012 (5) comments
One of the most popular character templates in literature is the Christ-like figure. But there's another template that's not as enduring and is way more interesting: The Sherlock-like figure.

Indie Press Spotlight: Two Dollar Radio

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
May 30, 2012 (7) comments
Wondering where all the good books have gone? Acquaint yourself with Two Dollar Radio, publishers of some of the most exciting fiction out there right now.

LURID: Jaws - Back In The Water

Column by Karina Wilson
May 29, 2012 (5) comments
Happy Memorial Day! Now's as good a time as any to start thinking about your beach reads for the lazy days of summer 2012. So Lurid takes another look at the much-maligned 1970s bestseller, 'Jaws.'

Ask The Lit Coach: "Is It Normal For An Agent To Request Changes And Then Pass Withou Offering Representation?" and More

Column by Erin Reel
Should you edit your manuscript at the suggestion of an agent before signing a contract? And what's in a platform? Those are the burning questions in this issue of 'Ask The Lit Coach.'