How To Make The Most of D.E.A.R. This April

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
To celebrate Beverly Cleary's birthday, “Drop Everything and Read” (or D.E.A.R.) is celebrated annually April 12th. To help you make the most of this day, here is a list of books all ages can enjoy.

The Shaky Return And Possible Season 2 Missteps Of "American Gods"

Column by Christopher Shultz
After a troubled production behind the scenes, "American Gods" finally made its way back onto the airwaves. But was it worth the wait?

10 Authors Who Should Run for President

Column by Gabino Iglesias
I would vote for these folks, and they would probably do a decent job.

A Song Of Samwise

Column by Meredith Borders
In praise of fiction’s least likely hero.

9 Reasons You Should Write Short Fiction

Column by Annie Neugebauer
Are you a writer who's only tried your hand at novels, poetry, or essays? Here are 9 reasons writing short fiction might be worth your time.

10 Reasons Why Bookstagrammers are Awesome

Column by Gabino Iglesias
Bookstagrammers have become a crucial part of the publishing world. Here are some reasons you should support, get to know, and celebrate them.

6 Reasons We Should Celebrate Hans Christian Andersen — 214 Years After His Birth

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
One of our greatest fairy tale writers ever, Hans Christian Andersen was born 214 years ago. Here's why we should raise a toast to him today.

A List of Books I Recommended to Autumn Christian for "Girl Like a Bomb"

Column by Christoph Paul
Editors suggest books to inspire writers. Here is an example.

April Showers Bring May Manuscripts

Column by Peter Derk
Why is the shower such a great thinking place, and how can you do the same thinking outside those moist walls?

Improve Your Stories By Eliminating Agendas

Column by Joshua Isard
The agendas with which you approach your story might be holding the narrative back.