Time's Chainsaw: Why You Should Set Your Horror In A Specific Time Period

Column by Peter Derk
Bring your horror story back from the dead by setting it in a specific temporal space.

Book vs. Film: My Best Friend's Exorcism

Column by Christopher Shultz
Both versions of this narrative are effectively "Stranger Things" with a darker sense of humor, but only one offers audiences a lot more dramatic heft.

10 Translated Books to Read for International Translation Day

Column by Kleopatra Olympiou
This Sept. 30th, celebrate by reading a translated book, and experience a feeling of abundance, the joy of choice, of plenty, of access.

A Fiction Roundup Both Painful and Poignant

Column by Ben Tanzer
Ben Tanzer discusses recent reads from Coco Picard, Tommy Dean, Rebecca Van Laer and Ravi Mangla that had a powerful effect on him.

8 Killer True Crime Books for Fans of 'In Cold Blood'

Column by Jena Brown
To celebrate Capote's birthday, here are 8 true crime books that read with the same intimacy and heartbreaking detail as "In Cold Blood."

Dispatch From The Querying Trenches (Part III): Getting Ready

Column by Karis Rogerson
Karis Rogerson returns with another look at querying, this time from the standpoint of whipping her seventh book into query-able shape!

The Melting Point of Platinum: On Joyce Carol Oates' 'Blonde'

Column by Gabriel Hart
Gabriel Hart muses on 'Blonde,' the novel by Joyce Carol Oates for the release of its film adaptation by Andrew Dominik this month.

Magic When It All Comes Together: How To Assemble a Not-Boring Book

Putting together a short story collection isn't easy, but Paul Michael Anderson built a few mixtape-style rules that might help.

Selling the Story of Your Story

Column by Peter Derk
Selling your story with plot or even excerpts is a tough proposition. There's a better way.

Why We Need Beta Readers Who Point Out Mistakes and Flaws In Our Books

Column by Karis Rogerson
Karis Rogerson ruminates on the gift that is a beta reader who won't shy away from pointing out mistakes, errors, and problematic aspects.