Will Libraries Ever Recover From COVID?

Column by Peter Derk
January 4, 2022 (1) comments
We're going to make it through this pandemic. But will the library?

All the Way IN: Immersive Fiction

Column by Kathe Koja
So how does a writer make the written world real? The ongoing, ever-expanding answer is immersive fiction.

Storyville: Setting Short-Term Goals for Your Writing Career

Column by Richard Thomas
December 30, 2021 (2) comments
Some tips and advice for writers on how to set short-term goals.

10 of My Favorite YA Books from 2021

Column by Karis Rogerson
Karis Rogerson, avid YA reader, reflects on 10 of her favorite 2021 releases.

Cheers for Fears: 10 Book and Cocktail Pairings to Celebrate the New Year

Column by Sadie Hartmann
December 27, 2021 (1) comments
I can't think of a better way to usher in the new year than with a good book and a tasty cocktail in your hand.

Conservative vs. Liberal Book Bans

Column by Peter Derk
December 23, 2021 (2) comments
Book bans: why do conservatives do it, why do liberals do it, and why should they both knock it off?

Can’t We Just Get Some Peace?

Column by Ben Tanzer
December 22, 2021 (2) comments
Ruminations on End Times (and the short story collections Deadheading by Beth Gilstrap, The Cult in My Garage by Duncan Birmingham and JERKS by Sara Lippmann).

LitReactor Staff Picks: The Best Books of 2021 - Part III

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
December 20, 2021 (1) comments
Submitted for your approval (or derision): the LitReactor staff offer up their favorite reads, old and new, of 2021. Featuring: John Skipp, Andrew Fowlow, and Ben Tanzer.

Writing Lessons Learned from 80s Horror Movies

Column by Jay Wilburn
1980 was over 40 years ago. 80s horror movies are now all classics or didn't stand the test of time. Either way, they can teach us a lot about good and bad writing.

Make eBooks Into Decent Gifts

Column by Peter Derk
Giving eBooks is awesome, but it feels a little cold, a little robotic. Let's make them a little more warm, a little more fun, and hey, a little sexy where applicable.