Writing the Crime Scene: Blood

Column by Repo Kempt
A guide to writing realistic crime and horror fiction when your manuscript involves blood.

How I Revitalized my Reading Life Through Structure and Rules

Column by Karis Rogerson
A long-time reader finds a way to refresh her reading life.

Genius Works of Art: How Are Masterpieces Made?

Column by Annie Neugebauer
Are masterpieces built step by step, or are they executed in a bolt of inspiration? A look at 3 case studies: Eminem’s “Lose yourself,” Michelangelo’s David, & Mark Z. Danielewski’s 'House of Leaves'.

How 'The Westing Game' Inspired 'Ready Player One' Thirty Years Later

Column by Meredith Borders
"The Westing Game" turns thirty this year, and it just so happens to be the inspiration behind this month's biggest blockbuster.

20 Places to Submit Your Speculative Short Stories

Column by Annie Neugebauer
March 29, 2018 (1) comments
Twenty markets to submit your speculative short stories to. Professional pay + open now/soon. Options for fantasy, science fiction, horror, and more!

Research Isn't Writing

Column by Justin Hunter
Research is important, but you don't want to become a researcher. Learn how to research as a writer instead of writing as a researcher.

8 Cliché Narratives I Want More Of

Column by Gabino Iglesias
Every article on writing advice tells us to avoid clichés. Now I'm here to tell you which clichés rock and why I want more of them.

Feck You, You Fecking Feck: The Plays of Martin McDonagh

Column by Max Booth III
March 27, 2018 (2) comments
Aye, he's also a playwright.

10 Literary Holidays We Desperately Need

Column by Peter Derk
Because it's Make Your Own Holiday Day, we did. A bunch of 'em, in fact.

Flannery O'Connor's Greatest Hits

Column by Peter Derk
In honor of Flannery O'Connor's birthday, a set of 5 key stories that'll convince you she's one of the greats.