LitReactor Staff Picks: The Best Books of 2020 - Part II

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
Submitted for your approval (or derision): Members of the LR staff offer up their favorite reads of 2020. Feat: Sadie Hartmann, John F.D. Taff, Andrea J. Johnson, Steph Post, & Joshua Chaplinsky.

9 Things About Agents No One Told You

Column by Gabino Iglesias
December 7, 2020 (2) comments
My friends, my students, and even people around me who have never published anything talk about agents, but what are they? It's time to discuss the things no one told you about literary agents.

How to Shop for a Writer: the Holiday Edition

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
December 7, 2020 (3) comments
If you want imaginative suggestions for your literary pal’s present, we’ve got the holiday gift guide of your dreams, featuring a baker’s dozen of picks to suit any budget.

27 Indie Bookstores to Support Online in 2021

Column by Peter Derk
December 4, 2020 (1) comments
Between solving mysteries, curating titles, and cats galore, these stores got what you need.

LitReactor Staff Picks: The Best Books of 2020 - Part I

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
December 3, 2020 (1) comments
Submitted for your approval (or derision): Members of the LitReactor staff offer up their favorite reads, old and new, of 2020. Featuring: Rob Hart, Kathe Koja, Lindsay Lerman, Jay Wilburn, Peter Derk

10 Books on Writing and Creativity Every Author Should Ask for this Holiday Season

Column by Jay Wilburn
December 1, 2020 (3) comments
These may be the books that break you out of a rut, elevate your work, or help you find your way forward as a creator.

Storyville: How Long Should Your Story Be?

Column by Richard Thomas
Is there enough meat on the bone to support your word count? It depends on a number of variables.

How to Protect Your Writing Time From Distraction

Column by Lisa Bubert
Creative time is precious. Don't let the outside world steal it.

A Short Tour of Gimmick Covers

Column by Peter Derk
Punch some holes, break out the foil, and if you've got tasteful nudes, save 'em for something else. Taste has no place in the world of gimmick covers.

7 Reasons You Should Actually Read Moby-Dick

Column by Annie Neugebauer
The classic novel that few have actually read, "Moby-Dick" is truly worth your time. Here are 7 reasons why.