Taxonomies for Storytelling

Column March 23, 2023 by Roy Christopher
Dissecting the threads that make up the tapestry.
Review "Lone Women" by Victor LaValle

"Lone Women" by Victor LaValle

Review March 22, 2023 by Christopher Shultz
Victor LaValle delivers another timeless and beautifully-written tale of humanity's good and evil.

How to Write with a Newborn in the House

Column March 21, 2023 by Repo Kempt
A guide for new parents on how to make time for writing.

What Digital Comics Readers Really Want

Column March 20, 2023 by Peter Derk
We have a small list of requests. That will become demands.

Taylor Swift Albums as Books

Column March 17, 2023 by Kleopatra Olympiou
A reading list where every Taylor Swift album (and era) is represented by a book that matches it in tone, atmosphere, or subject matter.
LitReactor Band T-Shirt

LitReactor Shirts & Stickers Still Available!

News March 16, 2023 by Joshua Chaplinsky (3) comments
Everyone loves a t-shirt!

Storyville: Some of the Best and Worst Writing Advice I’ve Ever Gotten

Column March 16, 2023 by Richard Thomas
Some opinions (both good and bad) to help you figure out how to hone your craft and tell your stories.
Jeff Schneider

Jeff Schneider: Writing Is Digging

Interview March 15, 2023 by Gabriel Hart
Gabriel Hart interviews author/publisher Jeff Schneider of Pig Roast Publishing.

Writing Through Depression—It's All About Sparking Joy

Column March 14, 2023 by Karis Rogerson
Karis Rogerson is a writer with depression. Here, she shares a bit about what that looks like.

Exposing Power as Ridiculous: A Conversation between Juan Martinez and Eden Robins

Column March 13, 2023 by Joshua Chaplinsky
Humor, horror, and how these powerful creative tools can bring us relief and even liberation from trauma and fear.

Movie Novelizations Are Back!

Column March 10, 2023 by Peter Derk
The movie novelization is back. Or, maybe it never really left. Or, maybe this is a NEW threat to our way of life!?

Book vs. Film: "The Stars At Noon"

Column March 9, 2023 by Christopher Shultz
The celebrated 1984 novel from Denis Johnson gets a modern-day makeover from filmmaker Claire Denis, but what was old becomes new again.

Yes, I Read The 111-Page Moms For Liberty Book Ban Document

Column March 8, 2023 by Peter Derk
The short review: It sucks. The longer, more thoughtful review: It REEEEEEAAAALLLLLY sucks.
"The Whore" by Márcia Barbieri, translated by Adrian Minckley

"The Whore" by Márcia Barbieri, translated by Adrian Minckley

Review March 7, 2023 by Alexander Pyles
Always believe a whore...

9 Grammar Books You’ll Actually Enjoy Reading

Column March 6, 2023 by Jena Brown
Polish your communication skills and put those grammar snobs to shame.

Finding Your Voice in the Age of AI

Column March 3, 2023 by Amanda Bender
The rise of ChatGPT and other AI creation tools has made finding, defining, and evolving your authorial voice indispensable and non-negotiable.

The Bitten Word: A Writing Exercise

Column March 1, 2023 by Roy Christopher
Because of the perils of plagiarism, in writing practice, riffing on the work of another is not widely accepted, but as in hip-hop, it can be quite fruitful.

Craft Books for Writers Who Hate Craft Books

Column February 28, 2023 by Stephanie M. Wytovich, MFA
A list of books to inspire, teach, and help us freely create.
Shannon Chakraborty: Navigating the Creative Voyage

Shannon Chakraborty: Navigating the Creative Voyage

Interview February 27, 2023 by Jena Brown
The author of The Daevabad Trilogy and the newly released "The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi" on her writing journey, how she finds her confidence, and the advice she’d give to other writers.
Stephen Graham Jones on Trilogies, Deaths, Slashers, and Dog Nipples

Stephen Graham Jones on Trilogies, Deaths, Slashers, and Dog Nipples

Interview February 24, 2023 by Gabino Iglesias
With the second book in his Indian Lake Trilogy out, I sat down for a little talk with the great Stephen Graham Jones.
Joseph G. Peterson

Joseph G. Peterson: “I Write Very Close to the Place Where I Dream”

Interview February 23, 2023 by Ben Tanzer
“One of the Windy City’s best kept secrets” talk art, isolation, and defining success.

The David Sedaris Publication Path

Column February 22, 2023 by Peter Derk
David Sedaris never submitted pieces to lit mags. David Sedaris never tried to find an agent. How did this dude get published?

Yes, I'll Sign Up For Your Author Newsletter

Column February 21, 2023 by Karis Rogerson
Karis Rogerson loves newsletters—here's why!
"The Writing Retreat" by Julia Bartz

"The Writing Retreat" by Julia Bartz

Review February 20, 2023 by Christopher Shultz
There's nothing more terrifying than being a woman and a writer.

Storyville: The Big Reveal—Adding Up to Ten

Column February 17, 2023 by Richard Thomas
The big reveal—adding up to ten.