Book vs. Film: "The Boogeyman"

Column June 5, 2023 by Christopher Shultz
Stephen King adaptations are the very definition of “hit or miss.” Where does 'The Boogeyman' rank among the other King movies out there?

My Body is Ready for Craig Clevenger's "Mother Howl"

Column June 2, 2023 by Peter Derk
You don't just casually pick up Craig Clevenger's 'Mother Howl.' You experience it. You savor the countdown to release day. You prepare.

Celebrate Pride with These Speculative Graphic Novels

Column May 31, 2023 by Stephanie M. Wytovich, MFA
Queer graphic novels and memoirs that add to the discourse surrounding gender and sexuality.

Internet Archive Is NOT Like Your Library

Column May 29, 2023 by Peter Derk
No matter how badly you want to steal books, it just ain't right.

Mystery Loves Company

Column May 24, 2023 by Roy Christopher
When it comes to writing, does a meandering or aligned path change the end result?

Meet the 2022 Bram Stoker Awards® Poetry Nominees

Column May 22, 2023 by Lindy Ryan
The final ballot for Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection.

The Disappointing Over-Simplification of Anne Rice’s The Mayfair Witches

Column May 18, 2023 by Megan J. Kaleita
I was hoping the volume of source material alone would give producers the ability to start on the right foot...

On Readability: The Joy Of Reading Plays Part 2

Column May 15, 2023 by Christopher Shultz
Ten years ago I wrote a love letter to Eugene O'Neill. I'd like to revise my statements.

Writer’s Block And The New Writer: What My 11-Year-Old Daughter Learned At Authorcon 2

Column May 12, 2023 by Paul Michael Anderson
Some generous pros give a budding writer advice on an age-old affliction.

Thoughts From a Short Story Contest Judge

Column May 10, 2023 by Kleopatra Olympiou
I've been a judge for a short story contest for the last three years. Here's what I learned.
review "Your Dreams" by Thomas Moore

"Your Dreams" by Thomas Moore

Review May 8, 2023 by Thomas Kendall (6) comments
You may be able to physically read this book a single afternoon, but it will haunt you long after you put it down.

Batman, BatGod, Batinstitution: How and Why Batman Changes

Column May 5, 2023 by Peter Derk
What Batman's changes say about comics, and what they say about all of us.

The Most Dynamic Siblings in Literature

Column May 3, 2023 by Jena Brown
Sibling relationships exist on a spectrum. Here are some of the most dynamic in literature.
"Legends & Lattes" by Travis Baldree

"Legends & Lattes" by Travis Baldree

Review May 1, 2023 by Stephanie M. Wytovich, MFA (2) comments
Soak up the warm, inviting vibes and aesthetic Baldree creates for his readers.

Storyville: What We Can Learn From Reading Bad Fiction

Column April 28, 2023 by Richard Thomas
What can a bad story teach us? Turns out, it's a lot.

Poem Shmoem: How to Write Poetry

Column April 26, 2023 by Jessica Bell
How do you write poetry? Don't ask this accomplished poet.

"Lack of Character Development" is Not Always A Problem

Column April 24, 2023 by Peter Derk
Characters don't need to develop all the time. We're fine.

Storyville: Anthology Calls—How to Write to Theme, and Stand Out in a Crowd

Column April 21, 2023 by Richard Thomas
Writing to an anthology theme while trying to stand out in a crowd.
"The Haunting of Alejandra" by V. Castro

"The Haunting of Alejandra" by V. Castro

Review April 19, 2023 by Christopher Shultz
Stephen King's 'It' meets Disney's 'Encanto.'
Vern Smith interview

Vern Smith: Crime-Fiction Intelligentsia

Interview April 17, 2023 by Gabriel Hart
Gabriel Hart interviews Vern Smith, author of "Scratching The Flint" (Run Amok Crime).

How Poetry Can Help You Strengthen Your Novel

Column April 13, 2023 by Sara Tantlinger
How reading and writing poetry can help strengthen your prose and add a memorable flavor to your exposition.

How To Read Bad Reviews of Your Book Without Ruining Your Life

Column April 11, 2023 by Peter Derk
You do it, I do it, we all do it. Let's make it suck a little less.

National Encourage a Young Writer Day is Here

Column April 10, 2023 by Karis Rogerson
Some words of encouragement and reflection on this fun day!
"Mothered" by Zoje Stage

"Mothered" by Zoje Stage

Review April 5, 2023 by Jena Brown
A visceral, unnerving, clawing that claws its way into the depths of the human psyche.

For National School Librarian Day, Let's Show Our Appreciation

Column April 4, 2023 by Karis Rogerson
We can thank these incredible librarians by showing up for them the way they've shown up for us.