Rituals to Help Conquer the Blank Page

Column by Stephanie M. Wytovich, MFA
June 18, 2021
Some witchy tips to help conquer writer's block.

In Honor of Audiobook Appreciation Month: A Celebration

Column by Karis Rogerson
June 17, 2021
Writer Karis Rogerson celebrates her newfound love of audiobooks.

Have You a Tamerlane? Down the Rabbit Hole of U.S. Literature’s Black Tulip

Column by Leah Dearborn
June 16, 2021
Edgar Allan Poe published his first work anonymously at the age of 18. Today, it's one of the most valuable books in American literary history. Could there be a copy in your attic?

What Is Identity Marketing?

Column by Peter Derk
June 15, 2021
Identity marketing is here, it's telling you how to sell, it's telling you how to buy, and it's time you took control.

Mary SanGiovanni Makes the Best Monsters

Column by Jay Wilburn
June 14, 2021
Mary SanGiovanni, a modern master of cosmic horror, is one of the rare authors who has succeeded in creating new monsters for her horror stories.

Comics vs. Television: "Invincible" Animates Well

Column by BH Shepherd
June 11, 2021
How faithful is Amazon's adaptation of "Invincible" to its source material?
Strong Indigenous Voices in Horror

Shane Hawk: A Strong New Indigenous Voice in Horror

Interview by Andrew Fowlow
June 10, 2021
Emerging indigenous author, Shane Hawk, discusses diversity, small press publishing, and overcoming adversity with writing.
"Burroughs And Scotland — Dethroning the Ancients: The Commitment of Exile" by C

"Burroughs And Scotland — Dethroning the Ancients: The Commitment of Exile" by Chris Kelso

Review by Gabriel Hart
June 9, 2021
Kelso presents a fascinating exploration of Burroughs’s rarely mentioned but highly-formative era in Scotland.

A Year Expanding the Canon: Reading Non-WASP Stories

Column by Rob Blair Young
June 8, 2021
Until a few years ago, the bulk of my reading came from "WASP" authors. So I spent a year intentionally exploring works from authors of different backgrounds. This is what I learned.

The Swartzwelder Method: Because Writing Should Be Fun

Column by Peter Derk
June 7, 2021
From the writer of 59 episodes of The Simpsons.

Tiny Book Battle: Publishing Under a Microscope

Column by Leah Dearborn
June 4, 2021
There’s quite a few aggressively tiny books out there. But...why?

I Wrote A Story Every Day for a Month on Live Stream

Column by Jay Wilburn
June 3, 2021
Jay Wilburn shares his experience writing a new short story every day while streaming live on Twitch.

Alan Wake: A Look Back At Video Gaming's Best Writer Character

Column by Peter Derk
June 2, 2021
Ghosts I ain't afraid of, ghosts I AM afraid of, evaluating the handsomeness of Stephen King, ludonarrative dissonance, and everything else Alan Wake.
"Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke" by Eric LaRocca

"Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke" by Eric LaRocca

Review by Sadie Hartmann
June 1, 2021
A review of the upcoming horror novella, "Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke", by Eric LaRocca, in the style of one of my favorite resources, NoveList Plus.

LURID: May Gray — In A Lonely Place

Column by Karina Wilson
May 28, 2021
Fog rolls through Los Angeles in Dorothy B. Hughes' 1947 noir classic, "In A Lonely Place." This cautionary tale perfectly captures the toxicity of the postwar era and still resonates in our own.
A Conversation with Horror Writer Amanda Headlee

The Moment All Hope Is Lost: A Conversation with Horror Writer Amanda Headlee

Interview by Ben Tanzer
May 27, 2021
The debut novelist discusses the regimentation and intersection of writing, music, and exercise.

Celebrate Horror 2021 with Mother Horror

Column by Sadie Hartmann
May 26, 2021
The pandemic origin story of Celebrate Horror. I will explain what this event means to me, personally, and the purpose I hope it serves to the horror fiction community.

ADD Creators: Revisited

Column by Rob Blair Young
May 25, 2021
This article revisits the struggles of being an ADD writer, two deadly spirals one can fall into, and the lessons learned by one ADD creator over the last seven years.

Storyville: Writing for the Ideal Reader

Column by Richard Thomas
May 24, 2021
How do you write to your ideal reader? Here are some tips and suggestions.

Viable Alternative Platforms with Potential for Author Income

Column by Jay Wilburn
May 21, 2021
There are hundreds of places you can publish original work, but most of it is going on Amazon. Here are some alternatives for authors and readers to consider.

The Obsolescence of The Hero's Journey

Column by Gabriel Hart
May 20, 2021
Those who prescribe to a set system might be condemned to repeat mediocrity.
Ups and Downs of Small Press Publishing in Horror

Dawn Shea on The Ups and Downs of Small Press Publishing in Horror

Interview by Andrew Fowlow
May 19, 2021
Small press publishing has diversified the reading landscape and Dawn Shea from D&T Publishing is one of the people making that happen.

The Poetry of Wicked Mercy

Column by Dani Putney
May 18, 2021
Poet Dani Putney finds beauty in the macabre in their debut collection, "Salamat sa Intersectionality."

Telling the Story of a Pandemic and the Future of Now

Column by Leah Dearborn
May 17, 2021
How do you write about the ‘now’ in a time of ongoing global crisis?

10 Books For the Flight to Mars

Column by Leah Dearborn
May 14, 2021
Space exploration has been a popular topic in recent publishing, with a growing number of voices writing on the subject. Here are 10 books to keep you company for the (very) long flight.