6 Banned Books to Celebrate Banned Books Week

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
September 24, 2021
This year’s Banned Books Week runs on the theme “Books unite us. Censorship divides us.” These six written works demonstrate exactly why it’s important that we celebrate our right to read.

Yahoo! Answers: Books, Reading, and Writing

Column by Peter Derk
September 23, 2021
Are there any good romances? Was Shakespeare gay? What's the perfect rumble song? Can boobs be TOO perfect? So many Yahoo! Questions in need of answers.

Jack of Shrugtown

Column by David James Keaton
September 22, 2021
I read my first Jack Reacher book, and there were so many shrugs. Jack Reacher has come to shrug and chew bubblegum, and he's all out of bubblegum.
Curating Horror: An Interview with Ellen Datlow

Curating Horror: An Interview with Ellen Datlow

Interview by Sadie Hartmann
September 21, 2021
What can we expect from the desk of the most knowledgeable editor in horror for this year's spooky season?
Chuck Palahniuk Launches "Plot Spoiler" Substack

Chuck Palahniuk Launches "Plot Spoiler" Substack

News by Joshua Chaplinsky
September 20, 2021
The exclusive newsletter will include fiction you can't unread, writing lessons, and lurid backstory. Everything you've come to expect from Chuck, on a weekly basis.

Storyville: Critical Analysis—An Essential Part of Your Process

Column by Richard Thomas
September 17, 2021
How to apply critical analysis to your own writing.

Leaving a Legacy of Equality and Hope

Column by Ben Tanzer
September 16, 2021
Five debut authors discuss trauma, sexuality, social justice and finding one’s voice. Featuring: Emory Easton, Trish McDonald, Dawn Hogan, Maria Price, and Grace Agnew.

Authors Invade TikTok

Column by Jay Wilburn
September 15, 2021
Authors are always trying out new ways to promote their work. Is TikTok the platform they're looking for?

Library Lightning Round

Column by Peter Derk
September 14, 2021
Bed bugs, books 50 years overdue, and why saying you love books won't get you a library job.

A Brief Stroll Down the Corridors of Dark Academia and Its Romantic Roots

Column by Leah Dearborn
September 13, 2021
It’s easy to view these aesthetics as trends of small consequence, but it’s more interesting to watch their evolution against the scope of other romantic movements.

DYI Horror: 10 Haunted Fixer-Uppers

Column by Sadie Hartmann
September 10, 2021
Not so much a list of haunted house horror, but a list of books featuring a very specific trope within a trope.

10 Years of LitReactor News: A Followup

Column by Peter Derk
September 9, 2021
We follow up on 10 years of LitReactor news stories. From "The Familiar" to topless readers to Chuck Tingle.
Rob Fromberg

Rob Fromberg On His Memoir "How To Walk With Steve"

Interview by Gabriel Hart
September 8, 2021
Gabriel Hart speaks to author Rob Fromberg about his new memoir, "How to Walk With Steve," a unique proto-punk glimpse into life with an autistic sibling amidst matriarchal alcoholism.

Film vs. Film: "Suicide Squad" vs. "The Suicide Squad"

Column by BH Shepherd
September 7, 2021
A critical comparison of the two live-action Suicide Squad movies. Which is the Superior Squad?

Screenplay Lessons Learned Adapting My Own Fiction

Column by Max Booth III
September 3, 2021
Turning a book...into a MOVIE? What the hell kind of a witchcraft is this?

The Raw Emotion of Aaron Dries

Column by Jay Wilburn
September 2, 2021
Aaron Dries is a talented horror author who tells stories with raw emotion and great bloody skill.
Farah Rose Smith by Lucy La Riot

Farah Rose Smith: Of One Pure Will

Interview by Autumn Christian
September 1, 2021
An interview with weird fiction writer Farah Rose Smith.
 Spencer Fleury: Interview

Spencer Fleury: Things Are Very Likely to Get a Lot Worse Very Quickly

Interview by Ben Tanzer
August 30, 2021
Spencer Fleury talks hubris, failure, the influence of music and movies on his work, and being taken seriously as an author.

Taking Yourself Seriously Is Killing Your Writing

Column by Peter Derk
August 26, 2021
Has the the reign of the self-serious writer come to an end? A writer who does not take themselves too seriously hopes so.
Kirstyn Petras (L), NB Turner (R)

An interview with NB Turner and Kirstyn Petras of Dark Waters Podcast

Interview by Gabriel Hart
August 25, 2021
The hosts of Dark Waters Podcast open up about their frenetic process.

Dispatch from the Querying Trenches

Column by Karis Rogerson
August 24, 2021
Writer and aspiring author Karis Rogerson talks about querying, having thick skin, and the hope that propels her on the hard days.
Mark Allen Gunnells on Crafting Suspense & Diversity in Reading

Mark Allen Gunnells on Crafting Suspense & Diversity in Reading

Interview by Andrew Fowlow
August 23, 2021
Author Mark Allen Gunnells discusses crafting a tale steeped in heart-palpitating suspense and the importance of reading diversely.

Storyville: How to Ask For, and Give, Book Blurbs

Column by Richard Thomas
August 20, 2021
Tips and tricks for navigating the world of book blurbs.

The Loss of Joe McKinney

Column by Jay Wilburn
August 19, 2021
Joe McKinney, one of the most talented storytellers in horror, passed away in 2021. His story and legacy are complex.

Prep for Your Interview, Sell Some Books

Column by Peter Derk
August 18, 2021
Authors: Stop wasting everyone's time with bad, boring interviews.