"little threats" by Emily Schultz

"little threats" by Emily Schultz

Review by Ben Tanzer
December 2, 2020
A taut psychological thriller with a very relevant message about real world power dynamics.

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

Column by Jay Wilburn
December 1, 2020
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
November 30, 2020
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
November 30, 2020
Creative time is precious. Don't let the outside world steal it.

A Short Tour of Gimmick Covers

Column by Peter Derk
November 27, 2020
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
November 25, 2020
The classic novel that few have actually read, "Moby-Dick" is truly worth your time. Here are 7 reasons why.

I May Fail NaNoWriMo This Year, but It Didn't Fail Me

Column by Karis Rogerson
November 25, 2020
Karis Rogerson chats about her past with NaNoWriMo and how this year, even though she's not on track to win the challenge, she is on track to love writing more.

Is Patreon Still A Viable Platform and Income Source for Authors?

Column by Jay Wilburn
November 24, 2020
Many authors have a Patreon page. Is it still a viable platform, though? Is it wise for a new writer to start one?

Storyville: 10 Tips on How to Be a Good Critique Partner

Column by Richard Thomas
November 23, 2020
Advice on how to be a good critique partner, no matter what the situation.

It's Time To Change the Virtual Event Game

Column by Peter Derk
November 20, 2020
Virtual events are dreadful. Most of us would rather have NO event. So let's change it up.

Meandering, Wrecked, and Random: My First True Understanding of Narrative Structure

Column by Karin Cecile Davidson
November 19, 2020
Davidson finds her debut novel, "Sybelia Drive", over the course of 20 years of wandering.

Creating a Reading System Helped Me Find Joy in Reading Again

Column by Karis Rogerson
November 18, 2020
One writer discusses how having a routine for reading makes the practice more joyful and enjoyable.

Appetite for Destruction: 7 Food Horror Books

Column by Sadie Hartmann
November 17, 2020
If you are a foodie who also happens to enjoy horror, these recommendations are for you. Bring your appetite!
Hailey Piper: "Lovecraft Feared the Other; I Am the Other'

Hailey Piper: "Lovecraft Feared the Other; I Am the Other'

Interview by Gabriel Hart
November 16, 2020
Hailey Piper talks her new novella, "The Worm and His Kings", as well as the Other in cosmic horror.

The BS Parts of the Submission Process

Column by Peter Derk
November 13, 2020
The submissions process is a hell that even Kafka couldn't have imagined.
Writing About the Light: A conversation with Thriller Writer Elizabeth Splaine

Writing About the Light: A Conversation with Thriller Writer Elizabeth Splaine

Interview by Ben Tanzer
November 12, 2020
An ex opera singer is told by two gentlemen who have passed to "write about the light." This is the author bio, not the book premise.

Stab Wounds: Meditation on the Line

Column by Stephanie M. Wytovich, MFA
November 11, 2020
The line is where we control the voice and tone of the piece, where we can punctuate imagery, give pause to a blood drop, pray for a ghost.

Co-writing a Novel: Keys to a Successful Collaboration

Column by Michael David Wilson
November 10, 2020
Writing can be lonely work but it doesn't have to be. Here are some key takeaways and lessons learned from a successful collaboration.

7 Books for Fans of Subtle Horror

Column by Sadie Hartmann
November 9, 2020
Seven subtle horror books to satisfy readers who enjoy a quiet, creeping dread—perfect for the coming winter months.

Poets Who Bled on the Page

Column by David Cranmer
November 6, 2020
Poets have surged in popularity during these uncertain times, as they have an awareness that slices to the heart of the problems we all face.

Don’t Miss Out: A Tana French Primer

Column by Annie Neugebauer
November 5, 2020
Everything you need to know to get started reading the best author you need to know.

Five Things to Keep in Mind for a Great Opening

Column by Gabino Iglesias
November 4, 2020
The first line. The first paragraph. The first page. The first chapter. They all matter. A lot. Here are some things you should keep in mind to get them right.


News by Joshua Chaplinsky
November 3, 2020

David Sedaris' 'The Best of Me' for Readers and Writers

Column by Peter Derk
November 2, 2020
What's in a best of collection for David Sedaris fans? And what's to be learned by other writers?

Five Must-Read Poetry Collections for Halloween

Column by Stephanie M. Wytovich, MFA
October 30, 2020
Think poetry is for wimps? These poetry collections are sure to keep you up all night and have you screaming well into the day.