5 Horrifying Books Outside The Horror Genre

Column by Autumn Christian
June 24, 2019
Horror is not just a genre, it is a feeling. And it is inescapable, no matter what kind of books you read.

Fuck Your Panel on Diversity, What We Need are Diverse Panels

Column by Gabino Iglesias
June 21, 2019
We've had all the panels on diversity we need. Now it's time to take another step in the right direction.

A Series of Small Circles: How "Endgame" Engineered an Effective Ending

Column by BH Shepherd
June 20, 2019
A deep look into how "Avengers: Endgame" crafted such a satisfying final chapter.

Every Single Redwall Book—Ranked

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
June 19, 2019
To commemorate Brian Jacques’ 80th birthday this June, here is a ranking of all 22 Redwall books.

6 Books To Celebrate Pride Month

Column by Stephanie Bonjack
June 18, 2019
Pride month is an opportunity to celebrate diversity and reflect on the history of the LGBTQ+ community. Here are a few titles to broaden your horizons.

13 Books That Wouldn't Be Published Today

Column by Peter Derk
June 17, 2019
Is 2019 too sensitive for these titles?
Interview: Jared Yates Sexton on 'The Man They Wanted Me to Be'

Interview: Jared Yates Sexton on "The Man They Wanted Me to Be"

Interview by Steph Post
June 14, 2019
The author and political commentator discusses his new book and the crisis of toxic masculinity.

Writing a Novel With Save the Cat!

Column by Cina Pelayo
June 13, 2019
The Cat has had its way with the screenplay, and now it has turned its sights on novels.

Book vs. Miniseries: "Catch-22"

Column by Max Booth III
June 12, 2019
Maybe this should have remained a short story.
'Recursion' by Blake Crouch

"Recursion" by Blake Crouch

Review by Christopher Shultz
June 11, 2019
Blake Crouch's latest novel is a perfectly balanced thriller that will both entertain you and bend your mind into a pretzel.

What Does It take to Get a Job in Publishing?

Column by Marina Crouse
June 11, 2019
One woman's catch-22 experience in the publishing industry.

9 Times the Movie was Better than the Book

Column by Annie Neugebauer
June 10, 2019
The book was better than the movie. The book is always better than the movie. Except when it’s not.

What Joy Williams and Denis Johnson Can Teach Us About the Art of First Sentences

Column by Elle Nash
June 7, 2019
Some lessons from two masters of the sentence.

5 Lessons Fiction Writers Can Learn From Video Games

Column by Autumn Christian
June 6, 2019
If you're a writer who likes games and needed an excuse to play more, here it is.

How I Did an Unintentional Book Tour Without a Budget

Column by Gabino Iglesias
June 5, 2019
I never thought I'd do a book tour. And then all of a sudden I was on one, even though I was broke. Here's how it happened.

8 Superb Books to Celebrate GLBT Month

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
June 4, 2019
While we believe LGBTQ+ stories should be incorporated into people’s reading lists year-round, here are eight diverse and truly superb books to help your celebrate GLBT Book Month this June.

The Most Nonsensical Terms Used in Book Blurbs

Column by Peter Derk
June 3, 2019
Are you seeing these everywhere too? Are you *gasp* blurbing books this way?

The Importance of Work in Translation

Column by Gabino Iglesias
May 31, 2019
Unless you know at least two dozen languages, work in translation is crucial to understand the world and to consider yourself well read.

Why I Love YA Rom Coms

Column by Christoph Paul
May 31, 2019
Whether it's on the page or on Netflix, I love a good YA rom com.

Summer Reading for Writers

Column by Joshua Isard
May 30, 2019
Who says writers shouldn't enjoy a summer read?

How to Write Edgy Fiction Without Being Obnoxious

Column by Autumn Christian
May 29, 2019
Edgy fiction is difficult to pull off - and requires a depth and understanding of history, literature, and yourself. It's not about repeating what's been done before. It's about expanding it.

The Great Game of Balancing Character and Plot

Column by Amanda Bender
May 28, 2019
It's no secret many "Game of Thrones" fans were disappointed in the final season. But what lessons can writers take away from it?

9 Ways to Fall Back in Love with Your Writing

Column by Annie Neugebauer
May 24, 2019
Whatever the reason, burnout happens. At some point, most of us have fallen out love with our work, our craft, our choice to be writers. That’s not a good place to be. How do we rekindle that passion?

Everything You Need To Know About Philip Pullman’s ‘His Dark Materials’ Before The BBC Miniseries

Column by Meredith Borders
May 24, 2019
Are you ready for this epic miniseries event? This'll help!

5 Reasons Amazon is a Necessary Evil

Column by Gabino Iglesias
May 23, 2019
I hate Amazon as much as you, but I also love it. Yeah, it's complicated. Here's why.