30 of Webster's Worst Words

Column by Peter Derk
April 15, 2019
Neologisms regarding the embiggenment of bougie wanderworts and artisanal hophead concerns.

10 Writers Killing It On Twitter in 2019

Column by Gabino Iglesias
April 12, 2019
Twitter is a crucial part of a writer's platform. Here are some folks doing it right.

Required Reading: Hellboy And The Mignolaverse

Column by Peter Derk
April 11, 2019
It starts with Hellboy, but it ends with a ghost man in a bubble suit, a plague of frogs, and a Screw-On Head.

How To Make The Most of D.E.A.R. This April

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
April 10, 2019
To celebrate Beverly Cleary's birthday, “Drop Everything and Read” (or D.E.A.R.) is celebrated annually April 12th. To help you make the most of this day, here is a list of books all ages can enjoy.

The Shaky Return And Possible Season 2 Missteps Of "American Gods"

Column by Christopher Shultz
April 9, 2019
After a troubled production behind the scenes, "American Gods" finally made its way back onto the airwaves. But was it worth the wait?

10 Authors Who Should Run for President

Column by Gabino Iglesias
April 8, 2019
I would vote for these folks, and they would probably do a decent job.
"A Hawk in the Woods": Witchy Shenanigans and Spooky Folk Songs

"A Hawk in the Woods": Witchy Shenanigans and Spooky Folk Songs

Review by Max Booth III
April 5, 2019
Say hello to the best debut novel you'll read all year.

A Song Of Samwise

Column by Meredith Borders
April 5, 2019
In praise of fiction’s least likely hero.

9 Reasons You Should Write Short Fiction

Column by Annie Neugebauer
April 4, 2019
Are you a writer who's only tried your hand at novels, poetry, or essays? Here are 9 reasons writing short fiction might be worth your time.

10 Reasons Why Bookstagrammers are Awesome

Column by Gabino Iglesias
April 3, 2019
Bookstagrammers have become a crucial part of the publishing world. Here are some reasons you should support, get to know, and celebrate them.

6 Reasons We Should Celebrate Hans Christian Andersen — 214 Years After His Birth

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
April 2, 2019
One of our greatest fairy tale writers ever, Hans Christian Andersen was born 214 years ago. Here's why we should raise a toast to him today.

A List of Books I Recommended to Autumn Christian for "Girl Like a Bomb"

Column by Christoph Paul
April 1, 2019
Editors suggest books to inspire writers. Here is an example.

April Showers Bring May Manuscripts

Column by Peter Derk
April 1, 2019
Why is the shower such a great thinking place, and how can you do the same thinking outside those moist walls?

Improve Your Stories By Eliminating Agendas

Column by Joshua Isard
March 29, 2019
The agendas with which you approach your story might be holding the narrative back.

The Literary Influences Behind Jordan Peele's "Us"

Column by Christopher Shultz
March 28, 2019
There are film references abound in Jordan Peele's latest, but the written word also plays an important role in its proceedings.

The World of Yuri Herrera

Column by Gabino Iglesias
March 28, 2019
With three books already published in English, there is no better time to explore the work of Yuri Herrera, one of Mexico's most exciting and innovative voices.

Library Love: Seed Libraries

Column by Stephanie Bonjack
March 27, 2019
Seed libraries are the coolest oldest newest way to gain access to the biodiversity in your region.

Amy Hempel, 'Sing To It,' and The Death Of Minimalism

Column by Peter Derk
March 26, 2019
Is Amy Hempel's "Sing To It" the dying breath of great minimalist writing?
Josh Denslow is Not Special: An Interview

Josh Denslow is Not Special: An Interview

Interview by Matthew Burnside
March 25, 2019
Matthew Burnside sat down with Josh Denslow to talk about writing and the release of his new collection, "Not Everyone Is Special".

Help, There Are Feelings In My Sex: The Origins of Girl Like A Bomb

Column by Autumn Christian
March 22, 2019
Christian's latest is a female coming-of-age story that's a cross between an X-men origin story and Lars Von Trier's "Nymphomaniac".

11 Classic Poetry Collections to Celebrate World Poetry Day

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
March 21, 2019
Check out 11 of the best poetry collections of modern literature to celebrate World Poetry Day!

Blew Your Resolution? Get Back In The Saddle

Column by Peter Derk
March 20, 2019
Remember how you said you'd do better this year? Not working out, is it? Let's get up and running again.

Reading Haruki Murakami: A Primer

Column by Michael David Wilson
March 19, 2019
An introduction into the wonderful surrealist world of Haruki Murakami.

Storyville: Reading Broadly to Write Better

Column by Richard Thomas
March 18, 2019
In order to write deep, layered, original fiction you MUST read broadly.

When it Comes to Writing, Is There Such a Thing as Trying Too Hard?

Column by Annie Neugebauer
March 15, 2019
What do people mean when they say someone is "trying too hard"? How does it apply to writers?