Poems to Read in an Existential Crisis and Other Unnecessarily Specific Recommendations

Column by Annie Neugebauer
June 21, 2018
Even if poetry isn’t generally your reading of choice, there’s something pretty magical about finding the perfect poem to read at the perfect time. Here are 15 to get you started.

Book vs. Film: 'Christine'

Column by Max Booth III
June 20, 2018
Stephen King and John Carpenter in the ring - who knocks who out first? The answer may not shock you!

The Sinful Virtues of Marginalia and Highlighting in Books

Column by David Cranmer
June 19, 2018
David Cranmer makes a case for why it's acceptable to underline, highlight, and write in the margins of your books.

31 Ways To Remove Phones From Your Fiction

Column by Peter Derk
June 18, 2018
Cats, movie theater vigilantes, and bungalows in the desert: All ways to take a phone out of your story.

Summer and Beyond: Upcoming Books That Should Be On Your Radar

Column by Gabino Iglesias
June 14, 2018
This has has been a great year for books, and the best is yet to come.

8 Recently Published Books That Are Feminist AF

Column by Susan DeFreitas
June 13, 2018
The Trump era has been marked by abortion restrictions, gag rules, #timesup, and pussy hats--and now, a historic number of women running for office. These recently pubbed books are 100% zeitgeist.

Bearskin: A Fast Read 20 Years in the Making

Column by James A. McLaughlin
June 12, 2018
The story of a fifty-four year old’s debut novel. Twenty-plus years of writing, revising, letting it sit, then rewriting and re-revising some more.

6 Female Sci-fi Writers You Should Read

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
June 11, 2018
To celebrate Octavia Butler’s would-be 71st birthday, we’re featuring six female sci-fi writers who have helped shape the boundary-shattering genre.

The 8 Keys To A Good Heist Story

Column by Peter Derk
June 8, 2018
With "Ocean's 8" in theaters this weekend, let's take a look at what makes a good heist story work.

On the Thickness of Skin

Column by Annie Neugebauer
June 6, 2018
On the concept of writers needing to develop a "thicker skin," and why it's a damaging myth.
Classic Crime, New York Style: An Interview with Terrence McCauley

Classic Crime, New York Style: An Interview with Terrence McCauley

Interview by Steph Post
June 5, 2018
An interview with "The Fairfax Incident" author Terrence McCauley.

9 Things I Learned From Reading 45 Books At Once

Column by Gabino Iglesias
June 4, 2018
I love to read many books at the same time. Here are some things I learned during an especially heavy reading period.
Fangoria, Horror, Michael J. Seidlinger

Fangoria to Publish Michael J. Seidlinger's Novel 'My Pet Serial Killer'

News by Rob Hart
June 1, 2018
Fangoria is back, getting into the novel business--and they've picked up 'My Pet Serial Killer' by literary man-about-town Michael J. Seidlinger, for release in September!
Interview: Justin Kassab of Akashic Imprint Oddities by Kaylie Jones Books

Interview: Justin Kassab of Akashic Imprint Oddities by Kaylie Jones Books

Interview by Christoph Paul
June 1, 2018
We talk publishing with Justin Kassab, the Managing Editor of Oddities by Kaylie Jones Books.

How 'Krypton' Keeps Things Interesting

Column by BH Shepherd
May 31, 2018
How 'Krypton' manages to tell a prequel story that isn't predictable.

Storyville: Creating Tension in Your Fiction

Column by Richard Thomas
May 30, 2018
How do you create tension in your fiction? Here are some tips.

Writers + Cats = Purrfection

Column by Annie Neugebauer
May 29, 2018
Writers rock. Cats rock. Together? No brainer. But really, what is it with writers and cats? Why the long-standing obsession?

Meet the Reviewers Keeping Indie Lit Alive

Column by Max Booth III
May 25, 2018
We're spotlighting some of our favorite indie book reviewers.

Project Redlight: Part 2

Column by David James Keaton
May 24, 2018
The continuing adventures of David James Keaton in the screen(writing) trade.

4 Mary Shelley Facts You Might Not Have Known

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
May 23, 2018
In the run-up to the release of the new Mary Shelley film starring Elle Fanning, we look a little closer at some of the lesser-known facts surrounding the life and work of the "Frankenstein" author.

Project Redlight: Part I

Column by David James Keaton
May 22, 2018
One man's adventures in the screen(writing) trade.

Make Your Characters More Interesting With Lies

Column by Peter Derk
May 21, 2018
Ask yourself: When's the last time I had one of my characters tell a real whopper?

11 of the Best Indie Horror Presses

Column by Gabino Iglesias
May 18, 2018
There is a lot of great horror out there, and most of it is coming from indie presses. Here are some that need to be on your radar.

Putting Together a Literary Magazine

Column by Christoph Paul
May 17, 2018
Putting together a literary magazine isn't as hard as it sounds. It's even kind of fun.