LitReactor Is Now Online

LitReactor Is Now On...

It's alive!!  LitReactor is now online, folks!  For a month now you've all eagerly watched the clock tick down on our splash page.  We've tried to ease that process with some kickass advance content.  But we know, we know...  You were waiting for that 'On' switch to be flicked.  And now that it is, let me tell you some of the great stuff we have in store for you.

Our goal with LitReactor is quite simple.  We aim to become the destination for writers to improve their craft.  Each month we'll offer up to three new classes ranging from 4-6 weeks in duration.  As we've successfully done in the past on, these classes will be taught by industry professionals and published authors.  If you head over to our Classes section now you can see who we have lined up for October.  If you know our history, you know that we place a very high standard on the class content we offer.  The instructions and lessons you receive within our walls rival, if not top, those you might pay upwards of $20,000 for in any MFA program.  

Our Writers Workshop also opens its doors today.  This is the most groundbreaking workshop online.  Not only can you upload your original work and receive honest criticism by your peers, but we have tons of new features in place to heighten your workshop experience.  Points are earned by the caliber of the reviews you leave your peers and let you continue to submit new stories.  Our Desk feature serves as a hub for all your activity and lets you monitor new submissions, reviews, and work by your friends.  And perhaps our coolest new feature, Achievements, which you unlock when you reach certain landmark goals on our site.

Over in our Craft Essays section you'll find 36 exclusive writing essays by Chuck Palahniuk.  We made these available on in the past, but never before in HTML format.  This means you can now copy, paste, and print these articles for your convenience.  They will also be easily readable on any mobile device.  We just ask that you please don't share or republish this material anywhere online, or we will be forced to put the smack down on your ass.  In the coming days, you can expect more exclusive essays by published authors to fill this section.

The section I'm personally heading up as Editor In Chief is our Magazine.  This is a robust, bustling blog jam packed with interviews, reviews, columns, news, and more.  Each day we'll aim to publish 3-5 new stories covering industry topics, author updates, articles on craft, and of course, all things books.

So I'll quit yapping now so you can go play.  There are friends to be made, stories to be submitted, discussions to be had, and content to be digested.  We'd kindly ask that you report any bugs you find.  The site is brand new and there still might be some pesky gremlins hiding among the gears and sockets.

For our beloved Culties who have Premium Memberships on, we are extending a LitReactor membership to you, free of charge!  All you have to do is visit this page and enter in your Cult login.

Also, be sure to sign up for our newsletter to not only receive updates, advance notification on new classes and more, but also to receive our exclusive 8 page compendium loaded to the brim with writing advice from some of your favorite authors.

That's it... for now.  Go enjoy the site and if you have any questions, you can post them here in the comments, or go start a thread on our Discussion Boards.

Dennis Widmyer

News by Dennis Widmyer

Dennis Widmyer is the founder of, best-selling author Chuck Palahniuk's (Fight Club, Choke) official website.  His passion in life is making movies.  With partner Kevin Kölsch, he founded Parallactic Pictures, a banner for all of their independent film projects.  To date, the duo have directed two features, a number of shorts, and have penned over a dozen screenplays.  He recently co-directed a feature horror film called STARRY EYES for Snowfort Pictures and Dark Sky Films that had its world premiere at the 2014 SXSW film festival.  You can see more of his work at When he's not making movies and working on websites, he enjoys going to the movies, writing, reading, photography, hiking, cats and hanging out with friends.

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Joshua Chaplinsky's picture
Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading a lot more during the quarantine October 1, 2011 - 12:21pm

Great header pic.

wickedvoodoo's picture
wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. October 1, 2011 - 1:05pm

Great to see it all up and running at the proper home. This site is going to rock. Well done guys!

BenevolentForce's picture
BenevolentForce from Los Angeles is reading 1Q84 October 1, 2011 - 1:52pm

So happy to be here.

Jenny Hanniver's picture
Jenny Hanniver from Wyoming is reading everything she can get her hands on as a general rule October 1, 2011 - 2:01pm

Sweetness.  Really looking forward to the workshops and classes.  It's like Christmas.  Only instead of presents, we get homework!


It's nothing like Christmas.

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Matt Johnston October 1, 2011 - 8:05pm

i second that header pic