Why Art is So Important During Turbulent Times

Column by Karis Rogerson
Art is extra important during times of turbulence because it provides escapism, fosters empathy and broadens our horizons.
Lost Beatrix Potter Illustrations Discovered

Lost Beatrix Potter Illustrations Discovered

News by Raine Winters
Children’s authors are sometimes responsible for the best art.

5 Works of Art Ripe for the Storyteller's Plucking

Column by Christopher Shultz
Some visual writing prompts speak, and some of them scream.
Pop-Up Book Features Working Camera

Pop-Up Book Features Working Camera

News by Raine Winters
Photography and words meet.
WordsEye Turns Words Into Terrifying Images

WordsEye Turns Words Into Terrifying Images

News by Peter Derk November 30, 2015
Wanna see the true horror behind your words rendered in 3D? WordsEye is the app for you.
Gisele Bündchen’s $700 Book Sells Out Before Hitting Stores

Gisele Bündchen’s $700 Book Sells Out Before Hitting Stores

News by Raine Winters November 11, 2015
Because that’s not an exorbitant price tag at all.
Bookshots: 'The Suicide of Claire Bishop' by Carmiel Banasky

Bookshots: 'The Suicide of Claire Bishop' by Carmiel Banasky

Review by Leah Dearborn
In 2004, a young man discovers a painting that appears to have been created by his ex-girlfriend. The problem is that his ex-girlfriend is in her twenties, and said painting is dated to 1959.
Artist Creates Incredible Alice in Wonderland-Themed Paper Art

Artist Creates Incredible Alice in Wonderland-Themed Paper Art

News by Raine Winters
The Queen of Hearts has got nothing on these masterpieces!
Library Made Entirely of Books

Festival to Premiere Library Made Entirely of Books

News by Raine Winters
The art installation will definitely be a book lover’s dream.
Artist Transforms Tank into Mobile Library

Artist Transforms Tank into Mobile Library

News by Raine Winters
The project is aptly titled “Weapon of Mass Instruction.”
Margaret Atwood And The Time Capsule Forest

Margaret Atwood And The Time Capsule Forest

News by Peter Derk September 5, 2014
Margaret Atwood's newest manuscript will be published 100 years from now as part of the Future Library Project.

A Vague, Illustrated History of Modern Book Design in 19 Covers (and 7-10 Taco References)

Column by Robert Bieselin May 14, 2014
The history of book cover design — now with fencing, fighting, torture, revenge and plenty of delicious tacos!
Robopoets: Americans See Robot-Created Art On The Horizon

Robopoets: Americans See Robot-Created Art On The Horizon

News by Peter Derk April 23, 2014
Pew study shows 51% of Americans believe that within 50 years machines will create art indistinguishable from human-created art.
Boston Is Getting An Amazingly Cool Edgar Allan Poe Statue

Boston Is Getting An Amazingly Cool Edgar Allan Poe Statue

News by Sean May
Artist Stefanie Rocknak is creating an impressively badass statue of Edgar Allan Poe to display in Boston, Poe's place of birth.

How to Judge Books (Real or Imaginary) by Their Covers

Column by Robert Bieselin
Everyone knows you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover. What this column presupposes is, maybe you should?
Bookshots: 'Sexplosion' by Robert Hofler

Bookshots: 'Sexplosion' by Robert Hofler

Review by Christopher Shultz
In the late sixties/early seventies, a wave of media rebels challenged the censors with realistic scenes of sex. This is their story.

Freelancing: The Art of Saying Yes

Column by Leah Rhyne December 26, 2013
A freelance career is all about saying "yes." How taking some chances can have unexpected payoffs.

'Good Sex, Great Prayers': A Journey in Publication (Part 4: Spinning Plates)

Column by Brandon Tietz March 28, 2013
In this installment we'll examine the hardships of not meeting your deadline, how to stay relevant while you write, and promoting when you have nothing to promote.

‘Good Sex, Great Prayers’: A Journey in Publication (Part 3: Art & Stuff)

Column by Brandon Tietz January 31, 2013
In this third installment of the "Good Sex, Great Prayers" series, Brandon Tietz discusses the process of designing the novel and the common pitfalls beginning authors fall into.

Are You Gonna Write for Money or Art?

Column by Cath Murphy January 7, 2013
Fifty Shades author E L James is PW's publishing person of the year. Hilary Mantel wins the Booker for the second time. They made their choices between commercial and literary fiction. What about you?
Ocean at the End of the Lane art

Amazing Art for Neil Gaiman's New Book Revealed, Author Announces Final Book Tour

News by Christopher Shultz December 20, 2012
As new hints at his highly anticipated seventh novel appear, Gaiman plans to disappear.
The Great Book-Spine Poetry Challenge

The Great Book-Spine Poetry Challenge

News by Kimberly Turner August 7, 2012
Inspired by artist Nina Katchadourian's delightful 'Sorted Books' project, LitReactor wants to see your best book-spine poetry. Start sorting!
Vulture: Real Covers For Fake Books

Real Covers For Fake Books

News by Kimberly Turner July 6, 2012
Designer Daniel Gray has created cover art for books that exist only in movies. Any takers to write the books to go with them?
Kyle MacDonald Dewritten Book

You Can Own This 'Dewritten' Book For $345.67

News by Rob Hart May 18, 2012
Writer Kyle MacDonald, known for the red paperclip project, is selling a book that he "dewrote" using black felt pens, creating unique poems and phrases from pre-existing words and passages.