What I Learned at Residency — How to Believe In Myself Again

Column by Karis Rogerson
Karis Rogerson reflects on what she got out of a 10-day grad school residency in Vermont.

Book Marketing Like a Rock Star

Column by Christoph Paul March 31, 2022
Christoph Paul ponders why it is easier for him to promote his music than his writing, and what a writer can do to be more like a musician when it comes to marketing.

Transactional Networking is Trash Networking

Column by Sadie Hartmann March 25, 2022
Transactional networking is antithetical to authentic community. Here's why it needs to be eliminated

How to Keep Your Head Up When Publishing is Hell

Column by Karis Rogerson March 22, 2022
After more than seven years of querying, Karis Rogerson shares some of what keeps her going when writing feels impossible.

How Pitch Wars Showed Me Where I Need to Grow - As A Person

Column by Karis Rogerson
For Karis Rogerson, Pitch Wars represents not just a great opportunity, but also an area in her life where she needs personal improvement.

Drinking From The Skulls of My Enemies: My New Year's Resolutions

Column by Gabino Iglesias December 29, 2020
A resolution isn't something you say to yourself at the end of the year; a resolution is a plan for which you will develop a course of action and hustle to make happen.

The Myth of the Lone Genius Writer

Column by Christoph Paul January 30, 2020
Even geniuses need friends.
Announcement: Saying Goodbye to the LitReactor Community Board

Announcement: Saying Goodbye to the LitReactor Community Board

News by Peter Derk May 7, 2019
Bidding a fond farewell to our beloved community discussion board.

5 Reasons Why You Should Write a Screenplay

Column by Justin Hunter
Writers of prose would do well to follow the methods of screenwriters to help immerse readers in their story.

In Defense of YA Twitter

Column by Karis Rogerson
A look at the positive side of YA Twitter.

AWP 2017: Tiny Fish, Giant Ocean

Column by Leah Rhyne February 15, 2017
Some stories and pictures from the LitReactor table at #AWP2017 (aka the Association of Writers and Writing Programs 2017 Conference).

LitReactor Community Spotlight: December 2016

Column by Peter Derk December 19, 2016
Semen theft, an ear on a chain, and the Greatness of Great Jones Street: It's all in this month's LitReactor Community Spotlight.

Library Love: Little Free Libraries

Column by Stephanie Bonjack
Little Free Libraries are maybe the best thing since sliced bread.