But How Do I Write It? Methods for Matching the Medium

Column by Annie Neugebauer April 13, 2017 (4) comments
When a writer gets an idea, how do they know if it’s a poem, story, novel, tweet, graphic novel, blog, essay, etc.? Can it be more than one? How do you decide?

10 Things I Learned About Writing and Publishing From Managing a Porn Store

Column by Christoph Paul March 17, 2017 (3) comments
Managing a porn store is very much like running a small press and being working a writer.

Storyville: What Literary Fiction Can Teach You About Genre Fiction

Column by Richard Thomas June 22, 2016 (5) comments
Here are a few ways that literary fiction can inform your genre fiction.
Scott Adlerberg on Going Viral on Reddit and Blending Genres

An Interview with Scott Adlerberg on Going Viral on Reddit and Blending Genres

Interview by Max Booth III
Max chats with Scott Adlerberg about how genre can potentially limit writers.

Is the Supernatural My Security Blanket?

Column by Leah Rhyne February 10, 2016 (5) comments
I've been writing for over six years now. I've still never written anything without a touch of the speculative. So I wonder: is the supernatural my security blanket?

Post-Apocelliptical: The New Old Face of the Post-Apocalypse

Column by Rajan Khanna
With the release of 'Mad Max: Fury Road' and the upcoming Fallout 4 video game, post-nuclear apocalypses are back in style. Rajan Khanna takes a look at why.

Footnotes: 'King Lear' and 9 More Books Masquerading in Other Genres

Column by Ryan Peverly
Browse a bookshelf and chances are you'll find several titles that aren't exactly as they appear — books in costume, masquerading in one genre when they're really something else entirely.

Stop Stressing Over Genre and Just Write

Column by Max Booth III May 22, 2014 (11) comments
Genre exists to limit writers. Break those walls down. There are no rules, only you and your story.

Storyville: What is Neo-Noir Fiction?

Column by Richard Thomas July 2, 2013 (15) comments
Neo-noir fiction is literally defined as "new-black," but what exactly does that mean?

Let's Face It, We All Live In The Same Creative Ghetto

Column by Keith Rawson May 21, 2013 (11) comments
Genre vs. literary. Tuh-mey-toh vs Tuh-mah-toh. Isn't it time writers just knocked off the crap and acknowledged we all live in the same creative ghetto?

Ask The Agent: When to Nudge Agents, Hiring Editors, and MORE!

Column by Bree Ogden April 29, 2013 (2) comments
Navigating the rough terrain of today’s publishing industry shouldn’t be a solo event. This week in Ask the Agent I’ll explore & dissect a few of the industry’s mysteries, straight from the shoulder.

Storyville: Writing the Grotesque

Column by Richard Thomas March 11, 2013 (9) comments
Damaged, deformed, and dysfunctional characters—we still have compassion for them. This is the grotesque.

LitReactor Staff Picks: The Best Books of 2012 - Genre Edition

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky December 27, 2012 (4) comments
Submitted for your approval (or derision): Members of the LitReactor staff offer up their favorite reads, old and new, of 2012-- genre style!

Reinvention and the "Genre Trap"

Column by Rajan Khanna August 14, 2012 (4) comments
Is there such a thing as a genre trap in fantasy fiction? Does great success lead to limitation? How exactly does one reinvent oneself in the genre world?

Battle Of The Books: Genre Vs. Literary

Column by Stephen Graham Jones November 14, 2011 (18) comments
'Genre' and 'literary' isn't an either/or kind of situation, we've just been conditioned to think that way. Why not have both?

Ask The Lit Coach: "Should Writers Settle Themselves Into A Single Genre In Order To Be Successfully Published?" and More

Column by Erin Reel October 24, 2011 (15) comments
Author branding and the outlook for Transgressive fiction are the subjects in the 2nd issue of Ask The Lit Coach.