Column by Christoph Paul March 17, 2017 (2) comments
Managing a porn store is very much like running a small press and being working a writer.
Column by Richard Thomas June 22, 2016 (5) comments
Here are a few ways that literary fiction can inform your genre fiction.
Interview by Max Booth III
Max chats with Scott Adlerberg about how genre can potentially limit writers.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Column by Richard Thomas July 2, 2013 (15) comments
Neo-noir fiction is literally defined as "new-black," but what exactly does that mean?
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?
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.
Column by Richard Thomas March 11, 2013 (9) comments
Damaged, deformed, and dysfunctional characters—we still have compassion for them. This is the grotesque.
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!
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?
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 MoreColumn 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.