Column by Annie Neugebauer February 22, 2018
How do we define horror? Is it speculative? What does style have to do with it? Does intensity matter? What's the difference between a sub-genre and a trend? All of your horror questions, answered.
Column by Max Booth III October 18, 2017
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Column by Gabino Iglesias September 18, 2017
Bizarro fiction continues to grow, and now's the time to start enjoying it.
Column by J. David Osborne August 24, 2017
A guy who loves genre fiction tries to understand his sudden obsession with avant-garde writing.
Column by Brian Allen Carr
How current trends in realism and genre have failed to prepare us for our disheartening reality.
Column by Jeff Noon
Part 5 of Jeff's 10 part series on the writing of his new novel, "A Man of Shadows."
Column by Michael David Wilson
Six authors discuss reading outside of their comfort zone and the impact it's had on them.
Interview by Rob Hart
JS Breukelaar—instructor of our recurring workshop 'Writing the Weird'—has a new book out! Paul Tremblay says 'Aletheia' is 'a melancholy and affecting mix of literary, noir, and horror by the lake.'
Column by Annie Neugebauer April 13, 2017
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?
Column by Christoph Paul March 17, 2017
Managing a porn store is very much like running a small press and being working a writer.
Column by Richard Thomas June 22, 2016
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
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 August 12, 2015
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
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
Neo-noir fiction is literally defined as "new-black," but what exactly does that mean?
Column by Keith Rawson May 21, 2013
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
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
Damaged, deformed, and dysfunctional characters—we still have compassion for them. This is the grotesque.
Column by Joshua Chaplinsky December 27, 2012
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
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
'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
Author branding and the outlook for Transgressive fiction are the subjects in the 2nd issue of Ask The Lit Coach.