10 Books that Influenced "The Paradox Twins"

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
A list of books that informed the debut novel from LitReactor Managing Editor, Joshua Chaplinsky.

The 10 Best Zombie Books You May Not Have Heard Of

Column by Jay Wilburn April 2, 2021
There is a lot of terrible zombie fiction out there, but some great books using this old shambling monster do exist. Here are a few worthy zombie stories from talented authors you might have missed.
Horror Author V. Castro: "Why Write About Werewolves When My Ancestors Revered J

Horror Author V. Castro: "Why Write About Werewolves When My Ancestors Revered Jaguars?"

Interview by Gabriel Hart
V. Castro talks craft, "The Craft", and the joys of culture in writing.
Michael Clark on Marketing Your Book

Michael Clark on Marketing Your Book

Interview by Andrew Fowlow
I've come to really admire Clark’s efforts. He's an author that I think gets it right and we all can learn from his hustle.
Craig Davidson: A Look Back on 2020

Craig Davidson: A Look Back on 2020

Interview by Sadie Hartmann
As part of an ongoing series where I interview authors about their 2020 experience, I caught up with Canadian horror author Craig Davidson, aka Nick Cutter.

The Importance of Atmosphere in Horror

Column by Max Booth III
Why sometimes the most important aspect of horror is how it mades you feel.
Blood in the Gears: A Craft Interview with Jeremy C. Shipp

Blood in the Gears: A Craft Interview with Jeremy C. Shipp

Interview by Tyler Jones
A Craft interview with Jeremy C. Shipp, author of "The Atrocities" and "Bedfellow."

March Madness: 8 Books That Will Mess With Your Head

Column by Sadie Hartmann
Psychological horror/thrillers are entertaining because the very nature of the narrative is designed to break down any perceived reality for readers. Here are some favorites of the genre.

What is Quiet Horror?

Column by Andrew Fowlow
Many are familiar with the gripping stories, but not so much the term "quiet horror." Here is what quiet horror means to those talented writers who wield its power to invoke menacing terror.
Blood in the Gears: A Craft Interview with Gemma Amor

Blood in the Gears: A Craft Interview with Gemma Amor

Interview by Tyler Jones
An interview with horror author Gemma Amor about writing.
Alma Katsu: A Look Back on 2020

Alma Katsu: A Look Back on 2020

Interview by Sadie Hartmann
As part of an ongoing series where I interview authors about their 2020 experience, I caught up with historical horror fiction author, Alma Katsu.
Dark Fiction We So Desperately Deserve Right Now

Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark

Review by Andrew Fowlow
We are all incredibly fortunate to have such a skilled writer determined to deliver this important message. Dark fiction with historical context we so desperately deserve.

Lessons I Learned Ghostwriting Romance (as a Non-Romance Writer)

Column by Jay Wilburn
After ghostwriting many romance novels, Jay Wilburn learned some lessons that helped with writing stories in other genres.

Bad Romance: 10 Books To Warm Your Cold, Black Heart

Column by Sadie Hartmann
Horror fiction might seem like the least likely genre to give you that romance fix, but this list will convince you otherwise.

Finding Solace in Horror Fiction

Column by Andrew Fowlow February 4, 2021
Here's what other voracious readers, like myself, had to say about why they seek solace in horror fiction.

5 Hauntingly Brilliant Women You Need to Read

Column by Stephanie M. Wytovich, MFA February 1, 2021
Five authors to read for Women in Horror Month (WiHM).

10 Things I Learned Editing an Anthology in Three Weeks

Column by Gabino Iglesias
I had an idea. About a month later, it was a book packed with stories by some amazing writers. Here are the things I learned while making it happen.

Foreign Terror-tories: 8 Translated Tales to Terrify

Column by Sadie Hartmann January 26, 2021
If you're a horror movie buff, chances are you watch a lot of foreign horror films. But do you read translated horror books? Here are my recommendations to get you started!

Dear Edgar Allan Poe

Column by Stephanie M. Wytovich, MFA January 19, 2021
A letter to Edgar Allan Poe on his birthday.
Bookshots: 'A House at the Bottom of a Lake' by Josh Malerman

Bookshots: "A House at the Bottom of a Lake" by Josh Malerman

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky January 19, 2021
A review of Malerman's eminently creepy paean to teenage love.
Brian Keene: A Look Back on 2020

Brian Keene: A Look Back on 2020

Interview by Sadie Hartmann
This year, I want to catch up with as many authors as I can and ask them about how they survived 2020.

Writing Horror in a Post-Covid World

Column by Richard Thomas
How do you write dark fiction in a post-Covid world? Be a phoenix, rising from the ashes.
Chad Lutzke and Tim Meyer on Writing Collaborative Horror

Chad Lutzke & Tim Meyer on Writing Collaborative Horror

Interview by Andrew Fowlow
"The Book Dad" Andrew Fowlow talks to the authors of "Wormwood" about writing collaborative horror.

5 Ghost Stories to Help You Haunt the Holidays

Column by Stephanie M. Wytovich, MFA
Spend the longest night of the year enveloped in tales of specters, mischievous fairies, and ancient deities.
Tyler Jones on Balancing the Light and the Dark

Tyler Jones on Balancing the Light and the Dark

Interview by Andrew Fowlow
"The Book Dad" Andrew Fowlow talks to the "Criterium" author about balance, the craft of writing, and self-publishing