Review by Gabino Iglesias
A review of the "novel in three acts."
Column by Gabino Iglesias February 13, 2017
It's time authors learned a thing or two from rappers and made the literary world a bit more exciting.
Column by Max Booth III February 2, 2017
Probably the worst thing to happen in 2016.
Column by Ed Sikov
In which a LitReactor columnist spews out all the bile in his soul, a bit of self-contempt, and most of all, his well-known but still underappreciated misanthropy.
Column by Max Booth III
When all else fails, you can always put a tie on your cat and send him to the office in your stead.
Column by Max Booth III January 2, 2017
This is the article that gets Max fired.
Column by Gabino Iglesias
Reading is a drug, and some of us will do whatever it takes to get a fix.
Column by Holly Slater October 4, 2016
“Author query” can be a confusing term. We know how frustrating and delicate writing queries for agents and publishers can be. This is a whole other circus: the query from the Other Side.
Column by Peter Derk June 27, 2016
Truly funny books are not easy to come by. Lucky for us, John Swartzwelder has written a dozen.
Column by Joshua Chaplinsky May 19, 2016
The Anne Rice oeuvre gets the Twitter treatment for the uninitiated.
Column by Peter Derk April 28, 2016
Book clubs are for chumps. I'll prove it in 10 reasons or less.
Column by Riki Cleveland
Books or boys? How is a girl to chose? Here are ten reasons why books will never let you down.
Column by Raine Winters April 19, 2016
WARNING: Extreme cuteness contained within.
Column by Joshua Chaplinsky April 1, 2016
Three interns died while researching this article. Their efforts were not in vain.
Column by Peter Derk
A magical, whimsical poem is given the editor's best.
Review by Leah Rhyne January 12, 2015
In Joe Nelms' 'Formerly Fingerman', the classic Mafia tale gets a silly, giggly, heartbreaking makeover.
Review by Ryan Peverly
Ron Dakron's "Hello Devilfish!" is part comic absurdity, part serious social commentary, and all entertainment all the time.
News by Peter Derk
Thomas Pynchon's handwritten edits to his Simpsons script revealed!
Column by Christine J. Schmidt April 14, 2014
You're staying with your first draft for all the wrong reasons. It's time to break free and get to the story you were always meant to write!
Column by Cath Murphy March 24, 2014
Did something terrible happen? Don't cry. Don't bore your friends with the details. Pick up a pen and write a joke about it.
Review by Leah Dearborn
Shteyngart offers up all the embarrassments of his childhood as fodder, resulting in a very personal portrait of a flawed but loving family.
Column by Stephanie Bonjack October 14, 2013
Not all children's books are created equal. Here are a few gems written just for you, grownup.
Column by Robbie Blair August 16, 2013
A pseudo-serious examination of who Jesus would be if he were a modern writer, one that answers questions about Jesus's genre, style, theme, and approach to publishing.
Column by Stephanie Bonjack August 9, 2013
Parenting books are good at conveying a deep sense of inadequacy - even if you're not a parent! Fortunately, comedic writers have responded in kind. Here's to you, Dr. Sears.
Column by Joshua Chaplinsky May 30, 2013
They say don't judge a book by its cover, but these designs make it awfully hard not to. Maybe even more so than the previous batch.