Top 5s, Top 10s, even Top 8's. Everyone loves lists! And we have a ton of 'em!

7 Tips for Donating Old Books Without Being A Jerk

Column by Peter Derk
Are you really doing anyone a favor with your book donation?

Let's Get Political: 10 Tactics for Writing Resistance Fiction

Column by Susan DeFreitas March 27, 2017 (1) comments
Since 9-11, we're living in a brave new world--one where 'Brave New World' is once again a bestseller. But you don't have to write dystopian sci-fi to write fiction of the #resistance.

Horror and Crime: A Writer's Education

Column by Gabino Iglesias March 24, 2017 (1) comments
I've wanted to be a writer since I can remember, and there are six authors who shaped me early on and whose teachings still resonate with me today.

Writing the Crime Scene: 5 Fictional Female Detectives of Note

Column by Repo Kempt
March is Women's History Month in most of the world (except Canada), so here's five fictional female detectives that you probably don’t know, but should.

8 Reasons to Avoid the Novel and Focus on Short Stories

Column by Brandon Tietz March 23, 2017 (3) comments
Are you an aspiring author just beginning their journey? You think you're ready to take on the novel? You very well might be, but we've got eight reasons why you should hold off on that.

9 Imaginary Gizmos For Writers Someone Needs To Hurry Up And Invent Already

Column by Peter Derk March 22, 2017 (2) comments
Technology has come a long way. But what about technology for writers? It's 2017. We want our piece of the action.

The Dos and Don'ts of Book Tour: An Author's Survival Guide

Column by Steph Post
Honest, real advice for making it through your first book tour.

10 Japanese Authors You Should Read

Column by Gabino Iglesias March 17, 2017 (2) comments
Culturally speaking, The Land of the Rising Sun has much to offer, and their literary output is definitely something you should keep on your radar.

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

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.

5 Comics Every Crime Writer Needs To Read

Column by Repo Kempt
Crime writers can learn a lot about their craft from well-written comic books. Here's five superb crime comics to whet your appetite.

Every Stephen King Short Story Summarized in 140 Characters or Less (Part 1)

Column by Max Booth III March 13, 2017 (1) comments
Yup. We're doing this again.

7 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Writing Files

Column by Annie Neugebauer
Writers, do you struggle to find the file you need? Is your computer a mess? Stories scattered all over the place? It's time to clean up those folders and get a system in place to help you work smart.

8 Books for March 8th: International Women's Day

Column by Stephanie Bonjack March 8, 2017 (2) comments
Women around the world have been celebrating International Women's Day since 1909. It marks our struggle for rights and equality. Here are a few titles by women making a difference in the world.

10 Authors that Will Give Your Brain a Workout

Column by Gabino Iglesias March 6, 2017 (2) comments
Sometimes reading can feel like you're flexing your brain, and that's a good thing. Here are ten authors that will pump up your intellect.

5 More Horrifying Monsters That Aren't Vampires, Zombies or Werewolves!

Column by Repo Kempt
Editors are tired of their slush piles being haunted by vampires, werewolves and zombies. Here's five more horrifying new monsters dying to claw their way into your next submission.

8 Lessons Bookstores Could Learn From Comic Book Stores

Column by Peter Derk
Listen up, bookstore snobs. Comic shops have something to say.

10 Tips for Organizing Your Shit

Column by Max Booth III February 28, 2017 (2) comments
Your life is a mess. We're here to help. Kind of.

10 Spanish-Language Authors You Need to Check Out

Column by Gabino Iglesias February 27, 2017 (1) comments
There is a lot of exciting fiction being translated from Spanish nowadays. Here are ten authors that should be on your radar.

10 Books About Fictional Films and Filmmakers

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky February 23, 2017 (2) comments
Fiction is stranger than truth in these fabricated cinematic histories.

6 Couples in Literature Who Should Just Break Up Already

Column by Riki Cleveland February 23, 2017 (1) comments
You might have your OTP, but we have couples who should just call it quits.

9 Crappy eReader Features We Don't Need

Column by Peter Derk February 23, 2017 (2) comments
It's time to go full curmudgeon.

10 Film Scores to Listen to While Writing

Column by Max Booth III February 17, 2017 (17) comments
Screw you, silence!

7 Reasons Authors Need to be More Like Rappers

Column by Gabino Iglesias February 13, 2017 (8) comments
It's time authors learned a thing or two from rappers and made the literary world a bit more exciting.

5 Lit-Friendly Cities You Can Expatriate To

Column by Christopher Shultz February 13, 2017 (2) comments
Has the political climate got you down? Are you ready to abandon your homeland and relocate to another country? Why not try these five literary destinations?

Three Secrets to a Cleaner First Draft

Column by Riki Cleveland
If your first drafts are more unfit for public consumption than you’d really like, try these tips for a cleaner, more organized initial pass.