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

Latinx Horror Author Roundtable

Column by Cina Pelayo
A conversation with five Latinx horror authors about the genre.

11 Poetic Forms Ranked

Column by Rob Blair Young
For National Poetry Month, I'm ranking eleven different types of formal poetry.

How To Write Your Novel in 20 Easy Steps

Column by Gabino Iglesias
Want to write a novel? Here's the definitive guide, the best guide ever, the only guide you need to get it done!

Five Books To Optimize Workflow And Avoid Burnout

Column by Andrea J. Johnson
Five writer productivity books that emphasize stress reduction and creative renewal.

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.

The Purr-fect Tail: 7 Books to Celebrate Respect Your Cat Day

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
March 28th is everyone's favorite holiday of the year: Respect Your Cat Day! Here are 7 books to help you respect your cat (which, ahem, you should definitely be doing already).

Five Things I Learned About Writing From Learning How To Make Games

Column by Luke Kondor March 24, 2021
Most surprisingly, through the process of learning how to make games, I also picked up a few new lenses through which to look at my writing and my creativity in general.

Thirteen Musicians Who Can Also Write

Column by Gabriel Hart
Music isn't the end-all to self-expression. For a lot of us it’s just the foreword.

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.

Five Things I Loved (and Five I Loathed) About My MFA Experience

Column by Rob Blair Young March 12, 2021
My MFA experience was, in a word, mixed. In this column, I highlight some of the best and worst things about my time pursuing my Master's of Fine Arts in fiction.

7 Books That Will Make You Happy You’re Single

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
These seven literary picks brilliantly reveal the joys of singledom and will have you transforming from a Bridget Jones to a Samantha Jones in no time at all.

7 Short Literary Works for the Shortest Month

Column by Lisa Bubert February 15, 2021
Let's traipse through some of the finest short fiction around.

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.

5 Hauntingly Brilliant Women You Need to Read

Column by Stephanie M. Wytovich, MFA
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!

The Best of the DC Animated Universe

Column by BH Shepherd
A look at 12 of DC Comics' best animated features.

Book Promotion Scams You Can Try From Home!

Column by Peter Derk January 12, 2021
Learn to sell books like a flim-flam man. A matchstick man. A snake oil salesman.

10 Thrilling Books We’re Anticipating in 2021

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
What better way to celebrate the start of 2021 than with a list of upcoming titles we’re most excited to read?

Nothing New Under the Mistletoe - 40 Versions of "A Christmas Carol" You Should Check Out

Column by Taylor Houston December 23, 2020
I love "A Christmas Carol", and I thought I'd seen every version out there—I was wrong.

LitReactor Staff Picks: The Best Books of 2020 - Part III

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky December 15, 2020
Submitted for your approval (or derision): Members of the LR staff offer up their favorite reads of 2020. Feat: Max Booth III, Meredith Borders, Gemma Files, Andrew Fowlow, Christoph Paul, and more!

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.

10 Things I Learned Live Streaming the Writing of My 50K Word NaNoWriMo Novel

Column by Jay Wilburn
Twitch is designed for gamers & fans. More & more authors are experimenting with the platform. Jay Wilburn streamed the writing of his entire 50K word NaNoWriMo novel & learned a few things as he did.

LitReactor Staff Picks: The Best Books of 2020 - Part II

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
Submitted for your approval (or derision): Members of the LR staff offer up their favorite reads of 2020. Feat: Sadie Hartmann, John F.D. Taff, Andrea J. Johnson, Steph Post, & Joshua Chaplinsky.