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

Poems to Read in an Existential Crisis and Other Unnecessarily Specific Recommendations

Column by Annie Neugebauer
Even if poetry isn’t generally your reading of choice, there’s something pretty magical about finding the perfect poem to read at the perfect time. Here are 15 to get you started.

Summer and Beyond: Upcoming Books That Should Be On Your Radar

Column by Gabino Iglesias
This has has been a great year for books, and the best is yet to come.

8 Recently Published Books That Are Feminist AF

Column by Susan DeFreitas June 13, 2018
The Trump era has been marked by abortion restrictions, gag rules, #timesup, and pussy hats--and now, a historic number of women running for office. These recently pubbed books are 100% zeitgeist.

6 Female Sci-fi Writers You Should Read

Column by Emmanuel Nataf June 11, 2018
To celebrate Octavia Butler’s would-be 71st birthday, we’re featuring six female sci-fi writers who have helped shape the boundary-shattering genre.

The 8 Keys To A Good Heist Story

Column by Peter Derk
With "Ocean's 8" in theaters this weekend, let's take a look at what makes a good heist story work.

9 Things I Learned From Reading 45 Books At Once

Column by Gabino Iglesias June 4, 2018
I love to read many books at the same time. Here are some things I learned during an especially heavy reading period.

Meet the Reviewers Keeping Indie Lit Alive

Column by Max Booth III
We're spotlighting some of our favorite indie book reviewers.

11 of the Best Indie Horror Presses

Column by Gabino Iglesias May 18, 2018
There is a lot of great horror out there, and most of it is coming from indie presses. Here are some that need to be on your radar.

What It Really Takes to Get Your First Book Published: 5 Critical Factors

Column by Susan DeFreitas May 14, 2018
I you've worked hard, put in your ten thousand hours, and still not broken through with your first book deal, this post is for you.

Mommie Dearest: 9 of the Most Memorable Mothers in Literature

Column by Annie Neugebauer
There are few relationships in life as complex, powerful, and dynamic as the mother-child relationship. Here are literature's 9 most memorable mamas.

5 Crazy Book Stunts You May Or May Not Want To Try

Column by Emmanuel Nataf May 4, 2018
Sometimes writers get creative outside of their stories. Here are five of the wackiest book marketing campaigns authors have cooked up for their books.

The Definitive Guide to Social Media Etiquette During the Dying Days of Facebook (for Writers)

Column by David James Keaton
It's all coming to an end, writers! Your grandma on Facebook... Zuckerberg in front of Congress... Looks like it's time to practice some crucial real-world social skills before the lights go off.

A Very Personal Chuck Palahniuk Retrospective

Column by Peter Derk April 30, 2018
Chuck's new book, "Adjustment Day", comes out May 1st. Take a trip down memory lane as lined with coffee mug pranks, ice baths, dumpster diving, and cat litter.

9 Things I’ve Learned about Authoring from Selling My Used Clothes Online

Column by Annie Neugebauer April 27, 2018
What does selling used clothing have to do with publishing? In today’s digital marketplace——where writers mostly have to do all of our own hustling——there’s a lot more crossover than you might think.

If Classic Novels Were More Like Blockbuster Movies

Column by Peter Derk
Ever find yourself in the middle of a so-called classic that feels like it lacks oomph? Boredom is the disease, and we've got the cure!

The 10 Best Modern Shakespeare Adaptations

Column by Meredith Borders
On the Bard's bday, we've chosen our favorite Shakespeare movies set in modern times.

The 10 Best Lookalikes In Fiction

Column by Meredith Borders
On this Look Alike Day (it's a thing), we review the best doppelgängers in fiction.

Speculation On The Upcoming Marvel Movies

Column by Peter Derk
What will the six unnamed Marvel movies be? We dunno. But we can make some good guesses. And some really, really bad ones.

The 8 Best Novels About Sports (But Not Really)

Column by Michael Nye
The contemporary sports novel really isn’t——and shouldn’t——be about sports.

20 Places to Submit Your Speculative Short Stories

Column by Annie Neugebauer March 29, 2018
Twenty markets to submit your speculative short stories to. Professional pay + open now/soon. Options for fantasy, science fiction, horror, and more!

8 Cliché Narratives I Want More Of

Column by Gabino Iglesias
Every article on writing advice tells us to avoid clichés. Now I'm here to tell you which clichés rock and why I want more of them.

10 Literary Holidays We Desperately Need

Column by Peter Derk
Because it's Make Your Own Holiday Day, we did. A bunch of 'em, in fact.

3 Things Critique Groups Are Great For (and 3 Things They Really Aren't)

Column by Susan DeFreitas
A high-quality critique group can help you level up as a writer in a big way——just be aware that there are some things they generally can’t do.

5 Reasons to Study Creative Writing in School

Column by Karis Rogerson March 22, 2018
There are a slew of reasons to study creative writing in college, if you have the opportunity and chance. Here are just a few.

Seven Badass Female Characters Written by Women

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
Let’s get a little better acquainted with some of literature's most badass female characters — all written by women.