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

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.

10 Female Authors Who Changed My Life

Column by Gabino Iglesias March 16, 2018
Some female authors wrote words that changed my life. Some changed my life by just by being themselves. Here are ten female authors I celebrate regularly.

The 10 Best Classic YA Books

Column by Meredith Borders March 9, 2018
In honor of the long-awaited release of Ava DuVernay's "A Wrinkle in Time", we take a look at some other classic YA books that helped shape a genre.

Get Your Sh*t Together: Six Memoirs for Personal Growth

Column by Susan DeFreitas
Seeking personal growth? Going through a rough spot? Forget self-help. These five fabulous memoirs will broaden your world, open your mind, and help you get your sh*t together.

6 Royal Books for the Blue in Your Veins

Column by Stephanie Bonjack
Did you binge watch "The Crown"? Are yearning for something more? Get your fix from this royal list!

Single And Loving It: A Reading List

Column by Peter Derk
Some folks are riding solo this Valentine's. And whether that's by choice, by chance, or by circumstance, lots of them are loving it.

10 African American Authors to Read This Month

Column by Gabino Iglesias
With Black History Month here, the best thing you can do is read a bunch of African American authors and invite every reader you know to do the same.

The 12 Steps for Struggling Writers

Column by Christoph Paul
If these steps can help alcoholics stay sober, maybe they can also help struggling writers.

7 Interesting Romance Fiction Trends from the Past 10 Years

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
Looking to get in the mood for Valentine’s Day? We’re diving into the eclectic world of romance novels to uncover some popular and kooky subgenres that just might tug at your heartstrings.

20 Women in Horror: Recommended Reading

Column by Annie Neugebauer February 6, 2018
A selection of recommended books and stories to read in celebration of Women in Horror Month.

5 Reasons Why You Should Write a Screenplay

Column by Justin Hunter
Writers of prose would do well to follow the methods of screenwriters to help immerse readers in their story.

10 Things The Gym Taught Me About Writing

Column by Gabino Iglesias
The gym and writing have a lot in common, and the former can help prepare you for the latter.

7 Highly Anticipated Book Adaptations for 2018

Column by Max Booth III
Books...but as MOVIES?!? What will they think of next?

What Do Superheroes Read?

Column by Gabino Iglesias January 22, 2018
They fly and run really fast and punch and save the world, but what do superheroes read? I interviewed a few of them and found out.

The 10 Best Places to Find Quality Short Fiction

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
Want to sink your teeth into the best short stories, but you don’t know where to start? Check out these awesome literary magazines that champion short-form fiction.

10 Easy Ways to Improve Your First Chapter Right Now

Column by Repo Kempt
Learn how to identify and fix common problems in your opening chapter.