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

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
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.

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!