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

13 Halloween Themed Anthologies to Fill Your Season with Fright

Column by Annie Neugebauer October 17, 2017
A list of yummy seasonal reading. Books on this list are overtly Halloween-themed multi-author anthologies focusing on short stories. 13 lucky options to fill your October with creepy fiction!

5 Bizarro Books That Should Be Movies

Column by Christoph Paul October 16, 2017
Hollywood needs to go bizarro and make these five movies.

Blood, Parasites, and Mutilation: Celebrating 10 Masters of Body Horror

Column by Gabino Iglesias
Body horror is a rich subgenre. Here are some of its best purveyors.

13 Reasons Charles Addams is an Unsung Master of Horror

Column by Peter Derk
If you're a true horror fan, you need more Charles Addams in your life.

Season of the Witch: Six Dark Fairy Tales Everyone Should Read

Column by Susan DeFreitas October 10, 2017
Prepare to be haunted by six of the finest dark fairy tales, by the women who reinvented the form: Angela Carter, A. S. Byatt, Kelly Link, Aimee Bender, Kate Bernheimer, and Karen Joy Fowler.

The 7 Greatest Fears of Horror Writers

Column by Emmanuel Nataf October 9, 2017
But what chilling thoughts keep horror writers awake at night? What thing scares Stephen King? What makes R.L. Stine lose his mind?

13 Tourist Destinations for Horror Lovers

Column by Annie Neugebauer October 6, 2017
A list of 13 destinations for fans of the macabre, strange, and creepy. These locations are real – and really disturbing.

The Top 10 LitReactor Columns of All Time

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky October 4, 2017
LitReactor is officially 6 years old! We celebrate with a collection of our greatest hits.

The Top 10 Rare and Pricey Stephen King Books

Column by Gabino Iglesias October 3, 2017
King is a popular, prolific author whose books can be found in almost any store that sells printed words, but some editions are special. Here are the rarest and priciest of them all.

The 10 Best Scenes From The First 10 Anita Blake Books

Column by Annie Neugebauer
Ten stand-out scenes from the first ten books in Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake series. Vampires, zombies, and werewolves -- oh my!

10 Stephen King Sequels I Want to Read

Column by Max Booth III
John Wick but with a cat instead of Keanu Reeves.

The Worst Required Reading

Column by Peter Derk September 19, 2017
It's back to school time, which means it's required reading time. Bring the pain.

The Little Genre That Could: Why Now is the Time to Read Bizarro

Column by Gabino Iglesias September 18, 2017
Bizarro fiction continues to grow, and now's the time to start enjoying it.

The 7 Deadly Sins of Struggling Writers

Column by Christoph Paul September 4, 2017
Sorry to cast stones, fellow writers, but this needs to be said.

13 Tips on Plowing Through 'IT' (or any long book) In A Few Days

Column by Peter Derk August 31, 2017
You've only got a few days to read 'IT' before the movie hits. You can do it. Take it from me, with a little help, you'll make it.

10 Easy Edits to Improve Your Manuscript Right Now

Column by Repo Kempt August 28, 2017
A list of ten simple edits that can immediately improve whatever writing you're working on.

When Books and Music Meet: 18 Literary Creations That Rock

Column by Annie Neugebauer August 25, 2017
Music & books: every once in a while, an artist comes along who manages to build a bridge between the two, and when that happens the results can be pretty awesome.

Storyville: Eight New, Mashed Up Sub-Genres

Column by Richard Thomas
Some new hybrid narratives to breathe life into your writing.

A Bestiary of Authors' Brains

Column by Gabino Iglesias
These are the creatures residing in the brains of authors. Enter at your own risk.

15 Famous Authors I Wouldn't Want to Have a Beer With

Column by Gabino Iglesias August 1, 2017
I love authors. I love beer. I love having beers with authors. However, those rules don't apply to all authors. Here are fifteen I wouldn't want to share a beer with.

Celebrating Success: How 5 Authors Celebrated Their First Story Sale

Column by Michael David Wilson July 31, 2017
An exploration of how five authors celebrated that sweetest of sales.

11 Ways Marvel Comics Can Change To Attract Consumers

Column by Peter Derk
Eleven ideas to help Marvel end their sales slump. Four of them are actually legitimate!

Reflecting Early: 7 Memoirs by Young Authors

Column by Leah Dearborn
There's a longtime debate about memoir. Can it only be produced after years of carefully accrued wisdom and self-reflection?

All in a Day: YA That Takes Place in 24 Hours

Column by Riki Cleveland
These six YA novels pack an enormous amount of action and drama, and a year’s worth of emotion into a mere day, and we dare you to put them down before binge reading in the same amount of time.

6 Reasons Aspiring Writers Should Act More Like Musicians

Column by Christoph Paul July 20, 2017
Musicians can't be posers——they actually have to practice their instrument.