Why I Am Writing Under a New Name

Column by John Mantooth
John Mantooth's first book tanked. This is how he got back in the game.

The Agony & the Ecstasy of the Best-Seller List

Column by Stephanie Bonjack
Why did Regnery Publishing quit the New York Times best-seller list? How do best-seller lists work anyway?

Three Things Nobody Told Me About Having a Children’s Book Published

Column by Patrick Wensink August 23, 2017
Patrick Wensink finally wrote a book you can read with your kids. Barely.

The Life Expectancy of a Novel

Column by Max Booth III
There are so many books on this planet being published every single day, and it’s rude to take up any further space than we rightfully deserve.

How to Take Edits 101

Column by Christoph Paul
I explain what editing is (it's not just proofreading!) and how to take edits.

10 Things Selling Books at Festivals and Cons Has Taught Me About Writing

Column by Christoph Paul May 5, 2017
I give ten examples of how tabling at book festivals has helped my writing improve.

10 New Female Authors That Should Be On Your Radar

Column by Gabino Iglesias April 21, 2017
With so much going on in publishing, it's easy to lose track of what's new. Here are some outstanding female authors that should be on your radar.

Writers: Why You Should (and Shouldn't) Start a Patreon

Column by Max Booth III April 14, 2017
Thinking about starting a Patreon but unsure if it's the right decision? We're here to help.

10 Mistakes I Made as a Debut Novelist

Column by Susan DeFreitas April 10, 2017
When I signed the contract on my first novel, I thought I knew what to look for--and what to expect. As it turned out, I was wrong.

On Writing Books for Nobody

Column by Phil Jourdan March 28, 2017
Why would anybody write a book they never intend to publish? It turns out, when you are truly writing for nobody but yourself, the act of writing becomes a very different thing.

8 Reasons to Avoid the Novel and Focus on Short Stories

Column by Brandon Tietz March 23, 2017
Are you an aspiring author just beginning their journey? You think you're ready to take on the novel? You very well might be, but we've got eight reasons why you should hold off on that.

Zines: Dead Or Alive-er Than Ever?

Column by Peter Derk March 10, 2017
Has the zine died? Or is it more powerful than ever?

An Agent is a Living M.F.A.

Column by Christoph Paul March 1, 2017
I compare the benefits of getting an M.F.A to the education you get from an agent. I conclude that you get more out of working with an agent than attending an M.F.A. program.

AWP 2017: Tiny Fish, Giant Ocean

Column by Leah Rhyne February 15, 2017
Some stories and pictures from the LitReactor table at #AWP2017 (aka the Association of Writers and Writing Programs 2017 Conference).

What I Hate About Being A Writer

Column by Ed Sikov
In which a LitReactor columnist spews out all the bile in his soul, a bit of self-contempt, and most of all, his well-known but still underappreciated misanthropy.

15 Books by POC You Should Buy Before Buying Rachel Dolezal's Nonsense

Column by Gabino Iglesias January 30, 2017
Literature by POC is now more important than ever. Here are fifteen outstanding books to get you started.

Shameless! 5 Guerilla Tactics for Promoting Your Debut Novel

Column by Susan DeFreitas July 8, 2016
If you're publishing your debut novel with a small press, you won't have the kind of publicity behind you offered by the big houses—which is all the more reason to think out of the box.

Library Love: Incunabula – Dracula’s Bookshelf

Column by Stephanie Bonjack
Incunabula are the earliest known printed books. They tell the tale of power and greed, invention and creative expression. There's also mention of Dracula.

Try To Be A Ghost: The Life and Times Of A Professional Ghostwriter

Column by Keith Rawson May 16, 2016
A brief update on Keith Rawson's life as a full time ghost writer.

Crowdfunding for Writers: 10 Tips for Running a Successful Patreon Campaign

Column by Susan DeFreitas April 26, 2016
Wondering which platform is the best fit for your writing? The new kid on the crowdfunding block may be your new best friend.

Five (Dirty Little) Truths about Proofreading

Column by Susan DeFreitas March 18, 2016
No one wants your book to be perfect more than your proofreader. Unfortunately, that's easier said than done.
Amy Schumer’s New Book Out in August

Amy Schumer’s New Book Out in August

News by Raine Winters March 14, 2016
Will you be reading?

Read the Instructions & Other Things You Don’t Know About Getting Published

Column by Joe Biel
Despite how things may seem, often times success in publishing is determined by how well we follow basic guidelines, schedules, and procedures.

Path to Publication: The Agony and the Ecstasy of the Second Novel

Column by Rob Hart February 9, 2016
Rob Hart revives his Path to Publication column to talk about the release of his second novel, and reveals his three mistakes, three successes, and three goals for the future.

10 Mistakes (Almost) Every Rookie Writer Makes

Column by Susan DeFreitas January 22, 2016
Are you ready to go pro? Or are you still making rookie mistakes?