The 20 Best Horror Stories Available Online for Free

Column by Max Booth III
It’s Halloween, so let’s celebrate by reading some spooky stories.

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!
Bookshots: 'Entropy in Bloom' by Jeremy Robert Johnson

Bookshots: 'Entropy in Bloom' by Jeremy Robert Johnson

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky
Take a stroll through the mind of one of our maddest and brightest.

Storyville: Great Titles—Hooking Your Readers

Column by Richard Thomas April 17, 2017
Some ideas on how to hook your readers with your titles.

Every Stephen King Short Story Summarized in 140 Characters or Less (Part 2)

Column by Max Booth III
Boners, cat-swallowing, and punching kids in the face.

Dementia, Pee Fetishes, and the Horrors of Obesity: A Month With Stephen King

Column by Max Booth III March 29, 2017
This is what happens when you read every Stephen King short story in one month.

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.
Bookshots: 'Bit Rot' by Douglas Coupland

Bookshots: 'Bit Rot: Stories + Essays' by Douglas Coupland

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky
Coupland returns with a tasty collection of bingeable treats for the Netflix generation.

Why I Listen to Audiobooks and You Should Too

Column by Michael David Wilson February 24, 2017
In this column we explore the wonderful world of audiobooks and hope we can persuade you to, too.
Bookshots: 'The Dark and Other Love Stories' by Deborah Willis

Bookshots: 'The Dark and Other Love Stories' by Deborah Willis

Review by Brandon Tietz
In this collection consisting of thirteen stories, Deborah Willis gives us a girl on Mars, teenagers who break and enter for fun, and an avian roommate that won't vacate named Todd.

5 Tips for Writing Short Stories That Sell

Column by George Cotronis February 9, 2017
This is your year. Get published.
Bookshots: 'The Speckled God' by Marc Joan

Bookshots: 'The Speckled God' by Marc Joan

Review by Stephanie Bonjack
Records show that what started as a financial audit back in 1975 ended in the disappearance of a young man. Follow the trail from Bombay to a southern tea plantation where mysterious events occurred.

The 2017 One Story Per Week Writing Challenge

Column by Michael David Wilson January 19, 2017
Michael David Wilson explains the basics of the 2017 One Story Per Week Challenge and invites you to join him.
Bookshots: 'Cartoons in the Suicide Forest' by Leza Cantoral

Bookshots: 'Cartoons in the Suicide Forest' by Leza Cantoral

Review by Gabino Iglesias
Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review
Kelly Abbott

A Conversation with Kelly Abbott, Founder of the New Short Story App 'Great Jones Street'

Interview by Rob Hart December 8, 2016
According to Abbott, the equation was simple: Mobile Phones + Short Attention Spans + Desire for High Quality Entertainment = Opportunity for Short Fiction.
Bookshots: ‘Bones Are Made To Be Broken’ By Paul Michael Anderson

Bookshots: ‘Bones Are Made To Be Broken’ by Paul Michael Anderson

Review by Keith Rawson
A brief review of Paul Michael Anderson's debut short story collection, ‘Bones Are Made To Be Broken’.

Creepypasta: Is Any of it Worth Reading?

Column by George Cotronis November 29, 2016
We look into the best that internet phenomenon creepypasta has to offer. At least according to this guy.
Bookshots: 'Slipping' by Lauren Beukes

Bookshots: 'Slipping' by Lauren Beukes

Review by Gabino Iglesias
Beukes offers a wonderful mix of science fiction, horror, and smart writing in her latest collection.

The 10 Types of Horror Stories I’d Love To Read

Column by Richard Thomas October 11, 2016
Here are ten horror story ideas I'd love to see.
Bookshots: 'Swift to Chase' by Laird Barron

Bookshots: 'Swift to Chase' by Laird Barron

Review by Max Booth III October 7, 2016
A look at Laird Barron's haunting Alaskan collection.
Bookshots: 'Intimations' By Alexandra Kleeman

Bookshots: 'Intimations' By Alexandra Kleeman

Review by Keith Rawson
A brief review of 'Intimations' By Alexandra Kleeman.
Bookshots: 'Dead Dogs & Splintered Hearts' by Tom Ward

Bookshots: 'Dead Dogs & Splintered Hearts' by Tom Ward

Review by BH Shepherd
A concise review of "Dead Dogs & Splintered Hearts" by Tom Ward.
Bookshots: 'Stories of Your Life and Others' by Ted Chiang

Bookshots: 'Stories of Your Life and Others' by Ted Chiang

Review by Max Booth III June 15, 2016
A look at Ted Chiang's infamous science fiction collection.
Bookshots: Dead Letters: An Anthology edited by Conrad Williams

Bookshots: 'Dead Letters: An Anthology of the Undelivered, the Missing, the Returned…' edited by Conrad Williams

Review by Dean Fetzer
An anthology of stories about objects found in a dead letter office or misdirected mail — and what happens when the wrong person opens it.