Farah Rose Smith by Lucy La Riot

Farah Rose Smith: Of One Pure Will

Interview by Autumn Christian
An interview with weird fiction writer Farah Rose Smith.

I Wrote A Story Every Day for a Month on Live Stream

Column by Jay Wilburn
Jay Wilburn shares his experience writing a new short story every day while streaming live on Twitch.
author William R. Soldan

Interview with Grit Lit Author William R. Soldan

Interview by Gabriel Hart
Discover where the bleak American experience collides with glimmers of righteous humanity.

Don't Fear the Short Story

Column by Joshua Isard
Aspiring novelist need to see the short story as an important part of their growth as writers.

Storyville: Reasons Authors Don't Submit Their Work—And My Responses

Column by Richard Thomas
The top reasons authors don't submit their work, and my responses.
Blood in the Gears: A Craft Interview with Gemma Amor

Blood in the Gears: A Craft Interview with Gemma Amor

Interview by Tyler Jones
An interview with horror author Gemma Amor about writing.

7 Short Literary Works for the Shortest Month

Column by Lisa Bubert February 15, 2021
Let's traipse through some of the finest short fiction around.

How a Lunatic Published My First Short Story: A Cautionary Tale

Column by Max Booth III
What every writer dreams of hearing: “I like it, but not enough to want to give you a book for it. (In other words, I don't want to pay for it as I don't LOVE it.)”

24 Hour Writing Challenge: Livestreaming a Full Day of Writing on Twitch

Column by Jay Wilburn
Jay Wilburn livestreamed all the short stories he could write in 24 hours on Twitch. This was not the first time he tried something like this. See what you might learn from his success and folly.
Now Accepting Submissions - "The Mercy Seat: Stories From Death Row"

Now Accepting Submissions - "The Mercy Seat: Stories From Death Row"

News by Max Booth III January 15, 2021
Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing is seeking short stories for their new anthology.

David Sedaris' 'The Best of Me' for Readers and Writers

Column by Peter Derk November 2, 2020
What's in a best of collection for David Sedaris fans? And what's to be learned by other writers?

Confessions of a Short Story Addict: More, More, More

Column by Sadie Hartmann August 25, 2020
An anthology is a perfect package; introducing readers to their next favorite author one short story at a time.

The Origin of a Space Parasite

Column by Brett Petersen
Brett Petersen discusses how his first book, 'The Parasite From Proto Space & Other Stories', came to be.

Storyville: Tips, Tricks, and Thoughts on Reprints

Column by Richard Thomas July 28, 2020
Why should you get your stories reprinted? It can help your career!

Skipp's Self-Isolating ABC’S of the COVID-19 (Stage One)

Column by John Skipp May 25, 2020
Enjoy these COVID stories from Skipp, all bundled together using the ABC model. May they inspire you to construct your own.
Read An Excerpt From Kathe Koja's "Velocities" and Win a $50 Book Shopping Spree

Read An Excerpt From Kathe Koja's "Velocities" and Win a $50 Book Shopping Spree!

News by Joshua Chaplinsky
Kathe Kola's fantastic new collection comes out tomorrow, but you could be reading it now.
Blood in the Gears: Paul Tremblay on the Craft of Writing

Blood in the Gears: Paul Tremblay on the Craft of Writing

Interview by Tyler Jones January 29, 2020
An interview with Paul Tremblay on the craft of writing.

10 Short Stories "Creepshow" Should Adapt For Season Two

Column by Max Booth III
Maybe the next season will feature more than one female writer?

20 Scary Stories For Halloween That You Can Read Online For Free

Column by Michael David Wilson October 31, 2019
Happy Halloween! Today we're treating you with twenty scary stories to read this Halloween. FOR FREE.
An Interview with Joshua Chaplinsky, Author of 'Whispers in the Ear of A Dreamin

An Interview with Joshua Chaplinsky, Author of 'Whispers in the Ear of A Dreaming Ape'

Interview by Rob Hart October 9, 2019
LitReactor's class director Rob Hart poses some tough and mostly uninformed questions to Managing Editor Joshua Chaplinsky, whose short story collection is available now from Clash Books.

Storyville: Pacing and Depth in Short Fiction vs. Novels

Column by Richard Thomas
Thoughts on the differences between novels and short stories, specifically when it comes to pacing and depth.
Chuck Klosterman's "Raised In Captivity" Kills The Short Story

Chuck Klosterman's "Raised In Captivity" Kills The Short Story

Review by Peter Derk September 12, 2019
A funeral for the traditional short story, presented to you as a Chuck Klosterman book.

Tales From the Crust: Pizza My Skull

Column by David James Keaton
"Tales From the Crust: An Anthology of Pizza Horror" is out today, and it is a plague unleashed upon the horror genre. Read the intro, for free, RIGHT HERE!

The Power of Ray Bradbury's Short Stories

Column by Jessica Marie Baumgartner August 22, 2019
It's Ray Bradbury's birthday. Let's celebrate by talking about the art of short story writing and his contribution.
Keith Rosson’s Debut Story Collection, Folk Songs for Trauma Surgeons

Keith Rosson’s Debut Story Collection, 'Folk Songs for Trauma Surgeons', to be Published by Meerkat Press

News by Joshua Chaplinsky April 30, 2019
The stories delve into notions of family, grief, identity, loss, and hope, with the merging of literary fiction and magical realism that Rosson has explored in his previous novels.