Bookshots: 'We Were Flying to Chicago' by Kevin Clouther

Bookshots: 'We Were Flying to Chicago' by Kevin Clouther

Review by Naturi Thomas-Millard
Everyone's on a journey in this debut collection of stories, where a layover, a sunrise or a karaoke-singing carwash attendant can alter the course of a life.
Bookshots: 'Between Wrecks' by George Singleton

Bookshots: 'Between Wrecks' by George Singleton

Review by Christine J. Schmidt May 13, 2014
George Singleton's short story collection checks glamor at the door.
Bookshots: 'Lovecraft's Monsters' edited by Ellen Datlow

Bookshots: 'Lovecraft's Monsters' edited by Ellen Datlow

Review by Rajan Khanna
In 'Lovecraft's Monsters,' editor Ellen Datlow manages to avoid pastiche and keep the stories fresh while still honoring H. P. Lovecraft's legacy.

9 Great Poop Reads: Taking Literary Structures From Classroom To Bathroom

Column by Peter Derk April 9, 2014
Learn everything you need to know about short form writing through Poop Reads, short reading sprints accomplished while...well, you get it.
Bookshots: 'Incendiary Girls: Stories' by Kodi Scheer

Bookshots: 'Incendiary Girls: Stories' by Kodi Scheer

Review by Tiffany Turpin Johnson
In her debut collection of short stories, Scheer explores the deeper parts of the female psyche with her special brand of animalistic magical realism.
Bookshots: 'Inappropriate Behavior: Stories' by Murray Farish

Bookshots: 'Inappropriate Behavior: Stories' by Murray Farish

Review by Tiffany Turpin Johnson
In his first collection of short stories, Farish follows a cast of characters behaving badly.
George Saunders Brings Home The Folio Prize

George Saunders Brings Home The Folio Prize

News by Peter Derk March 11, 2014
George Saunders' 'Tenth Of December' pulls another prize.
Bookshots: 'Bark: Stories' by Lorrie Moore

Bookshots: 'Bark': Stories by Lorrie Moore

Review by Naturi Thomas-Millard
Lorrie Moore's back! But her new collection of short stories might not be what you expect.
Bookshots: 'USA Noir: Best of the Akashic Noir Series'

Bookshots: 'USA Noir: Best of the Akashic Noir Series' edited by Johnny Temple

Review by Tiffany Turpin Johnson
We review this collection of the best tales from the nearly sixty volumes of geographically-themed anthologies of American noir.
Bookshots: 'Forgiving the Angel: Four Stories for Franz Kafka' by Jay Cantor

Bookshots: 'Forgiving the Angel: Four Stories for Franz Kafka' by Jay Cantor

Review by Naturi Thomas-Millard
Calling all Kafka fans! A collection of stories about the legacy and the people the influential author left behind.
Bookshots: 'Leaving the Sea' by Ben Marcus

Bookshots: 'Leaving the Sea' by Ben Marcus

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky January 8, 2014
A book of challenging short stories from the award-winning author of 'The Flame Alphabet.'

Storyville: My Ten Favorite Short Stories of 2013

Column by Richard Thomas December 12, 2013
Here are my ten favorite short stories for 2013.
Amazon Launches StoryFront, A New Short Story Imprint

Amazon Launches StoryFront, A New Short Story Imprint

News by Dean Fetzer
The retail giant keeps expanding its empire — it’s hard to keep track of it all — and has now launched a new marketplace aimed at the burgeoning short fiction market.

Storyville: Dissecting "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" by Joyce Carol Oates

Column by Richard Thomas November 25, 2013
One of the most talked about, published and taught stories, I dissect "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" by Joyce Carol Oates.
Our Very Own Dan J. Fiore Wins Writer's Digest Competition

The Winner of the Writer’s Digest 82nd Annual Writing Competition Is... Our Very Own Dan J. Fiore!

News by Rob Hart October 9, 2013
Dan J. Fiore took top honors in the national writing competition with his short, "Masks"— a story he workshopped right here at LitReactor!
LitReactor: Featured Workshop Story!

Introducing: Featured Workshop Story

News by Rob Hart September 10, 2013
Our Writers Workshop is producing amazing stories. We want to share them with the world.
Stieg Larsson

Short Story From 17 Year-Old Stieg Larson To Appear In New Anthology

News by Christopher Shultz August 8, 2013
The unpublished work will appear alongside twenty other Swedish writers in a collection exploring the darkside of their mother country.

Storyville: Ten Tips for Successfully Publishing Your Stories

Column by Richard Thomas August 8, 2013
Here are ten tips for successfully publishing your stories.

10 Stories by Ray Bradbury That Would Make Great Movies

Column by Ben Umstead August 2, 2013
10 Stories by Ray Bradbury that Would Make Great Movies. 'Nuff Said.

Storyville: How Do You Know When Your Story is Done?

Column by Richard Thomas June 24, 2013
It's hard to tell when a story is done. Here are some tips for figuring it out.
LitReactor Book Club:  'Staring into the Abyss' by Richard Thomas

July Book Club Selection: 'Staring into the Abyss' by Richard Thomas

News by Joshua Chaplinsky June 4, 2013
July's selection for the LitReactor Book Club is 'Staring into the Abyss' by our own Richard Thomas. Read here for details on how you can participate in the discussion.

Storyville: Tips on Putting Together a Short Story Collection

Column by Richard Thomas June 3, 2013
Are you ready to put together a short story collection? Here are some tips to help you make it shine.
Lydia Davis Wins The Man Booker International

Lydia Davis Wins The Man Booker International Prize

News by Christopher Shultz May 23, 2013
Micro-fiction, very short stories, brief passages—whatever you want to call them, Lydia Davis writes them, and the Man Booker committee took notice.

Storyville: Why Write Short Stories At All?

Column by Richard Thomas May 1, 2013
Why should you even bother with stories, novels are where it's at, right? No--walk before you can run.

Storyville: Dissecting "Fireflies"

Column by Richard Thomas April 2, 2013
Dissecting my story, "Fireflies," I shine a light on my first attempt at magical realism — craft, process, and structure.