Celebrating the Woman Who Would Become Maya Angelou, on her Birthday

Column by Jessica Marie Baumgartner, April 3, 2020
The poet we know found her way through life with the help of many different art forms.

Ask Nick: Publishing 201: Why Are Small Presses Almost Always So Awful?

Column by Nick Mamatas
April 2, 2020
Small presses are doomed to fail because mostly only people with no business sense would ever found one.

5 Classic Books to Re-Visit for International Children’s Book Day

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
April 2, 2020
To celebrate International Children's Book Day, here are five formative children’s books to dust off and re-visit on April 2.

Most Mischievous Pranksters in Literature

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
April 1, 2020
April Fool's is canceled this year (thank God!), but that doesn't mean we can't look to the past. So here are some of the most inventive and sly figures in literature.

"Star Trek: Picard" is Having Too Much Fun

Column by BH Shepherd
March 31, 2020
A review of the Star Trek spinoff featuring Jean-Luc Picard.

5 Comfort Reads to Remind You of the World’s Resilience

Column by Lisa Bubert
March 30, 2020
Since our whole world is upside down right now, I figured we could use some uplifting reads.

Big-Time Author Bucket List

Column by Peter Derk
March 27, 2020
Everybody needs one. And you need to make it BEFORE you're big time.

Would You Please Read This? How to Get Book Blurbs

Column by Gabino Iglesias
March 26, 2020
Along with writing a great synopsis, getting blurbs is something that gives many writers nightmares. Here are some tips to help you do it better.

13 Indie Publishers Producing Fresh, Hot, Horror Fiction

Column by Sadie Hartmann
March 25, 2020
A baker's dozen of indie publishers changing the landscape of horror fiction for the better.

Overcoming Self-Hype Block

Column by Christoph Paul
March 24, 2020
A meditation on self-hype/-marketing/-branding block.

Is The Novel Dead?

Column by Peter Derk
March 23, 2020
The accumulated filth will look up and shout "SHORTER! SHORTER COLUMNS!" ...and I'll look down and whisper, "No. Because you see, the real thing is..."