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Lessons from 10 Years of Writing About Grammar

Column by Taylor Houston October 8, 2021
In 10 years, I've given a lot of grammar advice. Some of it is bullshit now, but some of it is truer than ever.

6 Banned Books to Celebrate Banned Books Week

Column by Emmanuel Nataf September 24, 2021
This year’s Banned Books Week runs on the theme “Books unite us. Censorship divides us.” These six written works demonstrate exactly why it’s important that we celebrate our right to read.

DYI Horror: 10 Haunted Fixer-Uppers

Column by Sadie Hartmann
Not so much a list of haunted house horror, but a list of books featuring a very specific trope within a trope.

10 Years of LitReactor News: A Followup

Column by Peter Derk
We follow up on 10 years of LitReactor news stories. From "The Familiar" to topless readers to Chuck Tingle.

A Quick and Dirty Guide to Writing a Book Proposal

Column by Emmanuel Nataf August 17, 2021
Here are the five essential steps you need to take in order to write a nonfiction book proposal that agents and editors will be snapping at one another’s heels to acquire.

Five Things You Always Wanted to Know About "The Bridge" But Were Afraid to Ask

Column by JS Breukelaar
J.S. Breukelaar tackles some tough questions about her new novel, "The Bridge," out now from Meerkat Press.

10 Best Books to Get Your Travel Back On

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
This exciting list will show you 10 of the best books to spark change in how you travel. If your inner wanderlust is dying to escape, read on!

Big Bugs and Dead Astronauts: The Joys of a Non-Human Narrator

Column by Nick Kolakowski July 29, 2021
Fresh ideas can be learned from books told from a different perspective.

Things Casual Readers Don't Care About

Column by Peter Derk July 23, 2021
Do you have a hard time relating to your casual reader friends? Here's why.

Five Agents Tell You What You’re Doing Wrong... And How To Do It Right

Column by Gabino Iglesias
Landing the right agent can be the first step in making many of your writing dreams come true, but doing so is harder than people realize. Let these five great agents help you with that.

Other Words for Dark: 10 Horror, Crime, and Thriller Novels in Translation for 2021

Column by Leah Dearborn
There’s a Czech proverb that says, “You live a new life for every new language you speak. If you know only one language, you live only once.”

Book Cover Trends: Skulls!

Column by Sadie Hartmann
If you follow book cover design as closely as I do, you've noticed the skull trend and you're diggin' it as much as I am. Let's discuss:

The First Date Book Walkout Question

Column by Peter Derk July 12, 2021
You're on a first date, someone tells you their favorite book. You walk out. Which book did they name?

Hot Ghoul Summer: New Releases From Women in Horror

Column by Sadie Hartmann
"It's a Hot Girl Summer, so you know she got it lit" — Megan Thee Stallion & Nicki Minaj. As in H O R R O R lit!

13 Authors Redefining the Novel Without Being Obnoxious About It

Column by Peter Derk
It's time to change the novel game. Here are the players headed in the right direction.

Overlooked 2020: A Post-pandemic Roundup of Overlooked Releases

Column by Ben Tanzer June 29, 2021
Digging back through some of the lost written treasures of 2020.

Everything You Need To Know About the 2021 International Booker Prize Shortlist

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
Da-da-dum, the International Booker Winner has been announced, and you haven't even read the shortlist. Don’t worry: this post is here to help.

10 Books For the Flight to Mars

Column by Leah Dearborn
Space exploration has been a popular topic in recent publishing, with a growing number of voices writing on the subject. Here are 10 books to keep you company for the (very) long flight.

Latinx Horror Author Roundtable

Column by Cina Pelayo
A conversation with five Latinx horror authors about the genre.

11 Poetic Forms Ranked

Column by Rob Blair Young
For National Poetry Month, I'm ranking eleven different types of formal poetry.

How To Write Your Novel in 20 Easy Steps

Column by Gabino Iglesias
Want to write a novel? Here's the definitive guide, the best guide ever, the only guide you need to get it done!

Five Books To Optimize Workflow And Avoid Burnout

Column by Andrea J. Johnson April 19, 2021
Five writer productivity books that emphasize stress reduction and creative renewal.

10 Books that Influenced "The Paradox Twins"

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
A list of books that informed the debut novel from LitReactor Managing Editor, Joshua Chaplinsky.

The 10 Best Zombie Books You May Not Have Heard Of

Column by Jay Wilburn April 2, 2021
There is a lot of terrible zombie fiction out there, but some great books using this old shambling monster do exist. Here are a few worthy zombie stories from talented authors you might have missed.

The Purr-fect Tail: 7 Books to Celebrate Respect Your Cat Day

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
March 28th is everyone's favorite holiday of the year: Respect Your Cat Day! Here are 7 books to help you respect your cat (which, ahem, you should definitely be doing already).