Top 5s, Top 10s, even Top 8's. Everyone loves lists! And we have a ton of 'em!

Book Promotion Scams You Can Try From Home!

Column by Peter Derk
Learn to sell books like a flim-flam man. A matchstick man. A snake oil salesman.

10 Thrilling Books We’re Anticipating in 2021

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
What better way to celebrate the start of 2021 than with a list of upcoming titles we’re most excited to read?

Nothing New Under the Mistletoe - 40 Versions of "A Christmas Carol" You Should Check Out

Column by Taylor Houston December 23, 2020
I love "A Christmas Carol", and I thought I'd seen every version out there—I was wrong.

LitReactor Staff Picks: The Best Books of 2020 - Part III

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky December 15, 2020
Submitted for your approval (or derision): Members of the LR staff offer up their favorite reads of 2020. Feat: Max Booth III, Meredith Borders, Gemma Files, Andrew Fowlow, Christoph Paul, and more!

5 Ghost Stories to Help You Haunt the Holidays

Column by Stephanie M. Wytovich, MFA
Spend the longest night of the year enveloped in tales of specters, mischievous fairies, and ancient deities.

10 Things I Learned Live Streaming the Writing of My 50K Word NaNoWriMo Novel

Column by Jay Wilburn
Twitch is designed for gamers & fans. More & more authors are experimenting with the platform. Jay Wilburn streamed the writing of his entire 50K word NaNoWriMo novel & learned a few things as he did.

LitReactor Staff Picks: The Best Books of 2020 - Part II

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
Submitted for your approval (or derision): Members of the LR staff offer up their favorite reads of 2020. Feat: Sadie Hartmann, John F.D. Taff, Andrea J. Johnson, Steph Post, & Joshua Chaplinsky.

9 Things About Agents No One Told You

Column by Gabino Iglesias
My friends, my students, and even people around me who have never published anything talk about agents, but what are they? It's time to discuss the things no one told you about literary agents.

How to Shop for a Writer: the Holiday Edition

Column by Emmanuel Nataf December 7, 2020
If you want imaginative suggestions for your literary pal’s present, we’ve got the holiday gift guide of your dreams, featuring a baker’s dozen of picks to suit any budget.

27 Indie Bookstores to Support Online in 2021

Column by Peter Derk December 4, 2020
Between solving mysteries, curating titles, and cats galore, these stores got what you need.

LitReactor Staff Picks: The Best Books of 2020 - Part I

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky December 3, 2020
Submitted for your approval (or derision): Members of the LitReactor staff offer up their favorite reads, old and new, of 2020. Featuring: Rob Hart, Kathe Koja, Lindsay Lerman, Jay Wilburn, Peter Derk

10 Books on Writing and Creativity Every Author Should Ask for this Holiday Season

Column by Jay Wilburn December 1, 2020
These may be the books that break you out of a rut, elevate your work, or help you find your way forward as a creator.

How to Protect Your Writing Time From Distraction

Column by Lisa Bubert
Creative time is precious. Don't let the outside world steal it.

A Short Tour of Gimmick Covers

Column by Peter Derk
Punch some holes, break out the foil, and if you've got tasteful nudes, save 'em for something else. Taste has no place in the world of gimmick covers.

7 Reasons You Should Actually Read Moby-Dick

Column by Annie Neugebauer
The classic novel that few have actually read, "Moby-Dick" is truly worth your time. Here are 7 reasons why.

Storyville: 10 Tips on How to Be a Good Critique Partner

Column by Richard Thomas
Advice on how to be a good critique partner, no matter what the situation.

Appetite for Destruction: 7 Food Horror Books

Column by Sadie Hartmann November 17, 2020
If you are a foodie who also happens to enjoy horror, these recommendations are for you. Bring your appetite!

7 Books for Fans of Subtle Horror

Column by Sadie Hartmann
Seven subtle horror books to satisfy readers who enjoy a quiet, creeping dread—perfect for the coming winter months.

Poets Who Bled on the Page

Column by David Cranmer
Poets have surged in popularity during these uncertain times, as they have an awareness that slices to the heart of the problems we all face.

Don’t Miss Out: A Tana French Primer

Column by Annie Neugebauer
Everything you need to know to get started reading the best author you need to know.

What's Scary In Small, Indie, and Self-Pub

Column by Peter Derk
If you're looking for big thrills, you have to go small.

Chuck-alikes: A Chuck Palahniuk Read-alike List Part 2

Column by Peter Derk
Part 2 of our MASSIVE list of Palahniuk read-a-likes that should hold you over until Chuck's next release.

The Top 10 Costumes for Writers in 2020

Column by Gabino Iglesias
It's the best time of the year. With a bizarre Hallloween around the corner and everyone wearing masks, it's time to recommended some costumes for writers.

Chuck-alikes: A Chuck Palahniuk Read-alike List (Part 1)

Column by Peter Derk October 5, 2020
A MASSIVE list of Palahniuk read-a-likes that should hold you over until Chuck's next release.

Ten Editing Tricks that Will Make Your Writing Better

Column by Gabino Iglesias September 23, 2020
After the writing comes the editing, and that's where a lot of writers struggle. Here are ten tricks to help you improve your process.