10 Translated Books to Read for International Translation Day

Column by Kleopatra Olympiou, September 29, 2022
This Sept. 30th, celebrate by reading a translated book, and experience a feeling of abundance, the joy of choice, of plenty, of access.
Writing Goopy Horror in a Neurotypical World

Lor Gislason: Writing Goopy Horror in a Neurotypical World

Interview by Andrew Fowlow
September 28, 2022
As writers, we are often reminded by the self-help motivational gurus to "just write," but what happens if your sensory tank is filled to the brim and you go into full-blown burnout?

A Fiction Roundup Both Painful and Poignant

Column by Ben Tanzer
September 27, 2022
Ben Tanzer discusses recent reads from Coco Picard, Tommy Dean, Rebecca Van Laer and Ravi Mangla that had a powerful effect on him.

8 Killer True Crime Books for Fans of 'In Cold Blood'

Column by Jena Brown
September 26, 2022
To celebrate Capote's birthday, here are 8 true crime books that read with the same intimacy and heartbreaking detail as "In Cold Blood."

Dispatch From The Querying Trenches (Part III): Getting Ready

Column by Karis Rogerson
September 22, 2022
Karis Rogerson returns with another look at querying, this time from the standpoint of whipping her seventh book into query-able shape!

Unlocking The Tomb: An Interview With Tamsyn Muir

Interview by Jena Brown
September 21, 2022
Swords, Jurassic Park, hamburger t-shirts, ignored writing advice, and The Locked Tomb: an interview with Tamsyn Muir

The Melting Point of Platinum: On Joyce Carol Oates' 'Blonde'

Column by Gabriel Hart
September 20, 2022
Gabriel Hart muses on 'Blonde,' the novel by Joyce Carol Oates for the release of its film adaptation by Andrew Dominik this month.

Magic When It All Comes Together: How To Assemble a Not-Boring Book

September 19, 2022
Putting together a short story collection isn't easy, but Paul Michael Anderson built a few mixtape-style rules that might help.

Selling the Story of Your Story

Column by Peter Derk
September 16, 2022
Selling your story with plot or even excerpts is a tough proposition. There's a better way.

Why We Need Beta Readers Who Point Out Mistakes and Flaws In Our Books

Column by Karis Rogerson
September 15, 2022
Karis Rogerson ruminates on the gift that is a beta reader who won't shy away from pointing out mistakes, errors, and problematic aspects.
To Haunt the Mind: Poet Donna Lynch on "Girls From the County"

To Haunt the Mind: Poet Donna Lynch on "Girls From the County"

September 14, 2022
An interview with Donna Lynch about her recent poetry collection, 'Girls From the County', out now from Raw Dog Screaming Press.