Review by Stephanie M. Wytovich, MFA
A reflection on "Nightbitch" by Rachel Yoder that explores female rage and the importance of unapologetic women in fiction.
Column by Stephanie M. Wytovich, MFA
This essay encourages readers and writers alike to bridge the gap between literary and genre in order to find horror in unsuspecting places.
Column by Christopher Shultz
Louisa May Alcott's novel is beloved among girls and women, but dudes should love it just as much.
Column by Christopher Shultz
Women writers are carving important narratives out of an exploitative subgenre.
Column by Susan DeFreitas September 11, 2019
Finished with fluffy beach reads? Get schooled this fall with books that are feminist AF but just as fun.
Column by BH Shepherd
"Captain Marvel" is not just a woman superhero movie, but a superhero movie about being a woman.
Column by Meredith Borders
On its sesquicentennial, Louisa May Alcott’s novel is still challenging readers.
Column by Susan DeFreitas June 13, 2018
The Trump era has been marked by abortion restrictions, gag rules, #timesup, and pussy hats--and now, a historic number of women running for office. These recently pubbed books are 100% zeitgeist.
Interview by Rob Hart January 19, 2018
'Nasty!', available now from King Shot Press, is a kick-ass collection of essays about body positivity, sexual empowerment, overcoming adversity, and more... and it's all for a good cause.
Column by Karis Rogerson
In which one newly feminist reader examines just why Jane Austen's "Emma" is a work of feminist art.
Column by Bart Bishop
A look at the importance of women in the fifth Dark Tower book.
Column by Susan DeFreitas June 15, 2017
Forget Louis L'Amour, and even Ivan Doig--the best, most bad-ass fiction of the American West is being written by women.
Column by Bart Bishop July 15, 2016
A look at when men write women versus when women write women, and what it means to be a feminist "ally".
Column by Taylor Houston November 13, 2015
It's actually not that hard to write more inclusively, but it's more important now than ever to TRY.
Column by Cath Murphy November 10, 2014
This year male entitlement has fucked up football, video games, pop music, atheism and the childhood of anyone who watched Rolf Harris on TV. Now it's fucked up writing. Why am I not surprised?
News by Peter Derk June 27, 2014
A GQ review for the movie 'Third Person' says Olivia Wilde's butt is too nice for her to be believable as a writer.
Column by Troy Farah October 31, 2013
From ancient Greek myths to Snow White to today, Dystropia looks at the trope of the Damsel in Distress.
News by Christopher Shultz September 11, 2013
Critical of the Taliban government and an advocate for women's rights, Banerjee's murder is unfortunately one of many in the country.
News by Christopher Shultz
After a campaign demanding the Bank of England diversify the historical figures gracing bank notes, the 'Pride and Prejudice' author was announced as the next £10 portrait.
Column by Jack Joslin August 9, 2012
An examination of the poor handling of great female writers stems from questioning one's own ignorance: Why the hell do I never read books by women?
Column by Meredith Borders June 29, 2012
Welcome to a new column here at LitReactor in which Meredith boldly voices an unpopular opinion about a beloved novel.
Column by Hanna Brooks Olsen June 20, 2012
Booksellers are busy moving their best prose to the back of the store, and setting up displays of colorful paperbacks that have been categorized in a most offensive way: "beach reading."
News by Hanna Brooks Olsen
Here's something that doesn't suck about eReaders: it allows women to read whatever dirty, dirty literature they want, without fear of being scorned by judgmental commuters or co-workers.
Column by Hanna Brooks Olsen February 3, 2012
In 2010, a series of infographics reminded the literary and publishing world how male-dominated the industry is. Does the success of books written by and featuring females in 2011 change all that?