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

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

Column by Nick Kolakowski
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
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).

Five Things I Learned About Writing From Learning How To Make Games

Column by Luke Kondor March 24, 2021
Most surprisingly, through the process of learning how to make games, I also picked up a few new lenses through which to look at my writing and my creativity in general.

Thirteen Musicians Who Can Also Write

Column by Gabriel Hart
Music isn't the end-all to self-expression. For a lot of us it’s just the foreword.

March Madness: 8 Books That Will Mess With Your Head

Column by Sadie Hartmann
Psychological horror/thrillers are entertaining because the very nature of the narrative is designed to break down any perceived reality for readers. Here are some favorites of the genre.

Five Things I Loved (and Five I Loathed) About My MFA Experience

Column by Rob Blair Young March 12, 2021
My MFA experience was, in a word, mixed. In this column, I highlight some of the best and worst things about my time pursuing my Master's of Fine Arts in fiction.

7 Books That Will Make You Happy You’re Single

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
These seven literary picks brilliantly reveal the joys of singledom and will have you transforming from a Bridget Jones to a Samantha Jones in no time at all.

7 Short Literary Works for the Shortest Month

Column by Lisa Bubert February 15, 2021
Let's traipse through some of the finest short fiction around.

Bad Romance: 10 Books To Warm Your Cold, Black Heart

Column by Sadie Hartmann
Horror fiction might seem like the least likely genre to give you that romance fix, but this list will convince you otherwise.