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

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.

5 Hauntingly Brilliant Women You Need to Read

Column by Stephanie M. Wytovich, MFA February 1, 2021
Five authors to read for Women in Horror Month (WiHM).

10 Things I Learned Editing an Anthology in Three Weeks

Column by Gabino Iglesias
I had an idea. About a month later, it was a book packed with stories by some amazing writers. Here are the things I learned while making it happen.

Foreign Terror-tories: 8 Translated Tales to Terrify

Column by Sadie Hartmann January 26, 2021
If you're a horror movie buff, chances are you watch a lot of foreign horror films. But do you read translated horror books? Here are my recommendations to get you started!

The Best of the DC Animated Universe

Column by BH Shepherd
A look at 12 of DC Comics' best animated features.

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 December 7, 2020
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
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.