The Penguin Merger: Court Is Now In Session

Column by Peter Derk
To call Penguin Random House's plan to buy Simon & Schuster the absolute worst thing to happen in the publishing world is hyperbole. Putting it in the top 3 worst things, however, is just good sense.
A Thank You and An Update On the LitReactor Fundraiser

A Thank You and An Update On the LitReactor Fundraiser

News by Rob Hart August 15, 2022
Just a quick update on where things stand...
Let’s Save LitReactor - Campaign Update

Let’s Save LitReactor - Campaign Update

News by Taylor Houston July 19, 2022
We're in the home stretch for the fundraiser that'll keep the site alive—and there's still time to help us meet our goal!
"Head Cleaner" by David James Keaton: Cover Reveal and Excerpt

"Head Cleaner" by David James Keaton: Cover Reveal and Excerpt

News by Joshua Chaplinsky March 14, 2022
High-concept hijinks from the last Blockbuster on earth and "The Last Projector" author David James Keaton.

Celebrating 10 Years of LitReactor!

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky October 1, 2021
LitReactor has been a part of our lives for an entire decade! Come help us celebrate.
Chuck Palahniuk Launches "Plot Spoiler" Substack

Chuck Palahniuk Launches "Plot Spoiler" Substack

News by Joshua Chaplinsky September 20, 2021
The exclusive newsletter will include fiction you can't unread, writing lessons, and lurid backstory. Everything you've come to expect from Chuck, on a weekly basis.

10 Years of LitReactor News: A Followup

Column by Peter Derk
We follow up on 10 years of LitReactor news stories. From "The Familiar" to topless readers to Chuck Tingle.
LitReactor Band T-Shirt

New LitReactor Shirts & Stickers Now Available!

News by Joshua Chaplinsky January 17, 2021
It's been a long time coming, but we finally have a new t-shirt design!
Now Accepting Submissions - "The Mercy Seat: Stories From Death Row"

Now Accepting Submissions - "The Mercy Seat: Stories From Death Row"

News by Max Booth III January 15, 2021
Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing is seeking short stories for their new anthology.
Read An Excerpt From Kathe Koja's "Velocities" and Win a $50 Book Shopping Spree

Read An Excerpt From Kathe Koja's "Velocities" and Win a $50 Book Shopping Spree!

News by Joshua Chaplinsky April 20, 2020
Kathe Kola's fantastic new collection comes out tomorrow, but you could be reading it now.
LitReactor is Now a Bookshop Affiliate

LitReactor is Now a Bookshop Affiliate

News by Joshua Chaplinsky April 8, 2020
Check out our shop and help independent booksellers.
Polis Books Announces ‘Lockdown: Stories of Terror, Crime, and Hope During a Pan

EXCLUSIVE: Polis Books Announces ‘Lockdown: Stories of Terror, Crime, and Hope During a Pandemic’ Charity Anthology

News by Joshua Chaplinsky April 6, 2020
Give yourself some great entertainment—and support a worthy cause at the same time.
Cover Reveal for Both Sides: Stories from the Border

Cover Reveal for "Both Sides: Stories from the Border"

News by Gabino Iglesias December 16, 2019
The cover for the Agora Books border anthology is here, and LitReactor has the exclusive reveal.
Win A Copy of "Consider This", Chuck Palahniuk's New Writing Memoir

Win A Copy of "Consider This", Chuck Palahniuk's New Writing Memoir

News by Joshua Chaplinsky October 26, 2019
We have eight copies. One of them could be yours.
"Tales From the Crust" Exclusive TOC and Cover Reveal!

"Tales From the Crust" Exclusive TOC and Cover Reveal!

News by Joshua Chaplinsky July 26, 2019
The horror anthology you all thought was a joke is here and it is deadly serious. Courtesy of those maniacs over at Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing.
Announcement: Saying Goodbye to the LitReactor Community Board

Announcement: Saying Goodbye to the LitReactor Community Board

News by Peter Derk May 7, 2019
Bidding a fond farewell to our beloved community discussion board.
Keith Rosson’s Debut Story Collection, Folk Songs for Trauma Surgeons

Keith Rosson’s Debut Story Collection, 'Folk Songs for Trauma Surgeons', to be Published by Meerkat Press

News by Joshua Chaplinsky April 30, 2019
The stories delve into notions of family, grief, identity, loss, and hope, with the merging of literary fiction and magical realism that Rosson has explored in his previous novels.
Announcing the TOC for Both Sides: An Anthology of Border Noir

EXCLUSIVE: Announcing the TOC for "Both Sides: An Anthology of Border Noir"

News by Gabino Iglesias April 29, 2019
Gabino Iglesias and new Polis imprint Agora bring us a diverse exploration of the invisible lines that divide us.
Keith Rosson's Novel, "Road Seven", To Be Published By Meerkat Press

Keith Rosson's Novel, "Road Seven", To Be Published By Meerkat Press

News by Joshua Chaplinsky November 30, 2018
Tricia Reeks, publisher at Meerkat Press, has announced the acquisition of North American English language rights to Keith Rosson’s newest novel, which will be released in 2020.
FANGORIA PRESENTS: "CARNIVOROUS LUNAR ACTIVITIES" by Max Booth III

Fangoria Presents: "Carnivorous Lunar Activities" by Max Booth III

News by Joshua Chaplinsky August 22, 2018
"If you love 'An American Werewolf in London', ...you're really going to enjoy the next Fangoria Presents book, 'Carnivorous Lunar Activities', by Max Booth III."
Fangoria, Horror, Michael J. Seidlinger

Fangoria to Publish Michael J. Seidlinger's Novel 'My Pet Serial Killer'

News by Rob Hart June 1, 2018
Fangoria is back, getting into the novel business--and they've picked up 'My Pet Serial Killer' by literary man-about-town Michael J. Seidlinger, for release in September!
Win an ARC of "Sip", The New Novel by Brian Allen Carr

UPDATED WITH WINNERS! Win an ARC of "Sip", The New Novel by Brian Allen Carr

News by Joshua Chaplinsky August 10, 2017
Be a cool kid and read the latest from the "Motherfucking Sharks" author before it streets on August 31st!
Chuck Palahniuk Auctions Off Original 'Fight Club 2' Art for Cancer Charity

Chuck Palahniuk Auctions Off Original 'Fight Club 2' Art for Cancer Charity

News by Joshua Chaplinsky May 31, 2017
Help Chuck help a friend fight cancer.
Remembering Denis Johnson

Remembering Denis Johnson

News by Brian Allen Carr May 26, 2017
A quick look back at the work of Denis Johnson, who passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
Float On: New Trailer for ‘It’ Released

Float On: New Trailer for ‘It’ Released

News by Peter Derk March 29, 2017
A new trailer for 'It' (2017) is here!