20 Scary Stories For Halloween That You Can Read Online For Free

Column by Michael David Wilson October 31, 2019
Happy Halloween! Today we're treating you with twenty scary stories to read this Halloween. FOR FREE.
An Interview with Joshua Chaplinsky, Author of 'Whispers in the Ear of A Dreamin

An Interview with Joshua Chaplinsky, Author of 'Whispers in the Ear of A Dreaming Ape'

Interview by Rob Hart October 9, 2019
LitReactor's class director Rob Hart poses some tough and mostly uninformed questions to Managing Editor Joshua Chaplinsky, whose short story collection is available now from Clash Books.

Storyville: Pacing and Depth in Short Fiction vs. Novels

Column by Richard Thomas
Thoughts on the differences between novels and short stories, specifically when it comes to pacing and depth.
Chuck Klosterman's "Raised In Captivity" Kills The Short Story

Chuck Klosterman's "Raised In Captivity" Kills The Short Story

Review by Peter Derk September 12, 2019
A funeral for the traditional short story, presented to you as a Chuck Klosterman book.

Tales From the Crust: Pizza My Skull

Column by David James Keaton
"Tales From the Crust: An Anthology of Pizza Horror" is out today, and it is a plague unleashed upon the horror genre. Read the intro, for free, RIGHT HERE!

The Power of Ray Bradbury's Short Stories

Column by Jessica Marie Baumgartner August 22, 2019
It's Ray Bradbury's birthday. Let's celebrate by talking about the art of short story writing and his contribution.
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.

9 Reasons You Should Write Short Fiction

Column by Annie Neugebauer
Are you a writer who's only tried your hand at novels, poetry, or essays? Here are 9 reasons writing short fiction might be worth your time.
Josh Denslow is Not Special: An Interview

Josh Denslow is Not Special: An Interview

Interview by Matthew Burnside
Matthew Burnside sat down with Josh Denslow to talk about writing and the release of his new collection, "Not Everyone Is Special".

The Five Habits of Highly Effective Horror Fiction Podcasts

Column by Luke Kondor
Want to start a fiction podcast? Here's what worked for the successful The Other Stories Podcast.

Narrative Detour: Rediscover Your Novel

Column by BH Shepherd
A fun exercise to help you push forward when writing your novel becomes a slog.
Rob Hart Crowdsources An Interview for His Food Noir Collection

Rob Hart Crowdsources An Interview for His Food Noir Collection And Settles The 'Is A Hot Dog A Sandwich' Debate

Interview by Rob Hart
'Take-Out' hits stores today, so Rob asked a bunch of people on social media to ask him questions. Some of them were very clever and thoughtful. Some... not so much.

How a Community and a War Spawned a Collection

Column by Dino Parenti October 30, 2018
OG LitReactor Dino Parenti talks the long hard road to the release of his new collection.

Fatter than Flash, Shorter than Short: The Joys of the Brief Story

Column by Darrin Doyle October 26, 2018
Invigorate your short fiction by restraining word count.

13 Dark Short Stories You Can Read for Free Right Now

Column by Annie Neugebauer August 24, 2018
13 killer stories you can read for free online right now! What are you waiting for?
An Interview with the Makers of Suspended in Dusk II

An Interview with the Makers of 'Suspended in Dusk II'

Interview by Annie Neugebauer
It's finally here! Literary horror anthology "Suspended in Dusk II" from Grey Matter Press. To celebrate, we spoke to editor Simon Dewar and publisher Anthony Rivera.

Don't Go Back: Avoid Spinning Your Wheels on Old Stories

Column by Justin Hunter
While it's tempting to revisit old stories that never quite got off the ground, it can be harmful to your progress as a writer.

­­Hurdles and a Pyramid: Plotting Your Short Story

Column by Joshua Isard
Make Freytag's Pyramid work for you, not the other way around.

20 Places to Submit Your Speculative Short Stories

Column by Annie Neugebauer March 29, 2018
Twenty markets to submit your speculative short stories to. Professional pay + open now/soon. Options for fantasy, science fiction, horror, and more!

Flannery O'Connor's Greatest Hits

Column by Peter Derk March 23, 2018
In honor of Flannery O'Connor's birthday, a set of 5 key stories that'll convince you she's one of the greats.

The 10 Best Places to Find Quality Short Fiction

Column by Emmanuel Nataf January 19, 2018
Want to sink your teeth into the best short stories, but you don’t know where to start? Check out these awesome literary magazines that champion short-form fiction.

8 New Writing Challenges for 2018

Column by Michael David Wilson January 15, 2018
After the One Story Per Week Challenge in 2017 it's time to set new writing goals and challenges for the new year.

Looking Back: The 2017 One Story Per Week Writing Challenge

Column by Michael David Wilson January 12, 2018
Looking back at the lessons learnt from the One Story Per Week Writing Challenge.

The 20 Best Horror Stories Available Online for Free

Column by Max Booth III
It’s Halloween, so let’s celebrate by reading some spooky stories.

13 Halloween Themed Anthologies to Fill Your Season with Fright

Column by Annie Neugebauer October 17, 2017
A list of yummy seasonal reading. Books on this list are overtly Halloween-themed multi-author anthologies focusing on short stories. 13 lucky options to fill your October with creepy fiction!