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Tiffany Scandal on 'Nasty!', A Collection Of Essays From Fierce Women

yesterdayArts / Writing : LitReactor

'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. Interview by Rob Hart From body positivity to...Show More Summary

The 10 Best Places to Find Quality Short Fiction

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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. Column by Emmanuel Nataf While many sources have been heralding theShow More Summary

The Hack-Dad Chronicles: All Work and No Play

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Hooray! The Hack-Dad Chronicles are back! What the hell are the Hack-Dad Chronicles? Column by Keith Rawson Didn’t notice I was gone, did you? That’s okay, I didn’t miss any of you, either. I kid, of course. Kind of. For those of you who weren’t aware of it, I took a six-month hiatus from good old LitReactor. Show More Summary

Hack The MFA

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

This one little guide can save you $20,000. Seems like a good investment. Column by Peter Derk Maybe you applied to a university’s creative writing MFA program and didn’t get in. Maybe you have a life that would never allow for you to take classes. Show More Summary

8 Submission Strategies That Get Results

4 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Ready to get more of your work published? Level up your submissions game in 2018. Column by Susan DeFreitas January means New Year's resolutions—many of which we will ultimately fail to keep. But If one of your resolutions this yearShow More Summary

Don't Be Intimidated by Literary Journal Guidelines

5 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Putting your work out there can be intimidating. Journal guidelines can be intimidating. But there are ways to circumvent that intimidation in the name of publication. Column by Justin Hunter Image by dimitri_c One of the biggest steps for a writer is that moment when they decide to start submitting their work to literary journals. Show More Summary

8 New Writing Challenges for 2018

5 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

After the One Story Per Week Challenge in 2017 it's time to set new writing goals and challenges for the new year. Column by Michael David Wilson Image via Alison Scott Last year I hosted a writing group where participants challenged themselves to write one story per week for the entire year. Show More Summary

10 Easy Ways to Improve Your First Chapter Right Now

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Learn how to identify and fix common problems in your opening chapter. Column by Repo Kempt If you’re hoping that people will read your 300-page masterpiece, you’d better make sure the first ten pages are as close to perfect as you can get them. Show More Summary

Looking Back: The 2017 One Story Per Week Writing Challenge

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Looking back at the lessons learnt from the One Story Per Week Writing Challenge. Column by Michael David Wilson Last year I wrote about the 2017 One Story Per Week Writing Challenge and hosted an online writing group and support network for participants. Show More Summary

So You Want To Write About The Cold

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Want to make a reader shiver? Here are a few tips. Column by Peter Derk Take It Easy On The Visuals It’s easy to fall back on visuals when you write. Colors, actions, how tall something is. When you work with cold, it’s a great time to try and create balance with some of the other senses. Show More Summary

5 Tips on When and Where to Promote Your Book

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The options are almost overwhelming and, if you’re not careful, can become all-consuming. Column by Terrence McCauley There is an entire cottage industry built around helping writers sell their work. ‘Your book is your hook.' ‘Marketing...Show More Summary

In Defense of YA Twitter

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A look at the positive side of YA Twitter. Column by Karis Rogerson Listen, I’ve been a fan of social media since I signed up for my first Xanga (if you know it, you know it) site back in middle school. I’ve been singing the praises of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, et. Show More Summary

Why You Should Name Your Artistic Nemesis

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What is an artistic nemesis, why do you want one, what should you look for, and how do you find them? Column by Annie Neugebauer I generally try to be positive online, if for no other reason than like attracts like, and I don’t want to hang out in constant moan-and-groan land. Show More Summary

10 Novels that Deserve a Remake

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I hate movie remakes, but they are ridiculously popular, so I'm throwing in the towel and asking for remakes of novels. Column by Gabino Iglesias I'm that guy throwing around expletives whenever the conversation turns to movie remakes. Show More Summary

The 15 Most Anticipated Horror Books of 2018

2 weeks agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

New Paul Tremblay! New King! New McCammon! Column by Max Booth III The present may be a shit show but there is no denying how beautiful it’s felt to be a horror fan lately. Last year, both in film and literature, we were treated to some truly wonderful works, and it looks like this trend will continue into 2018. Show More Summary

Kazuo Ishiguro: A Primer

2 weeks agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Kazuo Ishiguro was recently awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Here’s a guide to his work for anyone who has yet to read him. Column by Emmanuel Nataf Drum-roll, please: in October, the Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to…...Show More Summary

'Ready Player One': Fun Ride or Commercialized Nostalgia?

2 weeks agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

What do 'Tango & Cash,' car commercials, and Iron-Man-branded diapers have to teach us about 'Ready Player One?' Column by Peter Derk You’ve seen the trailers, you’ve seen the book, and you’ve seen the movie tie-in cover they insistShow More Summary

10 Resolutions to Help Make 2018 Your Best Reading Year Ever

2 weeks agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A new year brings a new opportunity to take your reading to the next level. Here are some resolutions that could help you do just that. Column by Gabino Iglesias Well, now that the dumpster fire known as 2017 is behind us, I suggest we fully embrace the social construction of New Year's resolutions and try to make the world better by reading more. Show More Summary

All the Way There: The Best Books of 2017...Part 2

3 weeks agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

The year is almost over and it's time to look back at the best books of the second half of the year. Column by Gabino Iglesias Back in June, I wrote about the best books of the first half of the year (Halfway There: The Best Books of 2017...So Far). Show More Summary

Why Microsoft Word's New Grammar and Style Corrections Suck

3 weeks agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Why is the new Microsoft Word trying to boss me around? Column by Peter Derk Microsoft Word has always been that know-it-all prick that's correcting your spelling and grammar. It HAS to interrupt you while you're talking, and you get the distinct feeling that it's not really listening to what you're saying. Show More Summary

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