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10 Questions with Ed Kurtz

1 hour agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Meet Ed Kurtz, a hell of a writer with a real talent for finding honesty and humanity in darkness. Also, find out which one of his books is, apparently, the worst book one person ever read. Interview by Rob Hart Ed Kurtz is a hell of a writer. Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'The Age of Earthquakes' by Shumon Basar, Douglas Coupland and Hans Ulrich Obrist

2 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A guide to the extreme present. The internet in book form. Review by Joshua Chaplinsky Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: The Age of Earthquakes Who Wrote It? An artist you might be familiar with and...Show More Summary

Five Reasons Not to Give Up on Your WIP

4 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Quitting is easy. Continuing to write: that's the hard part. Here's five reasons why you should never give up on a WIP. Column by Raine Winters All writers have that moment. You know the one: You’re sitting hunched over at the computer,...Show More Summary

Small Publisher Tries Pay-What-You-Want Poetry

6 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Small publisher Brooklyn Arts Press is trying pay-what-you-want. Will it work? News by Peter Derk Brooklyn Arts Press has borrowed a tactic from the likes of Steam and Radiohead, releasing a book of poetry on a pay-what-you-want special. What...Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Where All Light Tends to Go' by David Joy

yesterdayArts / Writing : LitReactor

Daddy runs a meth-lab. Mommy smokes her breakfast. Life for young Jacob McNeely isn’t exactly easy, but when he screws up a murder, it gets much, much harder. Review by Cath Murphy Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book...Show More Summary

Survey Lists Top 50 Books that Children should read by 16

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World Book Day survey results have been released, which list Roald Dahl as the reigning king of children’s literature. News by Raine Winters 2,000 readers responded to a survey conducted in honor of World Book Day and the findings list...Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Dark Screams Volume Two' edited by Richard Chizmar and Brian James Freeman

yesterdayArts / Writing : LitReactor

Part two in the 'Cemetery Dance'-related 'Dark Screams' series tops its predecessor with five horror tales from big name authors. Review by Christopher Shultz Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Dark Screams, Volume Two Who Wrote It? Robert R. Show More Summary

Exhibiting Shakespeare: First Folio Exhibition Sites Announced

yesterdayArts / Writing : LitReactor

The Folger Library has announced the sites chosen to house their 2016 exhibition of Shakespeare's First Folio. News by Emily Rose Lathrop In July of 2014 the Folger Library in Washington, D.C. announced a groundbreaking plan to sendShow More Summary

Check out Devon Robbin's ARREST US! Story in the New Issue of Thuglit

yesterdayArts / Writing : LitReactor

The third and final ARREST US! winner has landed in the hallowed, blood-stained pages of Thuglit! Check out "Alchemy and Atrophy" by Devon Robbins! News by Rob Hart The third ARREST US! winner has landed in the hallowed, blood-stained...Show More Summary

Veronica Roth, Author of 'Divergent,' Announces Plans for New Book Series

yesterdayArts / Writing : LitReactor

All young adult Dystopian fans, rejoice! News by Raine Winters HarperCollins Children’s Books recently announced to The Associated Press that Veronica Roth, author of the Divergent series, is working on a new set of books, reports CBS News. Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Why I Don't Write Children's Literature' by Gary Soto

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A memoir-in-essays by multi-award-winning poet and former children's author Gary Soto. Review by Tiffany Turpin Johnson Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Why I Don't Write Children's Literature Who...Show More Summary

LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: March Edition

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Two great books up for grabs to the best flash fiction stories inspired by Dizzy Dali's Dinner. Column by Taylor Houston Flash fiction: A style of fictional literature marked by extreme brevity. Welcome to LitReactor's Flash FictionShow More Summary

Bookshots: 'Dark Rooms' by Lili Anolik

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Although the perpetrator of her sister’s murder is quickly named, a recent prep school graduate becomes obsessed with finding an alternate explanation for the crime. Review by Leah Dearborn Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse...Show More Summary

UPDATED WITH WINNERS - LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: February Edition

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

S'quatches, and Yetis, and Nessies--OH MY! Give us 30 words about your fave mythical beast. Column by Taylor Houston Flash fiction: A style of fictional literature marked by extreme brevity. Welcome to LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown,...Show More Summary

Colorado Highway Becomes Book Dump

4 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Someone has been dumping books on a Colorado highway. Who is this mysterious critic/lazy jerk? News by Peter Derk Book critique? General littering? Modern art? Statement on the inconvenience of print media? Whatever it is, someone'sShow More Summary

In Defense Of Short Fiction (Not That I Need To Defend It, Because It's Awesome)

4 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

As a writer, do you think short story writing is a creative and financial deadend? Keith Rawson doesn't think so, and he is going to tell you why. Column by Keith Rawson If you’ve been reading me for a while, chances are you know how much I love short fiction. Show More Summary

Neil Gaiman Performs Original Song Live

4 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

The famous author’s Valentine’s performance of “I Google You” is one that will surely be remembered. News by Raine Winters A YouTube video of Neil Gaiman and his lovely wife, Amanda Palmer, performing an original song during a one-night-only...Show More Summary

5 Realty Listings That Could Be Your Character’s New Home

5 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Sometimes, a house can read like a main character in itself. Column by Leah Dearborn Sometimes a setting has so much personality, it begins to read less like static background and more like a main character. The space inside Thoreau’s...Show More Summary

Borderlands Books Finds a Way to Survive

5 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Borderlands Books in San Francisco has found an innovative way to keep its doors open and its customers happy. News by Raine Winters Independent bookstores are a dying breed these days. In the face of crippling competition like Amazon and other remaining chain stores, many of these establishments have reluctantly closed up shop. Show More Summary

Why Six Figure Advances Will Destroy the Publishing Industry

5 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

The six figure publishing deal for debut novels is back. Here's why it needs to go away again. Forever. Column by Cath Murphy Yesterday I saw this tweet. And my reaction wasn’t all YAY and WOOHOO and SHOW ME SOME OF THAT MONEY BABY. My reaction was more like Oh God here we go again. Show More Summary

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