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Words On The Streets: City Poet Steven Reigns

3 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Cities across the world are appointing official city poets as a badge of civic pride. Passing fad, or permanent shift in the landscape? West Hollywood's Steven Reigns gives us the skinny. Interview by Karina Wilson Poets were once central to public life. Show More Summary

What the Fuck Are You Writing For?

7 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

People say they write for lots of reasons. All of them are lying. All of them are wrong. Column by Cath Murphy So Why Do You Write? This has to be a question you’ve asked yourself. Or read in a writing forum somewhere. We all ask ourselves this at some point, usually when the need to justify the time, effort and anguish becomes intense. Show More Summary

Falling Without a Parachute: Lessons Learned from My First Novel

yesterdayArts / Writing : LitReactor

Rajan Khanna's first novel, 'Falling Sky', sold without an ending. Here are some lessons learned from the novel's conception through its publication. Column by Rajan Khanna In October of 2013, I was having a bad year. I was jobless, living in a place I hated, and lacking hope. Show More Summary

Announcing the Restless Book Prize for New Immigrant Writing

yesterdayArts / Writing : LitReactor

Submissions will focus on “American identity in a global age.” News by Raine Winters Image via Restless Books Restless Books has proudly announced the first ever Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing. The award seeks out unpublished...Show More Summary

Economics of the Big Release

yesterdayArts / Writing : LitReactor

Every now and then a tidal wave comes along in book publishing. Big releases can sometimes act as a shot in the arm for struggling bookstores, and they’ve helped to keep a changing industry afloat. Column by Leah Dearborn Every now and then a tidal wave comes along in book publishing. Show More Summary

‘American Gods’ TV Adaptation Begins Production in March

yesterdayArts / Writing : LitReactor

… and the world wants to know who will play Shadow Moon! News by Raine Winters Loyal fans of author Neil Gaiman may have already heard long-running rumors of an American Gods adaptation for television. Well, now that proposition is a...Show More Summary

The FBI Investigation Into Ray Bradbury's Communist Leanings

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Recently-uncovered documents outline the 10-year FBI investigation into Ray Bradbury. News by Peter Derk Informant stated that the general aim of these science fiction writers is to frighten people into a state of paralysis or psychological...Show More Summary

Teens in Tinseltown: Six Hollywood YA Novels

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

America’s fascination with all things Hollywood knows no bounds, and luckily there are many young adult novels depicting the high profile lives of the stars to keep readers satisfied. Column by Riki Cleveland There’s nothing as exciting...Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine' by Alexandra Kleeman

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Don't eat the Kandy Kakes Review by Cath Murphy Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine Who wrote it? Think about a book which digs beneath the surface to our subliminal...Show More Summary

5 Female Short Story Writers You Should Be Reading RIGHT NOW!

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Here's five female short story writers you should be reading not tomorrow, not an hour from now, but right fcking NOW! Column by Keith Rawson So I’m going to totally sound like that racist guy in your office who was forced into sensitivity...Show More Summary

Fulfill Your Bookish Dream of Running a Bookstore

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Run a bookshop for an entire week, and live a literary fantasy. News by Raine Winters Image via The Guardian For those who fantasize about spending their life immersed in books, look no further: AirBnB has listed the opportunity of a lifetime, reports The Guardian. Show More Summary

In Defense of (and Against) 'Write What You Know'

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

It's the most trite piece of advice any writer can receive...or is it? Column by Christopher Shultz It's perhaps the most well-known piece of writing advice out there. "Write what you know." We're not really sure where it came from—Hemingway,...Show More Summary

A Reading List for Self-Guided Study of Ancient Literature

6 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

I provide a list of the most interesting and valuable books in the study of ancient literature and provide you some "pairings" with modern books Column by Robbie Blair So you want to learn about ancient literature but no class on the...Show More Summary

All-New ‘Inhumans’ Comic Series Coming this December

6 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Look out, Marvel fans—your favorite universe is expanding! News by Raine Winters Get ready for one corner of the Marvel universe to expand! Come December, an all-new Inhumans comic series will hit shelves according to this update. The...Show More Summary

7 Reasons Why A Mailing List Is More Important Than Social Media

6 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A case for using an email list over social media to communicate with your audience. Column by Michael David Wilson We see no shortage of people talking about the benefits of social media to authors and publishers. Rightfully so, when...Show More Summary

New ‘Martian’ Trailer Hits the Web

6 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

:::Drools from excitement::: News by Raine Winters The Martian, an adaptation of Andy Weir’s bestselling novel, has a new trailer that provides a window into the film. With a screenplay penned by Drew Goddard—the same name that wrote...Show More Summary

25 Book Marketing Ideas for the Desperate and Shameless: Field Test

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

When Max Booth III suggested 25 desperate marketing ideas, it was only a matter of time until someone tried them out. Column by Peter Derk I have a few books up in the Kindle store. Like a lot of writers, I assume. And like a lot ofShow More Summary

5 Public Domain Works of Classic Horror You Can Read For Free

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Who doesn't like free books? Nobody. Let's go back to the 18th century. Column by George Cotronis Growing up in Greece in the early 90s, horror fiction was in limited supply. It took ages for books to get translated (if they ever did) and it was always the best sellers: S. Show More Summary

Lovecraft Meets Yeezy in Joshua Chaplinsky's 'Kanye West—Reanimator'

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

An exciting announcement from LitReactor's Managing Editor. News by Joshua Chaplinsky What started as a joke has become a full-fledged, litigation courting reality. My novella 'Kanye West-Reanimator' is set to be released on September 1st, courtesy of Yolo House Publishers. So many questions. Show More Summary

Tour Murakami's Workspace

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

A little light voyeurism? Take a tour of Murakami's workspace. News by Peter Derk Just in case you needed a distraction from your own desk, you can take a tour of author Haruki Murakami's workspace. He's got a pretty good collectionShow More Summary

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