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A Conversation with Kelly Abbott, Founder of the New Short Story App 'Great Jones Street'

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

According to Abbott, the equation was simple: Mobile Phones + Short Attention Spans + Desire for High Quality Entertainment = Opportunity for Short Fiction. Interview by Rob Hart "Netflix for short stories." That's a hell of a hook.Show More Summary

9 Questions Writers Love to be Asked

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Go ahead, ask away. Writers love these questions! Column by Annie Neugebauer In the spirit of balancing out my rant list of 9 Questions Writers Hate to be Asked, I thought today I’d focus on the positive and offer up 9 questions writers (usually) love to be asked. Show More Summary

LitReactor Staff Picks: The Best Books of 2016 (part 1)

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Submitted for your approval (or derision): Members of the LitReactor staff offer up their favorite reads, old and new, of 2016. Column by Joshua Chaplinsky Another year has come and gone. You know what that means, don't you? Time for...Show More Summary

5 Gifts for Writers That Will Motivate Their Lazy Asses

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

If you've ever given a writer a notebook for Christmas, you might be an asshole. Column by Max Booth III Around this time of year, your favorite websites are going to be exploding with half-assed listicles offering gift ideas. Even writing websites will try their hands at gift ideas for writers. Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Fungoid' by William Meikle

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

What happens when genetically engineered fungi (or maybe aliens taking the shape of genetically engineered fungi) take over the world? Seriously, y'all. There's a fungus among us. Review by Leah Rhyne Bookshots: Pumping new life into...Show More Summary

Ridiculously Extravagant Gifts For Writers And Their Cheap Alternatives

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Do you love the writer in your life? Prove it. WITH MONEY! Column by Peter Derk 'Tis the season! To buy some stuff for the writer in your life! I'll be the first to admit, writers can be tough to shop for. Especially if you don't want...Show More Summary

What 'Westworld' Can Teach Us About Writers

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

What the characters of "Westworld," some of them writers, can teach us about writers. Column by BH Shepherd It’s fair to say Westworld is winning television right now. HBO’s latest gem and 2016’s best argument for reboot culture is being...Show More Summary

Books As Weapons of Choice: An Interview with Katie Eelman of Cutlass Press

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

An interview with Katie Eelman, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Cutlass Press. Interview by Christopher Irvin 2014 saw Kate Layte opening Boston's newest (and perhaps smallest) independent bookstore, Papercuts J.P., in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood. Show More Summary

5 Horrifying Monsters That Aren't Vampires, Zombies or Werewolves!

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Editors are tired of their slush piles being haunted by vampires, werewolves and zombies. Here's five horrifying new monsters dying to claw their way into your next submission. Column by Repo Kempt Editors and publishers are getting weary of zombies, werewolves and vampires haunting their slush piles. Show More Summary

Bookshots: ‘Bones Are Made To Be Broken’ by Paul Michael Anderson

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A brief review of Paul Michael Anderson's debut short story collection, ‘Bones Are Made To Be Broken’. Review by Keith Rawson Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Bones Are Made To Be Broken Who wrote...Show More Summary

Storyville: 10 Neo-Noir Films to Influence Your Fiction

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

10 Neo-Noir Films to Influence Your Fiction Column by Richard Thomas One of the reasons I talk about neo-noir so much is that, to me, it embodies everything I love in a great story—something new, innovative, and different; something dark, tragic, and conflicted; something with atmosphere, mood, and depth. Show More Summary

5 of the Weirdest Themed Anthologies To Ever Get Published

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

You haven't lived until you've read an anthology about potatoes. Column by Max Booth III The first anthology I ever edited involved zombie boners. Whenever I try selling it at conventions, most people gasp and turn the other way. They cover their children’s eyes and recite prayers. Show More Summary

Creepypasta: Is Any of it Worth Reading?

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

We look into the best that internet phenomenon creepypasta has to offer. At least according to this guy. Column by George Cotronis I can see some of you bristling at the title. Put those tweets down, sir. I’m not judging the literary...Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Slipping' by Lauren Beukes

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Beukes offers a wonderful mix of science fiction, horror, and smart writing in her latest collection. Review by Gabino Iglesias Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Slipping: Stories, Essays & Other Writing Who...Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'They Don't Come Home Anymore' by T.E. Grau

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

This is not another teen vampire story. Review by Joshua Chaplinsky Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: They Don't Come Home Anymore Who wrote it? T.E. Grau, Shirley Jackson Award nominated author of The Nameless Dark. Grau sets the scene with assurance... Show More Summary

Tech and Product Round-Up: November Edition

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

November's almost over, and Christmas is already beating you over the head with a candy cane. Are you ready, writers? Column by Christopher Shultz image courtesy apple.com Welcome, fellow writers, to LitReactor's monthly tech and product round-up. Show More Summary

To-Do List: 5 Steps To Hiring A Freelance Editor

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

This week, I want to share some tips from The Other Side about what to do if you make the leap to hire a freelance editor for your manuscript. Here's what to do--and what to avoid. Column by Holly Kothe My last column listed 5 reasons to hire a freelance editor and also described how to go about submitting work if you don't. Show More Summary

Two Notable Books on the Kennedy Assassination Conspiracy

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

On the 53rd anniversary of the assassination of John F.Kennedy, Ed Sikov looks at two books by notable conspiracy theorists. Column by Ed Sikov “Where were you on the day they shot Kennedy?” is probably the most treasured of all baby-boomer reminiscences. Show More Summary

7 Books About Colonialism

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Themes related to colonialism are explored by science fiction and fantasy authors as well as historians, because those genres offer fertile ground for experimentation with the laws of human behavior. Column by Leah Dearborn The Merriam-Webster...Show More Summary

10 Books to Distract You From the Awful Shit Happening Right Now

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

If you have no more fucks to give, why not curl up with some "happy place" books? Column by Christopher Shultz photo courtesy static416 / flikr.com 2016 has kinda sucked, yeah? To name but a handful of reasons why: We saw the rise of the Black Lives Matter... [Continue Reading]

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