Lyndsie Manusos

Lyndsie Manusos’s fiction has appeared in PANK, SmokeLong Quarterly, and other publications. She holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has worked in web production and content management. When she’s not nesting among her books and rough drafts, she’s chasing the baby while the dog watches in confused amusement. She lives with her family in a suburb of Indianapolis.

Chaotic Neutral: Reading Short Story Collections Out of Order

We're in a chaotic world, be a chaotic reader! Reading story collections out of order can be a wonderful tool for readers and writers alike.

Edith Wharton: Horror Writer

Edith Wharton may best be known for THE AGE OF INNOCENCE and THE HOUSE OF MIRTH, but her haunting, spectral tales are what I love the most.

At the Heart of the Tale: What Makes Stories Poised for Retelling

What makes a great story worth retelling, and what kinds of stories should we expect to see retold in the future?

Level Up Your Reading: Become a Literary Magazine Volunteer Reader

Literary magazines depend on volunteer readers to sort through the hundreds of submissions they get. Here's how you can become one!

12 Highly Anticipated Book Festivals and Conventions in 2022

If you're planning to attend one or many book festivals in 2022, here is a list to bookmark to start planning your travels.

The Bloody Joy of Horror Literary Magazines

From classics to new and inventive publications, delight in the discovery of dark fiction with these horror literary magazines.

Stand By Me: 9 Familiars/Animal Companions in Literature

Familiars do more than pets in the mundane, real world. Here’s a look at some widely known animal companions plus some from newer reads, including Jiji from Kiki’s Delivery Service by Eiko Kadono.

Digital Escapes for Readers & Writers: 20 Must-Read Online Literary Journals

Whether you're a reader looking for new fiction or a writer seeking community, online literary journals have so much to offer.

10 Nursery Bookshelves For Your Budding Reader

These nursery bookshelves beg young readers to pick up and browse through books. We don't blame you for wanting them, too.

Silkpunk: What It Is & What It Definitely Is Not

Silkpunk does NOT apply to every speculative, science fiction, or fantasy book inspired by Asian history or culture. Here’s what it is, including reads like The Tea Master and the Detective by Aliette de Bodard.