Gathered by Mandi Casolo

With the intention of prolonging Halloween so as not to be bombarded by Christmas carols and holiday shopping coupons: a montage of vintage horror paperbacks.

Lorin Stein, editor of The Paris Review, says you should pay attention to short stories–no, really?

What’s next? Mary Karr writes country music? Well, yes.

Nearly every writer needs a revision towel: stuff in mouth and scream. But there are strategies for revision that might make it less painful.

Blow out a birthday candle for Sylvia Plath who would’ve been 80 on Saturday. Though her life-musings were just as sagely in her twenties as any wizened lady’s.