Disclaimer: this is not a plug. I’m not being paid by LitReactor or anything. I’m just a guy who is intrigued by what the site plans on offering, so I thought I’d bring it to everyone’s attention.
Set to launch on October 1, LitReactor is billing itself as a site writers can go to for news about the publishing industry, reviews, interviews, and columns by various contributors (including Erin Reel, The Lit Coach, @TheLitCoach).
The creators of LitReactor also created Chuck Palahniuk’s site. If you’re familiar with that site, it won’t surprise you to hear that LitReactor will also offer online writers workshops. This is what has me most excited about the site, but there are few specifics about the workshops as of yet.
On her site, Ms. Reel said LitReactor will be “geared toward writers of a more unique literary breed.” If you’re unsure if you fit within that category, check out the authors offering advice in LitReactor’s compendium: Chuck Palahniuk, Max Barry, Bret Easton Ellis, Jack Ketchum, Craig Clevenger, Amy Hempel, Steve Erickson, Neil Gaiman, Christopher Bram, Holiday Reinhorn, and Stephen Graham Jones (sign up for LitReactor’s newsletter, and you’ll get the compendium and the first information on LitReactor’s workshops).
LitReactor is already fairly active on Facebook and Twitter, so until the site launches, these are probably your best bets for more information. Sign up, friend, follow, and add it to your RSS feed. This looks like a site you will want to keep your eye on.