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Halloween is the best time for all things spooky, so Lithub shared a literary history of witches ans article about Magical Realist Non-Fiction. How does that work?

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The best podcasts about books. Are any missing?

Flavorwire collected the scariest moments in literary history.

We are sticking with the Halloween theme with this list of literary haunted houses and the comeback of the ghost story. If you want to write your own scary story, Electric Literature has you covered with the real life writing prompts.

Should you pay to get published? Loads of publications are asking writers to pay a fee for submitting their articles.

Jane Austen fans need this daily quote app in their lives.

Junot Diaz spoke out against the treatment of immigrants in the Dominican Republic and now they took his award away.

NaNoWriMo started yesterday! Good luck everyone!

Some short story collections that are highly suitable for book clubs. Are we ready for another one?

Dazed created a definitive ranking of all the Goosebumps books. Which one scared you the most?

Every Halloween someone spotlights the crazy practice of human-skin book binding. Fun times!

A bookstore found a very rare annotated map of Middle Earth.

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