The Lit Service crew chats about what makes a compelling antagonist or villain with Simon Pulse assistant editor Sarah McCabe. We highlight some of our favorite examples of antagonists such as Mayor Prentiss from Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness, Jackal and Cassius from Red Rising by Pierce Brown, as well as the choices main characters are forced to make as a result of their interactions with these antagonists. If you'd like to check out the text of the submission critiqued during the show, it can be found on our website, https://litservicepodcast.wixsite.com/litnation Are you querying author in need of a critique? You can find our submission guidlines on our website. Don't forget to check out the forum if you want to chat about writing or find a critique partner who likes our Sandersonian rules about what is and is not helpful feedback. You can also talk to us and other querying authors on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.