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Electric Literature
  • Type of organization
  • Phone
    (610) 999-3779
  • Web address
  • Social media platforms used
    Twitter, Instagram, Facebook
  • Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
    Electric Literature is a nonprofit digital publisher with the mission to make literature more exciting, relevant, and inclusive. We are committed to publishing work that is intelligent and unpretentious, elevating new voices, and examining how literature and storytelling can help illuminate social justice issues and current events. We are particularly interested in writing that operates at the intersection of different cultures, genres, and media. Electric Literature began as a quarterly journal in 2009 and became a non-profit in 2014. In addition to the essays, criticism, and literary news on this site, you’ll find our acclaimed weekly literary magazines: Recommended Reading, which publishes short story and novel excerpts with personal recommendations, and The Commuter, our home for flash fiction, poetry, and graphic narrative. Recommended Reading launched in 2012 and will publish its 400th issue on New Year's Day, 2020. Work published by Electric Literature and our literary magazines has been recognized by Best American Short Stories, Essays, and Comics, the Pushcart Prize, Best Canadian Short Stories, and The Best of the Small Presses.
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  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Halimah Marcus
  • Contact title
    Executive Director
  • Publishes
    fiction, translation, audio, video, essays, poetry
  • Focus
    Electric Literature uses new media and innovative distribution to keep literature a vital part of popular culture.
  • Representative authors
    Laura Van Den Berg, Brit Bennett, Garth Greenwell
  • Submissions policy
    Submissions are currently closed. Future open submission periods will be announced here: http://electricliterature.submittable.com/submit (See website for details)
  • Accepts unsolicited submissions?
  • Submission Guidelines URL
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted
  • Reading period
  • Reporting time
    3 - 5 months
  • Author Payments
  • Number of paid staff
    10 (2 full-time, 8 part-time)
  • Number of unpaid staff
  • CLMP Member?
  • How many writers did you publish in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
  • How many live events did you present in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
  • Number of Issues per Year
  • Average Page Views per Month
  • Average Unique Visitors per Month
  • Publish Print Anthology?
  • Publishes (%)
    60% Fiction, 20% Poetry, 20% Translation
  • Ads?
  • Ad Rates

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