ELECTRIC LITERATURE is just that, electric—five great stories that grab you.
We are a bi-monthly anthology of short fiction. We select stories charged with wit and emotional gravity right from the first sentence. You choose how you want to read them. We deliver content in every viable medium.
THE SHORT STORY IS UNIQUELY SUITED TO OUR AGE.
A.O. Scott said recently in the New York Times, “The blog post and the tweet may be ephemeral ... but the culture in which they thrive is fed by a craving for more narrative.”
By publishing gripping narratives from America's best contemporary writers and embracing new forms of distribution, we hope to facilitate a renaissance of the short story.
THE BOOK IS GETTING GREENER.
We love books, and are committed to having paperback copies of Electric Literature available. But we have adopted an environmentally conscious approach to publishing: Ultimately, the content of a book is information, and the methods of distributing information have changed. Electronic publishing is the greenest option: it kills no trees, requires very little energy, never goes out of print, and can reach anyone on the planet. To create the paper version of Electric Literature, we use print-on-demand, ensuring that every copy has a home.
A LIGHT ON THE HORIZON.
People of our generation—with one foot in the past and one in the future—must make sure that the media gap is bridged in a way that preserves and honors literature. We don’t want to be sentimental old folks in a world where literary fiction is only read by an esoteric few.