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Electric Literature is a daily website that publishes essays, author interviews, and reading lists.

Highlights

  • Vibe:Top-tier stuff. Not Paris Review, but ok
  • Response time:
    1-6 months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    ?

Pays$75-$100

Find more details in the Genres section

FeeNo

  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    From the editors

    50

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Nonfiction (Personal Narrative)

Max words: 2000

Max words: 6500

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: , ,

Payment: $ 100

Personal Narrative submissions open 1 to 2 times annually. We only accept full drafts of creative nonfiction essays submitted via Submittable. While there are no restrictions on form or subject matter, submissions should center narrative and consider what it means to essay as a verb; in other words, what it means to use prose to interrogate, investigate, adventure, and introspect. Previously published work will not be considered. Members of Electric Literature can submit year-round.

Nonfiction (Cultural Criticism)

Max words: 1500

Max words: 3500

Sub Genres: , , ,

Payment: $ 100

Pitches for cultural criticism essays may be submitted year round to editors@electricliterature.com with the subject line “PITCH:” followed by the title of your piece. Pitches should describe the subject matter of the essay and give a sense of the argument you plan to make or the story you plan to tell. Cultural criticism essays should feature subject matter that is linked to cultural, art, or media, such as books, the craft of writing, TV, film, fashion, food, music, or visual art.

Interview

Max words: 2000

Max words: 3500

Payment: $ 75

We accept interview pitches year-round. Please pitch with the subject line “Interview Pitch: [Book] By [Author, Pub Date, Publishing House].” The ideal time to pitch is 2 to 6 months before the book’s publication date. We’re looking for interview pitches with strong angles that focus on the themes of the book. We’re generally not looking for craft-based interviews about the writing/publishing/editorial process, but will make exceptions for certain titles. Please include information about yourself (including relevant clips), the book, and whether you’re in touch with the author or publisher already (it’s okay if you’re not). Pitches should include examples of questions you plan to ask the author, the angle of the interview, and the themes you’re interested in exploring with the conversation. Please wait at least two weeks to follow up. Due to high volume of submissions and limited bandwidth, we very rarely accept interviews that need a quick turnaround.

Humor

Payment: $ 75

Send pitches to editors@electricliterature.com

How to submit

  • Processs

    Email

  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    For drafts, please submit a document in size 12 font in .doc or .docx.

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

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Average response time

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    Interview

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    Send pitches to books@electricliterature.com

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About

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 j...

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Founded

2009

Country

US

www.electricliterature.com

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    Editor Denne Michele Norris avatar

    Denne Michele Norris

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Jo Lou avatar

    Jo Lou

    Deputy Editor

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    Katie Robinson

    Associate Editor