Electric Literature Archive

Round-Down: Rounding Up the Submission Fee Debate

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In recent years, most literary journals have begun to accept online submissions through popular managers like Submittable–many, too, have begun to only accept submissions in this way, eschewing the old-guard snail-mail submission method entirely. This new approach certainly has its upsides–in many cases the switch has resulted in faster

Round-Down: Catapult Launches Onto the Literary Scene

Elizabeth Koch recently conceived of a promising new literary venture, Catapult, that launched yesterday. Jennifer Kovitz, the publisher’s publicity and marketing director, said that “Catapult is dedicated to spotlighting extraordinary narratives (as fiction, nonfiction, memoir, and graphic/illustrated projects) and we intend for Catapult to be an inclusive community for writers at

Round-Down: A Look at the Crowded Literary Journal Landscape

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We all know someone who thinks it. We’ve all heard it, somewhere, before: There are too many literary magazines on the Internet and in the world. The argument goes something like this: No one reads those small journals anyway. They’re all the same; they all publish the same kind

Social Media in a Literary World

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George Bernard Shaw once said, “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” Although the Irish playwright wasn’t aware of social media at the time, one could argue that his observation is even more valid in a time where we think more and

Close Watching: Tech + Text = The Reading Paradigm of the Future?!

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When it comes to good ol’-fashioned reading, the influence of new-fangled technology is rarely construed as “positive.” A recent Pew Internet Study suggests our that our brains are being “rewired” for attention deficiency by nonstop, rapid-fire access to information. Adbusters’ Micah White accuses the Kindle of “mimicking the external traits

How Tweet It Is: Electric Literature Goes Electronic

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In June 2009, Electric Literature joined the literary magazine scene. So far, they have released three issues filled with the great writers you expect: Michael Cunningham, Colson Whitehead, Lydia Davis. Not to mention Jim Shepard, who guest edits the upcoming Fall 2010 Ploughshares, and Aimee Bender, whose fiction will