Electric Literature 118

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Electric Literature’s mission is to use new media and innovative distribution to return the short story to a place of prominence in popular culture. We are a quarterly anthology of five top-notch short stories, delivered in every viable medium.

Electric LiteratureUnited States


G General 

Audience, Styles & Topics


Types & Lengths

SShort Story1,500 - 7,500 words
TNovelette7,500 - 8,000 words

Media & Publication Frequency

PPrint PublicationPublished 4 x per year
EElectronic PublicationPublished 4 x per year


We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
FShort fictionP Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).

Submission Types

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  Electronic SubsPostal SubsReprintsSimultaneous
FFiction OK OK No OK

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  • Be professional, patient and persistent.


Date Added:
25 Jun 2009
Last Updated:
08 Jan 2013