Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading

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Genres Published: 
Representative Authors: 
Aimee Bender, Kevin Brockmeier, Michael Cunningham, Lydia Davis, Patrick Dewitt, Ben Greenman, J. Robert Lennon, Rick Moody, Steohen O'Conner, Jim Shepard, Colson Whitehead, Seth Fried, Ben Marcus.
Online, Digital, Audio, Video
Reading Periods: 
Mar 7 to Mar 13
Sep 26 to Oct 2
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
Free/$0.99 for Kindle
Subscription Price: 
5,000 to 10,000

Editorial Focus

Recommended Reading, a magazine by Electric Literature, publishes one story a week: a piece of original fiction, or a story chosen by today’s best authors or editors. Each issue includes a personal foreword by that week’s editor or partner. In this age of distraction, we’re uncovering writing that’s worth slowing down and spending some time with. And in doing so, we’re giving great writers, literary magazines, and independent presses the recognition (and readership) they deserve.

Tips From the Editor

Recommended Reading publishes fresh, engaging fiction from emerging and established voices alike. Please read stories from our archive in order to get a feel for the type of fiction we publish. After four weeks of free reading, our stories move behind a paywall, but if you become a member, you have full access to our archives, and year-round open submissions. We will do our very best to respond to your submission within three months. We do not accept paper submissions.

Contact Information

Halimah Marcus, Executive Director
1140 Broadway
Suite 704
New York
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Last updated: Jul 05, 2023