Electric Literature

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Electric Literature’s mission is to use new media and versitile distribution to return the short story to a place of prominence in popular culture.

“Best sign that perhaps the end of the publishing industry as we know it won't be the utter disaster we're all dreading”
–The L Magazine

“A refreshingly bold act of optimism”
–Washington Post

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Electric Literature No. 4
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 28,250. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2010 by Electric Literature. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
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Our fourth anthology is a celebration of the transportive joy and wonder of diving into a fully imagined world. Spanish author Javier Marías spins a tale of a mild-mannered teacher turned ghost-hunter. Mexican writer Roberto Ransom introduces us to a master fresco painter. Pulitzer Prize-nominee Joy Williams pens a fable about Baba Iaga. Ben Stroud and Pat deWitt round out the mix.
Electric Literature No. 2
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 37,870. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2009 by Electric Literature. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
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5 Great Stories That Grab You. Colson Whitehead charts the rise to fame of a truth-telling comedian. Stephen O’Connor transports us to a cabin in the woods, where a young woman becomes increasingly convinced she’s not alone. Lydia Davis’ narrator acutely details the behavior of three cows who live in a pasture just across the road. Plus inspiring work by Pasha Malla and Marisa Silver.
Electric Literature no.1
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 27,900. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2009 by Electric Literature. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
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Electric Literature is just that, electric - five great stories that grab you. Our Summer 2009 debut anthology features the first published excerpt from Michael Cunningham's (The Hours) forthcoming novel. This issue also features new fiction by Jim Shepard, T Cooper, Lydia Millet and Diana Wagman. These stories are charged with wit, incident, and emotional gravity right from the first sentence.

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Electric Literature no. 5
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 22,880. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
In Kevin Brockmeier's tale, "A Fable for the Living," notes are passed between the living and the dead. J. Robert Lennon's "Hibachi" unleashes the power of a hibachi grill. In Carson Mell's "The West," a father and son go on a quest for the perfect hamburger. Ben Greenman rekindles old rivalries in "Come Out," and in Lynne Tillman's "The Original Impulse," a woman cycles through memory.
Electric Literature No. 3
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 25,010. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2010. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
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Aimee Bender introduces us to a woman unable to sleep with her husband without payment, Matt Sumell's protagonist is capable of anything but can save no one, Rick Moody charts the rise an fall of a romance via Twitter, Patrick deWitt presents a bleak, funny tale of 2 movers who are going nowhere, and Jenny Offill chronicles the the the awkward vigil of a man caring for his terminally ill ex-wife.

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