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.
Electric Literature presents Jim Shepard's "Your Fate Hurtles Down at You" (trailer)
Electric Literature teamed up with animator Jonathan Ashley and musician Nick DeWitt to produce this animated trailer for Jim Shepard's "Your Fate Hurtles Down at You".
Read the story--one of five--in Electric Literature #1.
on Sep. 28, 2009 :
One of the most exciting new publications to hit the lit mag newsstand in 2009--and, since the editors have already been so monumental in editing this first issue and marketing it and offering it in a variety of formats, I much look forward to issue 2 in October.
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)
on July 14, 2009 :
Electric Literature is perhaps the most exciting literary journal I have read in years. Each story in this first issue is captivating, intelligent, and moving. Despite being a brand-new publication, they have already managed to attract big names like Michael Cunningham and Jim Shepard, who have each contributed extraordinary work. And because the magazine is so simple and direct (just five short stories--no irrelevant non-fiction, or emo-doodles), it's the only literary magazine I can admit to having read cover-to-cover.