Electric Literature No. 3

Rated 5.00/5 based on 3 reviews
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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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

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Nada Nax reviewed on Jan. 20, 2011
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All the stories are good but one is really excellent.
Good that there is a literary journal that we can get for a reasonable price, that reads well on my ebook and that isn't restricted in any way. Keep up the good work
(reviewed 26 days after purchase)
Apple-Eater reviewed on Feb. 15, 2010

Another triumph for the small press! It's great to see a new journal on the scene, especially one that's bring quality writing to new places.
This issue incldues the infamous Rick Moody Twitter story, and four others that read well on any platform and will suit any mood.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
ralph dibny reviewed on Feb. 7, 2010

Oh lord above this is amazing. EL has done another marvelous job on picking quality over quantity. They don't stuff their books with nonsense and garbage but filter it down to only the best. This collection has by far my favorite story they have published to date. The Rick Moody, Some Contemporary Characters, story is for ever hopeless romantic.
EL is for a generation who don't like sifting through literary chaff. They're your personal Alfred Pennyworth with a silver platter of fantastic literature.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
BrooklynBookBoy reviewed on Feb. 7, 2010

Electric Literature was recommended to me by a writer-friend who lives in Brooklyn and has her finger on the pulse of what's cool in the literary scene. EL knows how to pick stories that knock the dust off! I already have the first two issues, but this issue is the best yet. The Aimee Bender story is my favorite. It's classic Bender: a bit off kilter, super-funny, filled with awkward interactions, and (not to give too much away), but the ending has a subtle reversal that will break your heart. Five stars. Recommended for anyone who needs a quick story fix.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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