Electric Literature Is Now Seeking Essay Submissions! Lincoln Michel May 25, 2016 Scuttlebutt 9 Comments Electric Literature is now open to submissions of personal and critical essays, as well as humor, that reflect on the world of reading, writing, literature, and storytelling in all its forms. We’re particularly interested in pieces that examine the intersection of the literary world and other creative disciplines: film, fine art, music, video games, architecture–you name it. Some of our favorite recent personal essays include pieces about The Exorcist and a father’s descent into alcoholism; reading and writing as a participant in an art installation; an exploration of a writer’s shifting identities as she moves between Jamaica and the U.S. Critical essays may cover a variety of topics: the history of our obsession with a novel’s first sentence; the spatial poetics of Nintendo; what women can learn from reading sexist male writers. Payment for essays & humor pieces is $50. Length is up to you; most essays we publish fall between 1500-5000 words. Send us your work here! 9 Responses Annie Sheppard January 28, 2016 Sounds like fun! Do you have a deadline for those essay submissions? Reply Lynette Benton February 9, 2016 Also interested in your deadline, if any. Thanks. Reply Kelly Luce February 10, 2016 No deadline; we read on a rolling basis. Reply Roz Warren February 10, 2016 Do you ever use previously published work? Reply Kelly Luce February 10, 2016 Rarely, but there are times, Roz. Reply Kelvin February 29, 2016 Thanks. But the link for submitting says, “Submissions to Recommended Reading are now closed.” Hasn’t been updated or truly closed? Reply Lincoln Michel March 1, 2016 We just closed submissions, temporarily, today, because of the volume we had received. Reply Elia April 6, 2016 Noticing that essay submissions still are closed? Are you planning to reopen again soon? Reply silvia May 24, 2016 I’ve had some trouble with your website and didn’t see that essay submissions were closed. Unfortunately, I sent an essay today. Should I resend later? Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.