Announcing Literary Hub from Grove Atlantic and Electric Literature
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Electric Literature and Grove Atlantic are excited to announce Literary Hub, “a new home for book lovers” (Wall Street Journal). Literary Hub will launch on April 8, 2015, which also happens to be the first day of the AWP Conference.
The site was conceived by Morgan Entrekin, president and publisher of Grove Atlantic, and Terry McDonell, the former editor of Sports Illustrated and Esquire, as a daily destination for readers, from self-described book-lovers to casual readers.
Electric Literature came on board to develop and design the site, and help craft the editorial and outreach strategies. “When Grove came to us with the idea, we were attracted to its optimism. Lit Hub supports the whole ecosystem that literature needs to thrive, from the writers, to the publishers, to the bookstores, to the readers,” said Andy Hunter, co-founder of Electric Literature. “Our cultural conversation happens online now, and literary culture needs to play an important part. That’s Electric Literature’s mission, and Lit Hub fits.”
Jonny Diamond, former editor of Brooklyn Magazine and The L Magazine, is Literary Hub’s Editor-In-Chief. He’s joined by Executive Editor John Freeman, and Contributing Editors Roxane Gay, Adam Fitzgerald, Rebecca Wolff, and Alexander Chee. The team also includes Managing Editor Emily Firetog and Assistant Editor Ben Philippe (who both used to read EL’s slush pile!).
Literary Hub has over 65 committed partners (see a full list below) and will feature a mix of content contributed by partners and original material, including author interviews, features, excerpts, and essays.
Grove Atlantic · Electric Literature · City Lights · Knopf/Vintage · Book People · Publishing Genius · PANK · Argos Books · A Public Space · Little, Brown · BookCourt · FSG · Slice Magazine · Story Magazine · Parnassus Books · BOMB · Ecco · O/R Books · Post Road · Algonquin · Scribner · Tattered Cover · Norton · Politics and Prose · New Directions · Housing Works · Penguin Press · Brazos Books · Conjunctions · Malvern Books · Fence · AGNI · Bloomsbury · Green Apple · Ugly Duckling · Harvard · Penguin Books · Skylight · Square Books · PEN · Riverhead · Newtonville Books · The Paris Review · The Strand · Akashic · Melville House · Archipelago · Book Passage · n+1 · Soho Press · McSweeney’s · Powell’s · House of Anansi · Unnamed Press · Zyzzyva · Last Bookstore · Graywolf · Books Inc · Tin House · Seven Stories · Community Bookstore · Poetry Magazine · Catapult