Enter Electric Literature’s #DressLikeABook Instagram Contest

Show off your best literary-inspired outfit and you could win one of our Read More Women tote bags

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Show off your best literary-inspired outfit and you could win one of our Read More Women tote bags

Spring is here! The flowers are blooming, the iced chai lattes are flowing, and the people are finally hauling out warm-weather clothes from bins under their beds. To celebrate this glorious season, we’re challenging you to put your spring wardrobes to work. Dress up to match the cover of a book, and you could win a Read More Women tote bag and a deck of Literary Aces playing cards!

To enter, post a photo of you dressed to match a book cover on Instagram, and use #DressLikeABook. Remember to follow Electric Literature and tag us. The best photos will be featured in a post on Electric Literature. For some inspiration, here is the EL team serving you their best literary inspired looks because we’re extra like that.

Executive director Halimah Marcus and editorial intern Erin Bartnett always coordinate their outfits to match the books they’re reading. #LiteraryFashion

Assistant editor Jo Lou perfecting her hypnotizing act so she can run away from her office job and join the circus (shh, no one tell Halimah).

Editor-in-Chief Jess Zimmerman serving you sunshine, sunflowers, and happiness, but if you’re mean to her, she’ll put a hex on you.

Senior Editor Lucie Shelly and her rescue pet rock, The Batu, that she saved from a construction site in Mexico City and hauled up three flights of stairs to its forever home.

Viet Thanh Nguyen makes blue and yellow look good; contributing editor Jennifer Baker makes it look better.

Recommended Reading Commuter editor Kelly Luce considers her socks (on the porch of the actual historic 19th-century grist mill she lives in).

Kelly got really into this challenge and we couldn’t pick a favorite.

Social media editor and cigar model Michael J Seidlinger contemplating his next quippy tweet. m/ m/

Dog-in-Residence Billy with his favorite chew toy, a hardcover book.

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