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Members have access to year-round submissions and other premium content

Electric Literature is committed to publishing work that is intelligent and unpretentious, paying all our writers, and offering our content for free. Members of Electric Literature are essential to supporting our mission of making literature relevant, exciting, and inclusive.

Electric Lit, Inc. is 501(c)3 nonprofit, and membership fees are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Members of Electric Literature will receive:

  1. A monthly eBook sampling Recommended Reading’s rich archives, on topics such as magical cities, family conflict, gender and power, and more. These eBooks are compatible with most e-readers including Kindle and iBooks, and are not available anywhere else. Recommended Reading, our acclaimed weekly fiction magazine, has published over 300 issues to date, each with a personal recommendation from a top writer or editor.
  2. Early access to The Blunt Instrument, Elisa Gabbert’s advice column to writers, and a special members-only bonus column every other month.
  3. Access to year-round submissions for fiction and essays, with a guaranteed response time of 3 months or less. (Regular submissions have a 6-month response time.) Never wait to submit your work to Electric Lit again!
  4. Join before April 6 and we’ll mail you a snazzy READ MORE WOMEN tote bag after three months of membership.

All for only $5 a month!

Already a member? Learn about your benefits here for Medium members and here for Drip members.

Have questions about the recent changes to our membership platform? Read more here, or email editors [at]

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