Recommended Reading Is Open For Submissions Until November 6
You Have 20 Days To Send Us Your Best Short Stories
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Recommended Reading is the weekly fiction magazine of Electric Literature, and with over 83,000 subscribers in just three years, it’s the fast growing literary magazine around. Every week we publish a story, each chosen by today’s best authors and editors. We’re looking for short stories that are bold, affecting, and presented with a distinct style. But the best way know what we want is to dig into our extensive archives. Though the magazine features original fiction as well as reprints, we will only consider previously unpublished stories during our open submission periods.
Recommended Reading launched in May 2012 and has since published 178 issues, including original work by Sheila Heti, Stephen Millhauser, A.M. Homes, Helen DeWitt, Jim Shepard, Ben Marcus, and Mary Gaitskill. We also pride ourselves in championing new voices, and have been early supporters of writers such as Helen Phillips, Sharma Shields, Rebecca Schiff, Diane Cook, and Matt Sumell.
Recommended Reading is digital-only, available for free online and in ePub, and for $1.99 and issue on Kindle and through our Apple Newsstand App. Issues of Recommended Reading are also published on this site.
Before submitting, please take some time to read Recommended Reading, especially those recommended by Electric Literature, in which we showcase original fiction. Recommended Reading publishes fiction ranging in length from 2,000 to 10,000 words, and pays each contributor $300. We accept simultaneous submissions, but if your story is accepted elsewhere, please withdraw it immediately through the Submittable system. We can only consider one story by an author at any given time.
To submit, click here.