Recommended Reading opens its doors for submissions today, April 1, for one month only.
If you enjoy reading Electric Literature, join our mailing list! We’ll send you the best of EL each week, and you’ll be the first to know about upcoming submissions periods and virtual events.
Recommended Reading is the weekly fiction magazine of Electric Literature, and with 75,000 subscribers in just over two years, it’s the fast growing literary magazine around. Every four weeks, we publish a piece of original fiction: two-thousand to eight-thousand-words long, with no other constraints except quality. 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.
Recommended Reading launched in May 2012 and has since published 150 issues, including original work by 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 Maggie Shipstead, 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 ourApple Newsstand App. We pay writers $300 per story. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please submit only one story at a time.
To submit, click here.