Submissions to Recommended Reading are now closed.


Recommended Reading, a magazine by Electric Literature, publishes one story a week, each chosen by today’s best authors and editors. Though Recommended Reading features original fiction as well as reprints, we will only consider previously unpublished stories during our open submission periods.

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.

Submissions to Okey-Panky are here: https://okeypanky.submittable.com/

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Electric Literature is now open to submissions of personal and critical essays, as well as humor, that reflect on the world of reading, writing, literature, and storytelling in all its forms. We're particularly interested in pieces that examine the intersection of the literary world and other creative disciplines: film, fine art, music, video games, architecture--you name it. 



Payment for essays & humor pieces is $40. Length is up to you; most essays we publish fall between 1500-5000 words. 
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