As a part of your Electric Literature membership, you have exclusive access to this Recommended Reading submissions portal. By using this portal, you may submit at any time, up to 4 stories per year, and receive a response within 3 months. That's right, no need to wait for our twice-yearly open submissions period. It's our way of thanking you for supporting the great writing at Electric Literature and Recommended Reading.
Recommended Reading, a magazine by Electric Literature, publishes one story a week, chosen by today’s best authors and editors. Though Recommended Reading features original fiction as well as reprints, we will only consider previously unpublished member submissions.
Before submitting, please take some time to read Recommended Reading, especially those stories 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. Recommended Reading can only consider one story by an author at any given time, so please wait to receive a response before submitting again. You may submit in multiple categories at once (e.g. you may submit to Recommended Reading and also The Commuter).