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Electric Literature

Author Offers To Sext His Readers

Posted 04.09.2013 | Books

Authors are always looking for new ways to promote their books. For Electric Literature's first novel, Sam Pink has a particularly intimate proposal: ...

Stop-Motion Literature

Electric Literature | Posted 01.09.2013 | Books
Electric Literature

2012-11-09-BrandonRayELUsing construction paper and stop-motion animation, Brandon Ray has created a haunting and heartbreaking animation for Electric Literature's Single Sentence Animation series.

A Literary Halloween

Electric Literature | Posted 12.31.2012 | Books
Electric Literature

J. Robert Lennon writes "literary fiction," but he's the sort of literary fiction writer who grew up on sci-fi paperbacks and crime novels, and never forgot what the pulp masters taught him.

Indispensable 20th Century Italian Sci-Fi

Electric Literature | Posted 12.24.2012 | Books
Electric Literature

2012-10-24-ElectricLiterature44.png Dino Buzzati is one of the great literary practitioners of the dark marvelous. To my mind, he constitutes one corner in the triangle of indispensable 20th century Italian fantasists, a status he shares with his contemporaries Italo Calvino and Tommaso Landolfi.

Literature in Miniature

Electric Literature | Posted 12.10.2012 | Books
Electric Literature

2012-10-10-ElectricLit.jpg While the word counts of Alex Epstein's "microfictions" may rarely reach triple digits, the stories from his new collection, For My Next Illusion I Will Use Wings, occupy the space of something much larger.

Michael Cunningham on Reading the "Invisible Classics"

Electric Literature | Posted 12.01.2012 | Books
Electric Literature

Why does history remember some novels, and forget others? Okay, because most novels are forgettable. But there are some, a handful or two, that brush up against greatness itself, and yet don't seem to get a ticket on the literature train.

Why Huffington Went Literary

Nicholas Miriello | Posted 11.21.2012 | Books
Nicholas Miriello

Though there have been grumblings about new technologies' detrimental effect on more traditional forms of literature, we believe that these media are not mutually exclusive. We can hold on to, and elevate, the things we love about books and still embrace the worlds opened up by more recent developments.

PHOTOS: The Best From 2012 Brooklyn Book Festival

Posted 09.21.2012 | New York

At this point New Yorkers know Brooklyn’s reputation as the land of literary magazines, or as the Guardian called it, “a writers’ mecca.” ...

A.M. Homes Gets Animated

Electric Literature | Posted 11.11.2012 | Arts
Electric Literature

2012-09-11-ElectricLiteraturevideo.jpg Gretta Johnson brings to life a sentence from "Hello Everybody" by A.M. Homes. Featuring original music by Micheal Asif, this video is the latest addition to our Single Sentence Animation series.

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Digital Publishing

Benjamin Samuel | Posted 07.01.2012 | Books
Benjamin Samuel

I love books. But I also love what digital technologies can do for publishers, writers, and readers.

Innovations In Reading Prize Winners Announced

nationalbook.org | Posted 07.05.2011 | Books

Each year, the National Book Foundation awards a number of prizes of up to $2,500 each to individuals and institutions—or partnerships between the t...

Audio Walking Tours With Contemporary Literature As Your Guide

fsgworkinprogress.com | Posted 06.15.2011 | Books

There’s a passage in Don DeLillo’s Americana where he describes walking down a busy sidewalk among a throng of New Yorkers. He captured this feeli...

WATCH: Book Or Bullet Proof Vest?

The Huffington Post | Sammy Perlmutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Can a book save your life?" Asked Tom Shillue, spokesperson for the online literary sensation Electric Literature, in a new promotional video release...

5 Wonderfully Weird Book Videos

Andy Hunter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Andy Hunter

We love it when a book video gets weird, and we thought it was time to celebrate our top 5.

Book Video From Electric Literature Animates Just One Sentence (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Electric Literature, an online literary magazine devoted to helping short stories thrive in a culture of new media, has made a new book video for one ...

Transcend and Include: Fictionaut and the Future of the Literary Magazine

Jurgen Fauth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jurgen Fauth

It may be more productive to consider the changes roiling the publishing industry evolutionary rather than revolutionary.

Finishing Not-Quite-First

Todd Zuniga | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Todd Zuniga

The thrill of following our app's rise (and eventual slide -- after day four we slipped from the top 100) gave me the chance to seriously eyeball the Books section and really look at what was in there.