Electric Literature’s mission is to expand the influence of literature in popular culture by fostering lively and innovative literary conversations and making exceptional writing accessible to new audiences.Through our website, social media, events, and other special programming and projects, we reach an international audience with free, online content, while paying every single one of our contributing writers.

Electric Literature began as a quarterly journal in 2009 and became a non-profit in 2014. In addition to the essays, criticism, and literary scuttlebutt on this site, you’ll find our acclaimed weekly fiction series, Recommended Reading, which published its 200th issue in 2016. Our second weekly magazine, Okey-Panky, has provided a home for brief, strange writings and comics since January 2015.

To support Electric Literature, our work, and our mission, please consider becoming a member or making a one-time contribution. All gifts are tax-deductible.