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Electric Literature is a nonprofit digital publisher dedicated to making literature more exciting, relevant, and inclusive. We are committed to publishing work that is intelligent and unpretentious, to elevating new voices, and to examining how literature and storytelling can help illuminate social justice issues. Our writers and readers are engaged with current events as well as arts and culture.


Your donation is fully tax-deductible and goes directly to supporting writers and keeping Electric Literature’s content free for all readers.

Support Electric Literature and:
  • Help connect a new generation of readers to serious literature.

  • Build literary community among small publishers, writers, and readers in an evolving digital landscape.

  • Push the boundaries of what literature can be in ground-breaking new projects.


All donations are tax-deductible.

Become an Electric Literature Member

The best way to support Electric Literature is to join as a member. Our membership program is hosted on Drip , Kickstarter’s patronage platform. With reoccurring donations of $6 or more a month, we know that we can count on our members through the ups and downs of fundraising cycles. In addition to affirming our belief in literature as an essential and vibrant part of popular culture, members also get special benefits like our "Writing Well is the Best Revenge" tote, a Recommend Reading eBook of themed stories, special access to Blunt Instrument advice columns each month, and year-round submissions with a guaranteed 3-month response time. Find out more about becoming a member here.


Want to double the power of your donation?

Many employers have matching gift programs for their employees’ nonprofit giving. Electric Literature is a a 501(c)(3) arts/cultural nonprofit, EIN 46-1402365. Ask your employer if they participate in a matching gift program and make your dollars go even further.


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Electric Literature is made up of a hard-working, passionate, and dedicatd staff. We guarantee that your support will be greatly impactful and appreciated.


We believe the transformative experience of reading literary fiction fosters empathy, perspective, and understanding the human condition. Writing–or any act of creation–is fundamentally an act of optimism, connection, caring. We pay our writers, and respect the amount of time and suffering that goes into creation.


If you would like to contribute by check,
please mail your donation to:


Electric Lit, Inc.
147 Prince Street, Suite 26
Brooklyn, NY 11201


Electric Literature is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, amplifying the power of storytelling through digital innovation. We publish, a daily website of literature and culture, the free weekly magazines Recommended Reading and The Commuter, and produce various projects of narrative experimentation.


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