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Expanding the influence of literature in popular culture.
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Electric Literature is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2009. Our mission is to amplify the power of storytelling with digital innovation, and to ensure that literature remains a vibrant presence in popular culture by supporting writers, embracing new technologies, and building community to broaden the audience for literature. We pay all our writers and offer our content for free. To support Electric Literature and our mission, please visit the DONATE page in the ABOUT section of our website.

Editors
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Executive Director
Halimah Marcus
Executive Director, Electric Lit, Inc. , Editor-in-chief, Electric Literature's Recommended Reading
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essays editor
Kelly Luce
Author of HANA SASAKI GROWS A TAIL & a novel, PULL ME UNDER (@fsgbooks.) Harvard @radinstitute fellow. 四国, やった, veggies, flying discs. Essays ed. @ElectricLit
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Contributing editor
Anu Jindal
Contributing editor, Film & Television: electricliterature.com
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Editor-in-chief
Jess Zimmerman
Ironic points of light.
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Jennifer Baker
Writer/Editor; creator, Minorities in Publishing podcast; editor of EVERYDAY PEOPLE (2018, Atria Books); 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Fellow. Website: jennifernbaker.com
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Erin Bartnett
Staff Writer @ Electric Lit, Fiction Editor @ American Chordata, Reader everywhere else. twitter:@erinkbart
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Founder and Board Chairmain
Andy Hunter
Publisher at @catapultstory & @thelithub, co-founder of @electriclit
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Leah Johnson
Leah Johnson is a fiction writer and essayist whose work is centered on the miracle and magic of black womanhood. You can find her on Twitter @byleahjohnson.
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Writers
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Carrie V Mullins
Writer: fiction, food, travel, culture @carrievmullins
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ASsociate Editor
Lucie Shelly
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Kristopher Jansma
Professor / Author / Why We Came to the City / The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards
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Elisa Gabbert
Poet and essayist. Author of The Word Pretty, The Self Unstable and other books. On Twitter at @egabbert. More info at http://www.elisagabbert.com/
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Contributing editor
Anu Jindal
Contributing editor, Film & Television: electricliterature.com
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Joe Meno
Writer, cultural journalist
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Editor-in-chief
Jess Zimmerman
Ironic points of light.
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Riane Konc
Jokes in the New Yorker, the NYT, McSweeney’s, and more. Order my satirical holiday book, BUILD YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS MOVIE ROMANCE, today. More: www.rianekonc.com
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Rachel Mans McKenny
Writer. Mostly harmless/water. Stuff in McSweeney’s, The Rumpus, Electric Lit, etc. rachelmansmckenny.com
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Madeleine Holden
A fan of women and a critic of dick pics
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Join the Party Podcast
Join the Party is a collaborative storytelling and roleplaying podcast. That means four friends create a story together, chapter by chapter.
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Ashley Hutson
Ashley Hutson is a writer living in Sharpsburg, Maryland. Her work has appeared in Wigleaf, SmokeLong Quarterly, Fanzine, and matchbook. www.aahutson.com
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Natalee Cruz
Writer, meme enthusiast, willing to talk about Spongebob at social gatherings.
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Cassandra A. Baim
to read is to cover one’s face and to write is to show it
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Ariel Saramandi
Editor-in-chief of Transect Mag, fiction editor of The Bare Life Review.
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Precious Arinze
girl gone to woman too fast
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Kim Kelly
words and death
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Kyle Turner
Snarkoleptic. Queer monster. Amateur critic. Professional snob. Freelancer. I am relieved to know that I am not a golem.
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Daniela Serrano
editor/literary agent/trophy wife candidate
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JessicaJernigan
Conjunctions, Electric Literature, Nonbinary Review, Women’s Review of Books, elsewhere.
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B. Pietras
Essays in TriQuarterly, Electric Literature, Buzzfeed Reader, and Catapult. Working on a novel. Twitter: @reliqueery
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Olga Zilberbourg
LIKE WATER AND OTHER STORIES published by WTAW Press. Work in Lit Hub, Electric Literature, The Common. Co-moderator of the San Francisco Writers Workshop.
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Amanda Davis
writer. librarian. southerner. felicity porter is my hero.
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Reina Hardy
Playwright and fabulist. More at reinahardy.com
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Sandy Allen
Author of A KIND OF MIRRACULAS PARADISE (Scribner, 18) | Host of podcast MAD CHAT (www.madchatshow.com) | www.hellosandyallen.com | they/them
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Sara Patterson
cats are better than people | writer | red bull afficianado
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Erika Thorkelson
Freelance writer of non-fiction and fiction. Most recently her work has appeared in Maisonneuve & Room Magazine. http://erikathorkelson.com
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Anna Rose Iovine
social media editor @vice | freelance writer
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Lindsay Lynch
Lindsay Lynch is a fiction writer from Washington, DC. She currently lives in Laramie, Wyoming.
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Apoorva Tadepalli
I write about literature and history, with a focus on women and the non-west.
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Leah Johnson
Leah Johnson is a fiction writer and essayist whose work is centered on the miracle and magic of black womanhood. You can find her on Twitter @byleahjohnson.
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Natalie Adler
Natalie Adler writes about literature, queer feminism, and leftist politics. Find her essays at https://natalieannaadler.wordpress.com/
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Haley Swanson
essays in The Rumpus, Electric Literature, The Millions, Entropy, & elsewhere | haleyswanson.com
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Kate Harding
Kate Harding is the author of Asking For It and co-editor with Samhita Mukhopadhyay of Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump’s America.
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Steffan Triplett
Writer based in Pittsburgh. Black and Queer. Missouri raised.
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Rae Nudson
A freelance writer based in Chicago with bylines at the Cut, Hazlitt, Paste Magazine, and more. Working on a book for Beacon Press. rae.nudson@gmail.com
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Deena ElGenaidi
Deena ElGenaidi is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn. She currently edits for Hyperallergic, and you can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @deenaelg
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Courtney Gillette
writer/ex-teacher/lover of milkshakes. lives with one bookseller and three cats.
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Caeli Wolfson Widger
Caeli Wolfson Widger is the author of the novels MOTHER OF INVENTION (2018) and REAL HAPPY FAMILY (2014). She lives in Santa Monica, CA, with her family.
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Rebecca Carroll
Rebecca Carroll is a cultural critic at WNYC.
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Dipsikha Thakur
Writer, baby academic and cat enthusiast. She/Her.
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Jackie Hedeman
Writer. Audience member. Chocolate chip cookie enthusiast. Spy. jacquelinhedeman.com
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Brittany Lee Frederick
Brittany is a PhD student studying race and community and a poet. Contact her at Twitter @Britt_LF.
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Amy Flyntz
Writer. Founder, Amy Flyntz Copywriting. Specializing in personal essays, web copy, digital marketing & beyond. Aquarian. Humanitarian. Sarcasm is my cardio.
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Chantal Tseng
Literary Cocktails barkeep, Sherry Educating Ninja, promoter of woke wines, avid reader. DC based.
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Kati Stevens
My new book FAKE is now available… And please get in touch if you're an agent who would like to represent my first novel.
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Chaitali Sen
Author of The Pathless Sky. (novel, Europa Editions, 2015) www.chaitalisen.com
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Jeffrey Arlo Brown
Editor of VAN Magazine. Work in Slate, Electric Literature, INTO, Salamander.
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Naima Coster
Author of HALSEY STREET, a novel of family, loss, and renewal, set in gentrifying Brooklyn (Little A Books, 2018). www.naimacoster.com
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Melanie Bui Larsen
Writer, reader, nonprofit minion, ex-dancer, ex-pianist, forever cat lady. Lives in DC Metro area with her husband. Find her on Twitter @melanie_buiii.
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Cameron Shenassa
Writing in Chicago. Dual citizen of the US and Luxembourg. Find him on Twitter @CameronShenassa
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Eliza Dumais
Freelance renaissance man, lifestyle editor at Refinery29, bad at Microsoft Powerpoint.
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Hilarie Ashton
A writer and a teacher finishing my Ph.D at CUNY Grad Center, boxing as often as I can, and gazing at other people’s dogs
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Megan Pillow
Megan Pillow (formerly Megan Pillow Davis) is a writer and doctoral candidate. Follow her on Twitter at @megpillow.
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Judy Sobeloff
Writer, teaching artist, emotional risk-taker. Disarming with humor, one weird joke at a time.
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Susan Harlan
English professor who professes Shakespeare, avid collector of objects and ideas, committed road-tripper, and drinker of cocktails.
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Roberto Rodriguez-Estrada
Writer and poet in Oakland. Work featured in Fairy Tale Review, Your Impossible Voice, The Rumpus and others.
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Wailana Kalama
Freelance Travel Journalist & Editor
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Taylor Moore
Taylor Moore is a freelance writer living in Chicago, IL. You can find her online at www.taylorgmoore.co and on Twitter at @taylormundo.
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R.L. Maizes
R.L. Maizes is the author of WE LOVE ANDERSON COOPER (https://tinyurl.com/y8838xw6), a story collection forthcoming from Celadon Books (Macmillan)
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K. A. Jagai
K. A. Jagai is a queer, multiracial writer and artist from Brooklyn, NY. Their work pursues the light that can only be seen when one is forced into the dark.
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Harmony Cox
Harmony Mae Cox is a Midwestern essayist and storyteller. She loves dogs, coffee, and writing things for you- yes, especially you. Find her at harmonycox.com .
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Gabriel M Schivone
Literary Fellow in the Agnese Nelms Haury Program at the University of Arizona.
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Elizabeth McCracken
The author of a handful of books, including Bowlaway (Ecco Press, February 2019).
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Nina St. Pierre
Nina St. Pierre is a writer/editor w. an MFA from Rutgers. She writes about money, sex, and spirituality. Bylines: Narratively, InStyle, Catapult, Bitch & more.
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Olivia Giovetti
Anna Karenina meets the Little Engine that Could. | Bylines: The Millions, NPR, Washington Post. | Time Out NY + WNYC alumna. | https://www.oliviagiovetti.com
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Amanda Oliver
MFA candidate in creative nonfiction at UC Riverside • writer & librarian • tinyletter.com/decorouslines • amandaoliver.com