Electric Literature Pays $50 for Essays

Electric Literature seeks personal and critical essays, as well as humor that reflects on the world of reading, writing, literature, and storytelling in all its forms.

They’re particularly interested in pieces that examine the intersection of the literary world and other creative disciplines: film, fine art, music, video games, architecture, etc. Visit Electric Literature here.

Examples of some of their favorite recent personal essays include pieces about seeing yourself in Sailor Moonloving the Titanic before it was cool, and reading The Odyssey in a place that doesn’t yet feel like home.

Critical essays may cover a single book, multiple books, a whole genre, or non-book pop culture like TV, music, and games. Recent interests of Electric Literature include reproductive dystopiasdeath-positive novelsthe whitewashing of Annihilationand the medieval roots of bro culture. Some essays may be both personal and critical, like an essay about J.D. Salinger and why women don’t get to be asshole geniuses. Payment for essays is $50. Suggested word count is 1,500–4,000 words.

Submissions will be accepted on the submittable account here.

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith's work has been published in several print and online publications, including the “Horror Writers Association's Poetry Showcase” vols. 2-4, “Christmas Lites” vols. 1-6 and the “Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy” anthology. She has nearly 20 books of speculative fiction and poetry for adults, YAs and children. Her first collection of poetry, “In Favor of Pain,” was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award.
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