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 Moon, loving 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 dystopias, death-positive novels, the whitewashing of Annihilation, and 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.