With New Magazine, Fiction Gets A Jolt Of Electricity

“Amid all the dismal reports about the death of fiction, here’s a refreshingly bold act of optimism: a new bimonthly magazine called Electric Literature. And it’s not just MFA kids self-publishing their diatribes against Mom and Dad. The first issue sports stories by such heavyweights as Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Cunningham and National Book Award finalist Jim Shepard.” To contributors, Electric Literature “pays real money: $1,000.”