First Literary Magazine to the iPhone: Upstart Indie Press Electric Literature Debuts Short Fiction App

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Your time is short, your life is mobile. You might forget to bring a book, but you always carry your phone. On the subway, in a waiting room, or at the park: escape to somewhere exciting, unexpected, and meaningful.

The premise is simple but brilliant: pick great writers and broadcast them to the wider world using technology that speaks to the contemporary consumer.

Electric Literature is the first literary magazine to develop and launch an iPhone application, filled with stories by some of today's best authors. The inaugural issue is the only place readers can get an exclusive look at the new novel by Pulitzer-Prize winning author Michael Cunningham (The Hours).

In the debut anthology, Electric Literature No. 1, Cunningham tells the story of the separation of two brothers, one vital and elegant, the other troubled and restrained. Jim Shepard brings us to the Swiss Alps where a team of scientists investigate the poetry of avalanches to their peril. T Cooper shares a taste of one man's jealousy of his wife's ex-husband. Diana Wagman explores a young woman's first sexual relationship after a mastectomy, and Lydia Millet's celebrity dog-walker leads us into a world where people are beasts and dogs are the epitome of refinement.

About Electric Literature

Founded by writers intent on creating a viable publishing model for literary fiction in the digital age, Electric Literature is a bi-monthly anthology of some of the most stunning, innovative, and moving short fiction being written today.

"The premise is simple but brilliant: pick great writers and broadcast them to the wider world using technology that speaks to the contemporary consumer." -- Flavorwire

Cover Art: Glassy, by Fred Tomaselli, courtesy of James Cohan Gallery.

http://www.electricliterature.com

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