Anybody got any experience yet or is everyone fine-tuning their best and brightest for submission? For the past year I've been working on this one story I thought I'd send to the New Yorker. I think probably by March or April I'll have it ready, and I'm thinking of sending it to Electric Literature, but I was curious if I'd end up waiting until the following June or would I hear by summer's end?
They respond in approx. 85-100 days.
Thanks, Roxane. Of course, it depends also on the volume of submissions.
Electric Literature is a bimonthly anthology of short stories created by writers tired of hearing about how literary fiction is doomed. We often hear that no one reads anymore, and yet everywhere we look we see people reading—whether it be books, blogs, twitters, or text messages. Before we write the epitaph for the literary age, we thought, let’s try it this way first: select stories with a strong voice that capture our readers and lead them somewhere exciting, unexpected, and meaningful. Publish everywhere, every way: paperbacks, Kindles, iPhones, and eBooks. Make it inexpensive and easy to obtain. Pay writers. Be entertaining without sacrificing depth. Create the thing we wished existed.