- Electric Literature continues both to publish excellent writing (their last issue featured Colson Whitehead and Lydia Davis), and to make innovative use of the new media–offering (in addition to a traditional print subscription) distribution via a range of electronic means, including Kindle and e-book. They also produce some really cool videos previewing or riffing off their stories. Now through Dec. 24th, they’re offering subscriptions at a special Holiday rate.
- Five Chapters is another terrific online journal. Most weeks they ‘serialize’ a new short story by a single author. This week they’re departing from that with a Holiday story, “Viva Lost Vegas,” by five different authors, Jerry Stahl among them. And on Saturday, they kick off their twice-yearly Story Marathon, sixteen new stories in sixteen days.
- At the end of the month, more litmag news, featuring some new submission opportunities.