Halimah Marcus

Halimah Marcus is the Executive Director of Electric Literature, an innovative literary nonprofit based in New York City, and the Editor-in-Chief of its weekly fiction magazine, Recommended Reading. Her writing has appeared in Indiana Review, Gulf Coast, One Story, SportsIllustrated.com, Flavorwire, and elsewhere. She is a member of the Brooklyn Book Festival Fiction Committee and has an MFA from Brooklyn College. In 2014, she was named one of “The 100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture” by Brooklyn Magazine.

Recommended Reading is the weekly fiction magazine of Electric Literature, publishing every Wednesday morning. In addition to featuring our own recommendations of original, previously unpublished fiction, we invite established authors, indie presses, and literary magazines to recommend great work from their pages, past and present.

Recommended Reading launched in May 2012 and has since published 230 issues, including original work by Sheila Heti, A. Igoni Barrett, A.M. Homes, Helen DeWitt, Jim Shepard, Ben Marcus, Etgar Keret, Cesear Aria, Ottessa Moshfegh, Kelly Link, and Mary Gaitskill. We also pride ourselves in championing new voices, and have been early supporters of writers such as Helen Phillips, Sharma Shields, Rebecca Schiff, Diane Cook, and Matt Sumell.

Sample Titles

The Solo Show” by David Greenwood
Youth” by Swati Pandey
Cabin Creek” by Madeline ffitch

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