HALIMAH MARCUS

Halimah Marcus

Halimah Marcus is the Executive Director of Electric Literature, an innovative digital publisher based in Brooklyn, and the editor of its weekly fiction magazine, Recommended Reading. She is also the editor of Horse Girls (Harper Perennial, 2021), an anthology that reclaims and recasts the horse girl stereotype, which was a New York Times “New and Noteworthy” pick. Her short stories have appeared in Indiana Review, Gulf Coast, One Story, BOMB, The Literary Review, and The Southampton Review. Halimah has an MFA from Brooklyn College and lives in the Catskill region of New York.

WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR

Short fiction between 2000 and 8000 words. Flash fiction or prose under 1500 words.

SAMPLE TITLES OR AUTHORS

"Office of the Mind" by Leland Cheuk

"The Useful Sister" by Weike Wang

"Mom's Ashes" by Rob Traveiso

For Electric Literature's weekly fiction magazine, Recommended Reading, we are looking for energetic stories with emotional depth. We look for fiction that embraces the meaning of the word "story": we want narrative urgency, actual plots, and complex characters. However, our tastes are by no means traditional. The work we publish often includes some unexpected element, whether that's the texture of the voice, humor, formal experimentation, or genre play.