Arts & Culture

The Big Jewcy: Scott Lindenbaum, Electric Literature

If you pay any attention to the world of literature, read magazines or newspapers like the New York Times, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Washington Post, or The Wall Street Journal, or are on Twitter, there is a pretty good chance … Read More

By / June 7, 2010

If you pay any attention to the world of literature, read magazines or newspapers like the New York Times, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Washington Post, or The Wall Street Journal, or are on Twitter, there is a pretty good chance that you’ve heard of the work that Scott Lindenbaum (along with his partner Andy Hunter) have been up to in the last year as the minds behind the literary magazine, Electric Literature. The EL guys were not only the first short story magazine to publish on the iPhone and now the iPad, but they were also the first to create a YouTube channel featuring cross-genre collaborations between writers, filmmakers, musicians and animators, and the first to micro-serialize a short story over Twitter ("Some Contemporary Characters" by Rick Moody). While we can’t comment on the future of literature, we are pretty sure that Electric Literature will be a name mentioned among the game changers on the literary landscape for a long time to come.