LitHub Launches


Lithub, a new web endeavor from Electric Literature with partnerships between publishers, magazines, journals, and existing websites, launched yesterday with the aim of becoming a portal at the center of the literary world. The Guardian caught up with site editor Jonny Diamond who explained how the website hopes to operate:

“The very basic quid pro quo is an ad in exchange for a feature or excerpt. With booksellers, we’ll be doing curated reading lists (old, new, iconic, obscure), digital staff recommendation shelves (“my first stop at any new bookstore”) and more. Our hope is that by creating a smart, engaging site devoted to literary culture, we’ll be able to catalyse the kinds of conversations about books that are good for the entire literary community.”

Ian MacAllen is the author of Red Sauce: How Italian Food Became American (Rowman & Littlefield, April 2022). His writing has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, Southern Review of Books, The Offing, 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, and elsewhere. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at More from this author →