Orbit is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal of contemporary American fiction from the second half of the twentieth century to the present. We publish special and general issues in a rolling format, which brings together a traditional journal article style with the latest publishing technology to ensure faster, yet prestigious, publication for authors.
Mark Z. Danielewski’s pentalogy The Familiar, published between 2015 and 2017, is likely the most audacious project in American fiction in the twenty-first century so far. Announced as a set that would eventually encompass 27 novels, the five novels published as the first “season” of the series as a whole have done what readers have come to expect of Danielewski’s work: they once more pushed the [...]
Orbit: A Journal of American Literature has migrated to a new platform run in-house in tandem with Birkbeck Center for Technology and Publishing, Janeway. In addition to our new layout, Orbit will be using a new domain name. The old domain will continue to redirect to article pages as normal.