About this Journal

Orbit is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal of contemporary American literature. We welcome broad and imaginative definitions of "American literature" that extend geographies beyond the United States. We publish special and general issues in a rolling format and welcome application from qualified parties to coordinate special issues.

Latest News Posts
New Publication: Issue 11 is Out Now!
Posted by Sascha Pöhlmann on 2023-08-09

We are pleased to announce that issue 11 of Orbit is now available, starting with two great essays: "Selling San Narciso: Pierce Inverarity as Insider-Innovator in The Crying of Lot 49" by Fred Johnson and "Prefigurative Poetics: Language Writing’s New Sentence and the Politics of the New Left" by Mathies G. Aarhus. There's more to come soon!

Call for Contributions: Special Issue on the works of Percival Everett
Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2022-06-06

Percival Everett is among the most significant and prolific living contemporary American writers. The author of over twenty novels, four short-story collections, five volumes of poetry, and a children’s book, Everett is famed for his versatility and range while retaining a distinctly recognizable style. His prose oeuvre includes masterful satires as well as unconventional takes on genre fiction, [...]