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.
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!
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, [...]