About this Journal

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.

Latest News
Call for Contributions: Special issue on Mark Z. Danielewski’s The Familiar
Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2020-08-14

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 Migrates to Janeway
Posted by Tech Birkbeck on 2018-01-26

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.