Cartridge Lit is an online literature mag dedicated to showcasing the best lit – fiction, nonfiction, poetry – inspired by video games. We believe video games are important and vital to [pop] culture. Why shouldn’t there be a lit mag dedicated to showcasing lit + games? We don’t know why not, either, so, here we are.
Uncharted prose poems. Final Fantasy VI flash fiction. Segmented essays on transformation and mutation in games. Chrono Trigger. Donkey Kong. Minecraft.
We like it short – 2,000 words or less [micro and flash fiction/essays] – and poetic. Fictions, essays, and poetry [traditional or prose]. If you’re writing short fiction or essays, say 500 words or less, feel free to send over up to three. If you’re writing poetry, send as many as five.
Check out our submissions page for more information.