New Pop Lit is a forum of new writing but also of new ideas. NO other literary site or publication explores the latest in lit styles and thought to the extent we do.

Our latest essays are linked below.

January 20, 2021: Rollyson’s Last Days of Plath by Karl Wenclas.

February 26, 2020: Ben Lerner’s Topeka School Failure by G.D. Dess.

February 21- March 13, 2017: Hyper-Talents III: “Young Writers.”

February 10, 2017: Hyper-Talents II: “Portraitists.”

February 3, 2017: Hyper-Talents I: “Storytellers.”

January 20, 2017: Ballyhoo Nation, by Karl Wenclas.

September 21, 2016: Pop Poetry Today

July 21, 2016: Big Lit Question II

February 19, 2016: Breaking into Publishing by Samuel Stevens.

February 18, 2016: Big Lit Question I

July 6th 2015: Report on Allied Media Conference.

January 23rd 2015: How to Tell Stories to Children by Andrea Nolen.

December 8th 2014: Beyond Hypocrisy: The n+1 Story by Karl Wenclas.

November 13th 2014: Self-Marketing 101: Tao Lin by Karl Wenclas.

October 16th 2014: Tao Lin and American Cronyism by Karl Wenclas.

September 11th 2014: The Old Guard.

August 26th 2014: Creating the New.

August 16th 2014: The New New.

What does it mean to be ‘new’ in today’s literary scene?


We’ve also published interviews. Including:

Interview with poet Bruce Dale Wise

Interview with Anne Leigh Parrish

Interview with Samuel Stevens

Interview with Thomas Mundt

Jess Mize Profile

Interview with Scott Cannon

Interview with Alex Bernstein


2 thoughts on “Op-Ed

  1. hello my name is Artina and i was referred here by a very good friend of mine. Kathleen. she told me about adding poetry to this site and i think that you guys should go for it im a big poetry writer and a slam poet well soon to be. i hope that i can post some of my stuff on here and get noticed.

    1. Hi Artina,

      Thanks for posting! We’re planning to add poetry and even fine art in the future– right now, we’re working on finding artists and poets who share the ‘new pop lit’ spirit. Please do submit to us! newpoplit [at] gmail [dot] com.

      Thanks and looking forward to hearing from you,


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