What Are Some Sources of Short Non-Fiction Articles?


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Websites dedicated to providing short non-fiction articles include The Electric Typewriter, Newsela.com and Salon.com. Each of these sites offers articles on a variety of topics, but tailors its selection along different lines.

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The Electric Typewriter focuses on pieces by acclaimed and well-known authors and doesn't prioritize news or trends. The site still offers the same range of topics as others, but articles are organized by both subject and author. It also posts links to non-fiction essays that are generally much longer than its own articles. N

Newsela offers articles on current developments in fields such as law, sports, science and education and is oriented towards students in a classroom setting. Both Newsela and The Electric Typewriter are free to view.

Popular online magazines, such as Salon.com and Slate.com, also provide short non-fiction articles. These sites tend to focus on subjects that are popular in contemporary culture including politics, entertainment, lifestyle and trending current events. Political articles are mainly comprised of editorials rather than factual news reports. Their entertainment sections includes literary, music, movie and television news and reviews. As of 2015, Salon offers limited daily access before requiring a subscription, while Slate is completely ad-supported and therefore free of charge.

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