The influence of the Internet on information and knowledge transfer has been an indisputable fact for a long time now. The Internet has revolutionized many areas of our lives, has become an important element of culture and a tool facilitating dissemination of literature. It is a convenient base to build archives and electronic, globally available libraries, as well as a place for interesting literary initiatives, workshops and virtual meetings of writers, novices and readers. The projects and platforms resulting from these activities serve not only to disseminate literature but also to create it. The paper shows the presence of various literary forms in the virtual galaxy on the basis of selected German-language websites. An important factor here is their socio-cultural dimension reflected in the emergence of a new literary environment and in the mass development of new popular literature.