Be Part of Information Discussions
As a first step you should involve yourself in informal discussion groups on the contemporary literature. This can be done online or in your local library, if you are lucky to find another person or a group of persons having the same interest as you do. In case of online, you can find Yahoo groups or groups on social networking sites that can take you as a member to be part of their discussions on literature.
Set Your Goal In Advance
You should set your goal in advance. Whether you want to have a general understanding of contemporary English literature or want to pursue it as a degree program. You can decide about your study goals accordingly and start following them.
Studying Degree Program
If you are genuinely interested in studying contemporary English literature you should do a Master's in Literature. You can start studying the subject from school and then build on the knowledge and do a degree course.
Plan Regular Reading of Contemporary Writers
Once you have decided you will do a degree program in literature, you should plan a regular reading of contemporary writers and subjects they have been covered in their writings. This will help you to increase knowledge on every writer and your ability to analyze them comparatively.